simone cheli, psysimple, tages onlus

Name and Surname:

Simone Cheli, Psy.D, Ph.D.


Professional Titles:

  • Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D. (5 years graduation degree – University of Florence)
  • Psychotherapist (4 years specialization degree  – Institute of Constructivist Psychology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Guglielmo Marconi University)
  • Adjunct Professor in Clinical and Health Psychology (University of Florence)
  • Adjunct Professor in Health Psychology (St. John’s University in Rome)



  • CBT Therapist -European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Accreditation
  • Compassion Focused Therapy – 1 st Level Training & 2nd Level Training; CFT Trainer (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Basic Training (IsiMind)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training (Centre for Mindfulness Studies)
  • Unified Protocol – UP Therapist and Trainer (UP Institute, Boston University)
  • Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy – 1 st Level Training & 2nd Level Training (Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy Center)
  • Psycho-oncologist – Active Member (International Psycho-Oncology Society)
  • 5-Day Foundational Professional Training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (IsiMind)
  • Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy – MERIT Therapist and Trainer (Merit Institute)
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment – MBT Online & MBT Basic Course (Anna Freud Center)
  • Schema Therapy – 1st ISST Certification Level (Schema Therapy Scotland)
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy – Foundational Training (Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute, McLean Hospital)


Areas of Intervention:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma and Stress Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders


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I am adjunct professor in Health Psychology at the School of Human Health Sciences of the University of Florence and at the St. John’s University in Rome; founder and director of the Center for Psychology and Health at the Tages Charity, Florence; psychotherapist at the central Tuscany district of the Italian National Healthcare Service. I am a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist (Tuscany Register of Psychologists); accredited CBT therapist (European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy); full member of the American Psychological Association; trainer and visiting professor at Italian and international schools in Clinical Mindfulness. My primary scientific interests and therapeutic approaches refer to the so-called Third Wave of CBT: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; Compassion-Focused Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy; Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy. I am currently involved in four main researches based on specific protocol I personally outlined: (i) a randomized controlled trial about a mindfulness-based intervention for healthcare professionals (Mindful Compassion Care Program) at the University of Verona; (ii) a randomized controlled trial about an intervention for schizotypa personality disoders (Evolutionary Systems Therapy for Schizotypy) in collaboration with Indiana University and the Accademic College of Tel Aviv – Yaffo; (iii) an open trial about a mindfulness-based interventio for perfectionism (Mindful Compassion for Perfectionism) in collaboration with the British Columbia University; (iv) a pilot study about a persolity-guided therapy for gifted students.


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