Valentina Manna

Valentina Manna
Roots In Action - Association for Social Promotion

Clinical and Community Psychology; Gender Studies PhD

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Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapist

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Publications (29)
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In the Italian social context difficulties in remaining in the labor market characterizes working mothers, leading them sometimes to resign from their jobs. The aim of this research is to explore narratives of those women dropping out of the workforce during pregnancy and soon after childbirth and their experiences in these circumstances. The study...
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L'esperienza clinica con le famiglie ci porta continuamente a diretto contatto con la trasposizione da genitori a figli di traumi indicibili e segretati, che delineano dinamiche familiari nutrite da ferite invisibili e difficilmente comunicabili. Nel caso specifico di situazioni di deprivazione, separazione e perdita, l'esperienza emotiva e psichic...
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Mothers and mothers-to-be often become e-health users because of their need for sharing emotional and practical parental experiences. In this sense, web forums seem to positively contribute to parenting skills and transition to motherhood. This study aims at exploring how 379 Italian mothers use two Italian forums, the manifest and latent contents...
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Internet usage represents a risky opportunity for the youngest. Due to its social, communicative and emotional function in adolescents' lives, it may provide benefits and facilitations to their relationships. On the other hand, the excessive use of the Internet can harmfully affect their daily routines, with negative effects on their psychological...
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Self-portrayal is one of the most popular online activities, especially among adolescents and young adults. The selfie-craze explosion through photo-sharing represent a new task for adolescents' researchers, but few instruments explore how adolescents can control their body image through self-portraits. One of these is the body image control in pho...
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The aim of this chapter is to analyze the main and most recent research trends for the prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), by summarizing and discussing related theoretical and methodological issues, debated among scholars. Starting from European and International recommendations, the authors will focus on the most innovative approaches and pre...
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Selfie-taking and posting is one of the most popular activities among teenagers, an important part of online self-presentation that is related to identity issues and peer relations. The scholarly literature emphasizes different yet conflicting motivations for selfie-behavior, stressing deeper analysis of psychological factors and the influence of g...
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This study examines the qualitative and quantitative effects of a short-term, psychodynamically oriented video-feedback intervention in an Italian sample (n = 30) of non-clinical mothers with high potential dyadic risk due to work–family conflict. We adopted a psychodynamically informed and video-assisted approach based on theoretical and clinical...
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Mothers and mothers-to-be often become e-health users because of their need for sharing emotional and practical parental experiences. In this sense, web forums seem to positively contribute to parenting skills and transition to motherhood. This study aims at exploring how 379 Italian mothers use two Italian forums, the manifest and latent contents...
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Internet usage represents a risky opportunity for the youngest. Due to its social, communicative and emotional function in adolescents' lives, it may provide benefits and facilitations to their relationships. On the other hand, the excessive use of the Internet can harmfully affect their daily routines, with negative effects on their psychological...
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The aim of this chapter is to analyze the main and most recent research trends for the prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), by summarizing and discussing related theoretical and methodological issues, debated among scholars. Starting from European and International recommendations, the authors will focus on the most innovative approaches and pre...
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Introduction: The increasing presence of women in labor force has modified the modern experience of mothering (Alizade, 2006). Indeed, a deep contrast between the prescriptive images of ideal mother and ideal worker causes a subjective experience of incompatibility due to the impossibility of perfectly adhering to both images (Sverdlik, 2012), incr...
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Introduction: Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) represent a crisis for the family. Preemie’s parents are premature parents; they’re rarely prepared for the NICU environment (Brown, Pearl & Carassco,1991) and to face the uncertainty of becoming parents (McNeil,1992) and the feelings of loss, isolation, fear and worry that may characteri...
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This chapter describes an experience of non-formal learning under the European Youth Initiative “Roots in Action”. The project, which involved 15 adolescents and 4 young promoters with different ethnic origins, used music as a tool for promoting intercultural dialogue and knowledge. The core activity of the project was an intercultural ethnomusicol...
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The recent development of new technologies for video recording provided great benefits for the microanalysis of mother-child interactions (Stern,2005).Moreover,the use of video-procedures revealed its usefulness for promoting positive parenting within brief programs for early preventive interventions (Zelenko,2008).We aimed at developing a pilot cl...
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The recent development of new technologies for video recording provided great benefits for the microanalysis of mother-child interactions (Stern,2005).Moreover,the use of video-procedures revealed its usefulness for promoting positive parenting within brief programs for early preventive interventions (Zelenko,2008).We aimed at developing a pilot cl...
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Teen sexting refers to a practice increasingly spread among adolescents who exchange their own sexual explicit images and contents through apps and technological devices. While defining a new virtual way of exploring sexuality,as a part of the sexual identity to be defined (Cahn, 1998), it implies clinical and legal risks, e.g. self-objectivation,...
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People with similar needs use cyberspace to share knowledge and experiences and search for emotional support (Silke,1998). The recent diffusion of parenting websites (Moorhead,2000) as virtual communities for parents, reveals their importance as tools providing an “holding” function (O'Connor,2001). We aimed at exploring how parents use the cybersp...
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Introduction.Parenting experience involves gratifying dimensions as well as stressful ones,that can disturb the exercise of a new identity role for the adult (Ammaniti,2005).It is therefore essential to adopt tools for measuring parental stress in its various components(Abidin,1995).Moreover,the changing lifestyles of families introduce new risk fa...
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Introduction Training properties of the infant observation aimed at improving psychologists' clinical sensibility and self-analysis are well known (Bick 1964, Rustin 1989). Furthermore, the emotional support offered to the observed mother-child relationship can represent an opportunity of prevention (Siksou, 1992), increasing and supporting mother'...
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Introduction Recent research trends on mother-infant dyads use videofeedback in a clinical-psychodynamic perspective to explore and modify mother's representations about her child and her relationship with him (Lieberman,2004).This study illustrates a clinically oriented experience of videofeedback, also testing its effectiveness in improving the r...
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We thought it would be useful to report some of the documents, regulations and enactings which are aimed to the acknowledgement and the affirmation of women's rights. On this account, we provided some links to the original documentations along with a short description of them. The man-woman inequality rapport (Gender Gap In-dex), the Convention for...
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The contribution illustrates women status in the labor market, demonstrating the per-sistence of gender inequality in the workplace, although assuming different guises from those that fostered the model of glass ceiling, used to describe the condition of men and women in production. Retracing in literature the metaphors to symbolize this matter of...

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Exploring representations, emotions and conflictualities in young Siblings of children with Down Syndrome, and promoting a psychodynamic-oriented group-based intervention.