After an Introductory note by Pier Francesco Galli, his Preface to the Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Psychotherapy (Milan, Italy, August 25-29, 1970), organized by Galli himself, is reprinted. The title of this Congress was "Psychotherapy and the Human Sciences", and the Proceedings appeared in Italian as Volume no. 30 of the book series "Library of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology" of Feltrinelli publisher. These Proceedings were an abridged edition of all papers and discussions of the 8th Congress of the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP), while the official Proceedings, published by the IFP and edited by Heinrich Karl Fierz e Theodor Spoerri (Basel: Karger, 1972) did not include some papers and all the discussions. As an appendix, excerpts of the preface by Martti Siirala to the 1971 Italian edition to his 1964 book Medicine in Metamorphosis. Speech, Presence, and Integration (London: Tavistock, 1969), in which he talks also of the Milan IFP Congress of 1970, are reprinted. At the end there is the Table of Contents of the Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Psychotherapy, with the names of all presenters and of those who intervened in the discussions.
Keywords: History of psychotherapy; Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Psychotherapy (Milan, August 25-29, 1970); Pier Francesco Galli; Martti Siirala; Ronald Laing