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

Psychological and psychotherapeutical foundations for rehabilitation - PSICOTERAPIA DI GRUPPO E DELLA FAMIGLIA

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Name of lecturer
Luisa Pesce
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TERP 2A1S dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 6, 2019.

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Learning outcomes

This course teaches the principles of the group psychotherapy and family psychotherapy. The students will be encouraged to interact with the class and the teacher in order to understand the main aspects of group and family psychotherapy. Moreover, the course will help the student to recognize the dynamics within groups and families. A specific attention will be paid on the team dynamics, preparing the student for their job in the ‘working group’.


Group psychotherapy:
- Historical notes
- Main theoretical approaches
- Therapeutic factors
- Indications and contraindications
- Leader and ‘genius loci’
- The team as a peculiar group
- The field theory
- Group dynamics patterns

Family psychotherapy
- Historical notes
- Family concept
- The family in the therapeutic process
- Family therapy patterns
- The expressed emotion
- G. Bateson and the double bind concept
- I Falloon: the integrated psychoeducational intervention
- D.J. Miklowtz: bipolar disorder, the intervention focused on the family
- The Mary project: the disease prevention in the sons of psychiatric patients

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Wilfred R. Bion Esperienze nei gruppi Armando Editore  
Claudio Neri Gruppo Raffaello Cortina Editore  
Antonello Correale -Veronica Nicoletti Gruppo in psichiatria Edizione Borla 2004
Antonello Correale Il campo istituzionale Edizione Borla  
David J. Miklowitz Il disturbo bipolare. L’approccio del trattamento centrato sulla famiglia Fioriti Editore 2013
Falloon et al. Intervento psicoeducativo integrato in psichiatria - Guida al lavoro con le famiglie Erickson   978-88-7946-082-8
Gabbard G.O. Psichiatria Psicodinamica Ed. Cortina, Milano 1995
Paolo Bertrando, Dario Toffanetti Storia della terapia familiare Raffaello Cortina Editore  

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

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