Diego Vitali qualified and registered (reg N.: 8025 since nov 2011) as a clinical psychologist at the University of Padua, Italy (Bsc Psychology 2006, 2yr Msc Clinical and Dynamic Psychology 2009). He has trained and practised in Italy in the application of phenomenological and existential approaches to psychotherapy in intensive care units. His main interests and expertises are in phenomenology and existential philosophy, clinical and dynamic psychology, psychology research and computer science.
Since moving to England in 2012, he has worked as a researcher and psychology consultant for several organisations including SANE and Talk for Health. At EASE Wellbeing, he is director of research and works on the development and evaluation of an integrative short-term intervention aimed at helping adults at their first presentation of psychological distress. In particular he is working at the analysis of repertory grids for an idiographic quantitative evaluation of change in psychotherapy. Diego is also undertaking a PhD programme at The University of Roehampton (London, UK) where he is adapting and pilot testing a manual for group psychotherapy aimed at helping patients suffering with chronic pain.