Course: Psychopathology

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Course title Psychopathology
Course code KPEG/SPPAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vaněčková Olga, PhDr.
Course content
1. Normality and pathology. 2. Bio-psycho-social conditionality of personality. Inetraction of heredity and environment. 3. Stressful situations, frustration, conflict, stress, deprivation. 4. Illness as a psychological problem. 5. Dementia- mental retardation. 6. Psychotic disorders, schizophrenia. 7. Mood disorders, affective disorders. 8. Neurotic disorders. 9. Personality disorders. 10. Aggressive behaviour. 11. Addiction, addictive and impulsive disorders. 12. Social pathology and family, CAN syndrome. 13. Social pathology and society, socio-cultural handicap. 14. Psychotherapy and its possibilities.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to define normalities of a personality, understanding the aspects which form it in context of developmental aspects. Also to get to know the hereditary and congenital influences and the impact of external environment and the family. Gaining knowledge about different pathological manifestations of personality influencing behaviour, experiencing, cognitive and will processes, during biodromal personality development. Understanding the possibilities of psychotherapy. Based on the knowledge adequate evaluating of clients manifestations, preventing problems while dealing with them, increasing own safety. Preventing own demanding life situations, stress.
Orientation in the problematics of psychopathology, internalizing basic knowledge of causes and manifestations of various disorders, and classification of said disorders. Improves the sensitivity to the needs of handicapped persons, and the knowledge of prevention or therapy options.
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Interview, Student portfolio analysis

Seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • BAŠTECKÁ a kol.:. Klinická psychologie v praxi. Praha: Portál, 2003.
  • BENTOVIN, A.:. Týrání a sexuální zneužívání v rodinách. Praha: Grada, 1998.
  • COHEN, R. M.:. Nejčastější psychické poruchy v klinické praxi. Praha: Portál, 2002.
  • Dörner, K. & Plog, U.:. Bláznit je lidské. Praha, Grada 1999..
  • DUNOVSKÝ, J. a kol.:. Sociální pediatrie. Praha: Grada, 1999.
  • PRAŠKO, J. a kol.:. Poruchy osobnosti. Praha: Portál, 2003.
  • PRAŠKO, J.:. Úzkostné poruchy. Praha: Portál, 2005.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M.:. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Grada 2012.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer