Dr. Melania Anna Duca-Canavan


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International Affiliate - Green Zone
First name
Dr. Melania Anna
Last name

Personal information

Job title
Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Mind (e-Campus University, Faculty of Psychology)
Dr. Melania A. Duca-Canavan is a Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists, a Fellow of the Complementary Medical Association and a private practitioner working in Lisburn (NI), United Kingdom. She's also an Italian University Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Mind. She has published many books and papers, directed and attended various international conferences. In 2015, Prof. Duca-Canavan was awarded an important Italian recognisement: "Excellence in Medical History Research" for having discovered the first theorisation of a "moral therapy" applied in the early 19th century to treat mental illness. She's also Founder and CEO of MC International Events & Training Limited and Director of its Foundation for Experimental Research and Development on Social Sciences and Humanities. As an ex athlete and Biocentric Psychoanalyst Dr. Duca-Canavan is currently working on a project called "Equibridge" involving European Equestrian Societies and local facilities in order to apply the behavioural science know-how to sport performance improvement. Among her patients, whose names are obviously covered by professional secrecy, we find also a few signatures of the international sport world.

Areas of expertise: trauma, anxiety, stress, insomnia, eating disorders, relationship counselling and therapy, marital and family therapy, group therapy, homo/bisexuality, BDSM, smoking cessation, weight loss, self-improvement, sport performance improvement.

Methods: psychoanalytic psychotherapy, variations of: CBT, DBT, REBT, HT, equine assisted therapy, virtual reality therapy, floatation tank therapy, indoor skydiving therapy.

Copyrights and trademarks: PAP - Psychoanalysis for Athletic Performance; Biopsysis - Biocentric Psychoanalysis; Psylysin.

Dr. Duca-Canavan does not generally treat severe psychiatric disorders with the exception of a few specific syndromes such as Borderline Personality and Asperger disorders, exclusively as an additional support to a regular and well documented psycho/pharmacotherapy. Dr. Duca-Canavan does not release medical diagnosis, only certified personality tests.

Insurance Policies No: ZUR-CMA/17/04/215-BQBTFFX; IICT/DUCAME1/18.

Contact data

6, Hannahstown Road
County Antrim
Postal code
BT28 3TB
United Kingdom


Highest Degree
PhD in History of Science - Forensic Medicine ; Psychoanalysis Dip. ; Criminal Psychology Dip. ; Forensic Science and Profiling Dip.
Year Degree Received
2015 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2018
Foreign Language Fluency
  • English
  • Italian

Additional Information

Membership in other organizations
  • American Psychological Association
  • Private Practice
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Couples
  • Forensic
  • Individual
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Group
  • Supervision
  • Transgender
Other Information
International Associations I belong to:
* International Integrative Psychotherapy Association
* International Neuropsychoanalysis Society
* International Society for the History of Medicine
* National Council of Psychotherapists, UK
* Complementary Medical Association, UK
* Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, London
* Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science
* Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology:
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