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PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE
Psychotherapy and the Human Sciences
4 issues per year , ISSN 0394-2864 , ISSNe 1972-5043
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Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane [Psychotherapy, Humanities, and Social Sciences] is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal. Founded in 1967, it is currently co-edited by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., Marianna Bolko, M.D., and Paolo Migone, M.D. It is by far and away the most widely circulated journal in the field in Italy, and also one of the oldest. It is indexed by various international databases such as PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts), Psychoanalytic Abstracts, EMBASE (Ex¬cerpta Medica), EMCare, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences), PASCAL (INIST), etc. The project Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane was one of the original aims and methods of the "Milan Group for the Advancement of Psychotherapy", which, has been led by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D. since 1960. In 1970 the Group was renamed Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane (like the journal, which was founded by Pier Francesco Galli in 1967) after the Third World Congress of Psychotherapy which was organized by the Group of the same name. The precise aim, which is still valid today, was to meet the needs of professionals involved in psychotherapy and related fields along three fundamental lines. First of all, the journal wanted to fill the gap between the Italian and international mental health communities - the Italian situation at the time was characterized by widespread cultural delay (university courses and degrees in psychology didn't exist, psychiatry was still under the influence of neurology, etc.). Secondly - and this is an important aspect - there was a need to provide a historical and critical filter for all the foreign professional culture that was being imported, in order to avoid the flat and automatic absorption of foreign cultural models. Thirdly, the journal was designed to examine mental health professionals' training processes in light of the link between clinical practice and theoretical construction. This was summarized in the editorial of the first issue (no. 1, 1967): «Insecurity, the daily feeling of the psychotherapist at work, is responsibly taken as an interplay between conflicting poles within the human sciences». In light of this, a real and not "academic" interdisciplinary approach is still the goal of a professional work with a strong social impact, in opposition to the widespread "parallel tolerance" and ecumenical opportunism that characterises our field. The Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane project also included several book series founded by Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., such as the "Library of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology" (founded in 1959, total 87 titles), published by the Milanese publisher Feltrinelli, and "Program Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy" (founded in 1964, more than 250 titles), published by Boringhieri of Turin. Included in these series were translations of the most important international classics in psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, many of which formed the backbone of the professional culture of generations of Italian mental health professionals. In line with these premises, the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane publishes psychoanalytic articles alongside papers from other disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, education science, and history. Exponents of these disciplines have been represented on the journal's editorial board since its foundation. In the 1980s, the publication of a series of columns emphasised the journal's role as a ''service-provider'' to the Italian mental health community. These columns have included: "Classics of psychoanalytic research" (30 classic papers written between 1927 and 1965 and published between 1989 and 1999); "Clinical cases" (a separate column since 1987 under which many complete clinical cases have been published and discussed by authors from different psychotherapy schools); "Book reviews" (a separate column since 1984); "Traces. Mummia ridens" (since 2004; a reconstruction of the history of Italian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy from the theoretical and sociological perspective); "Journals" (since 1984, with contents and reviews of selected articles from the field's main national and international journals; since 2006, there has also been an annual lengthy comment on each journal under review).

Editors: Pier Francesco Galli, M.D., Marianna Bolko, M.D., Paolo Migone, M.D. Editorial board: Valeria P. Babini (Bologna), Gaetano Benedetti (Basilea), Alberto Burgio (Bologna), Morris N. Eagle (Los Angeles), Lawrence Friedman (New York), John E. Gedo (Chicago), Pedro Grosz (Zurigo), Robert R. Holt (New York), Emilio Modena (Zurigo), Tito Perlini (Trieste), Johannes Reichmayr (Vienna), Berthold Rothschild (Zurigo), Thomas von Salis (Zurigo), Tullio Seppilli (Perugia), Howard Shevrin (Ann Arbor), Frank J. Sulloway (Berkeley), Helmuth Thomä (Ulm), Judith Valk (Zurigo), Paul L. Wachtel (New York), Jerome C. Wakefield (New York), Drew Westen (Atlanta), Peter H. Wolff (Boston). Sections editors: Traces: Pier Francesco Galli (chief-editor) and Alberto Merini; Clinical cases: Nella Guidi (chief-editor), Ruggero Lamantea, and Paola Morra; Book reviews: Andrea Castiello d'Antonio, Mauro Fornaro, and Antonella Mancini (chief-editor); Journals: Jutta Beltz, Luisella Canepa, Andrea Castiello d'Antonio, Silvano Massa, Paolo Migone, Pietro Pascarelli, Mariangela Pierantozzi, and Giancarlo Rigon (chief-editor).

Correspondence: Paolo Migone, M.D., Via Palestro 14, 43123 Parma PR, Italy, tel./fax +(39) 0521-960595, E-Mail migone@unipr.it; Further information on the history and overall aims of the Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane group is available at: www.psicoterapiaescienzeumane.it/english.htm

Papers submitted to Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane are reviewed by a team of referees (usually three or four but at times up to eight or nine) in a double blind peer review process. Papers are sent to anonymous referees after the authors’ names have been deleted from the file. When authors submit a paper, they are invited to point out those parts of their papers that could possibly allow for an identification of the authors’ name, so that these parts can be appropriately left out or masked. The double blind peer review process is an essential component of the evaluation. After the evaluation is completed, authors and referees, regardless of the outcome of the review process, always receives anonymously the blind evaluation of each referee, so that the review process has, in a way, also educational aspects. A list of the names of all referees and proof editors is published in the last issue of each year of the journal

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Issue 4/2013 
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Paolo Migone, Presentazione del DSM-5 (Presentation of DSM-5)
Mauro Fornaro, Come validare le interpretazioni e le spiegazioni in clinica senza ricorrere alla ricerca empirica (How can we confirm clinical interpretations and explanations without resorting to empirical research.)
Maurizio Balsamo, Movimenti dell’identico nella relazione analitica (Movements of the "identical" in the psychoanalytic relationship)
Claudio Magris, Titto Perlini, Tracce (The sacred and the technique)
Pietro Pellegrini, Euro Pozzi, Dibattiti (Some reflections on the "Recommendations for suicide prevention".)
Paola Morra, Casi clinici
Recensioni
Riviste. Segnalazioni di sommari di riviste italiane e straniere
Indici dell’anno 2013, volume XLVII /Programma 2014 dei "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" / Referees e correttori di bozze per l'anno 2013 / Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori


Issue 3/2013 
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Riconoscimento dell’efficacia della psicoterapia (Recognition of psychotherapy effectiveness)
Adriano Zamperini, Marialuisa Menegatto, La violenza collettiva e il g8 di Genova. trauma psicopolitico e terapia sociale della testimonianza (Collective violence and the Genoa G8 summit. Psycho-political trauma and social therapy of testimony.)
Alberto Stefana, Alessio Gamba, Cenni storici sul controtransfert: da Freud alla scuola inglese delle relazioni oggettuali (Historical notes on countertransference: From Freud to the British object relations school)
Diego Napolitani, Tracce. Psicoanalisi e gruppoanalisi (1981) (Psychoanalysis and group-analysis)
Luisella Canepa, Casi clinici. Il caso Leo
Pierrette Lavanchy, Giorgio Maffi, Casi clinici. Interventi sul caso Leo
Recensioni / schede / Libri ricevuti
Riviste
"Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2014 / Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori


Issue 2/2013 
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Editoriale
La locandina del convegno
Gli autori di questo numero speciale
Alberto Burgio, Adriano Zamperini, Il male e l’azione umana. Un percorso di ricerca interdisciplinare (Evil and human action. An interdisciplinary research project)
Alberto Burgio, Acconsentire allo sterminio. Per un’indagine sui motivi del consenso di massa ai crimini del nazismo (Agreeing with the extermination. An analysis of the reasons behind the mass consent to Nazism’s crimes)
Simona Forti, Metafisica e microfisica del male: dai demoni assoluti ai demoni mediocri (Metaphysics and microphysics of evil: From absolute demons to mediocre demons)
Enrico Donaggio, Dissonanze del totalitarismo. Banalità del male o servitù volontaria? (Dissonances of totalitarianism. Banality of evil or voluntary servitude?)
Massimo La Torre, Diritto e male. un’approssimazione
Costerbosa Marina Lalatta, Diritto e consenso nella Germania nazista. La prospettiva dei perpetratori (Law and consent in Nazi Germany: The perpetrators’ perspective)
Giacomo Todeschini, "Noi ne siamo testimoni, noi che fummo con lui, noi felici pochi". La costruzione europea del pensiero razzista come dinamica linguistica di allontanamento dal noi ("We who were witnesses, we who were with him, we happy few". European construction of the racist thought as linguistic dynamics of the removal from the "we".)
Paul Corner, Auschwitz e impero: le violenze dell’imperialismo (Auschwitz and empire: The violence of imperialism)
Chiara Volpato, Negare l’altro. La deumanizzazione e le sue forme (Denying the other: The forms of dehumanization)
Marcella H. Ravenna, Un caso esemplare di costruzione del consenso: la realizzazione dell’Aktion T4 nella Germania nazista
Adriano Zamperini, Banalità dell’indifferenza. Ambivalenza di un sentimento (non sempre) al servizio del male (The banality of indifference. Ambivalence of a feeling (not always) at the service of evil)
Fabio Dei, Banalità del male e costruzione culturale della violenza (Banality of evil and social construction of violence)
Alberto Burgio, Costerbosa Marina Lalatta, Consenso e responsabilità nella Germania nazista. Intervista a Enzo Collotti (Consent and responsibility in Nazi Germany. An interview to Enzo Collotti)


Issue 1/2013 
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Pier Francesco Galli, Paolo Migone, Editoriale. Psichiatria: il tramonto delle certezze
Pat Bracken, Philip Thomas, Sami Timimi, Eia Asen, Graham Behr, Carl Beuster, Seth Bhunnoo, Ivor Browne, Navjyoat Chhina, Duncan Double, Simon Downer, Chris Evans, Suman Fernando, Malcolm Garland, William Hopkins, Rhodri Huws, Bob Johnson, Brian Martindale, Hugh Middleton, Daniel Moldavsky, Joanna Moncrieff, Simon Mullins, Una psichiatria al di là dell’attuale paradigma (Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm)
Cecilia Codignola, Monica Luci, La sfida delle famiglie omogenitoriali (The challenge of same-sex parenting)
Paolo Migone, Equivoci epistemologici e clinici a proposito della cosiddetta "integrazione" tra farmaci e psicoterapia (Epistemological and clinical misunderstandings on the so-called "integration" of medication with psychotherapy)
Luigi Antonello Armando, Il sogno come trauma quotidiano e la responsabilità dell’interprete. Una rilettura de l’interpretazione dei sogni di Freud (Dream as daily trauma, and the interpreter's responsibility. A rereading ofFreud’s The Interpretation of Dreams)
Pier Francesco Galli, Tracce. Introduzione
Massimo Cappitti, Intervista a Michele Ranchetti (An interview to Michele Ranchetti)
Federica Melandri, Natascia Ranieri, Lucia Simona Bonifati, Casi clinici. Interventi sul caso K.
Recensioni
Schede
Jutta Beltz, Luisella Canepa, Andrea Castiello d’Antonio, Silvano Massa, Paolo Migone, Pietro Pascarelli, Mariangela Pierantozzi, Riviste - Segnalazioni di sommari di riviste italiane e straniere
"Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2013


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