Valeria Cioffi

Valeria Cioffi
Phenomena Research Group, Sipgi · Psychopathology, Psychotherapy and Neuroscience

Doctor of Psychology

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Introduction
I’m a Psychologist – Psychotherapist, PhD in Sciences of behavior and learning processes and PTSTA-P. I work as scientific supervisor for Phenomena Journal (https://phenomenajournal.marpedizioni.it/index.php/phenomena), as teacher for S.I.P.G.I. (Postgraduate School in Gestalt Integrated Psychotherapy, http://www.sipgi.it/) in Torre Annunziata (Naples, Italy), and as psychotherapist and supervisor in my private office in Terzigno (Naples, Italy)

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Providing remote psychotherapy using technology is a growing practice, especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if in numerous studies video conferencing psychotherapy (VCP) was found to be clinically effective, some doubts continue to exist about how the psychotherapeutic alliance works in the online setting, and the characteri...
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The covid-19 lockdown forced psychotherapists to use videoconferencing psychotherapy (VCP). There is little literature on the relationship between VCP and the theoretical orientation of the psychotherapist. The aim of our research work is to explore to what extent the Italian therapists used VCP and how they experienced the change in setting during...
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Introduction Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly used to highlight refined qualifiers of pathologies and to build treatment protocols based on them. These possibilities open up new perspectives for personalized interventions in psychotherapy. The affective neurosciences that link psychopathological phenomena to the hypersensitizatio...
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Introduction The evaluation of the crime of impetus poses problems in seeking clinical elements that configure the total or partial defect of mind. Even in the presence of acute psychotic syndromes it is difficult to identify a psychopathological picture that almost overlaps with the times and methods of the crime itself. Objectives From a longitu...
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In this paper we will illustrate the progress of a research that intends to use computational methods to analyze the complex interaction between a child and his caregiver, focusing on motor aspects. According to the theory of Ruella Frank, Gestalt psychotherapist, the child acquires motor patterns through the interaction with the caregiver that wil...
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Psychotherapy, unanimously described as a particular organized and systematic relationship between a patient and a therapist, is a real complex system. The interaction between the numerous variables belonging to the patient, the therapist and the context in which the therapeutic couple is inserted, presents auto-poietic characteristics and generate...
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Continuous management of dialysis patients exposes family caregivers to significant psychophysical risks. Having demonstrated the effectiveness of artificial intelligence in the care and assistance processes, it was hypothesized the implementation of a mobile app which would detect the distress of these Family Caregivers in order to activate suppor...
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The way individuals make choices and decisions influences their behavior and life style. The choice is not simply based on rational and formal logic, but it's influenced by many emotional and social factors. Starting from this assumption, some studies investigated the way in which emotions influence decision-making processes, while others explored...
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Memory is one of the most fascinating and complex faculties of human beings. Thanks to numerous studies in the neuroscientific field, today we are aware that when we try to remember the past, we do not entirely repeat an event like a movie, infact, the tendency of memory is to change, deform or fade its contents, with the time and with the accumula...
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Several studies investigate empathy as the ability to understand and share a person's emotional states. Recent researches explore phenomenological peculiarity of empathy. The present work is a review of existing scientific literature about the construct of empathy, paying specific attention to new methods to explore it. Particularly, the study pres...
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The study of personality has been developed according to different lines of research in which it is also possible to identify transversal elements that are useful for an unprecedented trans-theoretical research programme. The existence of a close relation between the contents of thought (narrative system) and the vegetative and motor functions (exp...
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The way individuals make choices and decisions influences their behavior and life style. The choice is not simply based on rational and formal logic, but it's influenced by many emotional and social factors. Starting from this assumption, some studies investigated the way in which emotions influence decision-making processes, while others explored...
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In this paper the link between memory and consciousness is discussed. Modern studies allow us to redefine what we know about memory, describing our brain not as a store of knowledge and memories but as an active agent that is based and allows us to make predictions about what happens in the surrounding environment. First we will present theories co...
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Memory is one of the most fascinating and complex faculties of human beings. Thanks to numerous studies in the neuroscientific field, today we are aware that when we try to remember the past, we do not entirely repeat an event like a movie, infact, the tendency of memory is to change, deform or fade its contents, with the time and with the accumula...
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Continuous management of dialysis patients exposes family caregivers to significant psychophysical risks. Having demonstrated the effectiveness of artificial intelligence in the care and assistance processes, it was hypothesized the implementation of a mobile app which would detect the distress of these Family Caregivers in order to activate suppor...
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Several studies investigate empathy as the ability to understand and share a person's emotional states. Recent researches explore phenomenological peculiarity of empathy. The present work is a review of existing scientific literature about the construct of empathy, paying specific attention to new methods to explore it. Particularly, the study pres...
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Several studies investigate empathy as the ability to understand and share a person’s emotional states. Recent researches explore phenomenological peculiarity of empathy. The present work is a review of existing scientific literature about the construct of empathy, paying specific attention to new methods to explore it. Particularly, the study pres...
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Background A number of studies have evaluated the association between cognitive function, pain, and physical activity. To our knowledge, however, no previous studies have evaluated these factors at the population level. Aims To evaluate the association between cognitive function in the elderly with pain, physical activity, and the interaction betwe...
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Background: The global incidence of impaired cognition increases with the overall aging of the population. Regarding prophylactic measures, it is unclear whether engaging in cognitively-stimulating activities can decrease the risk of cognitive impairment. Objective: To determine the association between Need for Cognition and cognitive ability withi...
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Psoriasis is a multisystem inflammatory disease associated to several comorbidities with a significant impact on interpersonal and social life. Depression, anxiety symptoms and suicidal ideation–due to psychological distress–are frequently reported. The aim of the study was to assess whether psychological factors–psychopathology, perceived health s...
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Available evidence about the relationship between poor insight and other clinical characteristics in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is inconclusive and conflicting. There is also a paucity of data on the long-term course and treatment outcome of OCD patients with poor insight. The present study reports the findings of a relativel...

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