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/ Paolo Bertrando, Ph.D.
Paolo Bertrando, MD, Ph.D.
piazza S. Agostino, 22, 20123,
Paolo Bertrando MD, PhD, graduated in medicine and specialized in psychiatry in Milan, Italy. He was trained in systemic family therapy by Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin in the 1980s, and used initially the Milan Approach for working with families with a member diagnosed with schizophrenia. He later joined Boscolo and Cecchin’s Milan Center for family Therapy, where he was a trainer from 1993 to 2002. In 2003, he co-founded the Episteme systemic training center, where he was director until 2012. Currently he is scientific director of the Systemic-Dialogical School in Bergamo, where he is trying to develop a brand of systemic therapy closer to a dialogical position and practice.
He published several articles and books about systemic therapy. the most relevant are the two books co-written with Luigi Boscolo, The Times of Time (New York, Norton, 1993), and Systemic Therapy with Individuals(London, Karnac Books, 1996).His latest book published in 2007 is The Dialogical Therapist (London, Karnac Books).
Dr. Bertrando has traveled widely holding workshops and seminars on several topics related to systemic therapy, in Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. His present interests concern the dynamics of systemic therapy (both from a methodological and experimental point of view), the relationship between psychiatric and systemic thinking, and the dynamics of emotions according to a systemic view.
Francesca Balestra, Ph.D.
Angelo Benozzo, Ph.D.
Paolo Bertrando, Ph.D.
Marco Bianciardi, Ph.D.
Alberta Contarello, Ph.D.
Marina Everri, Ph.D.
Laura Fruggeri, Ph.D.
Diego Romaioli, Ph.D.
Elena Venturelli Ph.D.