Pasquale Caponetto

PhD, Tenured Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Catania

Degree in Psychology (clinical and community) in 2001 at La Sapienza University of Rome. PhD in Health Science at the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Stirling (UK) with a thesis on anti-smoking treatments for patients with schizophrenic spectrum disorders conducted between the University of Catania, University of Stirling (UK), King’s College London (UK), City University of New York (USA), Cornell University New York (USA). Specialization in Relational Psychotherapy at the Italian Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, Rome (recognized by the MIUR). Master’s degree in criminological and penitentiary sciences, University of Catania. Training in Ericksonian psychotherapy (foundamental level) at Milton H. Erickson Foundation, USA. He has carried out clinical and research activities at rehabilitation clinics affiliated with the NHS for the treatment and research of serious mental illness, clinical and research activities at the NHS for victims of domestic violence, family counseling, Psychological support during the COVID pandemic and services for the treatment and prevention of addictions and eating disorders in adolescents and adults. He has developed a line of research on harm reduction therapies in the general population and in fragile patients such as those suffering from severe psychopathology, chronic and young diseases and a line of research focused on Cyber Health Clinical Psychology. The same studies led him to be external auditor for Cancer Research UK and editor in chief for international journals such as Health Psychology Research and IJERPH. At the University of Catania from 2009 to 2017 as research fellow to coordinate the activities of an integrated psychobehavioural research project dedicated to smokers with diabetes. Since then he has continuously carried out his research at the University of Catania studying the psychological and psychopathological components emerging in the different research projects managed by the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction (Coehar). He has published 119 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and received over 3000