Health / Bachelor's degree programme
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technique

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list IIa comunicazione posti vacanti per i corsi di laurea delle Professioni Sanitarie 2022/2023
Ia comunicazione posti vacanti per i corsi di laurea delle Professioni Sanitarie 2022/2023
Graduatoria generale e graduatorie dei singoli Corsi di Laurea nelle Professioni Sanitarie e successivi ripescaggi A.A. 2022/2023.
Bando per l'ammissione ai Corsi di Laurea nelle Professioni Sanitarie - A.A. 2022/2023.
Bando per posti liberi su anni successivi al primo da stesso corso da Atenei italiani o esteri per i Corsi di Laurea nelle PROFESSIONI SANITARIE e LM in SCIENZE INFERMIERISTICHE E OSTETRICHE.A.A. 2022/2023


On May 13, 1978, Italy enacted Law 180 (the so called “Basaglia Law”) which redefined the place of treatment for patients suffering from psychiatric disorders. “Psychiatric Hospital” (asylums) ceased to exist and new community-based mental health services became the centre of psychiatric care, in the frame of local Departments of Mental Health. Psychiatric rehabilitation is based on the ethical values of contributing to develop autonomy and recovery; it fosters the empowerment of individuals who can reacquire and develop new capabilities when impaired by mental illness. Therefore, psychiatric rehabilitation technicians are fundamental and innovative members of modern multidisciplinary therapeutic teams. They fully participate in recent developments in mental health that foster recovery customised plans starting from the person's values and objectives.

Course content

The training process is organised in traditional lectures and practical internship that is aimed at the acquisition of professional skills (evaluation, planning, implementation and monitoring of rehabilitating activities, with a focus on recovery). The professional training activity takes place in Local Health Centres (Reggio Emilia, Modena, Parma, and Piacenza), public personal assistance institutions (“REGGIO EMILIA - Città delle persone” and “Comuni Modenesi Area Nord”), private hospitals accredited with the National Health System (“Maria Luigia”, “Villa Igea”, “Villa Rosa”, and "Residenza Gruber") and social private establishments (Centro Italiano di Solidarietà of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Social cooperative "Nefesh", social solidarity cooperative "L'Ovile", Social cooperative "Aliante", Community centre "Papa Giovanni XXIII”, Cooperativa sociale "Dimora d'Abramo", Associazione di Promozione Sociale "Il Tortellante"), and clinics (“L'Impronta”).

Career options

Graduates in Psychiatric Rehabilitation help assess psychic disabilities, resources, and potentials; they analyse needs and evolutionary causes, and detect the family and socio-environmental resources of patients. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technicians help identify the therapeutic training and psychiatric rehabilitation goals, as well as preparing the specific intervention programme aimed at helping the recovery of patients. They also co-operate in the assessment of retraining and rehabilitation programs for individual patients, assist in the training of support personnel, and are responsible for their continuous professional development. The Bachelor's degree enables students to access the following Masters Degree Programmes: Rehabilitation Sciences of Healthcare Professions; Cognitive Sciences and Decision Making Processes.

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Silvia Ferrari
dott. Luca Pingani

The course is managed by the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences