Services » Counselling and training activities to psychologists and other rehabilitation professionals

A. Counselling and training activities to psychologists

The services scheduled for psychologists are:

  • Trainings
  • Counselling


a) The Post graduate Annual Course in Psychology of Rehabilitation and Inclusion of Disability is open from 1999. The course includes/provides for 120 hours of lecture and seminar activities, which are generally held every two weeks at the premises of the laboratory, and a maximum number of participants. For the end of the course is planned the discussion of a final thesis.

Content provided by the course are:

  1. Definition and classification of impairments, disabilities and handicaps according to the ICIDH;
  2. Procedures for assessing disability;
  3. Disability and quality of life;
  4. Psychology of rehabilitation;
  5. Cognitive rehabilitation;
  6. Psychosocial rehabilitation;
  7. Programs for school, working and social integration;
  8. Mental retardation;
  9. Habilitation and rehabilitation in mental retardation;
  10. Mental retardation and social skills;
  11. Disability and organization of health and social services;
  12. The participation of family members in programs of rehabilitation and integration;
  13. Parent Training;
  14. Evaluation/assessment of the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs;
  15. Evaluation of integration programs.


  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of multiple forms of communication and collaboration with users and other professionals.
  • Provide a thorough training in the field of rehabilitation and integration of persons with disabilities.
  • Provide an adequate theoretical and methodological profile, as introduction to field research and professional work.

b) The post graduate students may participate in:

  • design phases of the laboratory;
  • assessment activities;
  • implementation of custom interventions;
  • implementation of group interventions.

c) In the Center and structures associated with them, the psychologists interested in disability and rehabilitation may achieve training activities. The activities reserved for trainees include:

  • depth knowledge of some psychological variables involved in the process of rehabilitation;
  • participation in the design phases of rehabilitation intervention protocols;
  • participation in some phases of research;
  • observation activities of interventions in the assessment and rehabilitation;
  • data processing.

It requires the drafting and discussion of a final thesis.

d) The post graduate students may participate in workshops on assessment, rehabilitative operations and integration of people with impairment and disability.

The University Center for Research and Services has promoted:

  • Second National Congress:
    Padua, May 30, 31 - June 1, 2002
  • A series of Monothematic Seminars:
    1. 1. "Evaluating the effectiveness of treatments / rehabilitation"
      Prof. S. Di Nuovo (University of Catania) - March 1-2, 2002
    2. 2. "The neuropsychological assessment of disability"
      Dr. T.M. Sgaramella (University of Padua) - April12-13, 2002
    3. 3. "The assessment of language disorders"
      Prof. J. Rondal (University of Liege) - June 14-15, 2002
    4. 4. "Parent Training"
      Prof. S. Soresi and Prof. L. Nota (University of Padua) - October 18-19, 2002


Supervisory activities may be implement towards:

  • project phases;
  • assessment activities;
  • implementation of custom operations;
  • implementation of collective/group interventions.

The oversight activities may include meetings at the Laboratory, or specific surveys of  Laboratory operators in the headquarters of the intervention, vary economic burdens are also provided according to activity.

B. Counselling and training activities to other rehabilitation professionals

The services provided to operators of rehabilitation are:

  • Trainings
  • Counselling


Short courses and seminars are provided for the training of professionals involved in managing disability in both crisis management facilities for disabled guests in day-care facilities in residential

The University Center for Research and Services has promoted a series of monothematic advanced seminars:

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Rehabilitation and inclusion
  • Analysis of assessment tools
  • Presentation and discussion of individual cases

on the following topics:

  • The evaluation of the effectiveness of treatments / rehabilitation
  • The neuropsychological assessment of disabilities
  • The assessment of executive disorders in mental retardation
  • Parent Training



a) Diagnosis

A consulting and support service is provided  for specific cognitive and psyco-social disorder.

b) Intervention

Considering an assessment aimed to identify the most effective interventions will be set up customized programs that the operator will conduct themselves in the place of origin and where it will be a verification of efficacy. Both the consultancy may be made at the Laboratory or through visits by the operators where the action takes place. Also economic burdens differentiated are expected according to activities.