After an introductory note by Pier Francesco Galli, an interview by Ettore Perrella to Pier Francesco Galli is reprinted. This interview was published in the book edited by Ettore Perrella, Professione psicoanalisi. La psicoanalisi in Italia e il pasticcio giuridico sulle psicoterapie [The Profession of Psychoanalyst. Psychoanalysis in Italy and the Confusion of the Legislation on the Psychotherapies] (Rome: Aracne, 2014, pp. 23-44). The history of the Italian Law no. 56/1989 on the institution of the National Board of Psychology and the regulation of psychotherapy is critically reviewed, with particular reference to the role played by professional organizations and the practice of psychoanalysis.
Keywords: Italian law no. 56/1989; Legislation on psychotherapy in Italy; Legislation on psychoanalysis in Italy; Adriano Ossicini; Legislation on professions in Italy