Rivista semestrale di Psicoterapia della Gestalt

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Quaderni di Gestalt has been the Italian journal of Gestalt Psychotherapy since 1985. It is edited by the post-graduate School of Psychotherapy of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC, accredited according to Italian law by the Minister for Universities. The journal gives voice to the ongoing dialogue between the Institute and the Italian and international community of psychotherapists, as well as to the evolution of contemporary theoretical and clinical models. Some of the published articles have been translated. Consistent with the Gestalt psychotherapy method, the journal reflects the spirit of a teaching/learning community by collecting contributions based on different approaches, in the belief that an exchange of different ideas is the best form of science and the best way to define its own boundaried identity. The journal, which takes Gestalt psychotherapy to be based on aesthetic values as an ethic of therapeutic relationship and on the processes of creative adjustment as a principle of health, strives to keep science relevant to everyday life and research relevant to clinical problems. It’s aimed at psychotherapists and professionals involved in therapeutic relationships.

>Direttore/General Editor: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Coordinatrice di Redazione/Editorial Coordinator: Elisa Spini
Cura delle rubriche/Section Editors: Dialoghi/Dialogues: Barbara Crescimanno, Domenico Scarpaci - Relazioni/Lectures: Giuseppe Sampognaro, Alessandra Vela - Gestalt in azione/Gestalt in action: Elisabetta Conte, Marilena Senatore - Ricerche/Research: Luca Pino - Studi e modelli applicativi/Studies and Applications: Francesco Lotta - Recensioni/Reviews: Dan Bloom, Silvia Tosi - Congressi/Conferences: Alessia Repossi Assistente alla Redazione/Editorial Assistant: Piera Corriero - Assistente alla Direzione/Editor Assistant: Serena Iacono Isidoro - Testi in inglese/English Texts: Dan Bloom - Grafica della copertina/Cover Artwork: Elena Pellegrini - Direttore Responsabile/Formal Director: Giuseppe Sampognaro
Comitato Scientifico della Rivista e della Collana di Psicoterapia della Gestalt / Scientific Board: Massimo Ammaniti, M.D. (Dipartimento di Psicologia Dinamica e Clinica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy); Bernd Bocian, Ph.D., PTG (Independent Researcher); Angela Maria Di Vita, Psy.D. (Dipartimento di Psicologia Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy); Anna Fabbrini, Ph.D. (Facoltà di Psicologia dell’Università Cattolica di Milano; Centro Alia - Milano); Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Psy.D. (Research Unit of the Centre for Family Study, University Institute of Psychotherapy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland); Ruella Frank, Ph.D. (Center for Somatic Studies, New York); Umberto Galimberti, Psy.D. (Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia, Italy); Vittorio Gallese, M.D. (Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Unità di Neuroscienze, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom); Calogero Iacolino, Psy.D. (Università "KORE" di Enna, Italy); Paolo Migone, M.D. (Rivista "Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane", Parma, Italy); Donna Orange, Ph.D. (Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York, USA); Erving Polster, Ph.D. (Gestalt Training Center of San Diego, CA, USA); Jean-Marie Robine, Psy.D. (Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie, Paris, France); Carmen Vázquez Bandín, Ph.D. (Centro de Terapia y Psicología - CTP, Madrid, Spain); Gordon Wheeler, Ph.D. (Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, USA).
Comitato dei Referee/Referee Committee: (tutti i membri fanno parte della Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia dell’Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy): Jlenia Baldacchino, Psy.D, (Consulente per Il Tribunale e la Procura di Siracusa); Stefania Benini, Psy.D. (Centro clinico e di Ricerca in Psicoterapia HCC Italy - Soc. Coop. Soc., Milano); Rosanna Biasi, Psy.D. (Società Italiana Psicoterapia Gestalt - SIPG); Teresa Borino, Psy.D. (Seminario Arcivescovile San Mamiliano, Palermo, Italy); Graziana Busso, Psy.D. (Centro clinico e di Ricerca in Psicoterapia HCC Italy - Soc. Coop. Soc., Siracusa); Antonio Roberto Cascio, Psy.D. (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale Ragusa, Italy); Pietro A. Cavaleri, Psy.D. (Pontificia Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione "Auxilium", Roma, Italy); Roberta La Rosa, Psy.D. (Centro clinico e di Ricerca in Psicoterapia HCC Italy - Soc. Coop. Soc., Milano); Salvo Libranti, Psy.D. (Servizio Dipendenze Augusta, Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale Siracusa, Italy); Michele Lipani, Psy.D. (U.O. di Neuropsichiatria infantile dell’Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Caltanissetta, Italy); Albino Macaluso, Psy.D. (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale n. 6 di Palermo, Italy); Sebastiano Messina, Psy.D. (ONG CIES ONLUS, Roma, Italy); Rosanna Militello, Psy.D. (Pontificia Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione "Auxilium", Roma, Italy); Maria Mione, Psy.D. (Società Italiana Psicoterapia Gestalt - SIPG); Giuseppe Mirone, M.D. (Direzione Medica del Distretto Ospedaliero CT1 - Ospedali di Acireale e Giarre dell’ASP Catania, Italy); Giancarlo Pintus, Psy.D. (Facoltà di Scienze dell’Uomo e della Società dell’Università "KORE" di Enna, Italy); Elisa Profeta, Psy.D. (Consultori della Fondazione Angelo Custode Onlus, Milano, Italy); Valeria Rubino, M.D. (Dipartimento di Salute Mentale dell’Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Siracusa, Italy); Rachele Sartorio, Psy.D., PhD e AOUP ("P. Giaccone" Palermo); Federica Sciacca, Psy.D. (Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione, Università degli Studi di Catania); Paola Vianello, M.D. (Associazione di Psicoterapia InContatto, Roma, Italy)
Hanno fatto parte del comitato editoriale/Past Editorial Board Members: Daniel Stern, Ph.D. ( T); Eugenio Borgna, M.D. (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy).

Redazione/Contacts: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia, via San Sebastiano 38, 96100 Siracusa, tel.: 0931-465668/483646 E mail: info@gestalt.it

The Journal uses a double-blind peer review process. Reviewers are chosen for their expertise. The article will be sent anonymously to reviewers to avoid possible influences due to the name of the author. The editors may decide not to submit the article to any referee in the case it is judged as not relevant, not rigorous or not meeting appropriate scientific standards. Reviewers' evaluations will be sent to the author also in case of negative response

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Issue 2/2023





Gestalt in azione/Gestalt in action

Studi e modelli applicativi/Studies and application models