Salvatore D’Amore, PhD, is a psychologist, psychotherapist, assistant professor based at the University of Liege’s Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. He also works as a trainer and supervisor in systemic approach to family and couple diversity in several universities and psychotherapy training centres both on a national and European level.

His clinical and psychotherapeutic experience with adults, couples and families also includes dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, questions gender identity and sexual orientation as well as coping with ‘coming-out’, eating disorders and dilemmas of cultural adaptation. His clinical work is currently orientated towards treating, counselling and supporting single-parents, gay and lesbian couples, stepfamilies and same-sex families.

He also participates in various national and international conferences dealing with research concerning couples and families. His writings have been published in journals and books in this field. Furthermore, he is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals and is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the European Family Therapy Association. He has trained with the foremost leaders in the field of the systemic approach in Italy, France, Belgium and the United States.

Following his Masters in clinical psychology at the University of Rome-La Sapienza’s Faculty of Psychology, he trained in systemic psychotherapy at the Centre of Family and Relationship Therapy Studies in Rome with Assunta Buzzelli, Luigi Cancrini and Luigi Onni; at the Centre of Family Studies in Paris with Robert Neuburger and finally at Alliant University in San Francisco with Robert-Jay Green and Shawn Giammattei