Author: piera briganti

Emotional Dependence: what is it and how to overcome it

Affective dependency is not exactly considered an illness or a mental disorder, but in many of cases it’s the reason a person asks the intervention of a clinical psychologist.
Because of the serious repercussions on the emotional balance of the person, and on his/her self-determination, emotional dependence has to be considered a serious problem with severe consequences. But where it does come from?

EMDR, the therapy based on eye movements

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy stemming from the intuition of Phd. Francine Shapiro, author of the first study demonstrating the efficacy of the approach, also author of the conceptual model underlying this therapy, the Adaptive Information processing (AIP). EMDR, through eye’s movements, produce a direct...

What are cognitive distortions and why it is important to recognize them

Our state of wellbeing or psychological discomfort, including what characterizes the pathological disorders, is greatly influenced by the way in which, through our knowledge, we interpret what surrounds and happens to us. Many people have the impression or is convinced that at the base of...

"Dexter" (2006-2013) Psychology and Tv series The redemption of a serial killer between corrective experiences and mentalization.

One of the series I’m most fond of is Dexter. Among the series dealing with criminology, criminal profiling, and crime scenes analysis (in the wake of the veteran CSI, to be sure) is undoubtedly the one that has faced in a non-trivial way the psychological...

500 EUROS BONUS for 18teens

500 EUROS BONUS for 18teens: How it works, where and how to request it Since last November 2016, the new-adults may request a bonus of 500 euros, the so-called “culture bonus”, an initiative promoted by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the...

The Fedez-Ferragni case

For several days on social networks and on the web people only talk (and especially bad) about the marriage proposal of the italian singer Fedez to the influencer Chiara Ferragni. He is a rapper born from nowhere (or better born from YouTube) and become rich...