2023-2024 / PSYC1040-4

Methods of psychodynamic action


30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Despina Naziri

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is organised as follows. First, students attend seminars to train them into cas study analysis from a psychodynamic perspective. They have the opportunity to study the in-depth presentation of a clinical case with data from different sources (clinical observation, relational dynamics, etc).

Second, they are called to analyze this clinical case according to a grid of questions from psychodynamical analysis. This part of the work is done in small work groups defined at the beginning of the class.

Third, students are asked to compare their analysis approches and draw their own conclusions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objectives of this course are:

- To confront the clinical practice to concepts, models and tools from other courses (semiology, psychiatry, psychopathology) that might be useful for students in their future professional activity.

- To train students into the analysis and synthesis of clinical data (stemming from observation and other tools) so that they can prepare diagnoses and case analyses.

- To improve their capacity for analysis, comparison and the integration of clinical data from a psychodynamical point of view.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Students may take this course only if they have already followed the following courses:
- Psychodynamic pychopathology I

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

There will be general sessions with all students and sessions with small working groups. Invited speakers participate into those working groups. This course is strongly recommended for the students in Master 2 as this is a course for integration.

Recommended or required readings

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor Despina Naziri

Quartier Agora
Boulevard du Rectorat - Place des Orateurs 1

Bâtiment Trifacultaire (B33), 2e étage, bureau 2/35
4000 Liège (Sart Tilman)

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