World Congress of Psychomotricity

Psychomotor disorders: actualization
prospects for psychomotor interventions






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Présidents: Franco Boscaini (It) and Nicola Smania (It)

Scientific Committee: Boscaini Fl (It), Cattafesta S (It), Giromini F (F), Grezzana LG (It), Madera MR (It), Martins R (Pt), Mila J (Uy), Saint Cast A (F).

Steering committee: Ciserpp

Permanent steering Committee: OIPR Delegates

Committee of honour: Dalla Bernardina B. (It), Hermant G. (F), Soubiran J. (Fr), Loureiro da Silva B. (Br), Suleyeva M. (Kz)

Battaglia G. (It), Boscaini Fl. (It), Boscaini Fr. (It), Bottini P. (Ar), Bounes M. (F), Cattafesta S. (It), Cañizares Hernández M (Cu), Cuesta Pesántez G. (Ec), Dalla Bernardina B. (It), Díaz Suárez A. (Es), Ditte-Marie Post (Dk), Galvani C. (Br), García Núñez J.A. (Es), Giacomazzi D. It), Gebrael Matta G. (Li), Goitia Brun M. (Bo), Golse B. (F), Gurovich T. (Ch), , Grezzana L. (It), Hermant G. (F), Loureiro da Silva B. (Br), Loureiro Chiminazzo L. (Br), Madera M.R. (It), Madrona P.G. (Es), Maldonado E. (Bo), Malesani PG. (It), Martins R. (Pt), Mila De Marchi J. (Ur), Ríos Pesántez M. (Ec), Ruiz Mendez P. (Pa), Russo C.R. (It), Saint-Cast A. (F), Sassano P. (Ar), Smania N. (It), Suárez Riaño B. (Mx), Suleyeva M. (Kz), Vecchiato M. (It), Wille A.M. (It), Zoccante L. (It) e altri

During the last century, Psychomotricity developed constantly and took a place in the context of each historical period. Its growth has always been accompanied by the evolution of the human being to better identify its needs.

In our ultra-rapid changing society, each professional must be able to identify the needs of those people who ask for Psychomotricity. This is the reason why we have appropriate, diversified, specific and scientifically rigorous methods and instruments of evaluation and intervention.

Thanks to the “historical Fathers” who first spoke about 'tonic-emotional dialogue', the knowledge in Psychomotricity developed starting from the discovery and then the confirmation of the central role of emotions in the construction of a Person: while constructing the first bonds, the expression of the first forms of communication, the beginnings of adaptation to reality.

For Psychomotricity, emotions are neither secondary nor negative. They are considered as the heart of evolution and expression. The focus of intervention is to facilitate their regulation and their harmonious expression in order to support the development and the realization of real and potential psychomotor skills.

Nowadays both medical and psycho-social studies and researches identify the processes that underlie the development of psychomotor synergies as related to regulation and balance of emotions, especially those based on technologies and diagnostic imaging. Psychomotor disorders are therefore better understood as a language, as an expression of the difficulty in placing a person in relationship with oneself and the others while supporting the demands of the environment. The result is the birth of direct and innovative applications to help people safeguard their psycho-physical well-being.

Currently Psychomotricity is a discipline able to contribute to scientific research by creating professional tools for evaluation and intervention, in an autonomous and specific way, without being isolated. It is capable of supporting the effectiveness of psychomotor interventions: specific methods and techniques used to create and/or safeguard the synergistic link through all psychomotor functions for a better autonomy, starting from the mediating body between the subject and reality.


Research in Psychomotricity: news and perspectives

  • Development, completeness and psychomotor involution
  • Tonic-emotional dialogue, dependence and autonomy
  • Emotional control and learning
  • The body as an indicator of mental health
  • Psychomotor identity and diversity integration


Psychomotor disorders

  • The psychomotor perspective on prevention
  • Progress diseases
  • Stress and environmental adaptation
  • New reading of psychomotor disorders at different ages: clinical cases
  • Disability and psychomotor disorders
  • The body in technological era


Psychomotor evaluation peculiarity

  • Gaze and empathetic listening
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation
  • The symptom as a language
  • The body as a mediator


Psychomotor undertaking

  • Preventive-educational and clinical fields
  • Methods and techniques: consistency and adequacy
  • The new mediators
  • Peculiarity of the setting

Congress Purposes

  • Bringing together Italian, European and world psychomotricians to find a common language and update the situation of Psychomotricity;
  • Updating on knowledge, evaluation and management tools, as well as on current Research in Psychomotricity;
  • Creating the basis for further momentum and development of Psychomotricity as a profession
  • Raising awareness of Italian and international institutions in the official recognition of Psychomotricity and Psychomotricians.
  • A debate between psychomotricians and other professionals in health and education areas

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