Mr Alessandro Carmelita is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Registered to the Psychological Registry of Tuscany (Italy) with number 2900.
He took a dregree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Clinical Psychology of Padua in Italy.
He Specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Psychotherapy School of the APC in Rome (Considered one of the most important schools in Italy).
He also completed an intensive course at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia with Aaron Beck, creator of the Cognitive Therpy, and his daughter Judith Beck.
After this, he decided to broaden his knowledge of Mindfulness and be trained by Mark Williams and Zindel Segal. After that he aimed to spread Mindfulness throughout Italy.
In 2004, he established the Institute of Cognitive Sciences ISC, in which he aimed to organise events, related to Psychotherapy and Neuroscience with the best experts in the world.
He set up courses based on CBT, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, AEDP, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Alessandro Carmelita achieved the highest level of certification in Schema Therapy. He was the only Italian Therapist Trainer and Supervisor with the ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy) certification.
He trained in Schema Therapy hundreds of therapists all over Italy. At the ISC Institute, he has organised 70 different editions of International Training in Schema Therapy.
Alessandro has organised training for children and adolescents, group therapy and for couples.
Over the years, well-known experts in the field of Schema Therapy have collaborated with the institute, including Arnoud Arntz, David Bernstein and Joan Farrell.
Alessandro Carmelita has also been organising and presenting the Congress “Attachment and Trauma”. This has been attended by more than 1000 people coming from over 40 countries.
The Italian Society of Schema Therapy which was established in 2010 has more than 1500 registered members, and Alessandro Carmelita has been the President of the SIST (Italian Society for Schema Therapy) for six years and is now the Honorary President.
He had the opportunity to be trained by some of the best experts in the world in different approaches as Sue Johnson in Emotionally Couples Focused Therapy EFT and Diana Fosha in Accellerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
He has collaborated with some of the best Experts as Daniel Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Allan Schore, Lou Cozolino and many others to spread around what is really effective in therapy around the world.
In the last five years he developed a new psicotherapy approach called Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy M.I.M.T. that has shown to be very effective with all those problems that have lasted for many years and haven't been treated effectively with other aproaches.
He has been working for 18 years with hundreds of patients who were suffering for several psychological problems
He started working with patients who were suffering of Anxiety Disorders (Panic attack, fobias, Obessessive Compulsive Disorder, general anxiety, social anxiety) and Mood Disorders (Depression, Dystimia, Hypomaniac Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)
He worked for several years helping patients who were suffering of Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating)
In the last 10 years he has been working mainly with traumatized patients and persons who suffer of Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcisistic, Dependent and Avoidant)
He has been working with hundreds of persons who had very bad childhood experiences as abuses or severe neglect
He developed new psychotherapeutic modalities to better help who suffer for all this problems.
He is actually working on his first two books for professionals:
"Schema Therapy Step by Step" Handbook for professionals. This book will be pubblished on February 2019
"The Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy Handbook" This book will be published on March 2019
Main Organizer of the "Attachment and Trauma Congress" with the best experts of the world in the psychology and psychotherapy field.