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Alessandra Castellani Mencarelli

Alessandra Castellani Mencarelli

Master of Clinical Psychology

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Introduction
My research activity has been characterized by an interest in the problems of the affective, sexual and couple sphere, in order to improve the sexual health of people with disabilities. Willingness to study clinical assessment tools and passion for social and inclusion issues complete my profile. My goal is to become a psychotherapist in the field of psychopathological severity.
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From March 11 to April 26, 2020, the Italian government imposed a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a quarantine that resulted in significant restrictions on the movement and social contacts of the population, with a view to limiting the pandemic outbreak. The quarantine forced people to experience distorted social distance in two contrasting ways. For...
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From March 11 to April 26, 2020, the Italian government imposed a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a quarantine that resulted in significant restrictions on the movement and social contacts of the population, with a view to limiting the pandemic outbreak. The quarantine forced people to experience distorted social distance in two contrasting ways. For...
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Il presente studio—condotto da una équipe di psicologi sperimentali e clinici dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia, della dall’Istituto di Psicoterapia della Gestalt Espressiva di Perugia—ha voluto indagare cosa stesse succedendo in Italia, cioè anche per gli adulti italiani la salute e i comportamenti sessuali (attività, desiderio, eccitazione,...
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People with paraplegia have to fight their own and societal attitudes and stereotypes that reduce sexuality to the physiological functions of genitalia. These psychological and social limitations arise from cultural and disability models that focus sexual pleasure on phallocentric primacy, and sexual attractiveness of perfect bodies. In this chapte...
Data
Supplementary Material to the Study 2 of the work on "Psychological Sexual Health of People with Paraplegia", where the codebook and detailed qualitative data analysis of each meeting are reported.

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Love & Life project is performed in the Unipolar Spinal Unit of the ‘S. Maria della Misericordia’ hospital in Perugia (USU-PG). This unit is one of the 22 spinal units that comprise the Italian National Health System, of which nine are Unipolar. Love & Life aims to enhance the psychological sexual health of USU-PG in- and outpatients and their partners. To pursue this goal, the project embraces the World Health Organization’s biopsychosocial model of sexual health and human functioning. This positive, holistic, and comprehensive view states that sexual health is “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity”. This view implies overcoming the reductive view of the medical model of human functioning and its sociocultural products (myths, attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudices) that limit sexuality to the physiological functions of genitalia, phallocentric primacy of sexual pleasure, and sexual attractiveness of only bodily perfection. To facilitate a psychological (emotional and behavioral) adjustment that improves self- and sexual esteem as well as satisfaction, the project Love & Life promotes a psychoeducational personal growth group, in which people with SCI and their partners can experience, express, and rework thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, roles, and relationships about sexuality.