President of EFTA for 2016-2019
M.D.Laureato in Medicina , University Firenze 1972 Specialized in Psychiatry University Pisa 1993. Analitic individual neo-Freudian Therapy and training 1974-1978 with therapist trained and supervised by E. Fromm From 1974 to 1977 Training in Family Terapy and then as a trainer in ITF Roma with Maurizio Andolfi. Carmine Saccu, and supervised by Salvador Minuchin, Carl Whitaker. Worked in public Psychiatric Services in Florence from 1975 to 1985, and founded in 1977 the first public Family Therapy Unit in Florence. In 1981 founds with Cristina Dobrowolski, and from that time is director of Istituto di Terapia Familiare di Firenze. (Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia Familiare e Relazionale recognized by Minister of University and research). Today ITFF is the leader institute of a network of 34 institutes all over Italy.
He has taught and given workshops and seminars for Università Cattolica di Milano and for Università di Siena, Firenze (Psicologia), Ferrara e Modena (Sessuologia dir. Prof. Marrama e Neuropsichiatria Infantile, dir. Prof. Caffo).per l’Università di Verona and for Ferrara and Parma (Master Mediazione familiare) Professor of Family Therapy before in Scuola di Specializzazione in Psichiatria dell’Università di Firenze (dir. Prof.Pazzagli), then in Scuola di Psicologia Clinica dell’Università di Siena (Dir. Prof. Reda) Then Professor of Family Therapy in Scuola di Specializzazione in Psichiatria dell’Università di Siena (Prof. Castrogiovanni).NOW Professor in family Therapy and Forencsis Psychiatry in University of Florence. Teachs in ITFF and other linked institutes (ITFV Treviso , Verona, Vicenza, Venezia-Mestre, CEF Este, Logos Genova, ITFB Bologna, ITFFe Ferrara,ITFS Siena, IMePs Napoli, CoMeTe Empoli , Massa , Pistoia ) and in schools of different approaches of Psychoterapy.
• Member of the Board of the journal Terapia Familiare from foundation, 1977. • He is editor from 1981, with C. Dobrowolski, of Abstracts in same Journal. • Member of the Board of the journal Argentina Terapia Familiar, dal 1984. • Member of the Board of the spanish journal REDES from foundation 1996 • Member of the Board of the spanish journal MOSAICO from 2012 • Member of the Board of the Journal Human Systems UK from 2010 • Member of the Board of the journal Psicobiettivo. Member of the Board of the journal Terapia Familiare Notizie from 1982 to1991 . Member of the Board of the journal , then Director of SNODI from 1991to 1992 He founded in 1992 “MAIEUTICA” with Bassoli, Dobrowolski e Mariotti, Member of the Board of the journal ,Past Editor Member of the Board of the journal “Connessioni” from foundation 1992. He is Editor of newsletter dell’AIMS “Mediazione Familiare”. He is Editor of AIMS Journal “Mediazione Familiare Sistemica”. He is Editor of newsletter ITFF “ITFF NEWS”. He is Past Editor of the WEB-page of CNSP (Coordinamento Nazionale delle Scuole di Psicoterapia”. He is Past Editor of the WEB-page of EFTA (European Family Therapy Association”. He is Past Editor of the WEB-page of AIMS (Assoc. Internazionale Mediatori Sistemici) He is Ordinary Member of Società Italiana di Terapia Familiare from 1983 then Secretary from1987, Vicepresident from 1994 e Membro del Comitato di Ammissione dal 1989. Vice President-Presidente Elect from March 1998 , President from September 1999. to March 2003 ,then , Past President. He is Charter Member of AFTA (American family Therapy Association – then Academy) from 1979. He is Ordinary Member of SIPPR (Società Italiana di Psicologia e Psicoterapia Relazionale) dal 1985 and member of the Board and of Scientific Commission from 1990. He is founding member of EFTN (European Family Therapy Network), then EFTA, since 1985 and Ordinary Member of EFTA (European Family Therapy Association) from foundation (1990).Then Charter Member and Past Treasurer , Member of the Board of EFTA TIC Training Institutes Chamber and of the Coordinating Body of EFTA General. Now Member of the Board EFTA NFTO National FamilyTherapy Organization He is founding member and member of the Board of A.I.M.S. Associazione Internazionale Mediatori Sistemici since 1995. President since Novembrer 2003. Now Past President He is founding member of FORUM EUROPEO since 1997 for research and Family Mediation . Past President of FIAP , Italian Federaration of Psychotherapy Associations, NUO and NAO of EAP Member of the Board, President of EAP (European Association of Psichotherapies) from July 2009 to July 2011, then Vice President , Now Past President.