Beginning in the 1960s, contemporary Experimental Psychopathology (EP) is primarily devoted to laboratory research on the cognitive, affective, and motivational bases of mental disease by using behavioural, as well as psychophysiological and neurobiological paradigms. Therefore, EP aims at understanding what causes and maintains psychological distress by integrating knowledge and research methods from different domains. Guided by the assumption that mental diseases can be explained by the same processes that regulate normal behaviours, such a discipline aims to be a bridge between basic and applied research, providing useful knowledge to make clinical assessments and treatments more effective and scientifically-based.

The Workshop is the unique international meeting completely focused on Experimental Psychopathology, and it differs from larger congresses in so far as there is a relatively small number of speakers without concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be poster sessions for students, post-docs and young researchers to present their work.

The ultimate goal of the Workshop is to promote the scientific debate on EP, and the development of international networks among clinical and basic researchers.

The Workshop will run on May 14th and 15th, 2021. 

Invited speakers

Work in progress

Details about keynote speakers will be available as soon as possible.

Organizing Committee
Roberta Trincas (Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva-Rome, Italy)

Francesca Righi (Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva-Rome, Italy)

Elena Prunetti (Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva-Verona, Italy)

Laura Rigobello (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Verona; University of Pavia, taly)

Scientific Committee

Chiara Baglioni (University G.Marconi, Rome, Italy

Barbara Basile (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, Italy)

Mauro Giacomantonio (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, Italy)

Alessandro Couyoumdjian (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Reuven Dar (University of Tel Aviv, Israele)

Andrea Gragnani (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, Italy)

Ernst Koster (Ghent University, Belgium)

Olga Ines Luppino(School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, Italy)

Cristina Ottaviani (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Francesco Mancini (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, University G. Marconi, Italy)

Ioana Marin (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Grosseto, Italy)

Katia Tenore (School of Cognitive Psychotherapy-Rome, Italy)