Psychology of Change - IV edition

I level
Alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am-1:15 pm/14:15 pm-6:00 pm)

October 2024


The aim of the Master is to provide the candidates with in-depth and detailed technical-application knowledge of Psychology of Change, which is a branch of studies, research and practices oriented towards the knowledge of the establishment and development of the processes of change, from a relational and social point of view as well as within a series of organisational structures. The course will give ample space to the presentation of strategies and techniques typical of the pragmatics of change, namely the corpus of operational knowledge enabling the planning and implementation of strategic changes in individuals as well as in groups and organisations.

The purpose of the course is to train professional figures capable of interpreting  the dynamics of change and to orient them to a pre-defined strategic direction. Said competencies will then be applied to individual, personal, relational, social and economic contexts.

Target students and career opportunities

The aim of the Master is to train professional figures able to read the dynamics of change and orient them towards a pre-defined strategic direction, applying this competence to individual, personal, relational, social and econimic contexts.


The candidates of the Master must be in possession of a Bachelor's Degree (minimum requirement for the admission to the Master) or Specialist Degree, Master's Degree and/or "old system" Degree attained at an italian University or an equivalent institution. 
The candidates in possession of an academic title obtained abroad must be in possession of the declaration of value of the aforementioned qualification, issued by the competent Italian diplomatic or consular representatives of the country in which they obtained the qualification.


The annual tuition, without tax benefits, for the registration to the Master is € 10.000

Scientific Director


Scientific Coordinator


Teaching Staff

Psychologist and psychotherapist, Giorgio Nardone is the founder, along with Paul Watzlawick, of the Centro di Terapia Strategica, for which he also serves as director. He is considered the leading exponent of the Palo Alto School, and among the world's leading experts on phobic-obsessive and compulsive disorders and eating disorders. His applied theoretical formulations are considered to be a veritable "School of Thought" that inspires scholars and practitioners worldwide. He has been giving specialized lectures and seminars for decades and has so far presented his work in more than 36 different countries.

Collaborator of the Centro di Terapia Strategica in the management area, lecturer in leadership, organizational disciplines and psychoeconomics. Ph.D. in economics of innovation, he held top positions at local governments to the Prime Minister's Office. He is a member of the Teaching Staff of the Academic Masters at Link University, at the Centro di Terapia Strategica and at LUISS.

She is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in brief strategic therapy. She is registered in the register of psychologists of the Tuscany region (repertory no. 2261) and is licensed to practice psychotherapy (art.3 L.56/89). She is a lecturer at the school of specialization in Brief Strategic Psychotherapy in Arezzo directed by Prof. Giorgio Nardone (recognized by the Ministry of University and Scientific Research). She is a research associate at the Center for Strategic Therapy in Arezzo, associated with the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA.

He is a psychologist, sexologist, psychotherapist and official researcher of the SCentro di Terapia Strategic. After graduating with a degree in Clinical and Community Psychology Science and Techniques, he received his master's degree in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florence, where he was appointed expert in the subject of Psychology of Attitudes and was awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology, in addition to lecturing as an adjunct professor.

Researcher, trainer and team coach in change management and on forms of negotiation. Author of books and speaker at conferences. Lecturer at the Center for Strategic Therapy, the Army General Staff and the Institute of Military Aeronautical Sciences. Adjunct professor in New Academy of Fine Arts and Link Campus University.

Retired Full Professor of Psychobiology, UNIFI. She studies the effects of environmental enrichment on the modifiability of neural circuits in response to experience (neural plasticity), and particularly in counteracting cognitive decline with age. She has authored more than 100 scientific papers.

Systemic-relational psychologist and psychotherapist. She was full professor of Community Psychology at the University of Florence. She is a member of scientific associations such as APA-American Psychological Association, SCRA-Society for Community Research and Action and SIPCO-Italian Society of Community Psychology. She was the founder and academic proponent of the spin-off LabCom. Research and Action for Psychosocial Wellbeing. Her research topics include health promotion and risk behaviors, prevention of violent radicalization, migration, evaluation, and gender differences.

Trainer in Public Speaking and Effective Communication at numerous private companies and empowerment associations (Cecilia Gilardi Foundation).

She is a psychologist and psychotherapist, lecturer and researcher at the Centro di Terapia Strategica in Arezzo, Italy.

  • Psychological and medical health: lifestyles, stress coping strategies and the critical phases of existence
  • Contributions of neuroscience in relation to the maintainance of good health in individuals, families and social groups
  • The psychobiological evolution of the life cycle
  • Verbal, non-verbal and paraverbal communication - prerogatives and pragmatics
  • Regulation of the emotions through communication
  • Elements of persuasive communication
  • Individual, couple, family, group psychological dialogue and strategic empowerment. Characteristics and individual, couple, group dynamics of change
  • Problem solving and strategic communication
  • Pragmatics of strategic change 
  • Prerogatives and technique
  • Tools and dynamics of communicative interaction in the clinical, social and organizational context
  • Change-oriented dialogue, or strategic dialogue: strategic questions, strategic paraphrasing, evocative formulas, injunctions
  • Structure and dynamics of the organizations
  • Productive organizations and institutions: specific dynamic characteristics and their management
  • Types of organizational leadership
  • Change in complex systems and communities. Definition of community. Relationship between change and power.  Social identities and intersectionality. Social movements.
  • Assessing and promoting change in individuals, groups and communities. Needs analysis, narratives and counter-narratives, impact evaluation.
  • Empowerment as an instrument of change. Empowering intervention techniques. Disempowerment and social inequalities.

Each candidate of the Academic Master is required to prepare a professional training Project Work consistent with the topics covered by the course. The project work is aimed at developing a concrete project. In the case of internship candidates, the project work may be commissioned by the host company and may coincide with the internship period.


At the end of each Unit there will be a test related to the topics covered. The grade (expressed in thirtieths) will form an integral part of the final grade average of the Academic Master.

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