Dr. Claudia Ravaldi (Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, Italy)
Claudia Ravaldi, Medical Doctor, specialized in Psychiatry (Florence University, IT), Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Studi Cognitivi, Milan, IT), Psychotraumatologist andEMDR practitioner (Eyes Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness practitioner (Beck Institute, Rome IT; Florence University, IT); Master in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (Florence University, IT), Master in Affective Neuroscience (Maastricht University, NL), advanced training in Perinatal Clinical Psychology (Brescia University, IT), advanced training in Children’s and Adolescent Literature (Florence University, IT). Author of more than 50 scientific publications in journals and books in Italian and English language and of more than 200 communications in national and international meetings in the fields of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Stillbirth, Perinatal Psychology and Bereavement care. Author of 5 books on perinatal loss for parents and professionals and 3 illustrated children books on the subject of loss and bereavement care. Founder and President of CiaoLapo Charity for High-Risk Pregnanciesand Perinatal Grief Support. CiaoLapo, a non-profit organization, was the first Italian association created to fill a large and important gap: the assistance to women, couples and families affected by high-risk pregnancy, foetal pathology and perinatal death. Born on April 11th, 2006, CiaoLapo is a scientific and charitable association, composed by physicians, psychologists, midwives and parents who have dealt with the experience of illness and loss during pregnancy or after birth; the association offers its support and professionalism to disseminate the most advanced expertise and offer a real psychological and psychosocial support to grieving parents and families.