Those who are interested in a master degree have a wide variety of options open to them. This graduate degree is generally pursued after completion of a bachelor program and can be offered in many different subject areas. Each program will vary from school to school.
The academic area of clinical psychology encompasses a number of different topics. Common classes may include abnormal psychology, theories of personality, statistical reasoning in psychology, life span and human development, elements of clinical psychology, and psychological tests.
Online Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
Based on theoretical literature in the field and considering the many stressing and/or traumatic events occurring in our society, we propose the implementation of a computer-based Master’s course that can offer a complete training on prevention, understanding and management of traumatic experiences by involving practitioners working on the field, technicians and public healthcare professionals. The programme is only in the Italian language. [+]
Scientific literature highlighted the pathogenic potentials of traumas which involve a personal experience of powerlessness and loss of self-control. In recent years, empirical research has been trying to identify more distinctive and specific connections between the traumas suffered and the appearance of specific psychopathologic symptoms.
First of all, it tried to define trauma considered as “an event that is typically outside the scope of common human experience” in operational terms (APA, 1980), and which involved a threat to life or serious physical damage or a threat to the physical integrity of self or of others (APA, 1994); i.e. that, by using the term “trauma”, it meant to indicate an objective event which is clearly identifiable (accident, physical violence, sexual abuse, diseases, for instance) and not to refer to generic negative and/or stressing experiences.... [-]
Neuropsychology, as specific scientific area has two main objectives: first, the establishment of objective knowledge and based on the evidence of how cognition is organized in the brain and how it can be damaged; and secondly, the use of these theoretical knowledge for evaluation and intervention (rehabilitation) in case of damage in cognitive and / or brain function. [+]
Neuropsychology, as specific scientific area has two main objectives: first, the establishment of objective knowledge and based on the evidence of how cognition is organized in the brain and how it can be damaged; and secondly, the use of these theoretical knowledge for evaluation and intervention (rehabilitation) in case of damage in cognitive and / or brain function. Therefore, the training of specialized professional in neuropsychology includes the theoretical and practical bases fundamental functional and pathological neuroanatomy, basic cognitive processes and neuroimaging techniques, as well as the necessary tools for neuropsychological assessment and intervention patients in need of cognitive rehabilitation .... [-]