Clara Barilani

Psychologist, Vientiane, Laos
  • Family counselling
  • Expatriate Counselling
  • Crisis & Trauma
€70 /Session
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My Approach

My goal as a psychologist is to ensure a secure space where a person can bring thoughts, concerns and personal issues. I focus my work on strengthening resources people already have, to help them manage their present and future challenges. I support the person to plan for small achievable obje...
My goal as a psychologist is to ensure a secure space where a person can bring thoughts, concerns and personal issues. I focus my work on strengthening resources people already have, to help them manage their present and future challenges. I support the person to plan for small achievable objectives that can generate a chain reaction of positive change.

I find it useful to analyse a person’s family relationships to see how these may affect or have implication on his or her daily life. It’s fascinating to discover how we can carry unconscious patters from our family history and how these can have an influence on our current state of mind. Awareness about these mechanisms helps us to escape recurrent communication and relationship patterns and introduce more creativity.

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About Clara

I'm an Italian clinical psychologist, and as I was interested in different cultures, I started to work as an advisor and trainer for international non-governmental organisations on projects related to mental health care, gender, child protection and psychosocial support.

I spent over...
I'm an Italian clinical psychologist, and as I was interested in different cultures, I started to work as an advisor and trainer for international non-governmental organisations on projects related to mental health care, gender, child protection and psychosocial support.

I spent over 9 years abroad in Asia and the Middle East and now I currently reside with my family in Vientiane in Laos. During these years I have deepened my knowledge about intercultural psychology and its links to traditional practices of mental health care. As a long-term expat I am aware of the struggle to start a new life abroad without a safety network. It requires significant efforts and constant mental adjustments to adapt to new social norms and different cultural environments.

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Education

  • 2016: EMDR First Level
  • 2014 - 2016: Systemic Approach and Family Therapy by phase, Carol Gammer, Paris
  • 2008-2009: International MA Psychological Protection of Children, University of Padua and Bucharest, Italy and Romania
  • 1996 -2002: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Community Work, University of Padua, Italy

Experience

  • 2014 - now: Clinical psychologist, Centre Médicale Français, Vientiane, Laos
  • 2005 - 2013: International aid worker in development and emergency setting, Asia & Middle East
  • 2002 - 2003: School psychologist (Reseau d’aide specialisé aux elèves en difficulté), Toulouse, France
  • 2002: Researcher, Psychological University Department, Padova, Italy
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