Donata Francescato received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 1972 and a Post Doctor Fellowship from the University of BRANDEIS (Massachusetts).

She is full professor of Community Psychology at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome.

He is the Scientific Director of the Ecopoiesis Network which has been organizing biennial Masters since 1982 to promote individual, group and organizational empowerment.

He is Scientific Director of the Specialization School of Humanistic Psychotherapy and Clinical and Community Psychology at the ASPIC in Rome.

He is Coordinator of the European Network of Community Psychology and member of the European Network of Affective Education. She is a founding member of the European Association Of Community Psychology (ECPA)

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal of Social and Community Psychology, and of the Global Journal of Community Practice, and of Community Psychology.

You have designed highly innovative training activities also implemented in European and non-European countries.

She is the author of 23 books, translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Japanese and of approximately 150 articles in Italian and international journals on social psychology topics (particularly in the fields of environmental psychology, political psychology, community psychology and child psychology). groups, and gender studies) It has also conducted studies on the evaluation of various face-to-face and online training methods and on the organizational development of private, public and third sector settings. You have held lectures and seminars at universities in several European countries, including Great Britain, Germany, Austria and Portugal. She has been invited to give keynote addresses on her innovative theoretical and methodological contributions at various international conferences in Budapest 1987, and Cambridge 1989., in Lisbon 1995, Vienna 1997, Bergen (2000) Berlin (2004) Puerto Rico (2006) and Pasadena (USA) 2007, Lisbon 2008.

Among her works we remember Quando l’amore fini (1992), Figli sereni di amori perdidati (Mondadori 1994); with Anna Putton, Staying better together (Mondadori 1995); Beyond Psychotherapy. Innovative Paths in Community Psychology (1995); with Willy Pasini The courage to change (Mondadori 1999); Laughing is a serious thing (Mondadori 2002); Foundations of Community Psychology (2002); Love and power. Men and women from conflict to confrontation in couples and society (Kappa 2007) Loving each other when you grow up. Living precious years with joy (Mondadori 2010).

She is the author of numerous scientific publications in Italian and foreign journals.

From 1992 to 1995 she was National Scientific Coordinator of a scientific research program of national interest Ex 40%: “Women in development processes”, interdisciplinary research which involved colleagues from various disciplines (Economics, Sociology and Geopolitics) of the Universities of Ferrara, Modena and Turin.

The research produced numerous publications and was funded for three consecutive years from 1992 to 1995.

She was National Coordinator of the MURST project 2000-2002: “Distance learning and cognitive empowerment: compared learning models”.



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