2023-2024 / PSYC5837-1

Psychology of the aid relationship


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Kevin Goffart, Despina Naziri

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

Development of the concept of "counselling" within the framework of the current practice of clinical psychology through the psychological works of C. Rogers, S. Freud, M. Klein,...:
First incursion in clinical practice
Initiation to current clinical psychology, in particular to the relational dimension of clinical practice, through:

1) A theoretical approach 2) Role-play situations that serve as illustrations and enable to make links between theory and practice

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The goals of the course are the following :
- To study the complexity of relational dynamics that develop between the clinical psychologist and his/her patients, such as: characteristics and specific issues of the clinical relationship, motivations and "functions" of the clinical psychologist. 
- Developing examples of clinical practice and role-play situations
- Developing the analytical and questionning habilities about counseling

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Traditional lessons
- Role-play situations and debriefings

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

Course ex-cathedra
Role-play situations
Clinical material (e.g., videos)

Recommended or required readings

Reading the texts' file is required.

First session :
The written evaluation will be focused on the theoretical notions of the course and of the texts' file, and on an audio-visual stimulus after which students will be asked to identify the theoretical concepts.
This exam is an open-book examination. Questions will be understanding ones. There won't be reproduction questions.

The second session will be quite the same.  

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)

Assistants :

- monica.bourlet@uliege.be
- kgoffart@uliege.be 

Secrétariat : Dorothée Duchêne

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