PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
He lives in Bologna where he worked as a psychiatrist in the Department of Mental Health until 2018. He currently works privately as a Jungian psychotherapist and, with other colleagues, he is one of the founders of the Metis Training and Research Center, participating and organizing seminars and clinical supervisions. He is a founding member of the non-profit organization Metis Africa active in Mali, Dogon and in Italy. For a long time he has been also in charge of the training of mental health professionals in Bologna. Since 2001, in particular, he has been in charge of several projects for the treatment of migrant patients. Furthermore, he founded and coordinated the Cultural Consultation Center, a center with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improve the accuracy of the interventions inthe local social and health services. In 2017, he participated as a regional delegate in the drafting of the Ministerial Guidelines for the care of refugees who have suffered torture and serious forms of psychological violence. In the period between 2016 and 2018 he was in charge of the training for the project, financed by FAMI founds, Start_ER, which had the purpose of supporting the health of asylum seekers. He is also a member of the Working Group on Transcultural Psychiatry of the Society of Medical Psychotherapy.