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Luca Codeca

Luca Codeca

Elayna Seago
Luca Codeca, Ph.D. Student in Marriage & Family Therapy

Department of  Human Development and Family Science

Luca Codecà, is a second year Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Science within the Marriage and Family Therapy area. He trained as psychologist at the University of Milan-Bicocca and as a family therapist at Mara Selvini Palazzoli psychotherapy school. For five years he has been studying the Systemic Family Individual Model with the Mara Selvini group. The aim of his research is to explore the manualization of the model and its feasibility and acceptability in international treatment settings.



  • Engagement and early dropout in therapy settings
  • Approach efficacy


  • Master of Music, Performance - Guitar - Utah State University, UT
  • Master’s Degree in clinical, developmental, and neuropsychology - Università degli studi Bicocca - Milan, Italy
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Università degli studi Bicocca - Milan, Italy
  • Clinical Trainee, Mara Selvini Palazzoli Institute – Italy, Milan
  • EMDR training, first level (Isabelle Fernandez), Mara Selvini Palazzoli Institute - Milan, Italy


New Writer’s Program Fellowship, Family Process Institute