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Psychodynamic Intervention

Code 11779
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements n/a
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes It is intended that students are able to intervene in psychodynamic clinical practice, acquiring a thorough body of knowledge in the field of psychodynamic intervention; knowing theoretical models in order to applying them in future professional contexts; developing skills and knowledge necessary for psychodynamic intervention; and developing and implementing psychodynamic intervention methodologies applied to current needs. The aim is also to develop the following skills: to be able to describe the development of psychodynamic intervention; to discuss the main theoretical contributions of psychodynamic perspective; to understand the nature of psychodynamic therapeutic relationship with children, adolescents and adults; to describe and implement key intervention techniques psychodynamic with children, adolescents and adults; and to integrate the principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy to contemporary needs of mental health.
Syllabus 1. Key concepts (structure of personality, conscious and unconscious, ego defense mechanisms, personality development);
2. The therapeutic process (goals of intervention functions and roles of the therapist, the establishment of a therapeutic relatioship);
3. Applications: Technical and therapeutic procedures (play therapy, free association, interpretation, dream analysis, resistance, transference and countertransference);
4. Applications: Technical and contemporary therapeutic procedures (theory of object relations, multicultural applications and human diversity);
5. Applications: training psychodynamic intervention skills (role-play, discussion and case studies).
Main Bibliography - Gabbard, G. O., Litowitz, B. E. & Williams, P. (2012). Textbook of Psychoanalysis. Arlington: American Psychiatric Association
- Short, F. & Thomas, P. (2015). Core approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Routledge
- McWilliams, N. (2004). Formulação psicanalítica de casos. Lisboa: Climepsi
- McWilliams, N. (2006). Psicoterapia psicanalítica. Lisboa: Climepsi
- McWilliams, N. (2014). Diagnóstico psicanalítico. Lisboa: Climepsi
- Corey, G. (2013). Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy. Belmont (CA): Cengage Learning.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Test (50%)+ case study (30%)+ assiduity (20%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-17

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