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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 4/2014 
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Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale. L’anatra zoppa: DSM-5 e crepuscolo del diagnosticismo (Editorial. The lame duck: DSM-5 and twilight of diagnosticism)
Morris N. Eagle, Perché abbiamo bisogno degli oggetti? Uno studio di psicoanalisi comparata (Why do we need objects? A study in comparative psychoanalysis)
Francesco Bottaccioli, Epigenetica e psiconeuroimmunoendocrinologia: una rivoluzione che integra psicologia e medicina (Epigenetics and psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology: A revolution that allows for an integration of psychology with medicine)
Stefano Fissi, Quale sé viene alla mente? Sé relazionale, sé corporeo, e psiche multipla (Which self comes to mind? Bodily self, relational self, and manifold mind)
Cesare Romano, Il sogno dell’uomo dei lupi era davvero un sogno infantile? (Was the Wolf Man’s dream really a child dream?)
Pier Francesco Galli, Tracce. Lo studio della psicoanalisi (Zurich 1968: The Burghölzli Psychiatric Hospital of the Bleulers. A remembrance)
Marianna Bolko, Zurigo 1968: il Burghölzli dei Bleuler. Un ricordo (Zurich 1968: The Burghölzli Psychiatric Hospital of the Bleulers. A remembrance)
Adriana Grotta, Fabrizio Rizzi, Giorgio Omodeo, Chiara Malagoli, Casi clinici. Interventi sul caso simona
Antonella Mancini, Andrea Castiello d'Antonio, Mauro Fornaro, Recensioni
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
Indici dell’anno 2014, volume XLVIII
Indice delle riviste segnalate
"La violenza contro le donne. Problematica dei sessi e diritti umani"
Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane - Incontri. Seminario con Chris Christian (New York): "Punti di convergenza tra teoria del conflitto e intersoggettività nella psicoanalisi contemporanea"


Issue 3/2014 
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Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale. Quante storie, per la psichiatria
Myron Hofer, La nuova "biologia evoluzionistica dello sviluppo": da freud all’epigenetica (The new "Evolutionary Developmental Biology": From Freud to epigenetics)
Massimo Marraffa, Elisabetta Sirgiovanni, Aspetti epistemologici della neuropsichiatria cognitiva (Epistemological aspects of cognitive neuropsychiatry)
Piero Porcelli, I disturbi di somatizzazione nel DSM-5 (Somatization syndromes in the DSM-5)
David Meghnagi, Immagini dell’ebreo e dell’antisemita nell’umorismo ebraico (Portrayals of the Jewish and of the anti-Semite in Jewish humor)
Maurizio Peciccia, Sogno e disegno speculare progressivo terapeutico nella psicoterapia psicoanalitica delle psicosi (Dream and progressive mirror drawing in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of psychoses)
Pier Francesco Galli, Silvia Montefoschi, Glauco Carloni, Mara Selvini Palazzoli, Tracce
Pietro Pellegrini, Considerazioni sulle prospettive della salute mentale in Italia: appunti di lavoro (On the perspectives of mental health in Italy: Working notes)
Euro Pozzi, Riusciranno le Linee di indirizzo per il trattamento dei Disturbi Gravi di Personalità a superare la "psichiatria dell’obbedienza giurisprudenziale"? (Will the "Suggested guidelines for the treatment of severe personality disorders" succeed in overcoming the "psychiatry of judiciary obedience"?)
Ruggiero Lamantea, Carmelo Conforto, Anna Maria Loiacono, Casi Clinici. Interventi sul caso Simona
Recensioni
Riviste. Segnalazioni di sommari di riviste italiane e straniere


Issue 2/2014 
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Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale. Psichiatria senza carisma
Lawrence Friedman, Il discreto e il continuo nel saggio di Freud ricordare, ripetere e rielaborare (The discrete and the continuous in Freud’s "Remembering, repeating and working through")
Cristian Muscelli, Giovanni Stanghellini, La vulnerabilità ai tempi dell’istantaneità: il presente e la condizione borderline (Vulnerability in the time of instantaneity. The present and the borderline condition)
Andrea Angelozzi, Riflessioni sulla direzione di un dipartimento di salute mentale (Some thoughts on the direction of a Community Mental Health Center)
René Roussillon, L’oggetto coppia (The object couple)
Pier Francesco Galli, Alberto Merini, Tracce. (Team work with psychologists and psychiatrists)
Alberto Merini, Servizio pubblico e psicoterapia (Community psychiatry and psychotherapy)
Dibattiti. La situazione attuale della psicoanalisi (The current state of psychoanalysis)
Chiara Malagoli, Nella Guidi, Gianni Guasto, Casi Clinici
Recensioni
Riviste


Issue 1/2014 
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Pier Francesco Galli, Editoriale
Otto F. Kernberg, Come prevenire il suicidio degli istituti psicoanalitici (Suicide prevention for psychoanalytic institutes and societies)
Mauricio Cortina, Giovanni Liotti, Una concezione evoluzionistica della motivazione: implicazioni per il dialogo clinico (An evolutionary perspective on motivation: Implications for clinical dialogue.)
Pier Francesco Galli, Silvano Arieti, Silvano Arieti, Gaetano Benedetti e Christian Müller alle origini della psicoterapia delle psicosi in Italia. Premessa. Psicodinamica e psicoterapia delle psicosi schizofreniche (1962) (Psychodynamics and psychotherapy of schizophrenic psychoses)
Gaetano Benedetti, Relazione introduttiva: Dialettica della situazione psicoterapeutica (Dialectic polarities in the psychotherapeutic situation)
Christian Muller, Evoluzione storica della psicoterapia delle psicosi (Historical overview on psychotherapy of psychoses)
Gaetano Benedetti, Psicodinamica e psicoterapia della schizofrenia paranoide (Psychodynamics and psychotherapy of paranoid schizophrenia)
Roberta Musella, Cinzia Chiappini, Adriana Grotta, Luisella Canepa, Interventi sul caso Leo
Recensioni/ Libri ricevuti
Riviste / "Seminari Internazionali di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane" Programma dell’anno 2014 / Informazioni per gli abbonati e i lettori


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