Silvia Cimino

Dr. Silvia Cimino, PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology, has completed a postdoctoral fellowship and is Researcher at the Department of Dynamical and Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Medicine Faculty of “Sapienza” University (Rome). She teaches courses of “Clinical Psychology” and “Infancy and Adolescent Psychopathology”. She is psychotherapist of AIPPI (Italian Association of Infant and Family Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) and has been working as a clinician and a researcher at “Bambin Gesù” Paediatric Hospital in Rome for the last 10 years. She is author of more than 60 national and international publications (papers, books, chapters in books) mainly focused on 0-3 psychopathology (infant feeding disorders, sleep disorders, infant depression), psychopathological risk in adolescence (traumatic experiences) and parenting scaffolding (maternal post-partum depression).

Main international publication:

1. Cimino S., Cerniglia L., Paciello M. (2014), Mothers with depression, anxiety or eating disorders and longitudinal outcomes on their children: a study on paternal psychopathological risk. Child Psychiatry and Human Development (early view), ISSN: 1573-3327, DOI: 10.1007/s10578-014-0462-6 (I.F. 2,16 )

2. Cerniglia L., Cimino S., Ballarotto G. (2014), Mother-child and father-child interaction with their 24 months old children during feeding, considering paternal involvement and child’s temperament in a community sample. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35, 5, pp. 473-481, ISSN: 1097-0355, DOI 10.1002/imhj (I.F. 1,793 )

3. Cerniglia L., Cimino S., Ballarotto G., Monniello G. (2014), Parental loss during childhood and outcomes on adolescents’ psychological profiles: a longitudinal study. Current Psychology, 33, 4, pp. 545-556, ISSN: 1936-4733, DOI: 10.1007/s12144-014-9228-3 (I.F. 0,717)

4. Cimino S., Cerniglia L., Paciello M., Sinesi S. (2013), A six-year prospective study on children of mothers with eating disorders: the role of paternal psychological profiles. European Eating Disorders Review, 21, 3, pp. 238-246, ISSN: 1072-4133 (Impact Factor, I.F. 2.414)

5. Ammaniti M. Lucarelli L., Cimino S., D'Olimpio F. (2013), Feeding disorders of early childhood: an empirical study of diagnostic subtypes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 2, pp. 147-155, ISSN: 0276- 3478, DOI: 10.1002/eat.22057 (I.F. 3,51)

6. Ammaniti M., Lucarelli L., Cimino S., D'Olimpio F., Chatoor I. (2012), Feeding disorders of infancy: a longitudinal study to middle childhood, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45, 2, pp. 272-280, ISSN: 0276-3478, DOI: 10.1002/eat.20925 (I.F. 3,51)

7. Cimino S., Paciello M., Cersosimo M., Pollini A. (2010). Psychological profile of students attending counseling services at distance teaching university. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5, pp. 2154-2159, ISSN: 1877-0428, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.492

8. Ammaniti M., Lucarelli L., Cimino S., D'Olimpio F., Chatoor I. (2010), Maternal psychopathology and child risk factors in infantile anorexia, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 3, pp. 233-240, ISSN: 0276-3478, DOI: 10.1002/eat.20688 (I.F. 3,51) 

9. Ammaniti M., Speranza A.M., Tambelli R., Muscetta S., Lucarelli L., Vismara L., Odorisio F., Cimino S. (2006), A Prevention and Promotion Intervention Program in the field of mother-infant relationship, Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 1, pp. 70-90, ISSN: 0163-9641, DOI: 10.1002/imhj.20081 (I.F. 1,793)

10. Ammaniti M., Lucarelli L., Cimino S., D'Olimpio F. (2004), Transmission intergénérationelle: troubles alimentaires de l'enfance et psychopathologie maternelle, Devenir, 16, 3, pp. 173-198ISSN: 1015-8154, DOI: 10.3917/dev.043.0173

11. Ammaniti M., Ambruzzi A.M., Lucarelli L., Cimino S., D'Olimpio F. (2004), Malnutrition an dysfunctional mother-child feeding interactions: Clinical assessment and research implications, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 23, 3, pp. 259-271, ISSN: 0731-5724 (I.F. 2,97)





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  • Editorial Board


    Matteo Selvini, Scuola di Psicoterapia della famiglia Mara Selvini Palazzoli, Milano

    Scientific Editors

    Grazia Attili, Sapienza Università, Roma

    Alfredo Canevaro, American Family Therapy Academy, Buenos Aires

    Juan Luis Linares, Università Autònoma, Barcellona

    Marco Vannotti, Cerfasy (Centre de Recherches Familiales et Systémiques), Neuchâtel