Lecturers, Seminar Leaders, Professors

Prof. Dott. Daniele Cardelli
Founding President and Director

Prof. Umberto Gori
Emeritus Professor at the Universita’ degli studi di Firenze; former Director of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the Universita’ di Firenze. Honorary Member JHAPA

Prof. Carlo Truppi
Architect and Writer. Full Professor of Environmental Planning at the Universita’ degli Studi di Catania, SDS of Siracusa, Italy; former Head of the Department of Architecture at the Universita’ di Catania. Honorary Member JHAPA

Prof. Andrew Samuels (GB)
Writer, Scholar, Jungian Analyst. He is Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex, appointed Professor at the University of New York and at the Goldsmiths College of the University of London and honorary Professor of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies at the University of Rochampton. He is also Training Analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology and President and Honorary Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (the Association of Psychotherapists of Great Britain and United Kingdom)

Dr. Antonio Gattamelata
Depth Analyst, Soul Counsellor, Professional Confidant.
Analyst JHAPA. He earned his Master on Soul Studies at the International School on Soul Studies in Florence, Italy, where he trained to become an analyst, pursues his research and is appointed instructor in the training pathways of Soul Counselling. He is one of the first members of the Confederazione Internazionale per la Psicoanalisi Laica and is the coordinator of the Centro Studi Psicoanalitici sulla Sicurezza (Center for Psychoanalytical Studies on Security). He earned a Masters in Political Sciences at the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, specializing in political-social issues, and graduated in Psychological Sciences and Techniques at the School of Psychology at the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, where he is also currently working on a Master in Clinical and Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. Curator of national and international cultural events, including the exhibit “Leonardo a Firenze” at the Loggia di Bigallo (2006-2009); coordinator of “Latium World Folklore Festival”–popular dances and music from across the world for a culture of peace, Rome and Cori (Latina), Italy; editor of “Hermes” and “Politeia”, the Depth Psychology newsletter

Dr. Gaetano Roberto Buccola
Psychologist and Psychotherapist. He earned a Masters degree in Psychology at the Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, and trained for a Specialization in Imaginative Analysis at the Institute of Psychotherapy in Cremona, Italy. He is a Founding member and Director of the Circolo Psicoanalitico Sneffels in Palermo, Italy. Lecturer at the Akureyri State University in Iceland

Dr. Nerina Maria Cecchin, M.S., Ph.D
Board Member, Responsible for International Relations and Didactic Activity and Events in English. Psychologist Researcher, Psychotherapist and Counsellor. Doctor Cecchin has a Master of Art in Counselling Psychology earned at Dominican University of California and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Clinical Depth Psychology, earned at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She has Certification as Archetypal Pattern Analyst by the Assisi Institute, USA. She practiced in California for over two decades, and her expertise is in dreamwork. She currently provides individual, couples and group therapy and is specialized in the treatment of (early) trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, relationship issues, addiction, anxiety and depression. Her areas of interest are the feminine, archetypal patterns, the affective and imaginal worlds, and the reality of the psyche. In the social arena, Dr. Cecchin is interested in issues related to emigration, immigration, inclusion and integration. She has conducted research through a Jungian lens on feminine and masculine traits in relation to women and depression, phenomena and effects of human trafficking, and adult dream patterns in relation to early trauma. She presents at national and international conferences

Prof. Marcello Vinicio Perilli
Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Director of the Istituto “Atanor”, a School for Specialization in Analytical and Archetypal Psychotherapy (recognized by the Ministero dell’Istruzione, Universita’ e Ricerca con D.M. of July 15, 2008, G. U. n. 180 del 2/8/2008).
He is former Professor of the Universita’ degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Dr. Izzeddine Elzir
Imam Mosque in Florence, Italy. President of the Unione Comunita’ Islamiche di Italia (UCOII, Union of Islamic Communities of Italy)

Rabbi Prof. Dr. Joseph Levi
Head Rabbi of the Hebrew Community of Tuscany, Synagogue of Florence. Psychologist, University Professor, Honorary Member of JHAPA

Dr. Massimo Squilloni
Psychologist, Board Member of the Buddhist Community of Florence and Tuscany, Zen Master