Meet some of your #TCOM2018 Presenters!

Featured in this post: Antonella Di Troia


Antonella Di Troia is an Italian Child and Adolescent Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She has been collaborating with the Praed Foundation since 2013 when she first became a CANS Certified Trainer. Antonella works for a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit in Milan (Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico) as a clinical psychologist using CANS to promote collaboration between professionals, children and families. As a CANS certified trainer, she supports professionals from different services to adopt new strategies in their daily work with children and families while promoting collaboration and a transformational approach. Antonella is involved in many projects implementing the TCOM approach and the use of CANS in Italy.  e:

Q: What does Person-Centered Care mean to you?

Di Troia: It means to be focused on what the person I’m serving thinks and feels instead of what I think and feel. We create a partnership of thinking together about the best solution of care.

Q: Why should individuals attend this year’s conference/your presentation?

Di Troia: To discover what happens in Italy using CANS and TCOM approach. The CANS has been widely implemented in Italy and we have collaborated greatly with Dr. Lyons to make sure each item is culturally relevant for our population.

Q: What drew you to attend this year?

Di Troia: I’m most excited about the possibility to meet people and learn from their experiences.

Q: Why did you choose to present on this specific topic?

Di Troia: We’ve had an open collaboration since 2013, and I want to share what is moving in my country and listen to people from other countries and cultures. It’s always a good professional exchange experience to attend the TCOM Conference.

Connect with Antonella!

Antonella is presenting with Anna Didoni, a Psychologist Consultant at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit in Milan. Attend both of their presentations at the 14th Annual TCOM Conference on Friday, 10/5/2018.

8:30-9:15 (Closing Plenary) – Building a Shared Vision in a Residential Treatment Care Setting: The Italian experimentation

10:10-11:30 – Decision Making Using the CANS: Evidence from unaccompanied migrant minors, infants, and adolescents in Italy

A special thanks to our sponsors this year and other individual donors!

The Praed Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Casey Family Programs, eINSIGHT (eCenter Research), Seneca Family of Agencies, Centene Corporation, Okay to Say (Meadows MHPI), Magellan HealthcareCommunity Data Roundtable, California Alliance of Children and Family Services TenEleven Group, Objective Arts

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