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Dr. David Låg Tomasi, PhD, MA, MCS, AAT


University of Vermont
Human Development and Family Studies Program
Department of Leadership & Developmental Sciences 

University of Vermont Medical Center
Inpatient Psychiatry Group Therapist

University of Vermont Program in Integrative Health
Clinical Research and Education Committees

CCV - Community College of Vermont
Faculty Member, Dept. of Social Sciences / Psychology, Arts and Modern Languages



 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Research in Critical Neuroscience, Department of Philosophy, University of Sofia St. Kliment Ohridski, 2016-2018

•  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medical Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sofia St. Kliment Ohridski (ABD), Empirical Research at the University of Vermont Medical Center, 2011-2015. Clinical supervisor: Prof. Dr. William Tobey Horn - Associate professor and psychiatrist at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center, department of Inpatient Psychiatry. Advisers: Prof. Dr. Alexander Lyubenov Gungov - Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Sofia; Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luft - Director Clinical and Experimental Research Center (ECRC), Charité University, Faculty of Medicine, Berlin and Director Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Max Delbrück, Berlin

 Diploma in Psychology (Dipl Psych), Alison Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online, Galway, Ireland 2017

 MSc courses in Psychology Class LM-51 in Cognitive Processes and Technologies, specialization in clinical technologies, Post-secondary European Union academic degree, Level II of the Bologna Process, accredited as European Certificate in Psychology “EuroPsy”, International Telematic University Uninettuno, 2015-2017

•  Certificate in Medical Neuroscience, Duke University / Coursera, 2014

•  Master in Counseling in Neuroscience (MCSc), University of Turin UniPsi, Italy, 2013

•  Certificates in Neuroscience/Psychiatry/Public Health, Harvard University / EdX, 2011-2014

•  Certificate in Social Sciences, ENEA Institute Rome, Italy, 2012

•  Certificate in Art Assisted Therapies (AAT), NOUS Institute, Italy, 2011

• Courses in Neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychological Assessment, and Psychodiagnostics (online), HT Center for Psychology, Cesena, Italy, 2011-2017

•  Certificates in Psychology (ECMed) + Supervision, University of Verona School of Medicine, 2008-2010

•  Master of Arts (MA), Academy of Fine Arts of Verona, Summa Cum Laude, Verona, Italy, 2000-2006


Professional and Clinical Experience:

• University of Vermont Program in Integrative Health, 2014-current: Research Committe and Education Committee Member

• University of Vermont Medical Center, 2012-current: Psychiatry Group Therapist, Inpatient Psychiatry, Medical Center Campus

•  Howard Center, 2011-2017: Mental Health and Substance Abuse, MHSA Residential Counselor and Member of the Diversity Committee

•  University of Verona School of Medicine, 2008-2010, Expressive Arts Group Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, CSM National Observatory of Outsider Art, Borgo Roma Hospital



• University of Vermont Department of Leadership & Developmental Sciences, 2017-current: Lecturer in the Human Development and Family Studies Program

• University of Vermont Program in Integrative Health, 2014-current: previously co-teaching: “Science and Evidence in Complementary and Alternative Therapies". New course planned: “Translational Science in Integrative Medicine”

• University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", since 2017: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

•  CCV- Community College of Vermont, 2012-current : teaching courses in the Departments of Modern Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

•  St. Michael's College, 2012: Adjunct Faculty Substitute (for Prof. A. Languasco, Italian),

•  Vermont Italian Club, 2011-2017

•  CVU School Hinesburg , 2011-2017: German and Italian Language and Literature courses, Access Program

•  University of Vermont, Dept. of Continuing and Distance Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2014: Italian for Travellers Instructor

•  Academy of Fine Arts of Verona, 2006-2009, Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts, Photography

•  University of the Dolomitic Alps, 2007-2009, Adjunct Professor, History and Ethnolinguistics


Teaching and Research Areas:

•  Theoretical Medicine, Medical Philosophy, Cognitive and Medical Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Ethnolinguistics


Other Teaching experience Instructor / Lecturer:

•  University of Innsbruck (Austria, 2007)

•  Albrecht Dürer Museum, Nürnberg (Germany, 2007)

•  University of Trento - TSM (Italy, 2007)

•  Professors' Federation of South Tyrol (Italy, 2009)

•  Archaeological Museum of Ostiglia (Italy, 2009)

•  Cultural Heritage Commission, Innsbruck (Austria, 2007)

•  Waldorf School of Verona (Italy, 2005-2007)

•  University of Vermont (USA, 2014)


Professional Affiliations:

•  International Academy of Sciences, San Marino (AIS) – ISD Member (Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Neuroscience) since 2016

•  American Psychological Association (APA) Associate Member (2011-2015); since 2016 Community College Teacher Affiliate

•  Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, USA, 2017, Member

  Italian Psychological Association (AIPASS) Associate Member (Italy, since 2016)

  Italian Society of Psycho-Oncology (SIPO) Associate Member (Italy, since 2016)

• State of Vermont (USA) Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners – Rostered Psychotherapist # 097.0124826

•  Center for Mental Health (CSM), Dept. of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona School of Medicine (Italy , 2008 - current)

•  Interfaith Committee, Bozen-Brixen Diocese, South Tyrol (2004-2010)

•  National Observatory for Outsider Art (Italy, 2007-current)

•  International Biennial Fair for Contemporary art KunStart (2010 - current)

•  Via Claudia Augusta Foundation / Giontech Archaeological Site, affiliated with Foundation Via Francigena, Postumia Optima Via and Museo Retico di San Zeno (Germany/Austria/Italy, 2007 - current)

•  Manifesta 7 - European Biennial of Contemporary Art ( Italy / The Netherlands, 2007)

•  Member of the Cultural and Artistic Heritage Commission, Diocese of Verona (Italy, 2006-2010)


LANGUAGES (written/spoken):

English, Italian, German, Latin, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian


Continuing Education (Abstract):


Certificates and Courses:

• Benson-Henry Institute Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART), Massachussetts General Hospital / Harvard University, 2017
• Heilpraktikerausbildung 24, (Naturopathic Medicine Program) Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2017-2018
• Certificate NCIPH FIH Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, USA 2016
• Course certificate in Behavioral Medicine: a key to better health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 2014
• HPI – Heilpraktiker Instensivschule Trainer Demo (Naturopathic Medicine), Heilpraktikerschule München, Germany, 2014
• Medication Administration Training, Howard Center, 2011-current
• Mental Health & Substance Abuse Residential Counselor Training / Courses, Howard Center, 2011-2018

Seminars and Clinical Training:

• CTTRT Online certificate, University of Massachussets Medical School, 2015
• Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, CME certificates in Integrative Medicine, 2014-2015
• Advance Care Planning: It's Always Too Soon . . . Until It's Too Late, Vermont Ethics Network, 2014
• ProACT certification course, University of Vermont Medical Center, 2014-current
• MOAB certification course, University of Vermont Medical Center, 2012-current
• FAHC Learning & Development Courses (Crucial Conversations I & II, Crucial Confrontations): since 2012
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness PESI Seminar, 2013


1992-1999 Vivaldi Music Institute, Bozen/Bolzano/Bulsan, South Tyrol, 7 years diploma program
1995-1999 Scientific Lyceum 'E. Torricelli', Bozen and 'L. Da Vinci', Trento
2003-2005 Collaboration with Teatro Nuovo/Teatro Stabile of Verona
2004-2005 Member of the Verona Theatre Ballet Company, coreographer: Sisina Augusta
2004-current Historical Project Director: Albrecht Dürer Weg, Germany/Italy
2007-current Director of CRAM - Centre for Art Research Mezzocorona/Deutschmetz


Extracurricular Activities :

Sport / Martial Arts:

•  Taekwondo / Kickboxing: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black belt program at Zadra Fighting

•  Ju-Jitsu: 2-year program Ju-Jitsu GoJU Laag

Volunteer Activity:

•  Awarded with 15-year Firefighter Diploma and South Tyrol Firefighter Medal,
Landesverband der Freiwilligen Feuerwehren Südtirols - Landesfeuerwehrschule

•  Member of the Interfaith Committee, Bozen-Brixen Diocese, South Tyrol


Publications :


As an artist, Tomasi worked in Europe and abroad in theatres, museums and private/public institutions like: Teatro Cristallo Bolzano, Galleria Civica d'arte Contemporanea di Trento, MART Rovereto, Festival OrienteOccidente Rovereto, Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, Centro Internazionale della Grafica Venice, Teatro Città di Conegliano, Centro Internazionale Studi d'Architettura Palladio Vicenza, Teatro Antonianum Padua, Galleria San Fedele Milan, Festival Ritracciarti Mantua, Artissima Turin, PAN Naples, Manifesta 7 the Netherlands/Italy, VAC Ventabren France, Fleming Museum at UVM, Burlington, VT, USA. He won grants and prizes like: Cariverona Foundation University Grant (2004), Best Young Artist Prize - Toniolo Foundation (2003), Academy of Fine Arts Grant (2005), Biennial of Mantova - MAM (2004), One_Hop Extrart - RAI Jury Prize (2007), Best Artist Prize - Councillorship for Culture and Arts, Govt. of the Region Veneto (2003). He currently lives and works in USA.


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