Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Mara is an expert inlearning disabilities and school-related difficulties (MSc at the University of Pavia), and she is currently a PhD student in Education in Contemporary Societies at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she is also working within the Erasmus + KA3 project PROMEHS.

Her main research interests include the promotion and the development of socio-emotional competences, resiliance in educational contexts, school readiness and learning disabilities. She took part in various national and international projects in collaboration with the University of Pavia, Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia and INVALSI. She also works as clinical psychologist with a cognitive-neuropsychological approach.

Some publications:

Cavioni, V. Zanetti, M.A., Beddia, G., & Lupica Spagnolo, M. (2017). Promoting resilience: A European curriculum for students, teachers and families. In M. Wosnitza, F. Peixoto, S. Beltman & C. Mansfield (Eds). Resilience in Education: Concepts, Contexts and Connections. Springer.

Cavioni, V., Lupica Spagnolo, M., Beddia, G., Zanetti, M. A. (2015). Promuovere la resilienza a scuola: un curricolo europeo per docenti e studenti. Strumenti e metodologie per l’identificazione e l’intervento. Psicologia e scuola. Maggio – Giugno, pp. 42-49

Cavioni, Beddia, Lupica Spagnolo (2015). Social emotional competence and school readiness among Italian preschoolers. A person centered approach. The 5th ENSEC Conference Social Emotional Learning and Culture 1 – 4 July 2015. University of Lisbon.

Cavioni, V., Lupica Spagnolo, M, Beddia, G. (2015). Promuovere la resilienza: un curricolo europeo per docenti e studenti. Giornate di Psicologia Positiva – VIII Edizione “Nutrire positività. Ricerche e interventi per la promozione del benessere”

Cavioni, V., Lupica Spagnolo, M., Beddia, Zanetti M. A., (2015). Social emotional competence and school readiness among Italian preschoolers. A person centered approach. The 14th European Congress of Psychology – Milan, Italy 7-10 July 2015

 

Cavioni, V., Zanetti, M.A., Beddia, G., Lupica Spagnolo, M., Gualdi, G. (2015). Social emotional competence and school readiness among Italian preschoolers. A person centered approach. European Conference of Developmental Psychology, Braga (Portugal)