Francesco Mancini

Scientific program committee

Laurea degree in Medicine and Surgery (Sapienza University of Rome); Specialization in Child Neuropsychiatry (Sapienza University of Rome).

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at University Guglielmo Marconi, Roma.
Director of the Quadrennial Postgraduate School in Cognitive Psychotherapy Associazione di Psicologia Cognitiva (Roma, Verona e Lecce) and Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva (Roma, Verona, Ancona, Grosseto, Napoli, Reggio Calabria).
Teacher of Cognitive Psychotherapy at “Curso Postgrau de Psicoterapia Cognitivo Social”, University of Barcelona,.
Responsible of Project management and Quality Plan of Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva S.r.l.
He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the following Scientific Journals:
- Cognitivismo Clinico;
- Psichiatria e Psicoterapia;
- Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale;
- Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva della SITCC;
- Revista de Psicoterapia (Spagna);
- Clinical Neurpsychiatry;

His research activity regards mainly the differences between deontological and altruistic guilt, teh role of fear of guilt in cognitive processes and in the genesis and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

He teaches Clinical Psychology at University Guglielmo Marconi.
His main teaching activity within the specialization school in cognitive psychotherapy regards:
•    practical skills and strategies in CBT.
•    lectures on anxiety disorders and on mood disorders.
•    supervision of research projects.


  • D’Olimpio, F., Mancini, F., (2014). Role of Deontological Guilt in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Like Checking and Washing Behaviors. Clinical Psychological Science, Published online before print April 30, 2014, doi:10.1177/2167702614529549;
  • Basile, B., Mancini, F., Macaluso, E., Caltagirone, C., Bozzali, M. (2013). Abnormal processing of deontological guilt in obsessive-compulsive disorder – Brain Structure and Function, pp 1-11;
  • Gangemi, A., Mancini, F., van den Hout, M., (2012). Behavior as information: “If i avoid, then there must be a danger” – Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 43, 1032-1038;
  • Basile, B., Mancini, F., Macaluso, E., Caltagirone, C., Frackoviack, R., Bozzali, M. (2011). Deontological and altruistic guilt: evidence for neurobiological different substrates - Human Brain Mapping, 32, pp. 229-239;
  • Johnson-Laird,  P.N., Mancini,  F.,  Gangemi,  A. (2006).  A Hyper-Emotion Theory of Psychological Illnesses - Psychological Reviews, 113 (4), pp. 822-841.