Lecturer

A native of South Tyrol, the trilingual autonomous region of Northern Italy, Dr. Tomasi is a Psychotherapist and Inpatient Psychiatry Group Therapist at the University of Vermont Medical Center, currently teaching at the University of Vermont and the Community College of Vermont.

Dr. Tomasi is a member of the Clinical, Research and Education committees at the University of Vermont Program in Integrative Health, an Associate Member, and since 2016 a Community College Teacher Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as of the Italian Psychological Association (AIPASS), the Italian Psychooncological Association (SIPO), the Italian Counseling Board (Counseling Italia), the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, USA, the International Academy of Sciences, USA, the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS), and the International Academy of Sciences, San Marino.

His scientific research focuses on mind-body connection health improvement strategies, covering disciplines of investigations such as psychology and psychiatry, neuroscience, philosophy, translational science and traditional medicine.

Research and/or Creative Works

As an artist, Dr. Tomasi worked in Europe and abroad in theatres, museums and private/public institutions such as: 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, and Fleming Museum at UVM. He was awarded the Best Young Artist Prize - Toniolo Foundation (2003),  Biennial of Mantova - MAM (2004), One_Hop Extrart - RAI Jury Prize (2007), and Best Artist Prize - Councillorship for Culture and Arts, Govt. of the Region Veneto (2003).

Publications

  • Tomasi, D. (2018). Critical Neuroscience. A scientific re-examination of the philosophical mind-body problem. TBP.
  • Goddard, C. Marini, M.G. , Wierzbicka. A., Tomasi, D. (contr.) (2018).Linguistics interface: applying the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) to Narrative Medicine. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Tomasi, D. (2017). Mind-Body Medicine strategies to improve clinical outcomes in inpatient psychiatry settings. Universidad Azteca UCN, Innsbruck
  • Tomasi, D. (2015). Medical Philosophy. Philosophical Analysis of Patient Self-Perception in Diagnostics and Therapy. Ibidem Verlag / Columbia University Press
  • Tomasi, D (2014). Wishful thinking, hope, and placebo. Exploring the connections between religion and medicine beyond illusion, delusion, and ideation. Sofia Philosophical Review
  • Tomasi, D (2014). Neurophilosophical aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness: A comparative epistemological analysis. Sofia Philosophical Review
  • Tomasi, D, Fiorese, M. (2007). MYST - mystic and mystery of a photographic collection. CRAMtemporanea Press
  • Tomasi, D (2004). Josef Zotti. Das komplette Werk. SCVO / ABA
  • Tomasi, D (2002). Il mito di Narciso ed i suoi significati simbolici. ABA Verona
  • Tomasi, D (2001). Klösterle. Ein mittelalterliches Kloster in der Mitte des Etschtals. Endidae / Dürerweg

Awards and Recognition

  • Tomasi, D., Gates, S. Reyns, E. (2017). Exercise enhancing strategies for patients in inpatient psychiatry. University of Vermont Medical Center Foundation Grant
  • Academy of Fine Arts Research Grant (2005)
  • Cariverona Foundation University Grant (2004)

Associations and Affiliations

  • International Academy of Sciences, San Marino (AIS) – ISD Member (Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Neuroscience)
  • International Academy of Sciences, USA (IAS) – Senior Member
  • Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS), USA – Member
  • American Psychological Association (APA) – Associate Member (since 2011); Community College Teacher Affiliate (since 2016)
  • Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, USA – Member
  • Italian Psychological Association (AIPASS) – Associate Member
  • Italian Society of Psycho-Oncology (SIPO) – Associate Member
  • Certification in Art Assisted Therapies (AAT), Italy – # 948-9074, NOUS Institute
  • State of Vermont (USA) Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners – Rostered Psychotherapist # 097.0124826
  • Italian Counseling Board (Counseling Italia) – Registered Counselor # 13012018

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Cognitive and Critical Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Traditional European Medicine (TEM)
  • Art Therapy
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Psycholinguistics and semiotics
  • Science and Spirituality
  • Post-professional psychotherapy and integrative medicine education
  • International collaborations in health care

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Critical Neuroscience, Department of Philosophy, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ed.D.- Ph.D., Psychology; University Azteca European Programs, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Ph.D., Medical Philosophy; Department of Philosophy, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Clinical Research at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Department of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Diploma in Psychology; Alison Galway, Ireland
  • M.C.S., Neuroscience; UniPsi University, Turin, Italy
  • Clinical Supervision; Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology / Expressive Arts, University of Verona College of Medicine, Italy
  • B.A./M.A.; Academy of Arts of Verona, Italy

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-2030
Website(s):
  1. David Låg Tomasi

Courses Taught

  • HLTH 102 - Science and Evidence in Complementary Therapies (current)
  • HDFS 295B - Refugee Crises and Family Impacts (previous)
  • HDFS 189A - Theories of Human Development (previous)
  • HLTH 195 - Science and Evidence in Complementary and Alternative Therapies (previous)