Medical director: Doc. Cinchini Elisabetta

Quisisana
Psychology and psychotherapy

Psychology and psychotherapy, an innovative approach

Quisisana is the reference point for psychology and psychotherapy in Ferrara.

Psychology is the science that deals with the processes of the mind, behavior and human relationships with the aim of promoting the improvement of the quality of life. Psychotherapy is a health specialization reserved for Doctors and Psychologists, which offers the patient a path of treatment to deal with the different forms of psychological suffering, from the mildest to the most serious.

At Quisisana, accredited private hospital in Ferrara, it is possible to carry out a psychological visit and undergo psychotherapy sessions, setting the most suitable therapeutic path to solve or control one's ailments/pathologies.

What is the ISTDP

The psychological visit and psychotherapeutic sessions at Quisisana, for a fee and not affiliated with the National Health System, are carried out by Dr. Maria Antonietta Pocaterra or by Dr. Elisa Stefanati.

The accredited private hospital adopts the I.S.T.D.P - Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy technique. The ISTDP is part of the Short Dynamic Psychotherapies, psychotherapies born from the psychoanalytic model that uses different methods to accelerate the therapeutic process in an attempt to achieve the greatest possible psychotherapeutic efficacy.

This method is particularly useful for:

  • psychoneurotic patients: low to highly resistant, self-harm, avoidance
  • frail patients: depression, somatization, anxiety crisis (DAP, DAG), personality disorders (DSM IV-R)

These patients represent 52% of the psychiatric population and 86% of referrals to psychiatric studies.

According to clinical studies, ISTDP leads to a total remission of symptoms in 57% of patients after 16 weeks and to a stable remission in 71% of patients after 4 months.

You can book this activity online

Quisisana provides the service of Psychology and psychotherapy as a paid service, book your visit now, or contact us for more informations.

Family therapy

Family therapy, known as systemic/relational therapy, is the psychotherapeutic approach that involves the whole family in finding solutions for the individual. Specifically, it focuses on the complex relationships that arise within the family, the couple and extended systems at a later stage.

Family therapy can be useful when suffering or communication difficulties arise between the members that make up the family system: conflict in the couple, the arrival of a child, couple infertility, conflictual separations, illness, adolescence of children, job changes , retirements or even past or current traumatic events such as bereavement, loss, violence, accidents.

The goal of family psychotherapy is precisely to listen, recognize and normalize family dynamics, promote change and facilitate communication exchanges and the expression of emotional blocks when they are an obstacle to the evolution of individuals and the family system.

Services offered at the Quisisana psychology clinic:

  • Psychotherapeutic visit
  • Family Psychotherapy

Medical staff

  • Dr. Maria Antonietta Pocaterra Psychology and Psychotherapist
  • Dr. Elisa Stefanati Specialist in Psychology and Psychotherapy of family, couple and individual relationships

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