Francesca La Nave studied Fine Arts at Chelsea School of Arts after a period of scientific studies and prehistorical field research in her native Italy and in North Africa. She is an Art Psychotherapist and Group Analytic psychotherapist. Her MA in Group and Intercultural Therapy developed correlations between Social Dreaming and Art Psychotherapy groups, which she published in 2010 in the International Journal of Art Therapy. Through extensive work with both, adults and children, she developed her experience and interest in Systemic work, Attachment theory, Object Relations, Creativity and Mentalization. She is a trained MBT practitioner, working a specialist service for patients with Complex Needs and Emotional instability and managing all Arts Therapies training placements in SWLStG NHS Trust. She has a Private Practice providing Art Psychotherapy for adults and children, using personalised interventions, tailored to individual needs. She supervises Arts Therapists and trainees both individually and in groups, is a visiting lecturer on a number of Art Psychotherapy training courses in the UK and in Europe and provides Social Dreaming programmes for international Art Therapy conferences. She has a Studio in SE London and her arts includes poetry, painting, printmaking and glass works.