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Roberta Biolcati

Associate Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Planning and managing of educational intervention in social distress

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor at the University of Bologna since 2019, she carries out her research in the field of clinical psychology. Research interests are directed in particular to the different forms of pathological addiction (substance use disorders and behavioral addiction: compulsive shopping, Internet addiction, social media addiction, pathological gambling etc.), distress in adolescence and risk behaviors (binge drinking, substance abuse, self-harm) and psychopathological disorders (eating disorders). Particular interest is devoted to the study and practice of group psychotherapy and the evidence of effectiveness of analytical psychodrama.

Current position: from 2019 to date, Associate Professor at the Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin", University of Bologna. Scientific disciplinary sector: M-PSI/08 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY.

From 15-07-05 Nomination Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna.


Professor of

  • Clinical Psychology, FIRST CYCLE DEGREE/BACHELOR IN EXPERT IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EDUCATION, Department of Educational Studies, University of Bologna.
  • Intervention techniques in pathological addictions, SECOND CYCLE DEGREE/TWO YEAR MASTER IN PLANNING AND MANAGING OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION IN SOCIAL DISTRESS, Department of Educational Studies, Bologna and Rimini Campus.

  • Professional course of "Theories and techniques of psychotherapy in groups with supervision", degree course in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - School of Specialisation in Psychotherapy, Cycle E, Department of Psychology, Bologna campus. Department of Psychology, University of Bologna.

Since 2008 to date Member of the staff of the The Psychological Support Service (SAP) for Young Adults, clinical service of the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna. The Service, in agreement with the Azienda USL of Bologna, offers free psychological consultation and individual and group psychotherapy to students enrolled at the University of Bologna and young adults up to 28 years of age living in Bologna. Since 2008 and currently, weekly coordination of group clinical case discussion, group psychotherapy, supervision of psychotherapy trainees, and research activities on the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Since 2009, Member of the Board of CESAF (Centre for Studies and Advanced Training onSocial distress, New Consumption and Addictions). CESAF is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre of the Department of Educational Studies "G.M. Bertin", University of Bologna, whose members are university professors, researchers, professional experts from the public and private social, health and educational organisations and institutions dealing with addictions and social distress. The Centre conducts research and training in the area of preventive and rehabilitative interventions on addictions and situations of psychosocial distress.



Degree in Clinical Psychology (110/110) (University of Bologna).

2004 Specialization in Individual and Group Psychotherapy: training in group conduction at the COIRAG (Confederations of Organizations for Analytical Research on Groups), IAGP member (International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes), Milano. Training in analytic psychodrama, S.I.Ps.A., Alessandria.

2000/2005 Grants for research activity on alchol prevention in the workplace, Ser.T, AUSL, Sassuolo (Mo).