2023-2024 / PSYC1010-1

Systemic Psychology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in engineering of conflict prevention and management3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Maria Elena Brianda

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

The main objectives of this course are:

  • to introduce students to the systemic epistemology;
  • to raise students' awareness of the complexity and richness of this approach in the analysis of human relationships;
  • to illustrate the theoretical background of systemic epistemology, the main systemic theories and their fields of application.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of my course, students should be able to:

  • turn their attention to the understanding of the context and the environment in the analysis of human relationships, regardless of the field of application (family/institutions/work);
  • become familiar with the laws that regulate living systems;
  • recognize the features and effects of pragmatic communication and become familiar with the concept of metacommunication.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • In-person lectures
  • Exercises will be proposed in order to stimulate reflection on the topics covered.

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Required readings :

  • Slides and lecture notes
  • Reference chapters and papers will be provided to students.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor: Maria Elena BRIANDA Contact: Mariaelena.Brianda@uliege.be

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