Hello! I’m a clinical psychologist and researcher in mental health sciences. My main area of interest is personality.

Clinical practice

I have been trained in different therapeutic approaches that I daily use in my clinical practice. I believe that understanding one’s own personality and promoting self-compassion are the first steps in pursuing a life worth living.

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Who I am

I am a clinical psychologist (PsyD, PhD), adjunct professor at the St. John’s University in Rome, and founding president of Tages Onlus, a charity member of Mental Health Europe.

I am also associate editor of Mental Health Science (Wiley), member of the editorial board of BMC Psychology (Springer) and of the advisory board of Oxford University Press book series on Treatment that Works.

I have worked for 15 years in the Italian public healthcare services and at the University of Florence, while founding and leading Tages Charity.

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I am author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in English and Italian. I’m also the editor of an Italian book series on recent advances in psychotherapy and have served as guest editor of a few special issues.

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Psychotherapy on an Acute Psychiatric Ward

 Psychotherapy on an acute psychiatric ward is not that easy. In this study the team led by Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon – plus some external scholars such as myself – shows how Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy is a feasible and reliable option. This study investigated the efficacy of psychotherapy during hospitalization on an acute psychiatric ward. …

Psychotherapy for Paranoid Personality Disorder

Just released a new paper we wrote on psychotherapy for Paranoid Personality Disorder. The research is a 7-cases series on the feasibility and efficacy of Evolutionary Systems Therapy for those struggling with paranoid traits. Little is known about effective psychosocial treatments for paranoid personality disorder. This study explores the feasibility of a novel treatment, namely …