Veronica Cavalletti

Veronica Cavalletti
Tages Charity · Center for Psychology and Health

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Introduction
I'm the Coordinator of the Association Tages Onlus, an Italian Charity that operates in the field of Mental Health, and the Director of its Clinical Center in Florence. I’m a CBT, CFT and MIT psychotherapist, and my primary scientific and clinical interests are in personality disorders, anxiety disorders and perfectionism.
Additional affiliations
July 2016 - present
Tages Charity
Position
  • Manager
May 2015 - December 2015
Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara
Position
  • Collaborator on a research project
Education
January 2019 - April 2019
Terzo Centro di Psicoterapia
Terzo Centro di Psicoterapia
Field of study
  • Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Personality Disorders
January 2018 - December 2018
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Personality Disorders
September 2016 - September 2016
SIDBT
Field of study
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: the Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Publications (27)
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The tendency to hide and mask suffering and one's perceived imperfections is one of the biggest obstacles in treating those with prominent perfectionistic traits. In this single case, we present an integrative form of psychotherapy for patients with recurrent strategies aimed at neither displaying nor disclosing their perfectionism. Emily was a 26-...
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Background: We explored the role of criticism of self and of others, and metacognitive abilities in hearing voices that may refer to god or a divine presence, and qualitatively compared differences and similarities between persons who were diagnosed with psychosis and those who were not. Methods: We recruited two samples of persons who heard divin...
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The aim of this research is to present the linguistic and psychometric validation in Italian of the procedure developed by Paul H. Lysaker to assess metacognition. In two different studies we confirm the reliability of Metacognitive Assessment Scale-Abbreviated (MAS-A) and of clinical and non-clinical version of Indiana Psychiatric Illness Intervie...
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Metacognition among those reporting psychotic symptoms is associated with a distortion in the way they understand their own and others’ mental states. Recent advances suggest that distortion in the form of self-criticism may activate a threat response and fuel symptom expression. At high level of self-criticism metacognition may reduce its protecti...
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The objective of this pilot-study is to report the preliminary results of a specifically designed therapy for gifted students enrolled in highly competitive PhD programs. We outlined a case series design (n=7), with initial, final, and 1-month follow-up assessments. Inclusion criteria were: to be a student in an international PhD program; to be def...
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Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a severe condition, lacking specialized and empirically supported treatment. To provide the clinician with insights into how to treat this condition, we present a case study of a 61‐year‐old man with severe PPD who presented with ideas of persecution, emotionally charged hostility, and comorbid antisocial pers...
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Despite the high prevalence and the recurrence of severe psychopathological outcomes, perfectionistic and overcontrolled personality traits have received very little attention from scholars and public health services. Recently, authors such as Paul Hewitt, Thomas Lynch and Paul Gilbert have fostered the development of psychometric and conceptual to...
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Objective: The Perfectionistic Cognitions Inventory is a tool aimed at assessing perfectionistic automatic rumination. The questionnaire investigates the intrapersonal cognitive component of perfectionism by giving a general index of severity con rmed by the unifactorial structure of the original version and the Italian validation we present here....
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Objective: The Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale is a self-report questionnaire consisting of 27 items with response on a 7-point Likert scale. The aim is to investigate the interpersonal components of perfectionism as de ned by Paul Hewitt and colleagues. The aim of the present study was to con rm the predictive validity of the scale in a la...
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Objective: The Distress Overtolerance Scale is a scale whose purpose is to measure a person's ability to tolerate adverse psychological states. It assumes the existence of two sub-components: one generically linked to the ability of subjects to tolerate negative situations despite these in uencing their well-being; one related to the tendency of pe...
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Introduction Systematic reviews and meta-analyses report low-quality evidence to suggest a significant differential effectiveness between standard psychosocial interventions in reducing substance consumption. They highlight the presence of several types of treatments that usually integrate different approaches in a multimodal manner. CBT-based inte...
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The current paper was aimed at: (1) investigating the comorbidity between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disorders (PDs) using an OCD sample and clinician-administered structured interviews; (2) exploring the associations of different cluster comorbid PDs with the specific symptom dimensions of OCD; (3) analyzing the variables...
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Lo studio è volto ad indagare la presenza di SMP (schemi maladattati precoci) e sintomatologia fobico-sociale in un campione non clinico e rilevare le associazioni tra queste due variabili.
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I dati relativi alla comorbilità con i disturbi di personalità nel disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo (DOC) sono abbastanza contraddittori, disomogenei e soprattutto non riferiti al contesto italiano. Alcuni studi, tuttavia, arrivano a riportare tassi di comorbilità con almeno un disturbo di personalità superiori al 50%, più frequentemente di cluster C...
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In letteratura sono presenti alcune ricerche che indagano la presenza di Schemi Maladattivi Precoci (SMP) in soggetti con fobia sociale, ma l'esiguità di tali studi non permette l'identificazione di una costellazione tipica caratterizzante il disturbo. Il presente studio ha lo scopo di indagare se la presenza di SMP si differenzi in soggetti con fo...
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In letteratura non è ancora stata chiaramente identificata una costellazione tipica di schemi disadattivi precoci che caratterizzi il Disturbo Borderline di Personalità. Ball e Cecero (2001) hanno trovato che il BPD si associa con l'abbandono come unico schema specifico del disturbo. Revees et al. (2007) hanno ipotizzato di trovare una correlazione...
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I sintomi di tipo fobico-sociale, come il timore del giudizio altrui, che caratterizzano la fobia sociale, si possono spesso ritrovare in molte altre condizioni patologiche dalla struttura e dall'inquadramento nosografico completamente diverso. Può accadere infatti che percorsi psicopatologici, profondamente diversi gli uni dagli altri, abbiano in...
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In letteratura sono presenti una serie, seppure limitata, di ricerche che esplorano in campioni clinici le correlazioni tra fobia sociale e schemi maladattivi precoci. Non sono invece presenti in alcun modo lavori che indaghino, in una popolazione non clinica, il rapporto tra sintomi fobico sociali e schemi maladattivi precoci. Il presente studio s...
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Theoretical background: The current increase in incidence rates, the growing number of long-term survivors and its impact on psychosocial variables, make breast cancer a central problem today for the oncology. In recent years it has been paid special attention to the psychological consequences of this neoplasm and were established numerous professi...

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