The School's general educational objective is to enable students to acquire diagnostic and therapeutic skills largely through experienced-based learning (attendance at teachers' clinical work, attendance at the presentation of clinical cases, supervised diagnostic assessments and treatment of patients with supervision), with particular reference to evidence-based psychotherapies.
School Director: Prof. Cesare Maffei
Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Psychology Faculty
Director of Ospedale San Raffaele Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Service
The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University Graduate School in Clinical Psychology was established in accordance with the Italian Ministerial Decree issued on 10.3.2010, which sets out the National Didactic Regulations in this field (see enclosed: Educational Offering - Ministry of Education, University and Research Graduate Schools).
- The Course lasts for five years
- Candidates for admission must hold a Master's Degree in Psychology
- The number of students admitted is five per year
- Selection for admission is via an assessment of the teaching-training curriculum of the Master's Degree held, a multiple- choice written test and a motivational interview (see call for applications for admission for further details)
- The School teaching staff consists of lecturers from the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University's three Faculties (Psychology, Medicine and Philosophy), specialised personnel working at the Ospedale San Raffaele, and external teachers (from university and other backgrounds) chosen on the basis of their specific skills
- Students are required to take an oral examination at the end of each Academic Year
- The Diploma issued to School graduates licenses them to practise as psychotherapists
Under the national Didactic Regulations referred to above, every Graduate School is permitted to construct its own Teaching Curriculum as appropriate to its own specific characteristics.