After an introduction by Pier Francesco Galli, a document written in 1973 by the editorial board of the Italian journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane is reprinted (this document was previously published in German in issue no. 1/1974 of the journal Arbeitspapiere zur Psychoanalyse edited by the "Zurich Psychoanalytic Seminar" [PSZ], and in Italian on pp. 20-24 of issue no. 4/1975 of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane). This document contains a critical analysis of the problem of the psychoanalysts as "intellectual workers" regarding their role, function, ideology, behavior, their work’s specificity, stratifications, differentiations and influences suffered by them. There is also a document read by Marianna Bolko in 1969 at the "Zurich Psychoanalytic Seminar" at a meeting with Jean Luc Donnet and other French psychoanalysts, which became also the introductory paper for the countercongress of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) of Roma in 1969.
Keywords: Role of intellectuals, psychoanalysts as "intellectual workers", professional role, ideology, influences suffered by the psychoanalysts