The results of a survey of psychotherapy journals in Italy, obtained with a questionnaire sent to the editors, are presented. The items investigated were on year of foundation, frequency, theoretical approach, circulation, format (paper or on-line), etc. 59 journal were identified, and 38 responded to the questionnaire; information on other journals were collected over the Internet. An analysis of the journals by year of foundation shows that after the Italian law no. 56/1989 the number of journals increased greatly as a consequence of the many psychotherapy schools that had been officially approved by the Italian Ministry of Education, since several psychotherapy schools opened their own journal. Some meetings of editors of psychotherapy journals are also described, and it is discussed how Internet has amplified and made more difficult to have a clear picture of the journals in the field. Finally, all journals that have been identified through the web sites of psychotherapy schools are listed.
Keywords: Italian journals of psychotherapy, history of psychotherapy in Italy, psychotherapeutic approaches, on-line journals, psychotherapy schools