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Isabella Cassina (MA)

Isabella Cassina


Isabella Cassina is a Social Worker specialized in Therapeutic Play and International Cooperation.

She was born in Switzerland. She is an Italian native speaker skilled in French, English, Croatian, Serbian, Spanish and German.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Fribourg and a Master of Arts from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies IHEID in Geneva, Switzerland.


After the completion of the related program, she was recognized Therapeutic Play Specialist from the Association for Play Therapy Italy APTI and has received an intensive training in Theraplay with the Theraplay Institute, Canada. More recently, she became a recognized Teacher of Infant Massage at the International Association of Infant Massage IAIM.

Currently Isabella is Project Manager and Trainer for INA Play Therapy based in Switzerland working in several European countries, Nigeria and Venezuela, and Consultant for APTI.


Since 2006 she has achieved significant humanitarian and psychosocial experiences in Colombia, Serbia, Haiti, India, Nigeria and Venezuela.


She worked for the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland SUPSI for the Gender Service, for respecting and promoting gender equality in work and school; in Serbia for the NGO Grupa 484 in the field of educational and psychosocial assistance for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in reception camps and Roma children in public schools.


From 2010 to 2017 she worked for the Swiss Red Cross as Head of the Social Service in temporary reception centers for asylum seekers and refugees and Manager of the innovative Project “Migrant Children and Therapeutic Play”.


She is the author and illustrator of the psychoeducational book for children The Magic Home (La Casa Magica), Ed. Manni, 2016.

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