2010: Post Graduate Certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
2006: MSc in Psychotraumatology
2004: MSc in Clinical and Community Psychology.
Other qualifications awarded
2010: Registered Psychotherapist
2006: Registered Clinical Psychologist
2006: Licensed Psychologist.
From 2014: Research Assistant at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute - Department of Rare Skeletal Disorders & CLIBI Laboratory. Collaboration with national and international patients associations; development of modules and datasets for Rare Disease Registries according to ontologies/dictionaries (HPO, ORDO, HGVS) and national/international regulations and laws (e.g., GDPR) in strict collaboration with the software provider for the development of IT tools; data collection activities, including subject recruitment for research studies and study monitoring; monitoring of data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol; conduction of literature searches and fact-finding research to support project development; performing research data analysis and interpretation and drafting of statistical reports on the data using statistical software (SPSS); drafting of protocols, informed consent forms, amendments and other necessary documents for review by the IRB; assistance to the study Principal Investigator in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, abstracts, manuscripts, and designing presentations
2009-14: Consultant Clinical Psychologist (apprenticeship) at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute - Department of Medical Genetics and Rare Orthopaedic Diseases. Psychological support to rare disease outpatients and inpatients and their relatives during the genetic counselling visit; creation and development of collaboration with patients associations; assisting genetic counsellors in disseminating post-counselling documentation to patients and clinicians; definition and improvement of treatment strategies for rare disease patients within multidisciplinary teams
2008-09: Junior Researches at the University of Bologna - Department of Psychology, Cesena (Italy). Participation in the design of a research study regarding conversational analysis on telephone interactions during emergency among rescue workers and people, to define best practices to manage the emergency; direct communication to participants regarding the research study; conduction of quantitative (SPSS) and qualitative content analysis (Conversational Analysis); transcription and coding of audiotapes for use in qualitative studies; monitoring of data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocols; conducting literature searches and fact-finding research to support project development.
Italian: mother language
Statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software (SPSS)
Knowledge of ontologies, dictionaries and thesauri.
Patients engagement for research studies
Quality of life in people affected by rare skeletal diseases
Development and management of IT platforms for patients affected by rare diseases