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The Superiority of Brief Strategic Therapy in the treatment of binge eating



A new research published by APA (American Psychological Association) highlights that brief strategic therapy is more effective than cognitive-behavioural therapy in the treatment of binge eating.


The Strategic Therapy Centre celebrates 30 years of activity



Thirty years have passed form the establishment of the Strategic Therapy Centre founded by Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick. The Institute has decided to celebrate this important anniversary by organising a Symposium on an old but, at the same time, always contemporary topic in our private and professional lives entitled:


Juvenile anorexia. The effective, efficient and validated therapy



“Juvenile Anorexia is published”. The book is dedicated to the presentation of the latest development of the advanced therapeutic model for eating disorders. It is the result of the evolution- and of the new therapeutic formulations deriving from the assiduous clinical and research activity performed at the Strategic Therapy Centre


The science of lifestyle



The collaboration between Luca Speciani and Giorgio Nardone, by virtue of their prolonged clinical experience, highlights the importance, for each therapeutic approach, to lead to the acquisition of a persistent “lifestyle” by subjects. This should guarantee not only the effectiveness of therapies they underwent but also individual well-being.


Research on the results of Brief Strategic Therapy



Between 2010 and 2012, a systematic study on a sample of 636 subjects is conducted. This study concerns the outcomes of treatments performed by the Strategic Therapy Centre of Arezzo and it is conducted with the direct participation of 60 psychologists and medical doctors. Results: 88% of solved cases, with


Formulation of the strategic dialogue technique



Following a path of research, clinical application and consultancy carried out for over more than fifteen years at the Strategic Therapy Centre of Arezzo, the Strategic dialogue is formulated . This is an advanced technique created to conduct single «therapeutic» interviews which have the potential to induce radical changes in


Research on the results of Brief Strategic Therapy



Presentation of the results of a longitudinal study based on the assessment of the results concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of all differential treatment protocols for the different forms of psychopathology that were developed and implemented in the previous decade on a total of 3484 patients. Results: 86% of cases


The art of change



The modern evolution of Brief Strategic Therapy Hypnotherapy without trance is born and it is presented to the general public through the publication of the manifesto of the advanced approach, The art of change, written by the two authors, translated into more than ten languages and become a best/long seller


The first results



The first results of an action-research on 42 cases of panic attacks with agoraphobia are published. These results show how over 90% of patients had completely overcome their disorder within 10 sessions. (Nardone G., in “Propagations: Thirty Years of Influence From the Mental Research Institute”, Wendel Ray (ed.), Weakland, 1995).


Formulation of the Strategic Problem-solving model



After more than 15 years of elaboration and direct experience, the Strategic Problem-solving model is formulated. This operative method allows to implement changes and achieve goals also in non-clinical contexts and in relation to pure artistic and sport performances.


Foundation of the Centro di Terapia Strategica



The collaboration between Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick becomes closer and closer and it takes to the joint foundation of the Centro di Terapia Strategica of Arezzo as a Research, Training and Psychotherapy Institute for the development and evolution of the Palo Alto school model towards a more advanced therapeutic


Pathological doubt



The systematic study of obsessive-compulsive disorders and their treatment leads to identify a particular type of disorder: pathological doubt, namely, the perversion of intelligence which leads people to build real mental labyrinths in which they become prisoners while trying to give rational answers to irrational questions. The development of a


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