Psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher, he created the podcast “Storie che sono anche la tua” [“Stories That Are Yours Too”] for Vanity Fair.
After graduating in psychology, Costa received a PhD in clinical psychology in 2007 and, four years later, a specialization in systemic-relational psychotherapy.
Costa has been a Visiting Researcher at Boston College and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. At the City University of New York, he specialized in research and the development of clinical interventions in health psychology and psycho-oncology. The first adjunct professor for the Psychology Department at Università Cattolica di Milano, he is responsible for communication for the Alta Scuola di Psicologia A. Gemelli and of the Student Psychological Counseling Service for the university’s Piacenza branch.
In 2013, he co-founded the Nivalis Social Cooperative in Milan, developing psychological support projects for adolescents and their families, as well as supervision and training activities for third-sector workers. Since 2016, he has coordinated the psycho-oncology clinical, training and research activities at the Oncology and Palliative Care Department of the ASST of Lodi.
In 2020, in the face of the COVID-19 health emergency, he established a psychological support network for quarantined citizens in the first Lodi lockdown, and the first psychological support service for post-traumatic stress risk due to COVID.
In collaboration with Vanity Fair, he created the podcast “Stories that are yours too,” now in its second edition, giving voice each week to the stories of ordinary people reflecting on the impact COVID-19 and social distancing have had on our daily lives and how we imagine our tomorrows, starting today.
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