Barcaccia Barbara

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Scientific head: 
Research title: 
The implementation of forgiveness/mindfulness/acceptance-based programs in childhood and adolescence
Title of the Phd thesis: 
The more you judge the worse you fee: interpersonal forgiveness, self-compassion and mindfulness as adjustment variables
In service from: 
12 mesi
Relationship ongoing/renewed/terminated: 
In corso

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Academic career: 

PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology

  • ·       Doctor in Clinical Psychology (quinquennial laurea degree), summa cum laude, Sapienza University of Rome
  • ·       Doctor in Philosophy (quadrennial laurea degree) summa cum laude, University of Rome “Roma Tre”.
  • ·       Master degree in “Mindfulness: Practice, Clinics and Neuroscience”.
  • ·       Member of the College of Italian Psychologists.
  • ·       Specialist (Quadrennial Postgraduate School) in Cognitive-Behaviour Psychotherapy (Psy.D.)
  • ·       Member of the Italian Society of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy, SITCC (Società Italiana di Terapia Comportamentale e Cognitiva).
  • ·       Mindfulness-based interventions Instructor (MBSR and MBCT).
  • ·       ACT trainer (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). 
Activities and researches

She is interested in the topics of forgiveness, acceptance and mindfulness both for promoting pro-social behaviours/preventing distress and for treating clinical problems, in children, adolescents and adults.

Selected publications : 

Barcaccia B., Schneider B.H., Pallini S., Baiocco R. (2017). Bullying and the detrimental role of un-forgiveness in adolescents’ wellbeing. Psicothema, 29, 217–222. doi:10.7334/psicothema2016.251  Corresponding author IF 1,3.


 Barcaccia, B., Pistella, J., Baiocco, R., Pallini, S., Saliani, A.M., Mancini, F., Salvati, M. (2017). Forgiveness and religious practice: a study on sample of Italian preadolescents. Journal of Beliefs and Values, Corresponding author IF 0,5.

Barcaccia B., Pallini S., Milioni M., Vecchio G.M. (2017). Resentment or forgivingness? The assessment of forgiveness in Italian adolescents. Child Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s12187-017-9483-6. Corresponding author, IF 1,2.


Barcaccia, B., Balestrini, V., Saliani, A.M., Baiocco, R., Mancini, F., Schneider, B.H. (2017) Dysfunctional eating behaviours, anxiety and depression in Italian boys and girls: The role of mass media. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, .doi: 10.1590/1516-4446-2016-2200  IF 2,01.

Barcaccia B., Mancini F., Baiocco R. (2016). L’utilizzo della mindfulness con gli adolescenti. Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, 39, 83-98. Corresponding author    Barcaccia, B. (2017). Il perdono interpersonale. Rassegna di Psicologia,3, 55–66. doi: 10.4458/9453-04 

Barcaccia, B., Schaeffer, T., Balestrini, V., Rizzo, F., Mattogno, F., Baiocco, R., Mancini, F., Schneider B.H. (2017). Is expressive writing effective in decreasing depression and increasing forgiveness and emotional wellbeing of preadolescents? Terapia psicológica, 35, 3, 213–222.IF 0,7.


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