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Psychopathology 2 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Both continuous and final Assessment


After the course unit, students should be able to:
. Provide students with a full scientific and accurate, knowledge in psychopathology.
. Improve, guide and stimulate the students' ability to use the concepts of psychopathology in professional practice, integrated into a psychological understanding of the clients.
. Provide a critical understanding of psychopathology, including their specific utility in psychology.
. Develop practical skills in psychodiagnosis.

Recommended Prerequisites

Communication skills in the psychological consultation that enhance the ability to make psychodiagnosis based on the concepts of psychopathology.

Teaching Metodology

Lectures; Exercises; Skills development based on the use of the library and other sources of knowledge; Sase studies; Practical work

Body of Work

• Psychotic disorders

• Mood Disorders

• Anxiety disorders

• Addictives behaviors

• Eating disorders

• Adaptation disorders

• Somatoform and factitious disorders

• Dissociative disorders

• Mnesic and cognitive disorders

• Sexual disorders and gender identity

• Impulse control disorders

• Sleep disorders

Recommended Bibliography

Buela-Casal, G; Sierra, JC. (2004). Manual de evaluación y tratamientos psicológicos. Editorial Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid.

Carr, A; McNulty, M. (2006). The handbook of adult clinical psychology. Routledge, London & New York

Carr, A (2006). The handbook of child and adolescent clinical psychology. Routledge, London & New York

DSM-5. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. American Psychiatric Association.

Moreira, P; Gonçalves, O; Beutler, LE. (2005). Métodos de selecção de tratamento. Porto Editora, Porto

Sims, A. (2003). Symproms in teh Mind. London, Elsevier Limited.
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Complementary Bibliography

All the suplementar material will be given to the students via the elearning platform.

Weekly Planning

1 - Presentation of the course unit.

2 - Psychotic disorders

3 - Mood disorders

4 - Anxiety disorders

5 - Eating disorders.

6 - Adaptation disorders.

7 - Somatoform and factitious disorders. Pain and somatoform disorder.

7 - Dissociative disorders. Despersonalization.

9 - Mnesic and cognitive disorders.

10 - Sexual disorders

11 - Gender identity disorders.

12 - Impulse control disorders.

13 - Sleep disorders.

14 and 15 - Summary of the subjects taught during the semester.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

1. To offer the students a scientific training in psychopathology. For such, it matters to master the basics of psychopathology, particularly the philosophy of the disorders and the set of signs and symptoms.
2. To develop the ability to use the psychopathology of concepts in practice integrated into an understanding of the clients. For such, students should recognize the signs and symptoms in the individual expression of each client.
3. To promote a critical understanding of psychopathology, including their specific utility in psychology. Being the psychopathology a set of signs and symptoms, it is important to sensitize students to the great diversity practice of its individual manifestations. People do not understand through psychopathology, serving this to categorize and guide interventions .
4. Raising awareness on the intervention.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

We tried out a variety of techniques to maintain and promote the attention and interest of students in the worked materials. The promotion of autonomy , responsibility, personal involvement and teamwork are central to the overall objectives of the course .

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Adapting to new situations  
Analytical and synthetic skills  
Balanced decision making  
Bargaining ability  
Foreign language proficiency  
Information and learning management  
Initiative and entrepreneurship capability  
IT and technology proficiency  
Relating to others  
Working in international context  
Written and verbal communications skills  
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