Dr. Patrizia Tempia Valenta graduated in Clinical Psychology at the University of Turin and specialised in Clinical Psychology at Medical School.
Currently she holds the position of Director of Psychological Services at the hospital of Biella (ASLBi)
In 2007 she founded the Association of Volunteers “Emanuele Lomonaco- Far Pensare” and organized a literary contest “Storie di Guarigione” (Recovery stories”) on psychiatric disease, and “Contaci” a convention on Oncology and correct lifestyle.
She promoted a series of plays with some artists, musicians, photographers and theatre-plays on health-care subjects.
She was a teacher in several Masters in Psycho oncology , End-life e Palliative care, and in Life-style coaching at the University of Turin and Novara.
She is the author of many articles and books about Psycho Oncology, Chronicle diseases and Narrative Medicine. In particular she is co-author of “Le emozioni dei malati e dei curanti” Centro Scientifico ed. 2004; chapter “Le malattie neoplastiche e le malattie croniche ad alto impatto emotivo: La presa in carico globale” with G Ferrrandez in Psicologia e Medicina: vantaggi e prospettive- F Angeli ed 2015; she edited “Storie di Guarigione” Eventi Progetti ed. 2015; “Storie di Guarigione, dalla malattia psichiatrica grave: Una esperienza collaudata nell’ambito della medicina narrativa” in Pensieri Circolari, Narrazione, Formazione e Cura – Pensamultimedia ed. 2015; “La Psiconcologia in Musicoterapia e Oncologia” F Angeli 2015.