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 University of Florence and 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, 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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Finally published: A dimensional approach to schizotypy

Springer finally published the book I edited with Paul H. Lysaker: A dimensional approach to schizotypy. Conceptualization and treatment. It is the first book discussing schizotypy from a clear-cut clinical point of view. Amazing scholars have previously discussed this topic, but usually through the lens of neuroscience or experimental psychopathology. I was happy to read …

IPOS Congress: Severe Mental Disorders and Cancer

Just concluded the XXIV IPOS Congress, where I presented a study on severe mental disorders in cancer patients. The presentation was part of a symposium, chaired by Prof. Gil Goldzweig, on communication and intersubjectivity in underserved populations. I discussed challenges and the (poorly explored) state of the art of studies on the comorbidity between severe …