Historical notes on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychiatry in italy in the early 1960s

Author/s Pier Francesco Galli
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 75-88 File size 87 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2011-001004
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Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., describes some developments of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry in Italy in the 1960s, particularly concerning the cultural project of the "Milan Group for the Advancement of Psychotherapy" (since 1978 named Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, from the title of the journal he founded in 1967). The following topics, among others, are discussed: the introduction of new technologies and disciplines (such as psychology and sociology) in Italy after World War Two, role of the intellectuals, training of mental health professionals and the diffusion of psychoanalysis, team-work, role of publishing houses, the continuing education courses organized since 1962 by this Group, the culture of descriptive psychiatry imported in the 1980s from the US with DSM-III, the transformation of Italian community psychiatry into institutions operated under the principles of a private company, and so on.

Keywords: History of psychotherapy in Italy, history of psychoanalysis in Italy, history of psychiatry in Italy, psychoanalytic training

Pier Francesco Galli, Psicoterapia, psicoanalisi e psichiatria nei primi anni 1960. Appunti per una storia in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2011, pp 75-88, DOI: 10.3280/PU2011-001004