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Giacomo Mancini

Associate Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology


Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Childhood, Preadolescents, Adolescents. Parents.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI) as disposition of individuals to recognize their own and other people's emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and / or adjust emotions to adapt to environments. Related topics: trait EI, Emotional regulation and recognition, Emotional Competence and Emotional Awareness, Alexithymia.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOANALITIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing and relieving psychological distress or dysfunction and promoting subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment, clinical formulation and psychotherapy especially with regard to children, adolescents and their parents.


Based on the WHO (1946) definition of health: a state of full physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of disease or infirmity, and the need to preserve the condition of Child Well-Being at the individual and group level, the discussion is organized around the concepts of "risk factors" (elements associated with a high probability of occurrence, greater severity and/or duration of a pathological or maladaptive outcome), and "protective factors" consisting of those resources (individual, family, school, community and social) that help support and promote the individual's adaptation to the environment in a dynamic of mutual sustainability.