Who am I?

I am a clinical psychologist, a senior mindfulness teacher, trainer, supervisor and author – and have been involved in mindfulness since the end of 90s and the beginning of MBCT.

What do I do?

I am an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at the School of Medicine, University of Padova, Professor in the Institute for Lifelong Learning of the University of Barcelona and Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I am also a Founder Director of the International MBCT for OCD Center, in Vicenza, Italy, and the developer of the therapeutic model, and author of the related manual, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Guilford Press, 2020, translated in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian), the first manualized and validated mindfulness-based treatment model for OCD. I am also a Founder and Honorary President of the Italian Institute for Mindfulness (IS.I.MIND). I was for 25 years a Director of an inpatient Unit for Mood and Anxiety Disorders and a Unit for OCD at the Villa Margherita Private Hospital in Vicenza, Italy, where I implemented the MBCT model for hundreds of severe and hospitalized patients. I have trained in MBCT more than 2,000 patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. I also had the privilege to present scientific papers, lectures and workshops at a number of international conferences and universities worldwide, including Harvard and Oxford, and I published numerous articles, several chapters and three books. I am the Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (2009, Springer), the first manual on the clinical applications of mindfulness meditation (translated in five languages).