Present position: Research Fellow. Main research area: Emotional Intelligence.
Psychologist and psychotherapist. Specialist in psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents.
PhD in General and Clinical Psychology.
Qualification as Primary school teacher.
Lecturer of Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology.
Lecturer in Didactics and Psychopedagogy for Specific Learning Disabilities (Master's degree, Department of Education, University of Urbino).
Teacher at C.i.Ps.Ps.i.a. (Italian Center for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Infancy and Adolescence).
Teacher in the field of psychological and communicative/relational training for health professionals (professional nurses and doctors).
Consultant at educational institutions (training and group supervision for teachers and professional educators).
Collaborations with social, hospital and psychiatric services (Child Neuropsychiatry, Mental Health Departments, Psychiatric Services for Diagnosis and Treatment, Day Rehabilitation Centers, Day Hospital for Eating Disorders).
Main research projects:
"Educational distress: support for teaching professionals through the Balint Group", as part of the Erasmus+ Educational distress: innovative stategies and tools programme.
"Educational Robotics and Emotional Regulation", study on Emotional Intelligence and generalized developmental disorders.
"EDEITO" interdepartmental research group - EATING DESORDERS AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TRAIT IN OBESITY.
Erasmus+ “FORTH” - FORMATION OF TEACHERS IN EMERGING CHALLENGED AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES.
"CREATIVE THINKING TRAINING – CHILDREN". Creativity and Innovation process: theoretical and methodological exploration. Interaction between Emotions, Attention, Emotional Intelligence and Creative Thinking.
"EMOTIONAL AWARENESS and quality of classroom inclusion as indicators of school success".
Member of the Editorial Board:
JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
AMERICAN RESEARCH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY.
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (JCM).
Ad hoc reviewer for several international Journals.
Staff member at CESAF - Study and Higher Education Centre on distress, new consumption and addictions.
AIP (Italian Association of Psychology) member; section Clinical and Dynamic Psychology, since 2008.
2015 - Diploma of Excellence as Psychotherapist.
2010 - Best poster award. "Emotional Intelligence during developmental age".