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    Lisa is a PhD in Clinical Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist and a Systemic Psychotherapist.  She has previously worked at University of Bergamo, Italy and at the University of Northampton, UK. She is also a trainer at the European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies (EIST) in Milan, Italy. She teaches, researches and publishes in the area of systemic and family psychotherapy, critical perspectives on psychopathology and mental health (mostly eating, anxiety and mood disorders).

    Most recently she has focused on families and children and young people in foster care, adoption or struggling with domestic violence. Her research is mostly based on hermeneutics and phenomenology from a socio-constructionist stance. She uses mostly qualitative methods, with a particular interest for creative and non verbal techniques. She acts as a consultant to a wide number of projects, including collaborations with care service providers (CAMHS), charities (Eve, Women's Aid, NorPip) and commissioning groups.

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  (FHEA)

    Registered Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol.) with The British Psychological Society (BPS) (Membership number: 313452)

    Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) (Membership number: 735396)

    Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) (Membership number: 1933390)

    European Association for Family Therapy – Chamber of Individual Members (EFTA-CIM)

    EMDR level I (Richman EMDR Training, London, UK - approved by the EMDR International Association and EMDR-Europe Association). 

    ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-3600

    Editorships:

    • Associate Editor: Journal of Family Therapy 
    • Editorial Board: Eating and Weight Disorders: Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
    • Reviewer: 
    • Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training 
    • Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
    • Psychology of Violence
    • Journal of Health Psychology
    • Journal of Gender Studies 
    • Feminism & Psychology
    • Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology In Applied Psychology-  TPM 
    • 2011-2014: In Mind– Italian chapter (Co-Editor): online peer-review Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

    Research Groups:

    Co-founder of the European Family Therapy Research Group (EFTRG)  together with: prof. E. Avdi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); prof. M. Borcsa (University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany); prof. A. Laitila (University of Eastern Finland); prof. P. Rober (University of Leuven, Belgium); prof. J. Salgado (ISMAI, Portugal); prof. J. Seikkula, J. Holma, & J. Wahlström (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland);  prof. V. Ugazio (University of Bergamo, Italy).

    Previous roles:  Coordinator of Mental Health and Counselling (MHaC); Deputy Lead of Centre for Applied Mental Health Research (CfAMHR); member: Social and Cultural Research in Psychology (SCRIP), Centre for Children and Youth (CCY), The University of Northampton.

    Vice-Director of CISAlpino Institute for Comparative Studies in Europe (CCSE)

    Consultancy

    2011-ongoing: Trainer at European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies (E.I.S.T.), Milano.

    2014-2015: Lead systemic therapist for two groups of ‘MPower’ 10 week intervention aimed at supporting children and young people who have previously lived in situations of domestic violence (with financial support from the UNARS Daphne III Programme of the European Union).

    2005-ongoing: Clinical psychologist and systemic family psychotherapist as a part time activity, approximately 30% of time until the end of 2008 (starting of full time lectureship) and 10% thereafter.

    External Examining:
    - MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) (Programme Director – Sarah Campbell)

    - MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health)  (Programme Director – Dr Louise Philips)

    – institution: City University London (dates: Sept, 3rd 2013-2017)

    Overview

    Current research:

    Lisa’s research interests are in critical and social constructionist approaches in clinical practice, psychopathology and mental health. She is a member of UEL’s Psychology and Social Change Research Group, and the Centre for Narrative Research.

    Interests and expertise:

    •   Meaning making, systemic hermeneutics and narratives in systemic therapy.

    •   Critical qualitative research in mental health, phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches to psychopathology

    •   Therapeutic work with children and families, with a particular emphasis on responses to violence and trauma, policy analysis and legislation.

    •   Depathologising approaches to adult and children’s mental health and diagnosis.

    •   Families and users’ experiences and evaluation of mental health services.

    Co-investigator:

    -2016-2019- Big Lottery funding - The SHE Project - Safe, Healthy and Empowered, a holistic programme of support for Women and Girls who are affected by domestic violence and abuse in Northamptonshire. Total value £650 000

    - 2016-2019- East Midlands CYP IAPT Collaborative- Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (NHS England). Total value £1.8 million, University of Northampton portion £550 000 per annum. Project Lead, Northampton: Jane Callaghan

    -Motor Neuron Disease Association, £10000. Research and the Development of a Training Programme for Counsellors to support families affected by MND

    - Semantic cohesion in mono-cultural and intercultural couples. Project Leads: Valeria Ugazio & Reenee Singh

    - 2013-2014: Midlands Strategic Health Authority (fund £30.000) to evaluate the Midlands and East Mental Health and Wellbeing Project, P.I. Dr J. Callaghan, further £81 000 to develop two CPD modules for this project, including the development of online materials to support learning in this area.  

    - 2013-2015: Consultant for the Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies: Children in Situations of Domestic Abuse. European Commission's DAPHNE III funding. P.I. Dr J. Callaghan.

    - 2013-2016: Academy of Finland Research Programme on the Human Mind: “Relational mind in multi-actor therapeutic dialogues” (€ 834,236 fund). PI: prof. Jaakko Seikkula, in collaboration with EFTRG.

    Doctoral Supervision and Examining

    PhD Students in progress:

    Joanne Alexander-  Intergenerational patterns of violence in families.

    Charlotte Dann- Tattoos: Embodiment and femininities.

    Lauren Ward- Masculinities and emotional expression: the experiences of firefighters

    Prof Doc Students in progress:

    1.  Avril Gabriel -  Narratives of Siblings: Substance Misuse and the Family

    2. Vjosa Hyseni - Developing Culturally Sensitive Practice for Syrian refugees and asylum seekers

    3. Francisco Flores: What sense do people make of the functions of their ‘problematic behaviours’? (A hybrid template / thematic analysis).

    4. Tajinder Rai: How therapists' experience of post traumatic growth (P.T.G.) informs therapy for refugees in the UK.

    5. Klea Imamidou: The impact of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme on the professional identity of Counselling Psychologists. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).                  

    6. Norjaran Karim: Bangladeshi women's experience of living with in-law families: A narrative analysis

    7.  Vanessa Contreras-Negretti: Trauma and post-traumatic growth in police officers

    Successful completions:

    Dr. Laura Galbusera (2011-2016): Embodied Intersubjectivity and Schizophrenia: A Process-Outcome Study of Body-Oriented Psychotherapy

    Dr Jasmine  Childs –Fegredo (2013-2017): The experiences of receiving adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and mechanisms of change in reducing symptoms: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis


    Research

    1. Galbusera, L., Fellin, L.C., & Fuchs, T. (in press). Toward the recovery of a sense of self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of patients'
      experience of body-oriented psychotherapy for schizophrenia. Psychotherapy Research.     

    2. Callaghan, J.E.M., Fellin, L.C., Alexander, J.H., Mavrou, S., & Papathanasiou, M.  (2017). Children and Domestic Violence:  Emotional Competencies in
      Embodied and Relational Contexts. Psychology of Violence 

    3. Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., & Fellin, L.C. (2016). Children’s embodied experience of living with domestic violence: ‘‘I’d go into my panic, and shake,
      really bad’’, Subjectivity, 9, 399–419. doi:10.1057/s41286-016-0011-9

    4. Callaghan, J., Fellin, L. C. & Warner-Gale, F. (2017). A critical analysis of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services policy in England. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22, 1(1), 109-127. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104516640318

    5. Dann, C., Callaghan, J.E.M, & Fellin, L. (2016). Tattooed female bodies: Considerations from the literature. Psychology of Women Section Review, 18(1).
      Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., Fellin, L.C., & Sixsmith, J. (2016). Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse: siblings’ accounts of relational coping. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1177/1359104515620250

    6. Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., Sixsmith, J. & Fellin, L.C. (2015). Beyond “witnessing”: Children’s Experiences of Coercive Control in Domestic Violence and Abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  doi:10.1177/0886260515618946 

    7. Callaghan, J., Gambo, Y., & Fellin, L., (2015). Hearing the Silences: Adult Nigerian Women’s Accounts of Early Marriages. Feminism & Psychology, 25(4), 506-527. doi:10.1177/0959353515590691

    8. Ugazio V., Negri A., & Fellin L., (2015). Freedom, Goodness, Power and Belonging: The Semantics of Phobic, Obsessive- compulsive, Eating, and Mood Disorders. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 28(4), 293-315, doi:10.1080/10720537.2014.951109    

    9. Galbusera, L., & Fellin, L. (2014). The intersubjective endeavour of psychopathology research: methodological reflections on a second person perspective approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(1150). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01150 

     

    Articles and chapters in edited books:

    Book Chapters

    1.      Callaghan, J.E.M., Fellin, L. & Alexander, J. (2016). Beyond Vulnerability: Working with children who have experienced domestic violence. In C. Brownlow, L.O’Dell and H. Bertilsdotter-Rosqvist (Eds). Different Childhoods. London: Routledge.

    2.        Ugazio, V., & Fellin, L., (2016). Family Semantic Polarities and Positionings. A semantic analysis. In Borcsa, M. & Rober, P. (Eds.). Multiple perspectives: Discursive qualitative research approaches to the process of couple therapy. Springer International Publishing.

    3.       Alexander, J.H., Callaghan, J.E., Sixsmith, J. and Fellin, L.C.  (2016). Children’s Corporeal Agency and Use of Space in Situations of Domestic Violence. In Horton, J and Evans, B. (eds). Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being, Vol. 9 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People. Springer Singapore.

    4.       Callaghan, J., Fellin, L., & Alexander, J., (2016).  Looked After Children: Mental Health and Use of Space. In Horton, J and Evans, B. (eds). Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being, Vol. 9 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children and Young People. Springer Singapore.

    Fellin, L.C., Callaghan, J.E.M., Harrison-Breed, C., Alexander, J.H., Deliyanni-Kouimtzi, K., Papathanassiou, M. (2015). UNDERSTANDING AGENCY AND RESISTANCE STRATEGIES (UNARS) Intervention Manual and Toolkit (MPOWER Programme). Northampton, UK: University of Northampton.

     

    Refereed and published conference proceedings

    Fellin L., (2016). Deconstructing dominant narratives in adoption and foster care? An example of therapeutic conversations and visual relational maps. Paper presented in the symposium: Connections Across the Generations: Trauma & Corrective Scripts in Families (Convenors: Arlene Vetere & Rudi Dallos). II International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents, Barcelona, Spain, 17-19 November 2016.

    Ugazio V., & Fellin L., (2016). Family semantic polarities as a guideline for therapy. In: “Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice”. Final programme 9th Congress of European family Therapy Association – EFTA, Athens, Greece,  Sept 28-October 1, 2016, p.47.

    Fellin, L., Callaghan, J.E.M., Banda, E. & Ankofuah Mintah-Afful, N. (2016). ‘They look for a big psychological name to give it and then your child will be tagged’: A thematic analysis Black African/British parents’ perceptions of barriers to seeking counselling for their children in the UK. III Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) conference, The University of Northampton, UK, 06-08 July 2016.

    Fellin, L., Harper, P. & Payne, V. (2016). The development and piloting of the Keys to Happier Living Toolkit for Primary Schools. III Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) conference, The University of Northampton, UK, 06-08 July 2016.

    Fellin, L. (2016). Convener of the symposium: Steps beyond broken attachments in systemic work with adoption &foster care. III Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) conference, The University of Northampton, UK, 06-08 July 2016.
         
    Fellin, L. (2016). The Scarlet Letter: Attachment as a dominant narrative in adoption and foster care? A thematic analysis of therapeutic narratives and visual
    relational maps. Paper presented in the symposium:  Steps beyond broken attachments in systemic work with adoption & foster care.  III Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) conference, The University of Northampton, UK, 06-08 July 2016.

    Fellin, L. & Salamino, F. (2016). “Who is to blame?” Causal attributions in adoptive and foster families: a content and discourse analysis. Paper presented in the symposium:  Steps beyond broken attachments in systemic work with adoption & foster care. III Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) conference, The University of Northampton, UK, 06-08 July 2016.

    Fellin, L. (2016). Convener of the symposium: Disrupted attachments, disrupted families? Systemic pathways for change in adoption and foster care, presented to: Qualitative Research on Mental Health 6 (QRMH6), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-27 May 2016, pp.50-52.

    Fellin, L. (2016). The Scarlet Letter: Attachment as a dominant narrative in adoption and foster care? A thematic analysis of therapeutic narratives and visual relational maps. Paper presented in the symposium: Disrupted attachments, disrupted families? Systemic pathways for change in adoption and foster care. Qualitative Research on Mental Health 6 (QRMH6), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-27 May 2016, pp.50-52.

    Fellin, L. & Salamino, F. (2016). “Who is to blame?” Causal attributions in adoptive and foster families: a content and discourse analysis. Paper presented in the symposium: Disrupted attachments, disrupted families? Systemic pathways for change in adoption and foster care. Qualitative Research on Mental Health 6 (QRMH6), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-27 May 2016, pp.50-52.

    Fellin, L., Callaghan, J.E.M., Banda, E. & Ankofuah Mintah-Afful, N. (2016).  Black African/British parents’ perceptions of barriers to seeking counselling for their children in the UK: a qualitative investigation. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual BACP/SPR Research Conference ‘Research matters: evidence for an evolving profession’, Brighton, UK, 20- 21 May 2016, p.40.

    Fellin, L., & Goodgame, J. (2016).  Creative techniques in research and therapy with adoptive and foster families. Workshop presented at the 22nd Annual BACP/SPR Research Conference ‘Research matters: evidence for an evolving profession’ Brighton, UK, 20- 21 May 2016, p.87.

    Alexander, J., Callaghan, J. and Fellin, L. (2015) Exploring the intergenerational transmission of domestic violence. Paper presented to: European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), Queen's University Belfast, 06-09 September 2015. [Also presented at: Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015]                

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L., Sixsmith, J. and Mavrou, S. (2015) Understanding agency and resistance strategies: children's experiences of domestic violence and abuse. Symposium presented to: European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), Queen's University Belfast, 06-09 September 2015. 

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L. and Sixsmith, J. (2015). Fathers as objects, fathers as subjects: domestic violence, childhood and masculinities. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Annual Conference 2015, Windsor, 08-10 July 2015.

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L. and Sixsmith, J. (2015). Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse: agency, resistance, resilience. Symposium presented to: Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015.

    Ugazio V., Negri A., & Fellin L., (2014). Family semantic polarities and therapeutic relationship in phobic, obsessive-compulsive, eating and mood disorders Narrated semantic polarities in the therapeutic conversation with phobic, eating, obsessive-compulsive and mood disorders. In 45th International Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Book of Abstracts – June 25-28 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark, p. 162-163.

    Fellin L., Ugazio V., & Guarnieri, S. (2014). Semantic polarities in a couple therapy conversation Panel Qualitative Research in Systemic Therapy Practice - The Couple Therapy of Victoria &Alfonso In 45th International Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Book of Abstracts – June 25-28 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark, pp 98-100.

    Fellin L., (2013). Convener of the symposium: Seven authors in search of a couple: A multiple reading of the same therapy. In: “Opportunities in a Time of Crisis: The Role of the Family”. Final programme and Abstracts Book of 8th Congress of European family Therapy Association – EFTA, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-27, 2013, p.97.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., & Castelli D. (2013). Family semantic polarities and positionings in different psychopathologies. In: “Opportunities in a Time of Crisis: The Role of the Family”. Final programme and Abstracts Book of 8th Congress of European family Therapy Association – EFTA, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-27, 2013, p.56.

     

    Other refereed non-published conference contributions

     

    Callaghan, J., Fellin, L. & Sixsmith, J. (2014). Doing feminism: Working with children's histories of domestic abuse. Workshop presented to:  the Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Conference, Windsor, UK, 9-11 July 2014.

    Ward, L., Callaghan, J. and Fellin, L. (2014). Laugh it up or laugh it off: the use of humour within the fire service as a way of constructing, managing and coping with emotionality. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Conference 2014, Windsor, 09-11 July 2014.

    Fellin, L., Decio, V., Travellini, S. & Nava, G. (2014). Multiple family intervention within a CAMHS: a thematic analysis of changes, helpful and hindering events of users’ and professionals’ perspectives. Paper presented to: Children and Young People's Mental Health, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2014.

    Fellin, L., & Goodgame, J., (2014). A tree under a double moon? Creative techniques in family work within adoption and fostering. Workshop presented to: Children and Young People's Mental Health, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2014.

    Callaghan, J., Warner-Gale, F. & Fellin, L., (2014). Does Every Child Still Matter? The UK Policy context for CAMHS 1994-2014. Paper presented to: Children and Young People's Mental Health, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2014.

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L. & Sixsmith, J. (2014). Children’s Experiences of Domestic Violence: Understanding Agency and Resistance. Paper presented in the symposium Children and Young People's Mental Health, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2014.

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L. & Sixsmith, J. (2014). Imaging agency and resistance: Photos and drawings in work with children in situations of domestic abuse. Invited Presentation presented to: The British Psychological Society, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP): Multiple Transformations of Qualitative Data, De Montfort University, Leicester, 11 April 2014.

    Galbusera, L., Fellin, L. & Sattel, H. (2014).  Body-Oriented Psychotherapy for Persons with Schizophrenia: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Participants' Experience. Poster presented to: 4th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Conference: Fostering Collaboration in Schizophrenia Research, Florence (Italy), 5-9th April 2014.

    Callaghan, J., Nardulli, C., Fellin, L., Alexander, J., Sixsmith, J. & Sanelli, M. B. (2014). Understanding agency and resistance strategies: Psychological discourses of children in situations of domestic violence. Invited Presentation presented to: Garante Dei Diritti Dell’Infanzia e Dell’Adolescenza: Bari Workshop to present the Daphne Project UNARS, Excelsior Hotel, Bari, Italy, Puglia, 01 April 2014.

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Sixsmith, J. &  Fellin, L. (2014). “Witness” to violence? Agency and resistance in children’s accounts of domestic abuse. Paper presented to: 8th Annual Keele Counselling Conference: Daring to Make an Impact: Dynamic Qualitative Research, Keele University, 22-23 March 2014.

    Galbusera, L., Fellin, L. & Sattel, H. (2014). Towards the Recovery of a Sense of Self: an IPA Analysis on the Experience of Body-Oriented Psychotherapy for Persons with Schizophrenia. Poster presentation to: 1st European Conference on Systemic Research in Therapy, Education and Organizational Development: Linking systemic practice and research, Heidelberg (Germany), 4-6 th March 2014.

    Ugazio, V., & Fellin, L. (2013). Promoting Resilience in Families through Semantic Polarities. Workshop presented to The Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT) National Conference. Hope and resilience in hard times: Couples, families, therapists. Imperial College, London, UK, 19-21 September 2013.

     

     

    Invited addresses:

     

    1.       “Semantiche Familiari e psicopatologie fra clinica, ricerca e letteratura”, 10-11 dicembre 2010: European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies, Circolo Culturale Navigli, Milan, Italy.

    2.       “Type 1 Diabetes and Eating disorders”. Diabetes Association Conference 27 March 2012, Hotel Michelangelo, Milano, Italy.

    3.       Seminar “Therapeutic relation in medical practice and health care policies: psychological and legal perspectives” CCSE- University of Bergamo, 19 June 2012.

    4.       Workshop “Clinical cases in Eating Disorders”. In 22nd Giornate di Nutrizione Clinica e Patologie Correlate. 5 October 2012: Centre for Eating Disorders and obesity, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy.

    5.       “Why do I behave like this? Telling another story changing causes and reasons (Perche' mi comporto cosi'? Raccontare un'altra storia cambiando cause e ragioni) Seminar with Lisa Fellin, Helga Hanks, Roberto Pennacchio, Peter Stratton & Valeria Ugazio. 23 March, 2013, European Institute of Systemic-relational Therapies, Milan, Italy.

    6.       Keynote speaker: “The role of family therapy in working with adoption”, Adoption UK Conference: Mental Health in the Teenage Years, 8 May 2014, University of Northampton, UK.

    7.       Keynote speaker: “Working systemically with adoption”, LMS Research Conference: 14th April 2015, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    8.   Callaghan, J., Alexander, J. and Fellin, L. (2015) Children's experiences of domestic violence: emotion, embodiment, agency. Invited Keynote presented to: Working with Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse: Messages from Research (Making Research Count), Kings College, London, 15 May 2015.

    9. Incanto e disillusione nella relazione di coppia

     

    Research archive:

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., Pennacchio R., Negri A, Colciago F. (2012). Is systemic thinking really extraneous to common sense? Journal of Family Therapy, 34(1), 53–71. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2011.00538.x.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., Pennacchio R., Negri A, Colciago F. (2010). L’ermeneutica triadica sistemica è davvero estranea al senso comune? Terapia Familiare, 92, 31-54.

    Ugazio V., Negri A., Fellin L., Di Pasquale, R (2009). The Family Semantics Grid (FSG) - The narrated polarities. A Manual for the Semantic Analysis of Therapeutic Conversations and Self Narratives. TPM. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology In Applied Psychology, 16(4), 165-192. ISSN: 1972-6325.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., Colciago F., Pennacchio R., Negri A., (2008) 1 to 3: from the monad to the triad. A unitizing and coding manual for the fields of inference of causal explanations. TPM. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology In Applied Psychology, 15(4), 171-192. ISSN: 1972-6325.

    Lombardo, C., Violani, C., Tiberi, S., Devoto, A., Fellin, L., Vetrone, G., M. Cuzzolaro (2003). Validità di un questionario per la valutazione dei comportamenti alimentari disturbati (DEQ). Psichiatria dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza, 70, 477-490.

    Fellin, L. (2013). Polarità semantiche familiari. (Family Semantic Polarities). In G. Nardone & A. Salvini (Eds.), Dizionario Internazionale di Psicoterapia, (pp. 448-451).  Milano: Garzanti, ISBN 978881174093-3.

    Fellin, L., & Pandolfi, M. (2011). Vincenti o perdenti? Studio preliminare di applicabilità dello IAT come misura implicita delle polarità semantiche prevalenti nei disturbi alimentari. (Winner or losers? A preliminary study of applicability of IAT to gauge Family Semantic Polarities in Eating disorders). In Quaderni di psicologia clinica 2 (pp.41-67). Bergamo: Sestante. ISBN: 978-88-6642-033-0.

    Fellin, L., & Pennacchio, R. (2011). Ermeneutica sistemica e intenzionalità nella conversazione terapeutica. (Systemic hermeneutics and intentionality in therapeutic conversation). In Quaderni di psicologia clinica 2 (pp. 131-158). Bergamo: Sestante.  ISBN: 978-88-6642-033-0.

    Ugazio, V., Negri, A., & Fellin, L. (2011). Significato e psicopatologia. La semantica dei disturbi fobici, ossessivi, alimentari e depressivi. (Meaning and Psychopathology). In Quaderni di psicologia clinica 2 (pp.69-100). Bergamo: Sestante.  ISBN: 978-88-6642-033-0.

    Ugazio, V., Negri, A., Fellin, L., & Di Pasquale, R. (2011). La griglia delle Semantiche Familiari (GSF). Le Polarità Narrate. Manuale per l’analisi semantica di conversazioni terapeutiche e self narratives. In P. Chianura, L. Chianura, E. Fuxa, S. Mazzoni (Eds.) Manuale clinico di terapia familiare. Volume III. Metodi e strumenti per la valutazione dei processi relazionali (pp. 75-111). Milano: F.Angeli ISBN: 9788856836592.

    Fellin, L., & Negri, A., (2010a). Disturbi alimentari: una prospettiva relazionale. (Eating disorders: A relational perspective) In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.), I disturbi del comportamento alimentare: curare il corpo, curare la mente (pp.121-141). Parma: Mattioli. ISBN: 978-88-6261-146-6.

    Fellin, L., & Negri, A., (2010b). I disturbi alimentari: la sfida psicoterapeutica. (Eating disorders: A psychotherapeutic challenge). In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.), I disturbi del comportamento alimentare: curare il corpo, curare la mente (pp.143-160). Parma: Mattioli. ISBN: 978-88-6261-146-6.

    Fellin, L., & Negri, A., (2010c). Verso il DSM-5. (Towards DSM-5). In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.), I disturbi del comportamento alimentare: curare il corpo, curare la mente (pp.161-177). Parma: Mattioli, 2010. ISBN: 978-88-6261-146-6.

    Negri, A., & Fellin, L., (2010). Test e strumenti per l’assessment dei disturbi alimentari (Tests and tools for Eating disorders assessment). In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.), I disturbi del comportamento alimentare: curare il corpo, curare la mente. (pp. 179-194) Parma: Mattioli.

    Cuzzolaro, M., Vetrone, G., Fellin, L.C., & Spissu, M. (2004). Prevenzione dei disturbi dell’alimentazione. In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.) Aggiornamenti in Nutrizione Clinica, Vol.12. Roma: Il Pensiero Scientifico, 21-33. ISBN: 978-88-490-0103-7.

    Cuzzolaro, M., Vetrone, G., Scardigli, M.I., & Fellin, L. (2003). Il disagio psico-sociale dei soggetti obesi. In Gentile, M.G. (Ed.) Aggiornamenti in Nutrizione Clinica, Vol. 11. Roma: Il Pensiero Scientifico, 19-28. ISBN: 978-88-490-0080-1.

    Fellin L., & Emide, E., (2012). Beyond the sole mother: The emotional-relational context of postnatal depression. In Book of Abstracts of 3rd Joint Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) of European and UK Chapters in Porto, Portugal – October 11-13, 2012, Portugal: CLM, p.22.

    Colangelo L., & Fellin L., (2012).  Helpful factors: A follow-up interview study on patients and therapist’s perspective on change process. In Book of Abstracts of 3rd Joint Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) of European and UK Chapters in Porto, Portugal – October 11-13, 2012, Portugal: CLM,  p.22.

    Ugazio V., Negri A., & Fellin L., (2012). A systemic-constructionist approach to psychopathology: The Semantics of Phobic, Obsessive, Eating and Mood Disorders. In Book of Abstracts of 3rd Joint Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) of European and UK Chapters in Porto, Portugal – October 11-13, 2012, Portugal: CLM,  p.16.

    Fellin L., & Emide, E., (2012). The Emotional-Interactive Loops In Narratives Of Women With Postnatal Depression. In: G. Graffigna, J.M. Morse, & A.C. Bosio (Eds.), Engaging people in health promotion & well-being. New opportunities and challenges for qualitative research - Proceedings of 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy June, 28-30th, 2012, Milano: Vita e Pensiero, pp.79-80. ISBN: 978-88-343-2251-2.

    Colangelo L., & Fellin L., (2012).  Patients and therapist’s perspective on psychotherapeutic change and outcomes: A follow-up study. In: G. Graffigna, J.M. Morse, & A.C. Bosio (Eds.), Engaging people in health promotion & well-being. New opportunities and challenges for qualitative research - Proceedings of 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy June, 28-30th, 2012, Milano: Vita e Pensiero, p.67. ISBN: 978-88-343-2251-2.

    12.     Ugazio V., Fellin L., & Negri A., (2012). The Semantics of Phobic, Obsessive, Eating and Mood Disorders. In: Giliberto, M., Dell'Aversano, C., & Velicogna F. (Eds.), PCP and Constructivism: ways of working, learning and living. Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. Venice, Italy, 20-24 July 2009, Firenze: Libri Liberi Editore. ISBN: 978-88-8415-101-8.

    Pennacchio R., & Fellin L., (2011). Ermeneutica sistemica e intenzionalità nella conversazione terapeutica. In: AIP - XIII Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Clinica e Dinamica, September 16-18 2011, Università degli Studi di Catania, ATTI, p. 374, Torino: Espress Edizioni, ISBN: 978-88-97412-229.

    Pennacchio R., & Fellin L., (2011). Le ipotesi nella consulenza sistemica: quali differenze tra paziente e terapeuta? In: AIP - XIII Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Clinica e Dinamica, September 16-18 2011, Università degli Studi di Catania, ATTI, p. 375, Torino: Espress Edizioni, ISBN: 978-88-97412-229.

    Pennacchio R., Ugazio V., & Fellin L., (2011). Do patients and therapists recourse to different explanations to account for symptoms or problems? In: 42nd International Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Book of Abstracts. Bern, Switzerland, June 29-July 2, 2011. Ulm: Ulmer Textbank, p. 220, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-926-00235-8.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., & Negri A. (2010). The Semantics of Phobic, Obsessive, Eating and Mood Disorders. In: 60 years of family therapy, 20 years of EFTA… and after? New ways for systemic practice. Programme and Book of Abstracts 7th Congress of European family Therapy Association – EFTA, Paris, France, October 29-31st 2010.

    Mazzoleni A., Fellin L., Negri A., & Converti R.M. (2010). Promozione della qualità della vita nella disabilità: una lettura contestuale dell'intervento riabilitativo proposto presso il servizio DAT di Milano della Fondazione don Gnocchi. In: La Psicologia della salute tra ricerca e intervento nei servizi sociosanitari, nella comunità, nei luoghi di lavoro e nella scuola. Bergamo, September 23-25 2010, Milano: F.Angeli, pp. 181-182. ISBN: 978-88-568-3294-5.

    Ugazio V., Negri A., Fellin L, & Zanaboni E. La conversazione terapeutica con i soggetti fobici è dominata dalla semantica della libertà?. In: Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva. Abstract book. Baia di Chia, Cagliari, 24-26 October 2008, p. 285-287, ISBN/ISSN: 1127-6347.

    Fellin L., Ugazio V., Colciago F., & Pennacchio R. When 2 is not enough: systemic inference fields and therapeutic change. In: 39th International Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Book of Abstracts. Barcelona, Spain, June 18-21, 2008, ULM: Ulmer Textbank, p. 193, ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-691-4139-7.

    20.     Negri A., Ugazio V., Zanaboni E., & Fellin L. (2008). Eating Disorders: a Problem of Positioning within a "Semantic of Power". In: 39th International Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Book of Abstracts. Barcelona, Spain, June 18-21, 2008, ULM: Ulmer Textbank, p. 193-194, ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-691-4139-7.

    Fellin L., Ugazio V., Colciago F., & Pennacchio R., Is the triadic hermeneutics really extraneous to common sense?, In: “Beyond Oppositions: Individuals, Families, Communities” - 6th Congress of the European Family Therapy Association and 32nd Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice UK Conference - Programme and Book of Abstracts, p. 139. Glasgow, October 2007.

    Fellin, L., Carter, J., McFarlane, T. & Blackmore, E. Effects of mirror exposure on body image. Poster presentation at Eating Disorders Research Society 10th Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7-9 October 2004.

    Cuzzolaro, M., Fellin, L.C., Spissu, M., & Vetrone, G. (2003).  Prevenzione dei disordini alimentari. In IX Congresso Nazionale su Obesità e magrezza. Siena, December 12-13 2003.

    24.     Lombardo, C., Violani, C., Tiberi, S., Lauria,V., Fellin, L.C., Vetrone,G. & Cuzzolaro, M. Validità discriminante di un questionario (DEQ) per lo screening dei disturbi alimentari. In VIII Congresso Nazionale su Obesità e magrezza. Siena, December 12-13 2002.

     

    Goodgame, J., & Fellin, L., (2013). Under a double moon? The relational context of adoption and fostering. Paper presented in the symposium “Research and Relationalities” at the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP) 'Making a difference, making ourselves known' Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, 4 -6 September 2013.

    Callaghan, J. & Fellin, L., (2013). De-constructing DSM 5: De-classifying childhood. Paper presented to: Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Outcomes, Widening Access and Tackling Stigma in an Age of Austerity, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2013.

    Ugazio, V., & Fellin, L., (2013). Eating disorders during adolescence: When family therapy is not enough. Workshop presented to: Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Outcomes, Widening Access and Tackling Stigma in an Age of Austerity, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2013.

    Galbusera, L., Sattel, H. & Fellin, L. (2012). Interactional synchrony in psychotherapy: embodied dynamics of participatory sense‐making. In 17th Herbstakademie - The implications of embodiment: enactive, clinical, social. Heidelberg (Germany), 1st –3rd October 2012.

    Fellin L., (2012). Meaning making processes during couple therapy conversation. In 4th Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK) 3- 5th July 2012.

    Fellin L., Emide, E., (2012). The Emotional-Interactive Loops In Narratives Of Women With Postnatal Depression. In  4th Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK) 3- 5th July 2012.

    Pennacchio R., Ugazio V., Fellin L., (2011).  Systemic hermeneutics: patients and therapists’ attributional and meaning making processes in conversation. In 1st International Conference on Dialogical Practices - In the Dialogical Moment: words, emotions, movements and silence, Helsinki, Finland 22-24 September 2011.

    Fellin L., Ugazio V., (2011). Meaning making and psychopathology: The Semantics of phobic, obsessive, mood and eating disorders. In 1st International Conference on Dialogical Practices - In the Dialogical Moment: words, emotions, movements and silence, Helsinki, Finland 22-24 September 2011.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., (2009). Los caminos terapeuticos alternos (I Percorsi Terapeutici Alternati: una strategia di intervento per i disturbi alimentari e per le famiglie separate o ricomposte) in XXX Jornadas Españolas de Terapia Familiar y I Congreso Ibérico de Terapia Familiar Cambios Familiares: Nuevas Relaciones, Nuevas Jerarquías. Barcelona, 29- 31 October 2009.

    Ugazio V., Fellin L., Negri A., (2009). Le semantiche dei disturbi fobici, ossessivi e alimentari – In Dieci anni dalla scomparsa di Vittorio Guidano: le intuizioni, i suggerimenti, i contributi del cognitivismo sistemico postrazionalista alla ricerca ed alla pratica clinica in psicoterapia. Roma, 14 settembre 2009. 

    Publications

    Her main research interests are related to meaning making and causal explanations in therapeutic conversations and socio-constructionist approaches to psychopathology. She is a member and co-founder of the European Family Therapy Research Group (EFTRG)  and she was recently involved into 3 main funded research projects:

    • Midlands Strategic Health Authority funding for the Evaluation of the Midlands and East Mental Health and Wellbeing Project; 
    • “Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies in children living with domestic violence”- UNARS EU Daphne III project 3)
    • Academy of Finland Research Programme on the Human Mind: “Relational mind in multi-actor therapeutic dialogues”. 

    Together with her colleagues from UNARS, Lisa has developed and delivered a training programme for professionals working with domestic violence and Mpower, a new group therapy intervention tailored specifically for children and young people who grew up in context of DV&A. Mpower is designed to enhance young people’s sense of agency, coping skills and overall personal and relational resilience.



    Interests



    Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

    Master in Clinical & Community Psychology

    BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology

    PY7904: Family & Systemic Therapies (Module Leader)

    PY7901: Introduction to Clinical & Community Psychology

    PY7911: Community Psychology

    PY7902: Research & Dissertation (Module Leader)

     

    PY8603: Integrating Theory, Research and practice 1

    PY8605: Perspectives on Research

    PY8606: Integrating theory, research and practice 2

    PY8609: Integrating theory, research and practice 3

     

    PY5208: Counselling Psychology

     

    2016 – Awarded Dean’s Fund for teaching and learning

    Teaching