Bachelor's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (to qualify as a psychiatric rehabilitation expert)(Rovereto)

Psychological and psychotherapeutical foundations for rehabilitation - PSICODIAGNOSTICA

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Alessandro Failo
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TERP 2A1S dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 6, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course aims at illustrating the main characteristics of test and questionnaires, starting from clinical interview and behavioral observation. Indeed assessment and measurement of psychological functions are starting point for planning the interventions. Particular attention will be point to developmental age.
At the end of the course, students should know:
• the phases of the psycho-diagnostics process
• the particular assessment features and the diversities among ages
• the difference in assessing typical or atypical developing people
• how to comprehend the structure, the psychometric characteristics, and the psychological functions investigated by the most common tools


This course is focused on the main tools used in psychological assessment.
Lectures will be organized as following:
• theoretical introduction of the assessment process and description of its steps,
• measure in psychology and assessments tools,
• theoretical introduction of tests' psychometrical characteristics (validity, reliability, types of items, calibration, scoring),
• background of the attachment theory and the intersubjectivity and explanation of some tools about their
• How to assess typical and atypical cognitive development,
• Neuropsychological functions: what and how eva Neuropsychological functions: what and how these are can be assessed,
• Coping and adjustment to different contexts of life and in relationships,
• Assessment of psycho-affective profile: qualitative and quantitative tools.
During the course will be presented examples of clinical reports showing the tests’ interpretation of the results.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Bonichini Sabrina & Moscardino Ughetta La valutazione psicologica del bambino Carocci editore 2010 Questo libro oppure "Bonichini Sabrina (2017) La valutazione psicologica dello sviluppo. Carrocci editore" sono tra loro simili. Lo studente può utilizzare quello che preferisce
a cura di Sabrina Bonichini La valutazione psicologica dello sviluppo Carocci editore 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

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