Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600013516

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 254
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will: •have knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of community work in the field of mental health •have knowledge of the main approaches to understanding and treatment of mental disorders •be aware of the role of sociocultural factors in the emergence and course of mental disorders •be aware of the principles of organization and functioning of community mental health services •be aware of legal issues in the treatment of persons with mental disorders •be familiar with the concepts of advocacy, empowerment and self-help, as well as the principle of recovery in mental health
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers an introduction to the principles and practices of community clinical psychology. The students will be introduced to the main models of understanding and treatment of mental health problems, their historical development and the critiques against them, as well as in the existing system of community mental health services. The course will cover the role of sociocultural factors in the emergence and course of mental disorders, as well as issues concerning the implication of the law in the treatment of persons with mental health problems. Emphasis will be placed on the development of advocacy, empowerment and self-help aiming to promote recovery in the field of mental health.
mental health, community clinical psychology, recovery, mental health care systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint presentations during lectures e-mail communication with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Student Assessment
Final essay-type question exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Parker, I., Γεωργάκα, Ε., Harper, D., McLaughlin, T., & Stowell-Smith, M. (2007). Αποδομώντας την ψυχοπαθολογία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Pilgrim, R., & Rogers. A. (2004). Κοινωνιολογία της ψυχικής υγείας και ασθένειας. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Στυλιανίδης, Σ. (Επιμ. Εκδ) (2015). Ενδυνάμωση και συνηγορία: Για μια δημοκρατία της ψυχικής υγείας. Αθήνα: Τόπος. Ζήση, Α (2013). Κοινωνία, κοινότητα και ψυχική υγεία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
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