Proposals of the Sipnei National Commission of Mental Disciplines (Dis.Men Sipnei) for the renewal of psychological and psychiatric sciences and practices. More than 80 years after Freud’s death, we record two simultaneous phenomena: on the one hand, the profound re-dimensioning of the influence of biological psychiatry and, on the other hand, the dissolution of orthodoxy in psychology. This double crisis has triggered some important changes: it has favored the convergence and contamination between the different psychological traditions and has increased the reputation of the "psi" professional and of psychological work as an effective intervention on human health. An undoubtedly positive phenomenon which, however, presents a negative profile, in the authors’ opinion: the tendency to rely on empiricism and clinical eclecticism, setting aside reflection and debate on the nodal points of psychological theory and practice. The authors believe it is opportune and useful to advance a fundamental reflection on which to base operational proposals.
Keywords: Neurosciences, Reductionism, Psychological schools, Contemporary psychoanalysis, Third wave of behavioral and cognitive therapies, Integrated care of mental disorders.
Laura Bastianelli, Alessandro Bianchi, Francesco Bottaccioli, Raffaella Cardone, Ines Romy Cutrona, Gianangelo Palo, Fabio Sinibaldi, Emanuela Stoppele, Giulia Tossici, Laura Vaccaro, A new paradigm for the psychological and psychiatric sciences and professions in "PNEI REVIEW" 1/2021, pp. 12-69, DOI:10.3280/PNEI2021-001002