epistemological issues in clinical psychology research, different types of research designs, specific measurement instruments, history of psychotherapy research and issues in empirical research in psychotherapy, ethical problems of doing psychological researches
Castiglioni, M., Corradini, A. (2008). Modelli epistemologici in psicologia. Dalla psicoanalisi al costruzionismo. Roma: Carocci.
Dazzi, N., Lingiardi V. & Colli A. (a cura di) (2006). La ricerca empirica in psicoterapia. Milano: Raffaello cortina.
Del Corno, F., Rizzi, P. (a cura di) (2010). La ricerca qualitativa in psicologia clinica. Milano: Raffaello cortina.
Lis, A., Zennaro, A. (1997). Metodologia della ricerca in psicologia clinica. Roma: Carocci.
the course aims to provide theoretical and epistemological knowledge and related skills necessary to set up and conduct a research project in clinical psychology with a focus on ethical and professional issues
front lessons; research groups; investigative seminars
Type of Assessment
written and oral exam
epistemological issues in clinical psychology research (experimental, quasi-experimental and non experimental designs), different types of research designs, research questions, theoretical models (quantitative, qualitative end mix methods), specific measurement instruments, efficacy vs effectiveness and statistical significance vs clinical significance, history of psychotherapy research and issues in empirical research in psychotherapy, ethical problems of doing psychological researches.