Our highly trained and specialist multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nursing staff, activity leaders, psychotherapists and counsellors. They are all perfectly fluent in English, being either native speakers or having worked for many years in English-speaking countries.
MEET OUR TEAM
DR. FABRIZIO SCHIFANO
Our leading Professor is Fabrizio Schifano, MD, FRCPsych. He holds the Chair of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire (UK). Besides being a consultant psychiatrist for addictions, he is also a key member of:
- the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) for the UK government's Home Secretary.
- the Specialist Advisory Group (Psychiatry) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
He is responsible for San Nicola's research programme.
Dr. ANDREA BRAMUCCI
Andrea is the Therapeutic Coordinator at San Nicola. He is a psychologist, psychotherapist and counsellor, who has worked with people with addictions since 1987 in various rehabilitation centers throughout Italy. Andrea is a trainer in Gestalt Therapy and he is also certified in Ericksonian hypnosis, EMDR level, and in diagnostic psychology.
Dr. ERMANNO BERGAMI
Ermanno is a clinical somatic psychotherapist. He trained in the U.K. in Bioenergetics and Psychodrama, and has since spent his professional life between Europe and Australia. He specializes in group therapy, and in the last 10 years has mostly worked in the fields of trauma and addiction.
Dr JACQUELINE DE GOEIJ
Jacqueline graduated in Clinical Psychology from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Urbino, and then specialized as a psychotherapist in the Client Centered Therapy of Carl Rogers in Rome.
At the San Nicola Centre she works as an individual and group psychotherapist and conducts Life Skills groups.
DR. FEDERICA MANCINI
Federica Mancini is a professional educator and has been working with San Nicola since May 2013, leading psycho-educational groups and coordinating all the clients' daily activities.
Giuseppe was born and raised in South Africa. He has been at San Nicola since the beginning as Counsellor and as head Case Manager of the English-speaking clients, and also more recently as Deputy Therapeutic Coordinator. He has extensive experience with the Minnesota Model and runs the therapeutic 12 Steps group.
Evyan was born and raised in California, where she has worked at one of the top American rehabilitation clinics. Expert counsellor, she is a certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Trainer and has over 15 years experience utilizing the 12-Steps, including the Minnesota Model.
Lol is an English-born foreign language teacher. He has been working with San Nicola since 2013, and teaches Italian, cooking and gardening classes.
Dr. CECILIA CLEMENTI
Cecilia is a clinical and health psychologist and psychotherapist, a graduate of the University of Bologna. As a psychotherapist she practices the most up-to-date evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches including CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, MBCT, MBRP, MBSR, MB-EAT, and CFT. She works as an Individual and Group Psychotherapist and as a Mindfulness Teacher.
Elizabeth Augimeri is our Australian-born administrator, and she manages all San Nicola's international contacts.
JOHANNES BERNARDUS HULSHOF
Johannes is a psychiatric nurse and group leader, originally from the Netherlands. He has studied and practiced bio-natural disciplines since 1983, and is a master of Oki do Yoga and Meiso Shiatsu. He provides individual consultations and treatments.
Journalist, born in Rome, Luca has more than 15 years of professional experience in the specialized press. He has worked in the United States, Canada and Germany. He currently is the Communications Manager for the San Nicola Treatment Centre.