I have always been fascinated by human psychology: ‘how’ we make decisions and the way we develop our life. I first focused my studies on Social and Organisational Psychology and I gained a master degree from the University of Padua. In 2011, I started working for the same University within the Empower Daphne Research Project, the aim of which was to test the healing efficacy of psychodramatic techniques with women victims of violence. As a research assistant, I accompanied professor Ines Testoni in her researches for more than three years in the field of women and gender rights.
I am an expert in gender studies: I possess a double master degree in Women’s and Gender studies from Utrecht University and Granada University.
I am now completing my training as a psychodramatist at the School Voor Psychodrama under the supervision of Renée Oudijk (TEP and founder of The Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations (FEPTO) ). In the meanwhile I also gained experience in clinical practice working in the private studio of psychotherapist Valeria Pierdominici by using psychodramatique techniques.
I also specialised in treating anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder through Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
My background involves also work with several Non Governmental Organizations.
I recently joined the Board of Directors of Changing Lives Through Dance, an NGO whose aim is to work with women using dance and drama therapy. We have active projects in India, Brazil and Colombia (https://www.changinglivesthro
I travelled the world and I lived in the UK and in Spain, and in the year 2012 I moved permanently to The Netherlands.
This cocktail of academic achievements and the broadening of my life onto the world convinced me that I am here on this earth to help healing people’s souls. I consider it a gift and I see it as my true purpose in life.
Working with women and mixed groups is my specialisation. In my work I will take you by the hand and together we will start a path of self-knowledge and exploration.
Member of de Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP), membership number 227357.
Member of De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dramatherapie (membership number 109273) under the Federatie Vaktherapeutische Beroepen.
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 Publishers.
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.
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.
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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