Scientific Committee

Introduction to the members of the Scientific Committee

Giorgio Antonucci

Honorary President of the Scientific Committee

President of the Scientific Committee Medical Doctor, Psychoanalyst, co-operator of Prof. Basaglia and director of Centres of Mental Health, he is Senior Professor of  psychoanalysis in Italy.

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Claudio Ajmone

Psychologist psychotherapist, President of the Italian Observatory of Mental Health and  honorary member of the European Association of Psychoanalysis.

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Anna Anglani

Doctor, Head Physician of Child Neuropsychiatry and Teacher in the Training Course of Psychodynamics for psychiatrists, child neuropsychiatrists and psychologists, scientific Officer for the implementation of the Experimenthal Project about the Mental Health of the Regione Toscana, Health Director of the Autism Functional Rehabilitative Therapeutic Center in Pistoia. She is an expert – among other themes – of the effort against the school exclusion and the social obstacles for underprivileged children. She deals – also internationally – with the ADHD problem.

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Silvia Barbieri

Permanent Professor of Psychology at the University of Trieste, expert – among other themes – in Cognitive Development of childhood.

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Fred Baughman Jr

Neurologist, specialist in children brain diseases, he is  (AGGIUNGEREI “A”) of the American Medical Association, of the Children Neurology Society, of the American Neurology Academy, consultant of the USA Congress and of the Education Committee of Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Arkansas, Wisconsin and California. Author of numerous publications, he is one of the most world expert of psychiatric abuse on the childhood, particularly in the field of behaviour diseases and ADHD.

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Marco Bertali

Doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Psychiatry Director of the Mental Health Department in Gorizia and Delegate by the same Department for the Health Promotion School Programm. He is an expert – among other subjects – of psychosynthesis, NLP and  speech therapy. Author of many books and publications, he is spokesman in meetings, seminars and conferences as well as member of the Transpersonal Psychology European Association and of the Scientific Committee of the Pranic Healing Italian Institute.

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Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco

Psychologist and Psychotherapist of Development Age, he carries out from 1970 a very big clinical activity taking care of thousands of teenagers suffering behavioural disorders. Member of the Family Board of the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, he is teacher in many specialization school and universitary courses in Italy and abroad and is an expert – among other themes – in Child Educational Psychology and Child Learning Disorders.

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Franco Blezza

Pedagogist, Permanent Professor of General Pedagogy at the University of Chieti, expert – among other themes – of Didactics Methodology of Integrated Sciences applied to Parenthood and Childhood.

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Marcello Buiatti

He has the chair of Genetics at the Florence University and he is member of many scientific associations, coordinator of countless research projects and expert  – among other themes – of genetic and molecular analysis in the life dynamic processes as well as of key genes for the brain development and of genes involved in degenerative illnesses.

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Carlo Caltagirone

Neuropsychiatrist, Permanent Professor of Neurology at the Università degli Studi of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Scientific Director of IRCCS “Fondazione S. Lucia” of Rome, expert – among other themes – in the definition of cognitive and behavioural disorder.

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Luigi Cancrini

Psychiatrist, Founder of the Italian Society of Psychology and Relational Psychotherapy, Scientific Director of the Study Centre of Family and Relational Therapy (Rome).

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Gian Vittorio Caprara

Member of the Italian Society of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, of the American Psychological Association, of the European Association of Social Sperimental Psychology, of the European Association of Personality Psychology, of the Italian Association of Social and Political Science, formerly Director of Psychology Institute at the University of Rome  “La Sapienza” e Director of the Psychology Department  at the same University as well as Professor of Psychology at the Michigan University, the California University and the Stanford University.

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Luigi Caramiello

Professor of General Sociology of the Medical Faculty at the University of Neaples “Federico II” as well as Professor of Sociology of Arts and Literature  and of Theory and Culture of the Social Complexity  at the Sociology Faculty at the same University.  Author of several books, many essays and scientific articles. He was also director of many research projects as well as speaker at hundred scientific meetings and wrote more than two hundred articles for newspapers like “Il Corriere della Sera”, “Il Giornale di Napoli”, “Il Mattino” and others. He is an expert  – among other themes – of Sociology of mass communication, risk youth and  protection of weak classes.

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William B. Carey

Pediatrist, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania University (USA), Head Physician, Director of the Department of Behavioural Pediatrics at the Philadelphia Children Hospital, member of Medicine Institute of the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, member of the American Pediatric Association, expert  – among other themes –  of behavioural  pediatrics, clinical aspects of the juvenile behaviour and pediatric evaluation of the children behavioural pattern and adaptation.

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Marco Catalano

Psychiatrist, former Professor at the Psychiatry Specialization Course at the University in Milan, is now Director and Coordinator of the Psychiatry Service at the IRCCS “San Raffaele” in Milan. Speaker in several workshops and training courses for specialists, he is also author of over 160 publications and is an expert – among other subjects – of the clinical aspects of the Children Neuropsychiatry.

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Rolando Ciofi
Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the School of Compared Psychotherapy in Florence, is also General Secretary of Mo.PI – Psychologists Independent Movement and Technical Consultant in Forensic Psychology at the Court of Florence.Member of the Executive Board of Editors of the Magazine “Simposio” (Symposium, Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy), is Managing Editor of the same periodical and author of over 100 publications.

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David Cohen

Permanent Professor at the University of Florida, he is member of the editing committee (per uniformare: “Committee, alto e basso) of the International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy and other well-known specific  reviews, President of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and General Secretary of the Alliance for Human Research Protection. Author of many publications and speeches in scientific meetings, he is expert – among other themes  – in prevention of the overuse of psychotropics, in public welfare programmes and social impact assessment of the mental disease.

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Emilia Costa

Psychiatrist, full professor of the First Psychiatry Chair at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Head Phisician of Clinical Psycology and Psychopharmacology at the Policlinico Umberto I of Rom, expert – among other themes –  of psychiatric methodology, social psychiatry, psychopathology and psychoneuroimmunology. Founder of the Psychosocial Medicine Italian Association, writer of more than 300 publications, books and monographs, and contributor of magazines, she works also with several Universities in Italy and abroad.

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Piero Crispiani

Pedagogist, Permanent Professor of Special Pedagogy at the University of Macerata, Professor of Clinic Pedagogy at the University of Campobasso, President of the Italian Federation of Pedagosists, expert – among other themes – in Learning Disorders.

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Rosa Angela Fabio

           
Graduated at the Bar Ilan University, at Hadassah-Viso Canada Research Institute in Jerusalem and the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy in New York, Rosa Angela Fabio has been teaching at over thirty graduate courses, including “ADHD and cognitive enhancement” at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Parma and “Psychological Basis of Mental Functioning” of the Faculty of Education at the Catholic University of Milan.
Currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Messina, collaborates to Italian and foreign magazines as “Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry” and Giornale di Psicologia dell’Educazione” (Journal of Educational Psychology). President of the Italian Cognitive Enhancement,  is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of attention and selective attention deficits, mental giftedness and measuring instruments of the intelligence potential.

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Maria Amata Garito

Professor of Education and Learning Technologies of the Psycological Faculty at the Rome   University “La Sapienza”, chancellor at the International University UniNettuno in Rome,   coordinator of the Mediterranean Network of Universities, chief executive of the satellite   networks, Rai Nettuno Sat 1 and Rai Nettuno Sat 2, member of several management   commitees of EU research programms and consultant at the UNESCO (United Nations), she   writes more than hundred publications and as many contributions for national and   international congresses and she is an expert – among other themes – in Learning technologies for the new generations and in Cognitive processes analysis.

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Erminio Gius

Professor, Regular teacher of the first Social Psychology Chair at Padua University, formerly Professor at Georgetown University, (Washington), Boston University and Melbourne University (Australia), also cooperating with Harvard University, Philadelphia University, Barcelona University, Lyon University, and expert – among other themes – in science and cognitive sciences ethical problems.

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Alain Goussot

Former professor of educational methodology and intercultural pedagogy, is now Professor of Pedagogy and Special Didactics at the faculty of Psychology of Cesena ( University of Bologna). He contributes to international cooperation projects, in the sector of minors, and to projects for the deinstitutionalization of minors who live in situations of abandonment and/or handicap in the French-speaking area and in Eastern Europe. He is a member of the Italian Society of Special Pedagogy, and of the scientific committee of the “Institute Pierre Janet” ( Centre for Research on Human Behaviour) in Paris. He is a scientific collaborator of the “Françoise Minkowska Foundation” for transcultural psychology ( Paris). He has written articles and publications on pedagogy, transcultural communication and intercultural mediation.

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Beatriz Janin

Director of the chair of Child Psychoanalysis, Youth Pychoanalysis and of the Child Psychopathology course at the Buenos Aires University. She teachs also in several courses at the most important children hospitals of the country and is author of many publications, articles and speeches in national and international meetings about discomforts and hyperactivity in the childhood. She is also expert – among other themes -  of development psychology.

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Bob Johnson
Graduated at the Cambridge University and Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist in Britain, he specialized in Psychiatry at the London Hospital (London) and at  the Claybury Hospital (Essex).Senior Psychiatrist at the Hospital of New York State (USA), he worked at the prestigious Columbus Presbyterian Psychiatrist Institute, where he obtained further qualifications in Neurology and Psychotherapy. It was Psychiatrist at the Parkhurst Prison and Chief Executive of the maximum security Psychiatric Hospital “Ashworth” (UK). Member of the Board of Directors of the Scientific Charitable Institution “James Nayler Foundation, is an expert in the management of personality disorders, and consultant on mental health issues for the BBC, the newspaper “The Guardian” and other newspapers and TV in England and abroad.

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Antonio de Lillo

Permanent Professor of General Sociology at the Università degli studi of Milano-Bicocca – also among its Founders – President of the Institute IARD, and expert – among other themes – of the Changement of the Youth Condition in Italy.

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Mariano Loiacono

Psychiatrist, Director of the “Centre for Social Medicine Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Disagio Diffuso” within the University Hospital Trust “Ospedali Riuniti”, Foggia.  Lecturer in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology at the Department of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bari, at the University of Bologna and of Urbino. He collaborates with the Faculty of  Medicine of the University of Foggia in projects on the preventions and treatment of disagio diffuso. Speaker in the last 20 years in many international conferences and seminars, he is also author of various publications about psyche and unease in relation to the social institutions.

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Paolo Migone

Medical Doctor, specialist in Psychiatry in Italy and in the United States. After a Child Psychiatry training in the United States, he worked for four years at the New York Medical College, and was nominated “board eligible in Psychiatry and Neurology”,  fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and member of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group. He taught at Universities of Bologna , Parma, San Raffaele in Milan and Aosta, in Italy. He is Founder of the Italian section of Psychotherapy Research Society, he is member of the board of directors of the Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi della Personalità (Italian Association for the Study of Personality Disorders). Editor in Chief of the “Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane” review (www.psicoterapiaescienzeumane.it), and author of about 300 issues and trainer in many Italian AUSL Psychiatric Services.

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Enrico Nonnis

Child Neuropsychiatrist, he works in Rome as Head of the Operating Unit in the Area of Mental Health and Rehabilitation in Developmental Age

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Margherita Orsolini

Full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology 2 of Rome “La Sapienza” University , editor of large number of issues and invited speaker at several International Conferences, she is an expert – among other themes – of Linguistic and Cognitive Processes of the developmental age, evaluation and intervention in learning difficulties in children and school psychological and pedagogic counseling

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Ermanno Paolelli

Psychiatrist, President of the Italian Society of Holistic Psychiatry, expert – among other themes – of functional ad bioelectronics medicine. Professor of Psychobiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Lugano University of Sciences (Switzerland)

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Luigi Pedrabissi

Psychopedagogist, Luigi Pedrabissi – formerly professor of General Psycology at the School of Specialization of the Università degli Studi of Milan – is now Full Professor of Method and Theory of Test at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Padua, expert – among other themes – of educational psychology, behavioral sciences methodology and the world of infancy

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Mauro Porta

MD, in charge of the Extrapyramidal Diseases Center for the IRCCS (Scientific Recovery and Cure Institute) “Istituto Galeazzi” in Milan. In charge of the Neurology ward of the San Marco General Hospital, he’s a member of the “Movement Disorders Society” (UK) and of the “Neurology  Italian Society”. Author of over 150 works – books, publications and scientific articles -, he is specialized in Pediatric Neurology and in Movement Diseases of the infantile age.

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Paolo Roberti Di Sarsina

Psychiatrist, Coordinator of the Permanent National Committee of Consensus on Non-conventional Medicines, Chief Physician of Psychiatry, Medical Executive in Psychiatry, member of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (London), italian referent of the EURICAM – European Research Initiative on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Wien)

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Nico Maria Sciolla

Paediatrician, Provincial Secretary of the Italian Federation of Medical Paediatricians and Regional Secretary of the Italian Society of Paediatrics.

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Marta Tessari

Professor of Educational Psychology at the Argentine National University, Chairwoman of the Foundation for the research and the diagnosis of the learning difficulties, General Secretary of the Pedagogist National Network, Chairwoman of the Buenos Aires Educational Psychologist Association and an expert – among other themes – in family treatment of educational psychology as well as in diagnosis and neurocognitive therapies for the children learning difficulties.

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Graziella Fava Vizziello

Head Physician and Medical Executive of the Child Neuropsychiatry Service, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, formerly Professor at Cornell University of New York, University of Paris 7 and the University of Paris-Nanterre, now Full Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Padua, President of the Italian section of the World Association of Infant Mental Health and expert – among other themes – of Psychopathology  of the Development Age, parenting and child development

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Roberto Zonta

Psychotherapist, Psychologist, member of the Interdisciplinary European Academy of Sciences of Paris, expert – among other themes – in problems of the Development Age and the Parents’ and Teachers’ Educational Role (lecturer in more than 4.000 lectures)

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