Professional Profile

Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

International Psychoanalytical Association

Italian Psychoanalytic Society

British Psychoanalytic Society, guest membership

I am a Psychoanalyst of the International Psychoanalytic Association, and I completed my Psychoanalytical Training at S.P.I., Centro Psicoanalitico Veneto-Emiliano, Padua and Bologna, Italy. I’m currently a guest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a registerd psychotherapist of the British Psychoanalytic Council. I am also a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, group and individual.

I started in private practice in Padua in 1998 and I recently moved to London.

My private practise is in 36 Soho Square, W1D 3QY.

I  started working at Padua University, Faculty of Psychology, as a Lecturer in 1998 on various researches in psychoanalysis and taught courses on: psychoanalysis, primary and advanced level, psychoanalytical models; I  performed seminars on adolescence, psysomatic theories in psychoanalysis, the relation of mind/body in psychoanalysis.

From 2009 till now I taught  at the University School of Psychotherapy of Life Circle. The School specialises in postgraduate studies of four years in Clinical Psychotherapy and Clinical psychology from infancy to old age. I was appointed for two years to teach Psychoanalytic Psychodiagnosis and  acted as supervisor for cases at the Department Clinic for Students of Padua University.

From 1997 to 2002 I collaborated with a group researching psychoanalytical oriented psychotherapy, time limited, in the University School of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. This psychotherapeutic model is a time limited (six months) therapy which was originally thought to allow patients who cannot afford psychoanalysis in private practice to undergo psychotherapy at a clinic following the classical psychoanalytical model. This term is established from the very beginning and inevitably creates and evokes a certain amount of separation anxiety that is meant to be deeply explored during the therapy. This five years research culminated in the publication of a book: “Time of Separation: A model of brief Psychotherapy Psychoanalytically oriented and time limited” in collaboration – among others – with Prof Mangini (former President of the Centro Veneto di Psicoanalisi in Padua).

From 1998 to 2004 I took part of a research group on “Adolescence” with Proff Racalbuto (Training analyst, S.P.I.), Mangini (Training analyst, S.P.I.), Costantini (full member, S.P.I.), Esposito (full member, S.P.I.), Ferruzza (Specialisation School of Psychotherapy Director), Nicolini (Professor of Clinical Colloquium) on “adolescence related issues”. The group published several books for which I wrote two chapters on body/mind relation, psysomatic, drug addiction in adolescence and psychoanalysis (see Publications).

From 1998 to April 2012 I worked with severe psychiatric patients at the University Psychiatric Clinic of the Padua Hospital and from 2001 in therapeutic Residential Communities (Clinics) for drug addicted and dual diagnosis patients, meaning someone who has both a co-occurring mental illness and a substance use problem: alcohol, heroin addicted, multiple chemical and drug addiction) as Group and individual Psychotherapist Psychoanalytically oriented.

During my analytical training I was President elect and President of the International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization (IPSO) between 2008/2011.

As President I worked to increase Members’ benefits in collaboration with the I.P.A./I.P.S.O. Relation Committee and helped appointing candidates to various I.P.A. Committees; I participated in an international research in collaboration with the I.P.A. Committee on Psychoanalytical Prospective of Ageing of patients and psychoanalysts; with Gabriele Junkers (chair of the IPA Committee on ageing), Maria Teresa Hooke and others we presented these results during the European Psychoanalytical Federation Conferences in London (2010), Copenhagen (2011), Paris 2012, and during the International Psychoanalytical Association Conference in Mexico City in 2011. Together with IPSO Executive Committee we organized the biannual IPSO Congresses in Chicago (2009) and in Mexico City (2011), during IPA biannual Conferences. We also actively participated with the IPA China Committee in preparing the 1st Asian Psychoanalytic Conference (www.ipaasia.cn) held in Beijing, October 2010.

Arts as Cinema and poetry are also my passion and I wrote a poetry book called “Angolo di Stanza” (The room’s corner).

Office address: 36 Soho Square, W1D 3QY, London, UK.

Phone: +44 7879 956281

email: luisa.marino@spiweb.it

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