6 Hannahstown Road
BT28 3TB
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The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA)

Dr Melania Anna Duca-Canavan

Melania Anna Duca-Canavan is a Complementary Medical Association Fellow Member registered private practitioner working in Lisburn (NI), United Kingdom. She's also an Italian University Professor of Logics and Philosophy of Mind. She has published many books and papers, directed and attended various international conferences. In 2015, Prof. Duca-Canavan was awarded an important Italian recognisement: "Excellence in Medical History Research" for having discovered the first theorisation of a "moral therapy" applied in the early 19th century to treat mental illness. She's also Founder and CEO of the MC International Events Planning Limited and Director of its Foundation for the Experimental Research and Development on Social Sciences and Humanities. As an ex athlete and Psychoanalyst Dr. Duca-Canavan is currently working on a project called "Equibridge" involving European Equestrian Societies and local facilities in order to apply the behavioural science know-how to sport performance improvement. Among her patients, whose names are obviously covered by professional secrecy, we find also a few signatures of the international sport world.

Areas of expertise: traumas, stress, eating disorders, relationship counselling and therapy, marital and family therapy, group therapy, homo/bisexuality, smoking cessation, weight loss, self-improvement, sport performance improvement.

Methods: psychoanalytic psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, REBT, HT.

Dr. Duca-Canavan generally does not treat psychiatric disorders with the exception of a few specific syndromes such as Borderline Personality and Asperger disorders, exclusively as an additional support to a regular and well documented psycho and pharmacotherapy.

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International associations I belong to:

International Biocentric Psychoanalysis Institute
International Society for the History of Medicine
Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (London)


What people say


I met Dr. Duca-Canavan during a competition I won, sponsored by MC International and I got to know and really appreciate how Psychoanalysis works if applied to sport performance improvement. I would certainly recommend.
Linda McI., dressage athlete (NI)


Applied Psychoanalysis helped me to improve my results through the months and different levels of competitions. I feel more confident and emotionally well-balanced and I perceive a better connection with my horse. I would definitely recommend it for Sport.
Linda McI., dressage athlete (NI)


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