14 Isabel-fernandez

Isabel Fernandez

Scientific program committee

Clinical psychologist (Padua University). Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as Psychotherapist.

Director of Psychotraumatology Centre (Milan)
President of EMDR Italy Association
Vice President EMDR Europe Association
Member of the Board of Italian Federation of Psychology Scientific Societies (FISSP)
Member of the Standing Committee Trauma and Disasters of EFPA

EMDR in the clinical field
Post-traumatic stress reactions in children and adults in mass disasters
Psychological and clinical interventions in the acute phase of trauma

In the Faculty of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family Systems Therapy training, providing specialization training in psychotherapy
EMDR Senior Trainer, approved by EMDR Europe Association and EMDR Institute (U.S.A.)
In the faculty of Psychiatry specialization training of Le Scotte, Siena Hospital on Anxiety Disorders


  • Fernandez I. (2007) “EMDR as treatment of post-traumatic reactions: a field study on children victims of an earthquake”, Educational and Child Psychology, Vol. 24, Issue 1, The British Psychological Society;
  • Fernandez I. (2010) Bambini vittime di disastri collettivi. Aspetti epidemiologici ed efficacia dell’EMDR, in Esperienze traumatiche di vita in età evolutiva (a cura di E. Simonetta), Franco Angeli;
  • Fernandez I., Maslovaric G. & Galvagni M. (2011) Trauma e ferite dell’anima. Il trattamento del trauma con EMDR, Liguori Editore;
  • Pagani M., Di Lorenzo G., Verardo A.R., Nicolais G., Monaco L., Niolu C., Fernandez I. & Siracusano A. (2012) “Substrato neurobiologico della terapia con EMDR”, Rivista di Psichiatria, Vol. 7, No. 2 Marzo/Aprile;
  • Pagani M., Di Lorenzo G., Verardo A.R., Nicolais G., Monaco L., Lauretti G., Russo R., Niolu C., Ammaniti M., Fernandez I. & Siracusano A. (2012) “Neurobiological correlates of EMDR monitoring: An EEG study”, Plos One, Sept. Vol. 7, Issue 9;
  • Pagani M., Hogberg G., Fernandez I. & Siracusano A. (2013) “Correlates of EMDR therapy in functional and structural neuroimaging: A critical summary of recent findings”, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Vol. 7, Issue 1.