Paolo Bertrando

Paolo Bertrando, MD, PhD

Paolo Bertrando graduated in medicine and specialised in psychiatry in Milan. He was trained in systemic family therapy by Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin in the 1980s. He has been writing scientific papers in professional journals for the past 20 years. In the early 1990s, he collaborated with Luigi Boscolo for two books, The Times of Times (1993), about the use of time in systemic practice, and Systemic Therapy with Individuals (1996), which promoted the use of the systemic approach, designed for working with families, in individual psychotherapy. His latest book, which deals with the dialogic turn in systemic therapy, is The Dialogical Therapist (2007).

After several years as a trainer at the Milan Centre for Family Therapy, he is presently Director of the Episteme Centre in Turin, Italy, besides maintaining his private practice in Milan.

Dr. Bertrando has travelled in Italy and Europe, holding workshops and seminars on several topics related to systemic therapy, in Europe, Latin America, Singapore, and Australia. His present interests concern the dynamics of systemic therapy (both from a methodological and experimental point of view), the broader implications of systemic theory, and the use of systemic therapy in complex clinical situations.