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Gioacchino Lavanco, Italian psychology professor. Achievements include research in group training in social work in Italy and Bolivia; research in burnout in social work; research in social prejudices; research in political development in marginal countries. Visiting professor fellowship, University Bolivia, 2002.


Lavanco, Gioacchino was born on May 16, 1959 in Polizzi Generosa, Palermo, Italy. Son of Mariano Lavanco and Giuseppa Sausa.


Science Liceum Certified, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italy, 1977. Bachelor in Philosophy, University Palermo, Italy, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University Urbino, Italy, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Urbino, Italy, 1985. Master in Psychology, Ecopoiesis, Italy, 1994.


Professor Educational National Bureau, Palermo, 1984—1987, philosophy professor, 1987—1992. Researcher dynamic psychology University Palermo, 1992—2000, associate professor psychology, 2001—2004. Professor psychology University Palermo, Italy, since 2005.

Consultant City Palermo, 1998—2001. Editorial director Franco Angeli Printer, Rome, since 2000. Consultant Justice Office, Rome, 2002—2004.

Defense office Civil work, 1984-1985, Palermo.


  • Achievements include research in group training in social work in Italy and Bolivia. Research in burnout in social work. Research in social prejudices.

    Research in political development in marginal countries.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Gambling Psychology, Psychology of Community & Social Work, Care and Social-Care Intervention, Fear Psychology and Transcultural Works.


Member Centro Siciliano Sturzo, Palermo, 2001. Master: Psychology Community Italian Society. Member: International Association Group Analysis.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, music, movies.


Married Maria Letizia Livreri, September 11, 1972. Children: Silvia, Giorgia.

Mariano Lavanco

Giuseppa Sausa

Maria Letizia Livreri

Silvia Lavanco

Giorgia Lavanco