Course: Psychopathology and pathopsychology

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Course title Psychopathology and pathopsychology
Course code KPES/WPATB
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Bílková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Problems of normality. 2. The origins of individual differences, psychical deviancies. 3. The family pathology - the CAN syndrome. 4. Stress situations. 5. Disorders of particular mental functions. 6. Some mental and behavioural disorders (neuroses; autistic spectrum disorders; mental retardation; cerebral palsy; epilepsy; emotional disorders; behavioural disorders). 7. Psychical effects of chronical diseases. 8. Psychical effects of a physical handicap. 9. The family with a handicapped child; with a chronically ill child, with a mentally disabled child. 10. Life conditions of a child with a psychological or behavioural disorder; a physically handicapped child; a chronically sick child. 11. The burnout syndrome. 12. Psychotic illness. 13. Addictions

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course will introduce students to selected themes in psychopathology and patopsychology, both at a general level and within their own practical frame of reference, aimed namely at their specialism (the pre-school child; helping professions; the teacher´s profession). Pathopsychology will focus on the mental condition of handicapped persons.
On the course completion, the student will have a solid understanding of some essential areas of psychopathology and patopsychology, having gained competence to recognise the clinical picture of some common disorders and being familiar with the specific life conditions of a handicapped person.
Prerequisites
Basic terminology in psychology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Active participation in the course of lectures
Recommended literature
  • Baštecká a kol. Klinická psychologie v praxi. Praha, Portál 2003..
  • Bentovin, A. Týrání a sexuální zneužívání v rodinách. Praha, Grada, 1998..
  • Coan, R. W. Optimální osobnost a duševní zdraví. Praha, Grada, 1999..
  • Cohen. R. M. Nejčastější psychické poruchy v klinické praxi. Praha, Portál 2002..
  • Dörner, K. - Plog, U. Bláznit je lidské. Učebnice psychiatrie a psychoterapie. Praha, Grada, 1999..
  • Kohoutek, R. Patopsychologie a psychopatologie pro pedagogy. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007..
  • Matějček, Z. Psychologie nemocných a zdravotně postižených dětí. Jinočany : H&H, 2001..
  • Praško, J. a kol. Poruchy osobnosti. Praha, Portál 2003..
  • Říčan, P. - Krejčířová, D. a kol. Dětská klinická psychologie. Praha, Grada, 1999..
  • Vágnerová, M., Hajd - Moussová, Z., Štech, S. Psychologie handicapu. Praha : Karolinum. 2001..
  • Vágnerová, M. Psychologie problémového dítěte školního věku. Praha: UK, 1997..
  • Vágnerová, M. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha, Grada 2004..


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): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer