Theory and Techniques of Communication (20 hours) by Maria Emerenziana of Ulisse
Form: 20 hours
Teachers: Maria Emerenziana d’Ulisse
Frequency: Two times a week
Entry Requirements: None
Class size: 15 students
Places available: 15
Limitations: Open to all students in all academic areas
Description of the subject
- The course intends to introduce students to the understanding of the complexity of human communication, expanding knowledge on verbal and non-verbal communication methods. We will discuss functional and dysfunctional communication techniques both from a theoretical and a practical point of view, also concerning different professional fields in individual and group contexts.
- Theory and practice of human communication. Communication styles. Non-verbal communication. Group work: effective communication simulated with the use of audio and video recording, content analysis and communication styles and group re-flexion.
- Conducting the interview (exam test, job interview, etc.). The communication traps. Group work: presentation of real situations by the conductor and/or participants with open discussion.
- Lecture notes provided by teacher
- Bateson, G. (1984) Mind and nature, a necessary unit, Milan, Adelphi.
- Hough M. (1999), Counseling skills. Manual for the first training, Trento.
- Ericsson, Selvini Palazzoli, M., Boscolo, L., Cecchin, G., Prata, G. (1975). Paradox and counter-paradox. A new model in schizophrenic transaction family therapy. Milan, Feltrinelli.
- Watzlawick P. – JH Beavin – DD Jackson (1971), Pragmatics of human communication. Study of interactive models, pathologies and paradoxes. Rome, Astrolabe.
- Watzlawick, P., Weakland, JH, Fisch, R. (1974). Change. Training and problem solving. Rome, Astrolabe.
Written test that has an open ended question on a given topic