Dr. phil. Ferrari Nicola


Psychologist, Psychoanalyst PSZ and federally approved psychotherapist

Married, four children





Memberships and ethical terms of reference

Swiss social-professional organization of applied psychology (SBAP)

Psychoanalytical Seminar Zurich (PSZ)

Professional experience

Since 2011

Self-employed as a psychologist


Assistent and PhD student at the Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Berne

  • Research in the field of psychotherapy processes
  • Teaching in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychopathology and stress management

2008 - 2010

Postgraduate psychologist at the cantonal psychiatric hospital in Liestal (BL)

Education and further training


Doctoral thesis on the subject of “Corrective experiences. A study of the forms of collateral emotions and processes” at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Berne.

Since 2008

Psychotherapeutic education and further training at the Psychoanalytical Seminar Zurich (PSZ)


Master of Science in Psychology with a minor in adult psychopathology at the University of Zurich.


Psychology intern at the McLean Hospital, Belmont (MA), USA


Psychology intern at the Ospedale Sociopsichiatrico Cantonale, Mendrisio (TI).


Since 2015

Guest lectures "Psychodynamic approaches" in the context of the lecture "Introduction to clinical psychology” at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Zurich.


Lecture at the "Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)" in Barcelona, Spain.


Lecture at the "42nd Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)" in Geneva.


Lecture at the "42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)" in Berne.


Practice licenses of the cantons Zurich and Schwyz

Approved by “santésuisse” for services in the context of the complementary health insurance (VVG)

Approved by the disability insurance (IV)

Entries in therapist registers

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Netzwerk Psychotherapie