Postgraduate Training

The postgraduate professional training for Psychology graduates is a valuable opportunity to study and expand on the theoretical and applied model of the Palo Alto School and the developments formalised at the Centro di Terapia Strategica in over 30 years of action-research. This is also a valuable opportunity to start developing a theoretical, epistemological and methodological awareness concerning the application of tools and modes of intervention that characterise the profession of Psychologist. Moreover, it is a chance to start observing psychosocial, psychological and research interventions in the field, that are necessary for the development of specific skills and for the placement in various professional contexts.

The main objective of the Centro di Terapia Strategica of Arezzo is to make this year productive and educational from a theoretical and practical point of view. The program, based on the learning by doing methodology, offers specific training both in the context of clinical and experimental psychology and in the context of social psychology and psychology of organisations.

The path offers young graduates, the opportunity to have first-hand experience on activities that characterise the role of a psychologist:

  • Psychological assessment;
  • Prevention projects to promote health of individuals, couples and families;
  • The use of detection and interventions instruments for prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and psychological support for individuals, groups, social bodies and communities.
  • Field testing, research and teaching activities;

Preparation for the Professional Practice Exam enabling to the profession of Psychologist:

The Centre also provides a special training on the subjects covered by the Professional Practice Exam and this will proceed hand in hand with the professional training. Our tutors will guide each trainee to an in-depth preparation of each part of the exam through the study of specific topics aimed at developing the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the examination.


During the training period, after a necessary introduction to the interactional-strategic model through the study of textbooks, the trainee will have the opportunity to participate actively, under the supervision of a tutor, to every activity concerning their specific area of training.

Clinical, experimental psychology, and research:
The activities will focus on the direct observation of therapy sessions and on the study of clinical cases on videotapes. This will be accompanied by the possibility to take part to discussion sessions on the observed cases with the tutor and with the Director Giorgio Nardone. Significant time will be dedicated to the study of interview techniques, operational diagnosis and modes of interventions for prevention, diagnosis, and psychological support aimed at individuals, groups, social bodies and communities.

Social, organizational and occupational psychology:
The activities will focus on: observation through videotapes of training and counselling interventions carried out in social and organisational contests, discussion/verification sessions with the tutor on the analysed interventions, attending meetings of the working group, direct observation of specific interventions. At the same time, the trainee will be able to learn and develop methodologies and operational tools of intervention in organisations through the study of interdependent and integrated areas of communication, problem solving and strategic coaching.
Concerning prevention, the trainee will participate actively in the design of targeted interventions in socio-educational and health promotion contexts.

Materials provided by the Centre:

  • videos of lectures, workshops and seminars concerning the main pathologies;
  • over 20,000 videos of psychological consultations conducted from the first to the last session;
  • books, manuals and handouts;
  • psychological testing and assessment tools.


The postgraduate training in psychology is open to: psychology graduates (old and new university system) and only to those who have already obtained a Master’s DegreeTo submit your candidacy, please send an email to and attach your CV and a cover letter. Subsequently, if the applicant meets the admission criteria, an exploratory and motivational interview will be organised by our venue.


  • University of L’Aquila
  • University of Bologna
  • G. D’annunzio University
  • E-Campus University
  • University of Florence
  • Univerity of Genova
  • University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • University of Rome LUMSA
  • University of Rome La Sapienza
  • University of Pauda
  • University of Palermo
  • University of Urbino
  • University of Trieste