Marzia Giua, Psy.D



Curriculum Vitae Marzia Giua 


Date of Birth : 31.07.1979 Rome

Office : Via V. Crisafulli, 43 – 00166 Rome

Via Fornovo, 3 – 00192 Rome

Telephone number: +39.

Mobile : +39.335.39.81.88



C.F.: GIUMRZ79L71H501L ;   P.IVA : 11454521003



  • Chair of the Presidential Task Force of APA (American Psychological Association) Division 56 Psychologists in Italy
  • Psychological Counselor of SAIP- consultant company, to personnel selection and preparation for working groups to European calls, Mentoring and improving Job Skills.
  • Founding member of the association “The Secret Garden” in Rome (together with the lawyer Patrizia Schiarizza),
  • Advisor to the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Rome, registered “in quality ‘of psychologist specialized in Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychodiagnosis, Family Mediation.”
  • Technical Consultant: Psychologist for the Public Prosecutor of Rome, for collecting summary information in Court cases with minors, according to Law 172 art. 351 1 b
  • Specialized in “Methods and techniques for the collection of the first statements of minors in the legal field“, intensive course held by the Full Professor of the University of Sassari Patrizia Patrizi, Vera Cuzzocrea, Dr. Francesca Napoli and Dr. Francesca Vitale with training at the Police Headquarters in Rome and at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome
  • Advisor to the Prosecutor of Rome in cases of expert opinions for the assessment of generic and specific suitability of minors
  • Member of the APA – American Psychological Association
  • Division 1, General Psychology
  • Division 35, Society for the psychology of women
  • Division 41, American Psychological Law Society
  • Division 44, Society for the psychological study of LGBT Issues
  • Division 52, International Psychology
  • Psychologist in the national headquarters of “The Salvation Army” active in the European Anti-Human Trafficking Project to combat violence against women and women in prostitution
            • Psychologist for the Protocol of screening for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases implemented by the National Academy of Lincei and Biomedical Campus University of Rome
            • Court-Appointed Expert (CTU) of the Court of Rome since March 2013
  • Listed on Psychotherapists for the tasks of Party-Appointed Expert (CTP) within the civil judicial proceedings with legal aid and State enabled the area of juvenile proceedings
  • Psychotherapist Systemic in Family and Relational from 11/12/2012 five-year Specialization at the Research Center for Family Therapy and Relational -IEFCOS – Rome
  • Specialization in Psychodiagnostics and Psychological Assessment at the CENAF Institute – Rome
  • Psychological Counselor of SAIP- consultant company, to personnel selection and preparation for working groups to European calls, Mentoring and improving Job Skills.
  • Specialization in Family Mediation at ICOTEA Institute accredited by the Ministry of Justice
  • Party-Appointed Expert (CTP) in Psychodiagnostics with the Executive Department SPDC Psychiatrist Hospital Belcolle of Viterbo in cases of assessments of capacity of consent, assessment of specific and generic ability to testify in the case of minors, to assess the danger to society
  • Appointed as expert in Psychodiagnostics of Dr. D’Argenio, in cases of evaluation of social danger or suitability for prison regime, at Velletri Prison and Penitentiary New complex- and Female Rebibbia in Rome and in Terni
  • Member since 2011 of Psychology Section at the SSAI – School for the Administration of the Ministry of the Interior
  • Psychotherapist, Head of Center of Psychological Support in the  Social Centre Paglieri of “The Salvation Army”
  • Member of PSICOIUS – Roman School of Forensic Psychology
  • Enlisted as a registered psychotherapist of the National Council of the Order of Psychologists (Lazio) – 14346 Resolution of 10/11/2006
  • Graduate degree (Laurea old order) in Clinical Psychology and Community-  dated 17/12/2004


From 1993/94  to  1997/98

High school “De Vedruna”, via Montanelli 5, Rome.

Classical high school Diploma


From  1998/99  to   2003/04

L.U.M.S.A University of Rome. Faculty of Clinical Psychology and Community

Qualification awarded:  Degree in Psychology,  17 December 2004

Thesis: “Alexithymia and Psychosomatics: the psyche speaks and gets sick with the body.” co-supervisor Prof. Aureliano Pacciolla


From  2006  to 2011

Five-year Specialization in Systemic Relational Psychotherapy at IEFCOS, Rome; founded and directed by Luigi Cancrini, Maurizio Coletti and Luigi Onnis.



Since October 2015

Chair of the Presidential Task Force of APA (American Psychological Association) Division 56 Psychologists in Italy


Since July 2015

Psychological Counselor of SAIP- consultant company, to personnel selection and preparation for working groups to European calls, Mentoring and improving Job Skills. Coach and  teacher for the Project “Guarantee Young people” on the Communication in the enterprises, whit E.U. funding.


Since June 2015

Member of the Working Group: IPV – Intimate Partner Violence – established at the National Council of  Order of Psychologists ( Lazio).


Since June 2015

Partner of the Association “My Choice.” a network of professionals, companies and associations that offer services in support of women and children who are victims or potential victims of psychological stress, violence, abuse and who want to make their choice in life: MyChoice is active with counseling, legal, and security as well as with targeted services to address these issues. My Choice is in partnership with Federpol, Rotary International and the National Association of Parapharmacies.


Since May 2015

Vice President and Secretary of the Association of Social Promotion “The Secret Garden”. The association aims at pursuing the main legal and psychological protection of children, their parents and all those who, for various reasons, find themselves having to grow, care for and, in any case, take care of children themselves. The role is also served as a Member of the Rotarian Action Group Against Child Slavery.


Since February 2015

As a psychotherapist experienced in dysfunctional relationships of victims of violence and women in prostitution, deals with a field project with the operational support of “The Salvation Army” for Antitrafficking in the context of street prostitution, women and LGBT. The project provides  outreach  of women in prostitution and transsexuals who are in the circle of prostitution. The project aims to collect the experiences of these people in order to conduct a survey of race, age, origins and mindset of these people and understand where the journey into the world of prostitution began.


Since January 2015

Psychologist, an expert in forensic psychology, duty on call H24, to the Public Prosecutor of Rome for the pool “Offences against sexual freedom and against the family” headed by the deputy prosecutor Dr. Maria Monteleone, in cases of listening in request summary information with minors in Court cases.


Since January 2015

Clinical psychologist for the Project “Train the brain” of the Foundation in partnership with Igea’s Biomedical Campus of Rome and the Academy of Lincei, for the prevention and detection of individuals at risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s and cognitive recruiting for the phase cognitive training and enhancing brain function.


Since November 2014

Technical Consultant Psychologist for the Public Prosecutor of Rome, for preparing expert reports in Court cases with minors, according to Law 172 art. 351 par. 1 b.


Since May 2014

Technical Consultant at the request of Prosecutors of the Public Prosecutor of Rome on minors, to evaluate the ability of generic and specific to testify. Deals as Psychodiagnostic Specialist with the profile of the person and the personality of the child, using such Tests as MMPI2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), Whodas, Bender Test for cognitive assessment, Test graphics (Human Figure and family), and 5-11 BVN 12-18 (neurocognitive test battery for the assessment of mental and cognitive functions of children aged 5 to 18 years) and Raven’s progressive Matrices.


Since February 2014

Followed an intensive course in “Methods and techniques for the collection of the first statements of minors in the legal field” at PsicoIus, Roman School of Psychology legal – Rome, 2014, including days training alongside at the police headquarters in Rome and at the Prosecutor’s Office, for the collection of the first declarations of minors in the legal field.


Since January 2013

Coordinator of the Center of Psychological Support for institutionalized elderly in Santa Margherita, Rome, Support Project joint between IPAB, Unisped and Community of St. Egidio. The role involves personal psychotherapy, coordination of Psychologists and Psychodiagnostics for administering tests, developing strategies for active involvement with various non-profit organizations.


Since March 2013

Coordinator of theCenter of Psychological Support  “shadow people” for the support of victims of child abuse, human trafficking of minors, gender violence, with the support of the Rotary Community Corps Rotary International.


Since March 2013

Party-Appointed Expert (CTU) of the Civil Court of Rome.


Since October 2012

Scientific coordinator for the Project  “Memories for aging people” of the Rotary Club Centenario of Rome, under the patronage of the former 17th Municipality of the Capital City of Rome.


Since September 2012

Psychotherapist in charge of the Social Centre of “The Salvation Army” V. Pagliari, with the responsibility of screening the guests of the Center, offering psychological support to the various difficulties: senile dementia, depression, psychiatric problems, etc.


Since April 2012

Psychological assessment for the Executive of the Hospital of Viterbo Belcolle in cases of expertise for evaluating the ability of consent, of Rebibbia Prison (women’s and New Complex), the Court of Santa Maria Capua Vetere and the Court of Terni.


Since March 2011

Substitute – Auxiliary CTP, at the courts of Rome and Velletri


Since July 2010

Collaboration with Prof. Aureliano Pacciolla, Professor of Psychology of Personality and CTU at the Court of Rome, who supervises clinical use of tests

From April 2009 to June 2010

Internship at the IEFCO.S. at the ASL Roma B.U.O. of TSMREE 4th DISTRICT, Rome.

The activity  included  interviews with patients of different ages and with various diseases and discomforts. In particular, conducting Family Psychotherapy in cases of families with difficulties with their children, both of DSA, relational disorders and drug abuse, and in cases of credit or adoptions, working in network with social workers of the Territory.



From September 2007 to March 2009

Training at the School of IEFCOS, at the Center for Child Help for the oppressed and the Family “Association Child in Time”. The activity includes psychological interviews with children aged 3 to 17. Therapies with playful instruments, and capacity of administration of projective tests, as well as “paper and pencil”. She collaborated with the team case owner to the elaboration of the psychological evaluation in cases of adoption and leave, in cases of ill-treatment, and in cases of revocation of parental responsibility. The talks are aimed at children with severe mental and physical deficits, as well as children who have suffered abuse and psychological or physicalviolence, adopted children or foster parents or in group homes chosen by the Juvenile Court and with youth at rick of deviance.




Mother tongue:  Italian

Other language spoken: English




APA Convention Grant for the International Psychologists to attend Toronto Convention, 2015

Professional Order of Psychologists of Lazio- Innovation Label Short List for the Project



Giua,M. (2007). “La comunicazione medico-paziente ”,

Giua, M. (2011). “La personalità del Pedofilo ”, Roma. AISF

Giua, M. (2011). “Epigenetica e abuso sessuale ”, Roma. Docenza  AISF

Giua, M. (2011). “Pedofili in agguato” TV show “ La scena del Crimine” su TELEROMA 56

Giua, M. & Dryjanska, L. (2013). “Cultural Heritage through Memories”, Roma, Università di Roma TRE. Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Giua, M. (2015). “Proteggere i minori – Nuovi strumenti e metodologie in linea con l’Europa” –. In “Solidarietà                                                   intergenerazionale: bambini nell’ombra”. Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Giua, M. (2015).,

Giua, M.& Dryjanska, L.(2015). “Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking in Europe”– APA Conference Toronto 2015, Ontario

Giua, M. & Dryjanska, L.(2015).“European Psychologists: Not a Very United Diversity”– APA Conference Toronto 2015, Ontario