Transcultural Institute for Health

In September 2017 GRT took over the Cecchini Pace Foundation and its activities together with the Transcultural Institute for Health


The main activities of the Institute are:


- Specialisation Course in Transcultural Psychotherapy. This course has been recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research with administrative order of 9th July 2001. This specialisation course is the first in Italy for this topic and it provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills in different fields such as anthropology, neuroscience, psychotherapy and geophilosophy as well as knowledge on psychic disorder, mental health and their treatment. 


Why is this course a good choice? Which modules and disciplines will be studied? Here you can find all the details about it. 


Also, find here the guidelines of the course. 


- Transcultural Clinical Work. Specific of the clinical work is the transcultural approach that is based on the centrality of the relationship between mental health and culture and has shown its efficacy over the course of the years with Italian people as well as with foreigners. Our multiethnic society has rapidly plunged us into a variety of social and psychic differences which require us to quickly adapt to the change. Among the activities, the transcultural psychotherapy, which aims at enhancing the individual resources of each person, psychiatric counselling, a different approach to cultural medicine and oncology which includes an examination from a team formed by an oncologist, a psychoterapist and a yoga teacher in order to make the patients aware of the important interaction between body and mind and its meaning.


- Hatha Yoga for Health. For individual and small groups paths. The practice of this Yoga helps people to awake their energy and it represents a great way to promote health and recovery. Click here to find out more about the Yoga course. 


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The activities that GRT has carried out in Italy have followed a similar path to the ones that have been carried out abroad. The main topics that GRT has focused on in Italy are: 

Educational Activities: cooperation themes, professional updating, transcultural relations methodologies. Anthropology and cooperation seminars in collaboration with the Feltrinelli Foundation, Anthropological research on the African Migrants in Milan, cultural and linguistic mediator course as well as courses for teachers about the Nomad population and their culture. GRT has also organised courses on art and social problems together with the Cooperative "Percorsi" from Rho. 

Comparing Cultures and Cultural Activities: meetings with poets, writers, politicians, men and women working with the civil society as well as meetings in order to inform the population on the ethnic minorities in the country, their cultures and the stories behind their choice of fleeing their countries. 

Collaboration with local institutions in order to improve the services for foreign citizens in Milan and surroundings. Particular attention has been given to the youth in order to let them express themselves and their will and this has led to the creation of "Tutti sopra un cielo - TS1C" the artistic section of GRT, which has significantly contributed to the project "Meeting almost by accident", implemented with Parada Italia and funded by the Alta Mane Italia Foundation, the Evangelical Church and private contributions (Spal Automotive).

During this project GRT started to work with Roma people in Milan, especially with children and adolescents by organising recreational activities.