Home PageArticolo rivistaThe evolution of the concepts of “psychotherapy” and “analysis” in the Italian Individual Psychology

Pagani P.L.
Pubblicato nel numero: Year XXIX January – June 2001 – Number 49
Parole chiave: Analysis, Adlerian Psychotherapy, History of the Adlerian Movement (national and international), Psychoanalysis

The evolution of the concepts of “psychotherapy” and “analysis” in the Italian Individual Psychology

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Summary. The terms “Psychotherapy” and “Analysis” have undergone, during the last thirty years, an evolution that has sometimes determined the radical change of their meanings. The research refers to the studies effected in Italy from the second half of the seventies. It is pointed out as, for instance, the concepts of “Psychotherapies of surface” and “Psychotherapies of the depth”, have modified their semantic contents, assuming, respectively, those ones more actual of “not structured Psichotherapies” and of “structured Psychotherapies”. The work also wishes a more correct definition for the terms “Analysis” and “Psychoanalysis”, to characterize with more propriety the operators, to benefit of the clients.

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