The programme

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, students will be expected to be able to: know how to use the bibliotherapeutic process in its different phases to design, implement and test bibliotherapy activities in different contexts with people of all age groups; acquire the necessary skills to integrate bibliotherapy into one's profession; acquire knowledge of narratology and literature for the choice of books suitable for bibliotherapy; learn the fundamentals of children's and adolescent literature, including illustrated books; know the main framework of general psychology and group dynamics; explore the main techniques of bibliotherapy and learn how to apply them: poetry therapy, narrative medicine, philosophy of storytelling; acquiring knowledge about the learning processes of adults, adults with SLD/Specific Learning Disorder, and adults learning Italian as a second language; use the main marketing techniques for the promotion of bibliotherapy work; be familiar with bibliotherapy activities at the international level, with particular attention to the model of the University of Pécs, regarded as the best in Europe; acquire expressive reading skills with texts in prose and poetry, necessary for leading groups and face-to-face relations using different types of texts and techniques provided by bibliotherapy.

Bibliotherapy is a discipline that has been used in different parts of the world for over a century. Based on the available scientific literature, training objectives have been set to enable Italian professionals to include it in their own skills. The programme will therefore begin by analysing the bibliotherapy process as a tool to manage a bibliotherapy project from design to the practical implementation. In addition, students will be able to acquire an additional set of knowledge and skills about project implementation. The modules covering applied literature, expressive reading, philosophy of narration, poetry therapy, children's literature, narrative medicine and international models of bibliotherapy, will enable students to put their bibliotherapy skills into practice. A further training objective will be to develop the skills necessary to apply bibliotherapy in one's own professional context.

Professional profiles and employment and professional opportunities

Bibliotherapy is suitable for educators, teachers of all levels, support teachers, librarians, philosophers, counsellors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatric rehabilitation technicians, social workers, cultural mediators. Their bibliotherapy skills will allow them to find employment opportunities in public and private facilities because of their ability to design, lead and monitor personal growth groups or face-to-face activities, achieving set goals independently or in collaboration with other professionals.

Bibliotherapy can be used in clinical settings (hospitals, RSA, hospices, rehabilitation centres), in libraries, associations (e.g. centres for the integration of migrants, for women victims of violence, etc.), schools of all levels, prisons, adult education centres, with minors at social risk.

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Teaching contacts details

dott. Marco Dalla Valle
e-mail: marco.dallavalle@univr.it

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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