M.D.Professor of Developmental Psychopathology since 1970 at the University of Padova till 2010. 

From 63 to 70, psychoanalytic training in Switzerland, first she worked at the psychoanalytic clinic “Les rives de Prangins" for adolescents and adults with P.C. Racamier ,S. Woodbury and C.Durand.

In 67, “Les rives” became public hospital, and as Head doctor, she started the first rural sector for adults in the Canton de Vaud (CH) 

In 1974 back to Italy,  she was director of a mental health hospital in Marostica(Vicenza) and one year later  head doctor of the Social Medical Service for the Province of Trento.  From 1982 to 1987, director of children neuropsychiatry of developmental age services in Padova . 

She has written 16 books and 270 articles , mainly on methodology of intervention with problematic children in normal schools, organization of services , follow-up studies on preterms , psychotic parents’ children, drug addicted parents’ children , adopted children and methodology of early interventions, some of which published in french, spanish, russian .   

In the years 80es she approached attachment theory and she applied it on transition to parenthood and child development.

Since 2000 she has been director of a second level Master at the Padova Un. on “Transition to Motherhood and children development: clinical interventions” and she started  a clinical service for ”Problems on parenthood and children growing “  for people working at the University of Padova in cooperation with Daniel Stern, Mary Main, Patricia Crittenden and Elizabeth Fivaz Depeursinge with her triadic approach, in order to understand what can be useful in the actual world.

She has worked for WHO in India and for the government  in Argentina, planning services for mother-children and programs for early intervention.

She has taught in Paris , Barcelona, Marseille ,Buenos Aires, Mendoza, S. Paulo do Brasil, Moscow, Kiev, Riga, at the Menninger clinics in the US and in some African countries.

President of AEPEA for 4 years ,actually past president and president of  the  Italian section (AEPEAsi).