2023-2024 / PSYC0047-1

General psychopathology in adults


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course aims at introducing the practice of psychopathology in a clinical and phenomenological perspective. Particular attention will be paid to the descriptive dimension, the psychopathological semiology, the comprehensive dimension and the methodological aspects of diagnosis. The nosographies and major psychopathology and personality disorders will be discussed in the light of phenomenological psychopathology and evolutionary psychiatry and ethology.
Meanwhile, we will discuss the issues of body, space, time, emotions, identity, consciousness, etc. in the contemporary practice of clinical psychology and its epistemology debates.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Acquire the basic notions to identify psychic functions and psychopathology disorder essential to the clinical examination.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures with clinical case presentations and theoretical syntheses.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

First lesson: 28 September.

Recommended or required readings

Reference book :
Englebert, J. (2017). Psychopathologie de l'homme en situation. Paris : Hermann.

January session. Open questions of restitution and reflection from short clinical cases.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



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