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Psychotherapy and the Human Sciences
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Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane [Psychotherapy, Humanities, and Social Sciences] is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal. Founded in 1967, it is currently co-edited by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., Marianna Bolko, M.D., and Paolo Migone, M.D. It is by far and away the most widely circulated journal in the field in Italy, and also one of the oldest. It is indexed by various international databases such as PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts), Psychoanalytic Abstracts, EMBASE (Ex¬cerpta Medica), EMCare, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences), PASCAL (INIST), etc. The project Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane was one of the original aims and methods of the "Milan Group for the Advancement of Psychotherapy", which, has been led by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D. since 1960. In 1970 the Group was renamed Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane (like the journal, which was founded by Pier Francesco Galli in 1967) after the Third World Congress of Psychotherapy which was organized by the Group of the same name. The precise aim, which is still valid today, was to meet the needs of professionals involved in psychotherapy and related fields along three fundamental lines. First of all, the journal wanted to fill the gap between the Italian and international mental health communities - the Italian situation at the time was characterized by widespread cultural delay (university courses and degrees in psychology didn't exist, psychiatry was still under the influence of neurology, etc.). Secondly - and this is an important aspect - there was a need to provide a historical and critical filter for all the foreign professional culture that was being imported, in order to avoid the flat and automatic absorption of foreign cultural models. Thirdly, the journal was designed to examine mental health professionals' training processes in light of the link between clinical practice and theoretical construction. This was summarized in the editorial of the first issue (no. 1, 1967): «Insecurity, the daily feeling of the psychotherapist at work, is responsibly taken as an interplay between conflicting poles within the human sciences». In light of this, a real and not "academic" interdisciplinary approach is still the goal of a professional work with a strong social impact, in opposition to the widespread "parallel tolerance" and ecumenical opportunism that characterises our field. The Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane project also included several book series founded by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., such as the "Library of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology" (founded in 1959, total 87 titles), published by the Milanese publisher Feltrinelli, and "Program Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy" (founded in 1964, more than 250 titles), published by Boringhieri of Turin. Included in these series were translations of the most important international classics in psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, many of which formed the backbone of the professional culture of generations of Italian mental health professionals. In line with these premises, the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane publishes psychoanalytic articles alongside papers from other disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, education science, and history. Exponents of these disciplines have been represented on the journal's editorial board since its foundation. In the 1980s, the publication of a series of columns emphasised the journal's role as a ''service-provider'' to the Italian mental health community. These columns have included: "Classics of psychoanalytic research" (30 classic papers written between 1927 and 1965 and published between 1989 and 1999); "Clinical cases" (a separate column since 1987 under which many complete clinical cases have been published and discussed by authors from different psychotherapy schools); "Book reviews" (a separate column since 1984); "Traces. Mummia ridens" (since 2004; a reconstruction of the history of Italian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy from the theoretical and sociological perspective); "Journals" (since 1984, with contents and reviews of selected articles from the field's main national and international journals; since 2006, there has also been an annual lengthy comment on each journal under review).

Direzione/Editors: Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., Marianna Bolko, M.D., Paolo Migone, M.D.
Comitato di consulenza/Consulting Editorial Board: Valeria P. Babini, Ph.D. (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione, Università di Bologna), Alberto Burgio, Ph.D. (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione, Università di Bologna), Morris N. Eagle, Ph.D. (Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York; New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles), Lawrence Friedman, M.D. (New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York), Pedro Grosz, Ph.D. (Zürich Psychoanalytic Seminar, Zürich), Robert R. Holt, Ph.D. (New York University, New York), Emilio Modena, M.D. (Zürich Psychoanalytic Seminar, Zürich), Johannes Reichmayr, Ph.D. (Sigmund Freud University, Vienna), Berthold Rothschild, M.D. (Zürich Psychoanalytic Seminar, Zürich), Thomas von Salis, M.D. (Zürich Psychoanalytic Seminar, Zürich), Frank Sulloway, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley), Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, City College of New York, New York), Jerome C. Wakefield, Ph.D., D.S.W. (Silver School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, New York University, New York), Drew Westen, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta), Peter H. Wolff, M.D. (Children’s Hospital, Boston)
Hanno fatto parte del comitato editoriale/Past Editorial Board Members: Alessandro Ancona (Bologna), Tullio Aymone (Modena), Gaetano Benedetti (Basel), Arno von Blarer (Zürich), Enzo Codignola (Genoa), Johannes Cremerius (Freiburg im Breisgau), Merton M. Gill (Chicago), John E. Gedo (Chicago), Emanuele Gualandri (Milan), Klaus Horn (Frankfurt am Main), Eustachio Loperfido (Bologna), Giambattista Muraro (Milan), Berta Neumann (Milan), Paul Parin (Zürich), Tito Perlini (Trieste), Michele Ranchetti (Florence), Paul Roazen (Boston), Tullio Seppilli (Perugia), Howard Shevrin (Ann Arbor), Helmuth Thomä (Ulm), Judith Valk (Zürich), Joseph Weiss (San Francisco)
Cura delle rubriche/Section Editors: Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., Alberto Merini, M.D. (Tracce / Traces) Adriana Grotta, Ph.D., Ruggero Lamantea, Ph.D., Paola Morra, Ph.D. (Casi clinici / Clinical Cases) Antonella Mancini, Ph.D. (Recensioni / Book Reviews) Luigi Antonello Armando, Ph.D., Jutta Beltz, M.D., Luisella Canepa, M.D., Andrea Castiello d’Antonio, Ph.D., Silvano Massa, M.D., Paolo Migone, M.D., Pietro Pascarelli, M.D. (Riviste / Journals)
Coordinatore della redazione/Contacts: Paolo Migone, M.D., Via Palestro 14, 43123 Parma PR, Italy, tel. +(39) 0521-960595, e-mail
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Issue 4/2018 
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Lawrence Friedman, Esiste un Heidegger utilizzabile dagli psicoanalisti?
Antonio Imbasciati, Inconscio e coscienza della memoria: un contributo dalle neuroscienze
Paolo Migone, Riflessioni sulla linea di ricerca di Daniel Stern
Adriana Grotta, Ruggiero Lamantea, Paola Morra, Casi clinici. Il caso Matteo
Adriana Grotta, Interventi sul caso Matteo
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Indici dell’anno 2018, Volume 52
Comunità Terapeutica Il Porto, rivista Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, Incontro con Robert D. Hinshelwood (Bologna 16 febbraio 2019)
Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale: Psicoanalisi tra filosofia e storia
Robert D. Stolorow, Intervento. Utilizzare Heidegger
Pier Francesco Galli, Alberto Merini, Tracce
Giovanni Liotti, Intervento
Giulio Cesare Zavattini, Interventi sul caso Matteo
Antonella Mancini, Recensione-saggio
Luigi Antonello Armando, Jutta Beltz, Luisella Canepa, Andrea Castiello d’Antonio, Silvano Massa, Paolo Migone, Pietro Pascarelli, Riviste. Segnalazioni di sommari di riviste italiane e straniere
A cura della Redazione, "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2019
A cura della Redazione, Referees e correttori di bozze per l'anno 2018 / Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori

Issue 3/2018 
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Morris N. Eagle, Il progresso in psicoanalisi (Progress in psychoanalysis)
Adriano Zamperini, David Primo, Ines Testoni, Maschilità: identificazioni, ruoli e soggetti (Masculinity: Identification, roles, and subjects)
Riccardo Gramantieri, Freud e la rimozione dell’Edipo a Colono (Freud and the repression of Oedipus at Colonus)
Pier Francesco Galli, Introduzione al volume degli Atti dell’VIII Congresso Internazionale di Psicoterapia (Milano, 25-29 agosto 1970)
Pier Luigi Rocco, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
Nadia Scopsi, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
Serena Calò, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
Paolo Migone, Recensione-saggio
A cura della Redazione, Riviste
Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale: "Che fare", magari forse si può, con buona volontà
Jonathan Shedler, Dove sono le evidenze della terapia "basata sulle evidenze"? (Where is the evidence for "evidence-based" therapy?)
Luigi Antonello Armando, Il lamento di un poeta. Una lettura di Caducità (The lament of a poet. A reading of Freud’s On transience)
Pier Francesco Galli, Alberto Merini, In forma di racconto... Storie e persone
Martti Siirala, Appendice: Alcuni brani della prefazione all’edizione italiana del libro Parola presenza e integrazione. Medicina in metamorfosi (1971) (In the form of a narration... Stories and people)
Valentina Boursier, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
Stefania Napolitano, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
Massimiliano Sommantico, Casi clinici:Interventi sul caso Simona
A cura della Redazione, Schede - Libri ricevuti
A cura della Redazione, "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2019 - Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori

Issue 2/2018 
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Vittorio Lingiardi, Diagnosi: senso e sensibilità. Nota introduttiva alla Lectio Magistralis di Nancy McWilliams sul Manuale Diagnostico Psicodinamico (PDM-2) (Diagnosis: Sense and sensibility. Introduction to Nancy McWilliams’ presentation of the Second Edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2))
Paolo Migone, Presentazione della seconda edizione del Manuale Diagnostico Psicodinamico (PDM-2) (Presentation of the Second Edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2))
Paolo Migone, Giovanni Liotti, Nota introduttiva di Paolo Migone. Psicoanalisi e psicologia cognitivo-evoluzionista: un tentativo di integrazione (Psychoanalysis and cognitive-evolutionary psychology: An attempt at integration)
Pietro Pellegrini, Dibattiti. A proposito dell’articolo di Morris N. Eagle (2018) "Freud, la pulsione aggressiva e la legge" (Comment on Morris N. Eagle’s article "Freud, aggressive drive and the law" (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2018, 52, 1: 17-30).)
Riccardo Galiani, Interventi sul caso Simona
Antonella Mancini, Andrea Castiello d’Antonio, Mauro Fornaro, Recensioni - Schede - Libri ricevuti
A cura della Redazione, "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2018. Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori
Nancy McWilliams, Il lungo viaggio della diagnosi psicodinamica (The long journey of psychodynamic diagnosis)
Cesare Romano, L’enigma di Rebekka Freud (The Rebekka Freud riddle)
Enzo Codignola, Tracce. Nota sulla relazione d’oggetto e la costituzione dell’Io (A note on object relations and ego formation (1975))
Massimiliano Sommantico, Casi clinici: Il caso Simona
Giorgio Meneguz, Interventi sul caso Simona
A cura della Redazione, Riviste

Issue 1/2018 
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Morris N. Eagle, Freud, la pulsione aggressiva e la legge (Freud, aggressive drive and the law)
Sándor Ferenczi, Psicologia dell’escursionismo (1897) (Introduction to Sándor Ferenczi’s 1897 paper "The psychology of hiking")
Mauro Fornaro, Alpinismo con Ferenczi, oltre Ferenczi (Mountaineering with Ferenczi, beyond Ferenczi)
Berthold Rothschild, Politica identitaria: e allora? Riflessioni psicoanalitiche su identità e politica (Identity politics: So what? Psychoanalytic reflexions on identity and politics)
Giorgio Antonucci, Sono nata sotto un sole nero (Giulia)
Pietro Pellegrini, Dibattiti. Per il futuro della Legge 180 (For the future of the Italian Law no. 180/1978 on psychiatric reform)
Alfio Maggiolini, Interventi sul caso Giulio
Gabriele Rocca, Interventi sul caso Giulio
Luigi Antonello Armando, Marianna Bolko, Antonella Mancini, Recensione-saggio
A cura della Redazione, Riviste
Mark Solms, Psicoanalisi e ricerca scientifica (The scientific standing of psychoanalysis)
Marco Innamorati, Ruggero Taradel, Renato Foschi, Psicopatologia e demonologia. La "diagnosi" di possessione nel corso del XX secolo ( Psychopathology and demonology: The "diagnosis" of possession during the 20th century.)
Sándor Ferenczi, Psicologia dell’escursionismo (1897) (The psychology of hiking)
Massimiliano Sommantico, Il fraterno in psicoanalisi e nella ricerca psicologica (Sibling relationship in psychoanalytic and psychological research)
Giorgio Antonucci, «Se mi ascolti e mi credi». In ricordo di Giorgio Antonucci (1933-2017). Nota introduttiva («If you listen to me and if you believe in me». In memory of Giorgio Antonucci (1933-2017))
Pier Francesco Galli, Alberto Merini, Marianna Bolko, Tracce. Sogno e telepatia. Continuità e discontinuità della ricerca psicoanalitica (Dreams and telepathy. Continuity and discontinuity in psychoanalytic research)
Andrea Angelozzi, Dibattiti. Riflessioni sulla Legge 180: fra etica, ideologia e saperi (Reflections on the Italian Law no. 180/1978: Ethics, ideology, and knowledge.)
Jutta Beltz, Interventi sul caso Giulio
Ruggiero Lamantea, Interventi sul caso Giulio
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni - Schede - Libri ricevuti
A cura della Redazione, "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2018. Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori

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