Dr. Chiara Cattelan, is a paediatrician and child psychiatrist, a child and adult psychoanalyst at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. She is reference person for psychoanalysis with children/adolescents at the Veneto Psychoanalytic Centre.

She has been heading of the child psychiatric unit of Women and Child Health Department at Padua University, where she worked to develop a service for the assessment and early intervention with autistic children with their parents. She was in supervision with Frances Tustin between 1982-1993.

She works in private practice in Venice with adults, children and adolescents.

Her main interests include the early development of the mind, autistic states, questions concerning body-mind in children and adults. She is author of numerous papers and co-author of books.