Dr. Suzanne Maiello is a Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapist. She is a Founder member and Past President of AIPPI (Italian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy); a member of the AIPA/IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychology) and of ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists, Tavistock Section, UK). She is Faculty of AIPPI Postgraduate Training in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy, Rome and Milan, of Master in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Tavistock/University of Essex, UK and of Postgraduate Training in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy, Istanbul. Between 1978-1980 she was in supervision with Frances Tustin (treatment of an autistic child). In 1997 she was the recipient of the first International Frances Tustin Memorial Prize. She is editor and co-author of books and author of over 100 publications in the leading journals of psychoanalytic child psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She is member of International Advisory Boards of European psychoanalytic journals. Her main areas of interest are prenatal auditory and kinaesthetic experience and memory, prenatal protomental devlopment, relation between early trauma and autistic spectrum disorder. She lives and practices in Rome, Italy.