Our project, psychotherapy, education, research, began with the collaboration of two psychotherapists, coming from different educational experiences, that had defined a common design for treatment, education and research of the main psychic, emotional and existential issues that could represent discomfort for the individual. We share a cultural approach free from institutional conditioning but maintaining the passion for the updates, the scientific knowledge and the theoretical-clinical deepening.

International Research

Our Research Project is inspired by the evocative and revolutionary images of Wien at the beginning of the 20th century. There, in Private Circles but also in Universities, interacted doctors, artists, philosophers, writers, architects and others because there was a growing interest in “The Human” and its study. In those days that irreplaceable “social and collective” work created a vital change on the vision and knowledge of The Human Being.

Research in Psychotherapy has always been a difficult issue for the difficulties related to show evidence-based results of the therapeutic process. The numerous variables couldn’t show effectively these results except for some standardized protocols referred to few psychotherapeutic models only.

Therefore the Research at the most, hid itself inside the numerous associations, societies, post-graduate schools that like business corporations organize conferences, meetings and publications.

Therefore our first aim is to be a space where specialists, students and all the interested ones can share experiences and projects on psychotherapy’s field but also to be as a landmark for interaction and integration of human knowledge with the widest meaning of the term. Therefore the Research Centre is opened to Mental Health operators but also to students and people interested to Human Science at all.  

Dr. Michele Battuello has a Pychodynamic approach to Psychotherapy: his main research’s topics are combined individual/group methodology, developmental processes, interpretation of dreams and the Human Potential (Battuello and Errico, 2015). He cooperates with university and private researchers.


“Unfortunately, suicide all too often fails to be prioritized as a major public health problem. Despite an increase in research and knowledge about suicide and its prevention, the taboo and stigma surrounding suicide persist and often people do not seek help or are left alone. And if they do not seek help, many health systems and services fail to provide timely and effective help”.

Margaret Chan, WHO (World Health Organization) General Director.


Dr. Milelli and Dr. Battuello are also collaborators of the Suicide Prevention Service of Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy (www.prevenireilsuicidio.it) where they work in the clinical and the research. At the same time as this long-lasting experience, the Centre has developed different models of intervention for Survivors of Suicide, people coping with the shock, and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one. The interventions can be familiar, individual and group depending on the necessity of the single experience.

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Michele Battuello

Medical Doctor
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
PhD Psychiatry
Teacher of Psychiatry, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy
Assistant of the Suicide Prevention Service, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy (www.prevenireilsuicidio.it)
The psychodynamic setting is individual, group or combined individual/group according to a specific progression of the therapeutic work. The psychodynamic model contains the research of the Human Potential (Battuello and Errico, 2015) that represents the traces of the physiological elements not destroyed or fragmented in the developmental process. Therefore physiology and pathology emerge within the therapeutic relationship and in patients’ dreams: the interpretation of both, the relationship and dreams, is the main part of psychotherapy.

Brief References:

Battuello, M. and Errico G. “The Human Potential” in: ‘Response to The Personal, the Relational, the Group and the Social in a Globalized World — a Perspective through Working with Dreams by Gila Ofer, December 2014’. Group Analysis 2015;48(3): 382-8.

Mariantonietta Milelli

Clinical psychologist – Psychotherapy
Specialist in Systemic family and couples therapy
Specialist in Psychodiagnostic adult and developmental Age
Expert in Prevention Models , Intervention and care for “Suicide
Survivors “. SPS: Service for Suicide Prevention, U.O.C. Psychiatry , A.O.
Sant’Andrea, Rome.
Professor for the Ministry of Justice .
Scientific co-worker for the chair of Psychiatry and General
Psychopathology – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery – University “La
Sapienza “

The systemic-relational model considers the personal history of the patient and his/her familiar and relational contexts. The psychotherapeutic setting is individual and/or familiar. The individual identity is considered as the result of the significant relationships during life-time therefore symptoms and difficulties are the outcomes of relational experiences. Psychotherapy is intended to help the patient and the family to define relational patterns that led to psychopathology and to rebuild together affective and relational abilities to address problems.