Quaderni dell’Associazione di Studi Psicoanalitici
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The A.S.P.’s editorial activity began in 1990 with the A.S.P. Notebooks (Quaderni dell’A.S.P.), the journal that was later to become Setting, in 1996. Edited by FrancoAngeli since 2005, it has since been recognized as a specific contribution within the contemporary clinical psychoanalytic debate. With its particular attention to the "inextricable bind" between theory, clinical activity and research and to the most creatively critical voices within psychoanalysis, from Infant Research to neuroscientific contributions, Setting aims to support the boundless and "endless" psychoanalytic training based on Freud’s works. Setting’s mission is to open the debate between different approaches, to foster the dialogue between the sciences of the mind and of the brain, and support the continuous revision and development of one’s theoretical models that being a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst necessarily requires.
The "Letters" and "Comments" sections aim to offer suggestions to readers for the exploration of theoretical and technical issues, rather than merely reaffirm the Association’s or the editorial board’s scientific or cultural approaches. Setting wants to open the A.S.P. to comparison and introduce contemporary issues within the psychoanalytical debate. The A.S.P. was founded in 1987 by a group of psychoanalysts trained by Gaetano Benedetti (Basel) and Johannes Cremerius (Freiburg im Bresgau) and by their ex-students at the Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Center of Milan in via Alberto da Giussano. Benedetti and Cremerius’s approach, since the 1960s, has always been dissonant compared to the mainstream Italian psychoanalytical landscape, as it tended to integrate Freud’s structural theory with the later developments of Object Relations Theory and, in particular, with the theoretical conceptualizations of the so-called British "middle group" - now known as the "British Independents" - who sought to bring together some Kleinian positions with elements derived from Ego Psychology. Both Benedetti, who was primarily interested in psychotherapeutical approaches to psychosis, and Cremerius, in his technical papers and writings on analytic training, moreover, paved the way to a critical reading of society and a post-Freudian exploration of the relationship between society and psychoanalysis, which Setting seeks to continue and develop.
Among the main issues Setting has sought to explore, there have been a set of articles which, drawing from Object Relations Theory, have dealt with the conceptualization of field theory models and, more recently, of epistemological and technical problems connected to the co-presence of divergent approaches in post-modern psychoanalysis and of relativism and extreme constructivism. Nor has there been a lack of articles drawing from contemporary Ego Psychology, focusing on issues such as the analyst’s attention to and work on the Ego’s unconscious defenses and on the patient’s intra-psychic world. Bridging both trends there have been contributions on the psychoanalytic process from an empirical research perspective, which have been one of the publication’s distinguishing features. While drawing upon different methodologies, these contributions seek to bridge research and practice or test the validity of certain core theoretical constructs, such as Attachment Theory and the systemic-dyadic model of change in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Other important trends have included: the need to bridge the gap between psychoanalysis and neuroscience; psychotherapy with particularly difficult patients, such as those diagnosed as schizophrenic or borderline, at a time when client-focused models seem to dominante, together with a certain standardization of psychiatric assistance and the rise of "covert hospitalization" practices; problems concerning an authentically psychoanalytic training

Managing Editor: Ciro Elia.
Scientific Secretary: Daniela Maggioni.
Editorial: Marina Bertoni, Davide Cavagna, Luisa Crevenna, Ciro Elia, Secondo Giacobbi, Gioia Gorla, Susanna Kuciukian, Maria Vera Luria, Daniela Maggioni, Laura Migliarese Andreoli, Giuliana Mioli, Daniela Morelli, Marcello Panero, Anna Sordelli, Claudia Zanardi.

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Issue 40/2015 
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Mario Ambrosioni, Neuroscienza degli affetti e teoria psicoanalitica (Affects Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Theory)
Nicole-Renée Geblesco, Attilia Lanteri, Laura Pasero, Paolo Vassallo, Uscire dal labirinto; a proposito dell’Autismo (Getting out of the maze; about Autism)
Secondo Giacobbi, Eugenia Omodei Zorini, Corpo, Genere e Generatività (Body, gender and Generativity)
Alessandra Moranzoni, Un’esperienza di psicoterapia in gravidanza: l’esperienza di una nascita condivisa (An experience of psychotherapy with a pregnant woman. The experience of a shared birth)
Antonella De Gregorio, "E tu, quando mi guardi che cosa vedi?": l’incontro con un’identità migrante alle soglie dell’adolescenza ("And you? what do you see when you are looking at me?". The encounter with a migrant identity at the beginning of adolescence)
Ciro Elia, Mario Apicella, Chiara Gnesi, Emilio Bertuletti, Davide Trovenzi, Psicoanalisi e Neuroscienze. Una proposta della Redazione di Setting (Psychoanalysis and Neurosciences. A proposal by the Editorial Board of Setting)
Emilio Bertuletti, Allan Schore: Regolazione, disregolazione e riparazione del Sé
Elisabetta Marchiori, Costruire l’adolescenza

Issue 39/2015 
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Ciro Elia, Complessità dell’interpretazione e dell’interpretare
Paul Williams, Orientations of psychotic activity in defensive pathological organizations
Linda Root Fortini, Apprendere dall’esperienza dell’Infant Observation
Annamaria Zambelli Fabbrichesi, Alcune riflessioni sulla relazione Superio-narcisismo
Giuseppe D'Agostino, L’uomo dietro al lettino. Charles Rycroft e la psicoanalisi indipendente britannica
Gioia Gorla, Un laboratorio di Medicina Narrativa

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