No preparatory constraints are necessarily required.
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and competence on theoretical models and clinical practice in Psychiatry. It will be used an integrative approach in order to have a comprehensive and deep view on recent advances in Psychiatry.
Different and conflicting epistemological orientations in Psychiatry. The italian so-called “Law 180” and the Mental Health Department actual organization. The Recovery process. Hallucinations: neuroscientific and psychodinamic explanatory hypothesis. Dissociation, trauma, Addiction and Personality Disorders: the failure to modulate affects. The “minimal Self” construct and the onset and course of Psychosis. The right brain’s role. The Integrated Treatment in Psychiatry. The “hidden subject” clinical model
Different and conflicting epistemological orientations in Psychiatry. The italian so-called “Law 180” and the Mental Health Department actual organization. The Recovery process and the holistic view of people with mental illness that focuses on the person, not just their symptoms. Hallucinations: from psychopathology to neuroscientific and psychodinamic explanatory hypothesis. Dissociation, trauma, Addiction and Personality Disorders, and their common feature: the failure to modulate affects. The “minimal Self” construct and the Self-Disturbance’s role in the onset and course of Schizophrenia and other Psychosis. The right brain’s role both in the first emotional interactions with caregivers and then in the psychotherapeutic relationship. The Comprehensive and Integrated Treatment in Psychiatry (Need-Adapted Treatment, Multifamiliar Groups, individual Psychotherapy and CBT vs Psychodynamic Therapy different aims and indications). The “hidden subject” clinical model as a new way of understanding the psychopathology of both Personality Disorder and Addiction.
More eventual insights (recommended but not mandatory):
- Balestrieri M., Bellantuono C., Berardi D., di Giannantonio M., Siracusano A., Zoccali R.A. (a cura di), Manuale di Psichiatria (seconda edizione). Il Pensiero Scientifico, Roma 2015
The course is scheduled in 20 hours of in-class teaching in sessions of 4 or 3 hours based on the academic schedule. In-class sessions will be constituted by discussing theoretical aspects and clinical cases (diagnosis and treatment planning). The attendance is not mandatory, suggested, and the final exam will be the same for attenders and not attenders
The exam will be constituted by a written examination aimed to assess the knowledge, the conceptual mastery, the ability of interpretation and analysis of psychiatric topics. The examen will be evaluated on a score range from 18 to 30. A score 18-23 indicates a sufficient knowledge, 23-28 a good level of knowledge, 28-30 an excellent knowledge, "cum laude" particular abilities of analysis and critical reasoning
For explanations and clarifications, the teacher is available after email scheduling