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Make the student able to investigate the "knowledge " about the development and implementation of interventions in clinical and health psychology, providing the tools to evaluate their efficacy and effectiveness.
Make the student able to investigate the "know how " in clinical and health psychology offering, through an application study, the ability to deal with a specific model of psychological well-being promotion.
fronatli lessons and exercises
Type of Assessment
written and oral examination
Lessons will be focused on interventions in clinical and health psychology: development, implementation and evaluation of prevention, promotion and treatment interventions, both in clinical as well as of health psychology.
It will detail the Positive Psychology, with special attention to the development of psychological well-being and happiness according to the main models in the literature such as the Well-being Therapy (Fava), Positive Psychotherapy (Seligman) and Human Happiness (Fordyce).
Students will be involved in application and evaluation of an intervention to promote psychological well-being.