About me

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Alice Bertoldo, MSc, MA - Organisational Psychologist, Psychodrama Regisseur, Psychosomatic and Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist

I am a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist with 10 years of experience in the clinical field. I have always been fascinated by human psychology, particularly the mechanisms underlying decision-making processes and the nuances of individual life development.

Initially, my academic pursuits were concentrated within the realms of Social and Organizational Psychology, culminating in the attainment of both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Padua (Italy). I worked as research assistant at the aforementioned university, contributing to the Empower Daphne Research Project under the leadership of Professor Ines Testoni. This initiative sought to empirically evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of psychodramatic techniques in aiding women who had endured instances of violence. Concomitant with my involvement in research, I found myself increasingly drawn to the interdisciplinary field of gender studies and feminist epistemology. This intellectual curiosity brought me to pursue the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, a program jointly administered by Utrecht University and the University of Granada.


Subsequent to this academic endeavour, and after several years of immersion in diverse research methodologies and residing in cities such as London, Vicenza, Granada, and Utrecht, I wanted to focus my work where my deepest passion and intellectual curiosity lies the most: the exploration of the human psyche, often metaphorically referred to as the 'soul' in Greek mythology ('Psyche'). 

Consequently, I specialised in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodrama, Jungian Analysis with focus on Psychosomatic disorders and Ericksonian Clinical Hypnosis. My clinical practice is primarily situated in Amsterdam; however, I also offer online therapeutic services to people from all over the world. Moreover, I conduct sessions in both Italian and English, online or in person.

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Educations and trainings

  • Master’s Course in Ericksonian Clinical Hypnosis at Nicoletta Gava Hypnosis Center. Turin, Italy.
  • Four-year academic post-master's program in psychotherapy - School for Psychosomatic Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis / Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia dell'Istituto Riza. Link Milan, Italy.
  • Training, Coaching, and Education in Psychodrama at PsychodramaQ with Ina Hogenboom, Registered Psychologist, and Jacomien Ilbrink, Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama (CP). Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy: CBT for Anxiety Disorders and CBT for Personality Disorders.
  • Psychodrama Regisseur at School for Psychodrama. Sittard, The Netherlands.
  • Psychodrama training at the Lap-Streur Institute. Sint-Oedenrode, The Netherlands.
  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Women's and Gender Studies - Arts and Culture (Research) (MA). Granada University and Utrecht University.
  • Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology and Communication Psychology (MSc) - University of Padua, Italy.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology (BSc) - University of Padua, Italy.

Academic publications

Testoni, I. Armenti, A. Bertoldo, A. et al. (2013). Assessing psychodramatic intervention on female victims of violence. The cross-cultural validation of CORE-OM and SAI-R for Project Empower Daphne. In C. Arcidiacono, I. Testoni, A. Groterath (Eds.) Daphne and The Centaurs. Overcoming Gender Based Violence. Berlino-Toronto: Barbara Budrich

Testoni, I. Armenti, A. Wieser, M. Bertoldo, A. et al. (2013). The effectiveness of the EMPoWER project and intervention: Psychodrama and the elaboration of domestic violence in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, and Albania. In I. Testoni, A. Groterath, M. Guglielmin, M. Wieser (Eds.), Teaching against Violence. Reassessing the Toolbox. Budapest–New York: Utrecht & Central European University Press.

Guglielmin M. S., Testoni I., Pogliani I., Prandelli M., Bertoldo A., Verdi S. (2013). The mother who cannot provide liberation: family atom analysis of women victims of domestic violence. In Testoni I., Zamperini A., Moita G., Bacuţă M. D. (a cura di) (2013). La camera blu. Rivista di studi di genere, volume monografico: Against gender-based violence: from Italian debate to intercultural dialogue, 10, Napoli: Filema, pp. 32-47 [ISSN 1827-9198].

Calvo, V. Codato, M. Testoni, I. Bertoldo, A. (2013). Overcoming Female Subordination: An experimental process of empowerment—through sociodrama and digital storytelling - directed toward a group of Italian female undergraduates. In I. Testoni, A. Groterath, M. Guglielmin, M. Wieser (Eds.), Teaching against Violence. Reassessing the Toolbox. Budapest–New York: Utrecht & Central European University Press.

Testoni I., Codato M., Bertoldo A. (2012). Disadvantageous factors in the health management of domestic violence among migrant women: the experience of the Empower project/Daphne, Fempower, XXI, 1, 12-13.

Testoni I., Codato M., Bertoldo A. (2012). Sexual violence: from society to the family. Rivista di Sessuologia. – Vol. 36 – n. 2-3. Rome: CIC Edizioni Internazionali

Zantedeschi, P., Tozzi, E., Bertoldo, A. (2012). The importance of the operational network: The experience of Padua’s women centre. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, XVII, 2, 2012,- ISSN 2282-2011

Zamperini, A., Menegatto, M., Travaglino, G., Bertoldo, A., Rezzele, F., (2011). Teorie e pratiche della riconciliazione: forme della riparazione nei conflitti intrastatali. In: Zamperini A., Menegatto M., (ed.) Cittadinanza ferita e trauma psicopolitico [Wounded Citizenship and Psychopolitical Trauma]. Naples: Liguori

Supervision Activities

  • Internship supervision with a student in MSc Clinical Psychology at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, faculty of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.