Special Life 1

The "A Special Life, Special care for Special Needs" project involves volunteers selected by Psy + Onlus in the implementation of innovative activities in favor of users with intellectual disabilities, guests of the Naša Kuća day center, in Belgrade, Serbia.
The project entered the operational phase from September 2015 when the selected volunteers followed an intensive training weekend with the experts of Psy + Onlus and the staff of Naša Kuća.


Alcoholism and personality

Alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse are clinical conditions characterized by specific thought structures and certain behavioral aspects related to the use of the alcoholic substance. The palatability of alcoholic drinks The day after E.Munchit prevailed over the others for its tonic and euphoric effect, for the momentary relief they give to anguish and for the sense of solidarity among individuals that "drinking together" has always meant. The importance of the socio-cultural, biological, genetic and psychological dimension that constantly pushes the individual towards the use and subsequent abuse of this substance should not be underestimated. Psychological reasons include incentives that facilitate alcoholism, states of tension, difficulties in human relationships, feelings of insecurity, the inability of personal affirmation and the need for gratification. The unstoppable desire that drives the patient with an alcohol addiction to take this substance, the effects of which have already been experienced in the past, is called craving. During the seminar we will try to provide a picture of the different types of craving in the alcoholic patient and related psychopathological manifestations, the most effective treatments will be illustrated to prevent and contrast the spread of this phenomenon.
Dr. Rita Fiorentino
The seminar will be held on Friday 16-10-2015, 15.00-18.00, at the headquarters of'IREP., Via Piave, 7 Rome.

Psychological-Scientific Training Area Psy +

Marika seminarThe Psy + Seminars, in their second edition, are proposed as support for the Continuous Training of Mental Health Operators.
In particular, they are aimed at psychology students, students of training sciences, psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, paediatricians, socio-health workers, teachers and all those interested in the topic.
The seminars are in fact an opportunity for comparison and updating on issues related to the individual's mental, physical and social well-being. It is therefore possible to create dialogues between the various theoretical orientations and provide a communicative window with them.
The main objective is to provide continuous updating on the most frequent psychopathological frameworks in clinical practice and to offer a space for reflection through the interaction of various theoretical-clinical experiences.
Each seminar cycle proposed is completely free. At the end of the seminars, a scientific documentation is drawn up to deepen the themes and provide more and further theoretical references based on the most recent contributions offered by the international scientific panorama. The scientific teaching material will be provided to members who request it.
Our seminars have been advertised on the website of the Order of Psychologists of Abruzzo and of the Order of Psychologists of Lazio, having been recognized as a precious opportunity for continuous training in psychology and psychotherapy.
In 2015, an agreement was opened with the European Research Institute in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Rome, which offered its premises for their development.
For information you can visit our website: www.psyplus.org, contact directly the Psy + Psychological-Scientific Training Area contact person, Dr. Arianna Sirolli: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The seminar cycle just ended covered several topics, each addressed by an expert in the field. In this issue of the newsletter we report the abstract of the seminar held Patrizia Perrone, systemic-relational psychotherapist and expert in the field of parental mediation.
“Parental mediation: managing parental conflict differently; analysis of the phases and techniques of family mediation through a clinical case. "
Abstract: Parental mediation replaces the conflict, almost always active, in cases of separation and divorce, allowing the two spouses to find an alternative channel to communicate. It does not replace family therapy, let alone legal advice, it follows a specific and peculiar path that aims at the possibility that the two parents, through the mediation of a third party, can develop a satisfactory separation program in the first person. for them and their children, in whom they can exercise common parental responsibility. You can consult the list of Psy + Onlus seminars of the last cycle clicking here. For information on our training activities, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Be (a) st Houses - Social Issues Video

beasthouseBe (a) st Houses tells a story that moves between San Basilio and Testaccio through the common thread of two characters who work as social workers during the day in a reception center and at night as bouncers. The noble art of boxing is applied for educational purposes, in the suburbs as well as in the center.
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House of dads

casadeipapàlogoSince January 2016 Psy + Onlus is scientific partner of Cooperative Apriti Sesamo in project managementHouse of the Dads, funded and led by Department of Social Policies, Subsidiarity and Health di Rome capital city. The House of the Dads is an innovative project of secondary prevention and support for parenthood which provides for actions of concrete housing support combined with actions of psycho-social support and family mediation and legal advice. Psy + Onlus is in charge of family mediation services, parenting support, psychological support and team supervision. The essential innovation introduced in the design phase is the presence of a scientific committee, coordinated by Psy + Onlus, composed of psychologists belonging to the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology of the University "La Sapienza", members of the "Violence in Intimate Relations" working group of theOrder of Psychologists of Lazio, sociologists and expert lawyers of the phenomenon. The scientific committee will have a consultancy and research function.

Complexity, cod and psychological perception of safety

That of Security Decree it is a hot topic. Sharply criticized by a broad front ranging from opposition to humanitarian associations, it was judged unconstitutional by the associations of legal studies, economically disadvantageous for the country system, unworkable with respect to the expected economic coverage.


curated by Halima Tanjaoui - (November 2014 / February 2015)

The training course of the course consists in the introduction to the Arabic language and intends to provide basic grammatical elements favoring the reading of vocalized texts. Simple texts and usable dialogues will be proposed to help you discover the Arabic language. A historical overview of the Arabic language and culture will also be provided.

Discomfort and mental health in migrants

UlyssesEmigration implies a break, a detachment; it means abandoning, going away, leaving behind a protective shell, the homeland, and heading elsewhere. Elsewhere is a place far from the sounds, smells, sensations that constitute the first traces on which a psychic functioning code has been established. It means finding oneself halfway between two cultures, "plucking one's roots from the land of origin, looking for a way to transplant oneself into the new land, with the need not to renounce oneself, one's own identity" (Mazzetti, 1996). A phenomenon of this magnitude involves the crossing of certain psychic paths and also of possible manifestations of discomfort. The subjects who come to us are generally people who in their country have fought for a long time against a dictatorship, or against a political situation that deprived them of all freedom; who have seen comrades, family members disappear or have suffered injustice and violence themselves for having protested. What you are looking for is a place where your rights are respected, where your identity and autonomy are welcomed without prejudice. The aim of the seminar will be to analyze the traumatic consequences that a forced migration path produces on a subject and what are the possible intervention strategies to favor social integration.
Dr. Claudia Notari
The seminar will be held on Friday 12-06-2015, 15.00-18.00, at the headquarters of'IREP.,Via Piave, 7 Rome.
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Editorial 2016-1

photome VERT4Welcome to you who read.
Finally, with the first issue of the Psy + Onlus Newsletter, we can start to inform you regularly about the social activities of our association. In these first five years the working group has grown, in number and in operational capacity, and the patrimony of competence and motivation of each member is finding a place in the projects for the benefit of the community. Precarious among the precarious, as operators of the non-profit private social sector, we have to deal daily with the difficulty of consolidating a team, its practices, its common culture. We are succeeding, and despite the different approaches (or perhaps thanks to this variety) Psy + Onlus is increasingly being characterized as a co-construction space, as a project development laboratory, as a structure whose internal solidarity translates into interventions in solidarity with favor of the territory. Coordinate, cooperate, assist. At various levels, everyone's ability to collaborate is expressed in contributing to that which exceeds the sum of the parts. Together, we can do more, and do it better. From Italian language and culture courses for unaccompanied foreign minors, to informal training, from scientific seminars to listening counters in schools, from consultancy services, psychological support and psychotherapy to the development and implementation of pathological addiction projects, support for parenting, integration, de-institutionalization, countering bullying and early school leaving. In the pages of this newsletter, in this and in the numbers that follow, we will take care to describe the associative activities to our members, our supporters and anyone interested in these issues, in the hope of being able to communicate the passion with which we are engaged in dissemination of good practices in psychology, psychotherapy, social solidarity and cooperation. Thank you for your support !

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Emergency - control - panic: l

rsz psy logoIn the experience of panic, one of the central elements is represented by the emergency: Hades used Pan and Pena to sow terror among men, sending them to each other without giving prior warning. The emergency, which materializes starting from sensational psychophysiological manifestations, is also configured as an unexpected and terrifying loss of the possibility of containing / controlling / protecting one's body and one's sense of identity. Paradoxically, the fear of dying joins here the need to "die to oneself" to undertake a process of re-appropriation of the multiple polarities of the Self, which can be recognized and reintegrated in the structuring of an ego-sustainable identity. To positively initiate a therapeutic process that can also be of medium to long duration, it is necessary, first of all, to be able to welcome the anguished experience of the person in front of us and adopt strategies to contain the psychophysiological symptomatology of which the crisis is the bearer.
Dr Claudio Dalpiaz
The seminar does http://viagrausa-online.com/emotional-problems-that-may-cause-you-your-sex-drive-and-lower-a-libido/ held on Friday 11-09-2015, 15.00-18.00, at the headquarters of'IREP.,  Via Piave, 7 Rome.
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Eating disorders and mentalization: two theoretical perspectives compared

Eating disorders are increasingly identifiable as a body metamorphosis to narrate discomfort. Their presence and incidence in modern and western society is increasing more and more, but they are starting to go beyond seminarsirollimanase1Culture Bound syndrome and they become real clinical puzzles that cannot be separated from individual psychic functioning, from the way of perceiving and identifying emotions, from the level and presence of alexithymic moments and from the planning of a hypertrophic super-ego (Recalcati, 2001).
The psychic functioning modality and the mentalization ability of subjects affected by DCA offer a clinical look that opens the way to different perspectives and modalities of therapeutic approach. DCAs are a pathology that must necessarily be addressed according to a multidisciplinary and bio-psycho-social approach. It is necessary to involve the family and look at the disturbance within the individual and his specific psychic functioning.
The seminar proposes the search for a dialogue between methodologies that has as its ultimate goal the well-being of the individual.
Dr. Arianna Sirolli - Dr. Daniele Manasse
The seminar will be held on Friday 2-10-2015, 15.00-18.00, at the headquarters of'IREP.,  Via Piave, 7 Rome.
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European identity in EU university sojourners

The data of this contribution were taken from a research work carried out in Italy and Holland in 2009 on the effect of experience abroad for study reasons as a mechanism capable of modifying the representations of the European Union among university students. For the understanding of this social phenomenon, we have taken into consideration a series of macro factors relating to the construction of identity, migratory movements and the debate on the emergence of a European identity, as well as some cognitive constructs deemed capable of discriminating participants to research, such as socio-cultural adaptation and intolerance to ambiguity.

Inside Out


Inside Out and the islands of personality

This cartoon from Pixar it is extraordinary for many reasons. Personally I prefer one above all: it tells (and does not explain, boring psychologists think about it!) How the human mind works in such a simple and beautiful way that it almost seems to touch with hand all those psychic elements and structures often studied with great difficulty on books!
At the same time I would like to start this post by sharing the feeling of discomfort and annoyance that I felt in the first 15 minutes of the cardboard. The reason for this initial annoyance depended on two factors. First, I feared that history would offer us a model of mental well-being based exclusively on the idea of ​​optimism, represented by Gioia (I must say, initially a bit unpleasant!) Who immediately imposed herself as a protagonist, trying to inhibit all other emotions, especially apathy (and nice!) Sadness. The slogan seemed to be: "you have to be optimistic, happy, confident and everything will go well!" This idea is not in itself negative but, psychologically, wrong. Life and our experiences are too complex to believe that well-being lies only in positive thinking. The second aspect that annoyed me is linked to the idea, always initial, that our internal world was very, very similar to the "internal world" of a computer. The psychological model represented moved on the conceptual basis of a schematic organization, only cognitive, where it was enough to dose the emotions well and all the experiences would have been managed better. A theory emerged of a neutral mind at birth (the famous "tabula rasa") which begins to accumulate memories, possibly positive, with a mechanism similar to the functioning of an electronic machine, which stores data and classifies them by topics; in short, for a quarter of an hour I feared the worst!

The "luck" of the tragedy: the traumatic paradox of the asylum seeker

In these great times migration, there is a lot of talk about landings, numbers, money spent onwelcome. Too little is said about their stories, the reason that drove them to come here and the drama that they bring in once they arrive. This drama is in turn the only tool for obtaining international protection recognition in our country. The deeper, more serious and tragic this drama, the more likely it is that their application will be accepted.

Parental mediation: managing parental conflict differently; analysis of the phases and techniques of family mediation through a clinical case

rsz mediation famParental mediation replaces the conflict, almost always active, in cases of separation and divorce, allowing the two spouses to find an alternative channel to communicate. It does not replace family therapy, let alone legal advice, it follows a specific and peculiar path that aims at the possibility that the two parents, through the mediation of a third party, can develop a satisfactory separation program in the first person. for them and their children, in whom they can exercise common parental responsibility.
Dr. Patrizia Perrone
The seminar will be held on 15-05-2015, 15.00-18.00 pm, at the headquarters of'IREP., Via Piave, 7 Rome.
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The new addictions: Ludopathy, Internet addiction, Porno addiction

When a creation of technology appears to change the actions and relationships of individuals, the real impact it will have on our life cannot be predicted. With the appearance and mass diffusion of the media to communicate and rsz semininariotolveexchanging information spaces and times of relationships and interactions have changed. Twenty years after the boom in mobile phones and fifteen years after the appearance of the internet, we can evaluate new technologies based on the strengths and variations of daily life, but also on those forms of excess and loss of meaning that are manifested by the entrance pathologies from new addictions within the psychiatric and clinical categories. In this change how does our body place, the flow of emotions and thoughts, our stability over time that we indicate with the term identity? The seminar aims to be a moment of reflection in which to define guidelines that contribute to the promotion of the use and non-abuse of communicative media.

Dr. Giuseppe Tolve - Dr. Daniele Manasse

The seminar will be held on 13-11-2015, 15.00-18.00 pm, at the headquarters of'IREP., Via Piave, 7 Rome.

Choices of a migrant parent - educating children as at home?

As discussed in a previous article in this blog,raising a child away from their home country it is a challenge that adds to the already extensive list of difficulties and revolutions that arise when becoming mothers or fathers. In this article we will talk about one of the most common dilemmas for a parent abroad: theeducational choices.

Migrant motherhood, between difficulties and survival strategies

That of the international migration it is an ever increasing phenomenon and in which womenthey play an increasing role. It therefore becomes of great importance to understand their role both in the causes and consequences of migration, especially if one of the most demanding existential stages for women from a physical, psychic and cultural point of view is observed more closely: maternity

Migrants and resilience: the art of navigating streams

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Psychoanalyst Cyrulnik Boris defines the Resilience like "the art of navigating streams", a difficult and demanding but not solitary navigation because it is related to the external environment.

In psychology, the Resilience it is configured as a process of mutation that allows hostilities to be transformed into opportunities for renewal and to structure alternative paths, avoiding or canceling those that have become impracticable and enemy. Resilience to adverse situations therefore depends on a cumulative and interactive combination of risk factors e protective factors genetic, personal and environmental.

Mindfulness: an aid for stress management and the cultivation of well-being in everyday life through awareness

mindfulness3x3Mindfulness is a particular form of awareness, it is a universal human attitude present in each of us. It is necessary to cultivate and rediscover this mode of being that allows us to enter into relationship with ourselves, with one's body, with one's heart, one's mind, with others and with the reality that surrounds us in a new, more present way more alive, directly in contact with our needs. Mindfulness allows you to stop your usual reaction automatisms, avoiding to continue to implement inadequate and repetitive behavioral reactions, this is very important to recover psychological well-being, harmony, mind-body integration and take a path to discovery of ourselves. During the meeting there will be a presentation of the MBSR program, stress reduction through awareness program, conceived and structured by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn, we will talk about the neuroscientific research that supports the results obtained by a constant Mindfulness practice, we will experience it .

Dr. Marika Nuti

The seminar will be held on Friday 08-05-2015, 16.00-18.00, at the headquarters of'IREP., Via Piave, 7 Rome.
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