Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Sapienza University of Rome.
Director of the Psychiatry and Eating DisordersUnit, in the Policlinico Umberto I, Hospital of Rome.
Private Practice, Rome, Italy
Hypnosis Societies Appointments
Past President, International Society of Hypnosis (ISH).
Past President, European Society of Hypnosis (ESH).
President of the Italian Society of Hypnosis (SII).
President, Società Italiana Milton Erickson (SIME).
President, Italian Society of Psychotherapy (SIPSIC).
Member of the Board of Directors, Milton Erickson Foundation.
In 2001 received the Milton H. Erickson Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.
In 2011 received the Fellowship of ESH, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the European Society of Hypnosis.
In 2012 received the highest ISH honor, the Benjamin Franklin Award, for the highest achievement in promoting academic and clinical efficacy of hypnosis worldwide.
In 2012 received the Shirley R. Schneck Award from the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) for the Physician who made Significant Contributions to the Development of Medical Hypnosis.
He has authored over 370 scientific papers and 32 books, among them:
LORIEDO,C., VELLA,G., Paradox and the Family System, (English Revised Edition), Brunner\Mazel, New York, 1992.
LORIEDO,C., PETER,B. (Eds.), The New Hypnosis: the utilization of personal resources in Ericksonian practice and training, Hypnosis International Monographs, Munich, 2002.
LORIEDO,C., ZEIG,J.K., NARDONE,G, Tranceforming. Ericksonian Methods, Milton Erickson Foundation Press, Phoenix, 2010
Dissociative Disorders and Traumatic Experiences: the Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment
Connecting and Integrating different parts into a functional and unified self. Dissociation can be described as the failure to integrate information and self-attributions that should ordinarily be integrated, and as alterations of consciousness characterized by a sense of detachment from the self and/or the environment. The strong connection between Hypnosis and Dissociation is known since the time of Pierre Janet's pioneer work. Dissociative hypnotic intervention demonstrated to be very useful in treating pain, anxiety disorders and many other conditions. But hypnosis can as well reactivate the natural process of mind, to link differential parts (distinct modes of information processing) into a functional and unified self, particularly after traumatic experiences. Rapport, the special relationship that is able to create intense interpersonal links, and at the same time profound disconnections with the non hypnotic realty, is a crucial aspect of the therapeutic approach to dissociative conditions. How to use rapport as well as other new specific therapeutic interventions to reestablish the natural integrative links in a dissociative mind system will be outlined in this presentation.
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