ST experts’ team. Meet the researchers and clinicians specialized in this approach: B. Basile, O.I. Luppino, A. Mancini, K. Tenore
“Teamwork can be summed up in five short words…We believe in each other.”- Author Unknown
We met a long time ago, “at school “, when we timidly took our first steps as aspiring psychotherapists.
Even then our individual differences were evident, each of us was brushed with his colors … those small details that make each one the piece that is needed for the puzzle to be harmonious.
Ancient philosophies believe that every existing substance is made up of a composition of four natural elements: fire, air, water, earth.
Olga is like fire, vital, the element that lights up and gives energy. Her color is an intense yellow.
Barbara is like air, intangible, the essential element that cannot be grasped. Her color is sky blue.
Katia is like water, flexible, the element that overcomes obstacles and reaches into the depths. Her color is blue.
Alessandra is like the earth, solid and vigorous, the element that symbolizes primordial matter, welcomes and nourishes. Her color is green.
We like many things, we are creative and curiosity is our strength. Olga plays the piano, she loves to sing, read, write, smile, take care of plants and flowers. Barbara loves animals and is committed to preserving nature and its delicate balance. She is attracted to the different, intrigued by her variegated blend of her in the most different ways, and, when she travels, which she loves, she manages to feel “at home” even in the most remote places. Katia travels whenever possible, she has been practicing yoga for many years and the sea is an essential destination. Alessandra loves adventure and being outdoors. She has always been fascinated by the discovery of the different, new countries, new cultures, new languages but she is also happy at home when she can host and welcome others and create opportunities for meeting.
Schema Therapy has taught us how important it is, for a harmonious development, that emotional needs find satisfaction, which is why in introducing ourselves we wanted to give space not only to our Healthy Adults but above all to our Happy Children Modes.
Barbara Basile is a Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapist and was trained as a schema therapist by Jeffrey Young and Wendy Behary. She has been supervised by Remco van der Wijngaart and Raffaella Calzoni. Barbara is an advanced ST trainer and supervisor since 2015 and regularly trains at education programs approved by the ISST. She published many scientific papers and book chapters on ST (i.e., Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, Depression and Eating Disorders), also exploring the efficacy of Imagery Rescripting in clinical and healthy population.
Barbara has a PhD in Neuropsychology and published many articles in the field of Neuroscience. She is actually Principal Investigator (PI) in a grant funded by the Italian Ministry of Health. Since 2011 she trains psychology students from the Cognitive Schools of Psychotherapy (SPC) in Italy.
Barbara is actively involved in the ST community. She was asked by Dave Edwards to translate into Italian the new ISST case conceptualization form and guide, the Schema Therapist Competency Rating Scale and other official ISST files. Barbara also attended several ISST conferences and was/is an active participant in some SIGs on Environmental Awareness and Action Committee (held by Susan Simpson), Online therapy (Dr. Xi Liu), and Trauma (Patricia Rotman Escudero). She attended many ISST workshops held by Remco van der Wijngaart, Susan Simpson, Mieke Boots, David Bernstein, Christof Loose, and Wendy Behary.
Olga Ines Luppino
Olga Ines Luppino is a Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapist and forensic psychologist, Olga is an advanced ST trainer and supervisor and trains psychologists, attending education programs approved by the ISST. She published many scientific papers, book chapters and books focusing on ST, in particular on Obsessive-compulsive disorder. She published a paper aimed at exploring the efficacy of imagery rescripting in Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. Olga teaches at the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Italy. She is also a trainer of the Italian Society of behavioral and cognitive therapy (SITCC).
Alessandra Mancini was trained as a schema therapist by Raffaella Calzoni and she was supervised by Barbara Basile and Raffaella Calzoni. Alessandra is an advanced ST trainer and supervisor and lives in Berlin (Germany) where she practices clinical activity in Italian and English. She wrote about Schema Therapy in published book chapters focusing on personality disorders, imagery rescripting and in scientific papers focusing on the change mechanisms implicated in this experiential technique. She also published papers in the field of Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, in which she holds a Ph.D. She is part of the research group of the Cognitive Psychotherapy Schools, (Italy) and teaches Schema Therapy to trainees in psychotherapy and in workshops.
Katia Tenore is a Psychologist and Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapist. Katia is an advanced ST trainer and supervisor and trains psychologists, attending education programs approved by the ISST. She published many scientific papers, book chapters and books focusing on ST, in particular on Obsessive-compulsive disorders, Depression and Eating disorders. She published a paper aimed at exploring the efficacy of imagery rescripting in Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. Since 2011, Katia is teacher at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Italy. She is also Teacher member of the Italian Society of behavioral and cognitive therapy (SITCC).