Please find below report of 2019 and prospect to 2021

This course in Psychosomatic Medicine has been activate at the Centre of Psychosomatic Medicine at the GIFT Institute of Integrated Medicine in Pisa, Italy, since September 2019.

The course was organized on 11 weekends, with eight hours of lessons on Saturdays and four hours on Sundays. Each weekend session was dedicated to exploring a different body system from a psychosomatic perspective. For example, on one Saturday morning the neurophysiology and pathology of psychosomatic illnesses was discussed, while the afternoon was dedicated to addressing their psychological implications. The morning segments were led by medical doctors, using a PNEI approach, and the afternoon segments by a psychologist, physician or psychotherapist. Each trainer reported on up-to-date information from the literature relating to the medical and psychological aspects of disorders affecting each body system. Then, on Sunday mornings, a psychotherapist brought to the group’s attention several cases of the disorders associated with that system.

The first edition (2019–2020) was attended by three medical doctors, eight psychologists, one nutritional biologist. The course has been designed for a small group of students in order to be highly interactive, and the trainees were very enthusiastic about the interactive nature of the course, and stated that the trainers’ skills exceeded their expectations.

A second edition of the course is scheduled from January 2021, and is to be sponsored by EAPM. The plan is to record and translate some of the sessions for the EAPM website (definitely the weekend on chronic pain).

Please find attached the 2021 programme and several photos from the last edition.


Prospect to the 2021 course

Provide basic knowledge on neurobiology and on psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions in psychosomatic medicine

 

Specific Objectives:

– acquire knowledge on theoretical perspectives and innovative research in the context of the ‘mind – body’ relationship.

– acquire basic knowledge on the relationship between psychological factors and psychosomatic disorders

– acquire basic skills on prevention programs in the field of psychosomatic medicine

– acquire practical-experiential skills on the main intervention techniques in psychosomatic medicine


Program proposal

Saturday: 9.30am-1.30pm (medicine)

Saturday: 3.00pm-7.00pm (psychology)

Sunday: 9.00am-1.00pm (psychotherapy)


Genuary: What is meaning of psychosomatic medicine

16 (9.30-13.30) Introduction to psychosomatic medicine (Ciaramella A., MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

16 (15-19) (DCPR-R Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research-Revised (prof. Cosci F., MD, psychiatrist)

17 (9-13) focus group on the body language (Ciaramella A., MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

 

February: Cardio-respiratory system

6 (9.30-13.30) PNEI in cardio-respiratory pathologies (Vianello AM, MD; internal medicine)

6 (15-19) Psychological aspects and interventions in disorders of the cardio-resporatory system (Aloisi MS, psychologist, systemic-relational psychotherapist)

7 (9-13) Autogenic training in cardio-respiratory system disorders (Melis R, psychologist, gestalt psychotherapist)

 

March: psychosomatic of pain

13 (9.30-13.30) Neurobiology and physiology of pain (Carli G, MD, prof. Human physiology)

13 (15-17) Aspects and psychological interventions in pain (Ciaramella A., MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

13 (17-19) Neurophysiology of hypnosis in pain (Santarcangelo E, MD, prof. Physiology)

14 (9-13) Self management in chronic pain and Hypnotic therapy in the pain control (Ciaramella A., MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

 

April: Endocrine system

17 (9.30-13.30) PNEI in endocrine pathologies and obesity (Gravina G, MD, endocrinologist)

17 (15-19) Psychoeducational interventions in diabetes (Bertolotto A, MD, diabetologist)

18 (9-13) Psychoeducational intervention in obesity (Sacchettini E, psychologist, psychotherapist; Macchi E., psychologist, psychotherapist)

 

May: Skin system

15 (9.30-13.30) PNEI in skin disorders (Caproni M, MD, prof. dermatologist)

15 (15-19) Psychological aspects and interventions in the skin disorders (Mammini C, psychologist, psychotherapist)

16 (9-13) Hypnotic psychotherapy in skin pathologies (Casula C, psychologist, Ericksonian hypnosis)

 

June: Uro-genital system

12 (9.30-13.30) PNEI of the urogenital system (Sansone E., MD, gynecologist, gestalt psychotherapist)

12 (15-19) Psychological aspects and  interventions in urogenital system disorders (Sansone E., MD, gynecologist, gestalt psychotherapist)

13 (9-13) Gestalt Psychotherapy in urogenital disorders (Rossi S., psychologist, psychotherapist)

 

 

July: Psychoncology

10 (9.30-13.30) psychoncology: neurobiological bases (Ciaramella A., MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

10 (15-19) Psychological aspects and interventions in oncology (Ciaramella A, psychiatrist, psychotherapist)

11 (9-13) Nutraceuticals and nutrition in oncology (Bonucci M, MD, oncologist)

 

September: gastro-intestinal system

11 (9.30-13.30) Gut-brain axis: neurobiological bases (Vianello AM, MD; Internal medicine)

11 (15-19) Psychological aspects and interventions in gastrointestinal disorders (Macchi E, psychologist, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist)

12 (9-13) psychoanalysis in the gastroenteric pathologies (Luperini A. psychologist, psychoanalyst)

 

October:  stress in psychosomatic medicine

16 (9.30-13.30) PNEI of stress (Bottaccioli AG, MD internal medicine or Cosci F., MD, Psychiatrist)

16 (15-19) Aspects and psychological interventions in the prevention of stress (Bottaccioli AG, MD, internal medicine)

17 (9-13) meditation in stress (Mori P., meditation instructor)

 

 

November: musculoskeletal system

13 (9.30-13.30) Dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system: neurobiological bases (Stampacchia G, MD, neurologist)

13 (15-19) Psychological aspects and bioenergetic intervention in musculoskeletal system disorders (Napoli L., psychologist, bioenergetic psychotherapist)

14 (9-13) yoga in musculoskeletal system dysfunctions (Rustici R, yoga instructor)

 

December: Body and Mind

11 (9.30-13.30) Neurobiology of body representation (Santarcangelo E, MD, prof. Physiology; Laura Sebastiani, MD prof. Physiology)

11 (15-19) Emotional and body awareness in the psychosomatic intervention (Ciaramella A., MD, psychotherapist; Rossi S, psychologist, psychotherapist)

12 (9-13) conclusions and Final Exam ECM


Report 2019 Course in Psychosomatic Medicine in Pisa (from Neuroscience to clinical practice) Pisa, Italy

2019

Teaching objective:

To provide basic knowledge on neurobiology and psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions in psychosomatic medicine

Learning objectives:

– to acquire knowledge on theoretical perspectives and innovative research in the context of the mind–body relationship

– to acquire basic knowledge on the relationship between psychological factors and psychosomatic disorders

– to acquire basic skills regarding prevention programmes in the field of psychosomatic medicine

– to acquire practical skills and experience in the main intervention techniques in psychosomatic medicine


Contacts and secretariat

GECO Eventi e Formazione snc

Via S. Martino, 77

56125 Pisa

tel. 050 2201353

www.gecoef.it

info.psicosomaticaformazione@gmail.com