After a brief introduction, the first chapter of the book edited by Paola Cuniberti & Luigi Capar-rotta Psicoanalisi in trincea. Esperienze, pratica clinica e nuove frontiere in Italia e nel Regno Unito (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2012) is reprinted. In this chapter, Pier Francesco Galli traces his professional itinerary and his cultural and scientific approach regarding some fundamental issues of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Also with excerpts of previous works, the following topics, among others, are discussed: historical aspects, issues of method, technique and theory of psy-choanalysis, therapeutic identity, psychiatric and psychoanalytic diagnosis.
Keywords: Theory of psychoanalytic technique; Therapeutic identity; Psychiatric and psychoanalytic diagnosis; History of psychoanalysis; Sociology of psychoanalysis
Pier Francesco Galli, Alberto Merini, Traces. Tales of war. Psychoanalysis, mental health and institutional practices, yesterday and today, in Italy in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2020, pp. 79-106, DOI:10.3280/PU2020-001008