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Alberto Giuffrida has a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Geneva (1981), where he also received his Postgraduate Diploma (1982), majoring in cognitive psychology (Jean Piaget) and psychoanalysis.

He is a licensed psychologist and teacher in Ticino, where he taught clinical psychology, social psychology, especially in the field of healthcare and social welfare, and learning theories at various educational institutions, from 1983 to 2006. He has been teaching in the public school sector since 1989, gaining experience in the field of educational planning, students’ assessment, behavioral issues and career guidance. He is the author of several articles about school, education, and the teaching profession. He has also created the Skills Portfolio, a self-assessment tool to promote the emotional, social, and professional well-being of young students struggling in school.

He has owned a private psychology practice since 1984 in Locarno (Ticino), and he is a member of the Association of Psychologists of Ticino (ATP) and the Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP). Since 2017 also member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg.