Isabel Fernandez, PhD, is a clinical psychologist working in Milan. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has been on the faculty of the Italian School of Cognitive Behavior for 8 years, providing specialtization training in psychotherapy. She has worked as a consultant psychologist at the psychiatric ward of Niguarda Hospital, conducting clinical research projects. She is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Milan and Rome and at the La Sapienza University of Rome. Currently, she is Director of the Psychotraumatology Research Center of Milan and has published many papers, articles and books on trauma, EMDR and other topics. She is chairman of the Italian Association of EMDR and a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Federation of Scientific Psychological Societies. She has organized interventions with EMDR in mass disasters (Milan's aircrash on Pirelli Building and Molise's earthquake) and has worked in cooperation with Civil Defense and Fireworkers to provide psychological support and trauma treatment for emergency workers. She trains graduates students and clinicians in trauma, EMDR and crisis intervention in Italy, Spain and South America.