Linearity is an artificial way of viewing the world. Real life isn't a series of interconnected events occurring one after another like beads strung on a necklace. Life is actually a series of encounters in which one event may change those that follow in a wholly unpredictable, even devastating way.

Crichton M., “Jurassic Park” (1990)


Francesco Campanile is currently licensed in Italy, his original country, and in Ontario, Canada, where he moved at the end of 2021.

After finishing high school, in 2002 Francesco attended the Gabriele D'Annunzio University in Chieti, Italy, where he obtained a bachelor's and a master's degree in psychology. During his master's, he also studied the Rorschach Test, attending a two-year-long course at the Scuola Romana Rorschach

After graduating from his master's degree in psychology, Francesco completed several internships and passed the Italian National Examination for Psychologists. He obtained his license as a psychologist in 2013 with the Ordine degli Psicologi della Regione Campania

At the conclusion of the same year, Francesco enrolled at the Harry Stack Sullivan Institute of Analytical Psychotherapy in Florence, Italy, where he finished his four-year training in Interpersonal Psychoanalytic-Oriented Psychotherapy.

Interpersonal Psychoanalysis is a theoretical body created in the 1930s by Harry S. Sullivan, Erich Fromm, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Karen Horney, and Clara Thompson.

Upon his graduation in 2018, Francesco was authorized to practice psychotherapy. Only psychologists or medical professionals who have completed a 4-year training program at a recognized school or institute of psychotherapy are permitted to provide psychotherapy services in Italy.

At the end of 2018, Francesco started working in private practice in Naples, Italy and at Serapide Rehabilitation Center for minors affected by learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, and autistic disorders.

After almost 4 years of practice, at the end of December 2021, Francesco moved to Ottawa, Ontario Canada where after six months obtained his first Canadian license: Registered Psychotherapis (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

In September 2022, he started his practice in Ottawa, where he today offers both in-person and online psychotherapy services.


  • 2007BSc in Psychological Sciences

    Gabriele D’Annunzio University - Chieti, Italy (3 years)
    Honors Thesis: “Psychopathology of Common Sense” Thesis
    Supervisor: Prof. Giovanni Stanghellini
  • 2011MSc in Clinical Psychology

    Gabriele D’Annunzio University - Chieti (2 years)
    Honors Thesis: “Rorschach Test and Defensive Mechanisms”
    Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Mario Fulcheri
  • 2012Internship - Supervised practice - (1000 Hrs)

    Types of patients seen and activities performed: individual adults affected by borderline personality disorders, schizophrenic disorders, bipolar disorders, and major depressive disorders. Supervised individual counseling sessions, supervised group counseling sessions, socially rehabilitative group activities

  • 2013Psychologist License - (Italy)

  • 2018Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

    "Hatty Stack Sullivan" - Institute of Analytical Psychotherapy, Florence - (4 years)

    1033 hours of lessons and seminars.

    Individual psychoanalytic training: (360 Hrs) - Psychoanalyst: Dr. Anna Maria Loiacono

    Group psychoanalytic training: (360 Hrs) - Psychoanalysts: Dr. Alida Cresti and Dr. Luciano Gheri
    Psychoanalysts: Dr. Maria Ugolini and Dr. Roberto Cutajar.

    Supervised practice (300 Hrs) Mental health center - Health Care Public Body of Florence

    Supervised Practice (100 Hrs) Mental health center - Health Care Public Body of Naples

    Honors Thesis: “Time in Interpersonal Psychoanalysis”.
    Supervisor: Prof. Maria Ugolini
  • 2022Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - (Canada)

  • 2023Passed the CRPO Registration Examination