PSMA002 Clinical Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Alena Pučelíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Lucie Slivečková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Júlia Tkáčová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Vášová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 15:00–15:50 D22
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSMA002/01: each even Monday 8:00–9:40 C51, A. Pučelíková, L. Slivečková, J. Tkáčová, E. Vášová
PSMA002/02: each odd Monday 8:00–9:40 C51, A. Pučelíková, L. Slivečková, J. Tkáčová, E. Vášová
PSMA002/03: No timetable has been entered into IS. A. Pučelíková, L. Slivečková, J. Tkáčová, E. Vášová
Neuroscience; Biology; Introduction to Clinical Psychology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The purpose of the course is to develop students' clinical-psychological understanding and thinking regarding people suffering from mental disorders.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to understand and explain key topics and issues related to psychological prevention and psychotherapy of mental diseases, and subsequently use this information in their own clinical practice.
Students will build up a knowledge base that will help enhance their capacities for clinical-psychological reasoning, introspection, perceptiveness and sensitivity in face-to-face conversation, empathy, cooperation skills, and self-reflection. Students will be able to accurately identify, describe and categorize emotions, different types of experience, prevailing behavioural patterns and dominant traits in the client. They will also learn to integrate these observations into a holistic perspective of the client emerging from and functioning within the context of cultural, social, developmental, and other factors.
  • 1. Human individual in health and illness. The biomedical and the psychological model.
  • 2. Personality disorders. Psychological defence mechanisms.
  • 3. Psychology of the chronically and terminally ill and dying.
  • 4. Substance use disorders.
  • 5. Anxiety disorders. Fear and phobias.
  • 6. Depression.
  • 7. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
  • 8. Burnout Syndrome.
  • 9. Workaholism.
  • 10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • 11. Eating disorders.
  • 12. Health psychology as a synthesis of behavioural medicine and psychosomatics. Complex approaches to the treatment of individuals with psychosomatic problems and psychological problems caused by somatic diagnoses.
  • 13. Etiology and clinical-psychological perspective of psychosomatic disorders (cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory diseases, and diabetes mellitus).
  • 14. Possibilities and limitations of psychotherapy in psychosomatic medicine. Somatic psychotherapy in the treatment of psychosomatic patients.
  • 15. Psychoneuroimmunology.
  • 16. Psycho-oncology.
    required literature
  • Vašina, L. (2011): Vademecum psychologie clinicae. IMS - Bonny Press, Brno.
  • Vymětal,J.(2003): Lékařská psychologie.Portál,Praha.
  • Praško a kol.(2003):Poruchy osobnosti.Portál,Praha.
    recommended literature
  • Vašina, L. (2013): Repetitorium sanoterapie. IMS - Bonny Press, Brno.
  • Baštecká a kol.(2003):Klinická psychologie v praxi.Portál,Praha.
  • BALINT, Michael. Lékař, jeho pacient a nemoc. Translated by Vratislav Janda. Vyd. 1. české. Praha: Grada, 1999. 331 s. ISBN 8071697346. info
  • Garfielld, S. L.: Clinical psychology and psychotherapy. J.W. and Sons, New York, 1980.
  • PLANTE, Thomas G. Současná klinická psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2001. 444 s. ISBN 8071699632. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars
Assessment methods
Coursework assessment (students' progress is monitored through discussions between the lecturer and students, and among students themselves).
Essay (semester paper) on a selected clinical-psychological topic.
Final oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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