We are a team of psychologists analysts associated with Italian Analytical Psychology Research Laboratory (LIRPA), this association belongs to the international institutional framework of International Association Analytical Psychology (IAAP), by which it is recognized either as Analytical Psychology Association and as analytical psychological oriented Psychotherapy Specialisation School . LIRPA is also certified by Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) as n. 269 scientific analytical psychology oriented Psychotherapy Specialization Institute with the sub-addressed Analytical Communicative Oriented Psychology. C. Jung’s thought represents for us the theoretical context for our research work, both theoretical and clinical, while Robert Langs’ thought characterises our psychotherapy practice clinical method. Our publications have repeatedly highlighted that the two authors’ contributions , theoretical assumptions, and clinical methodology have common sources with neuroscience neurobiological discoveries , highlighted by correlations with Michael Gazzaniga’s and his collaborators’ researches on the mind-brain relationship in split-brain subjects. Jung started elaborating Foundation of analytical psychology foundation when he was working as as a psychiatrist at Burgozli hospital using both statistical psychometric research methods and instruments. Later he abandoned this practice in favour of a research focused on the basic assumption of psychic reality with anthropological characteristics and carried out according to the comparative method. His research on myths and religions , carried out according to this criterion, was criticised for not being scientific and for its mysticism. It had already happened and still happens to Freudian psychoanalysis, as there are no psychometric researches on unconscious and its derivatives (Dreams, associations, lapsus, missing acts, body language, etc) analysis ,except in rare cases.
Although the comparative method, if conducted strictly, is just as scientific as the psychometric, the criticism of not being scientific towards depth psychologies, is to be considered because the analytical cultural circles, dominated by relativistic conceptions and a consequent intellectual both theoretical and clinical aesthetic self-referentiality, have progressively marginalized from psychological and cultural currents based on the objectivity of scientific research, which have occupied very important sectors, often fundamental, in psychiatric-psychological Sciences in international development (see for example the academic and research areas based on evidence based medicine).
Taken note of that fact, with our magazine we plan to reactivate, in the context of analytical psychology, even the original Jung’s passion for psychometric research, integrating it with comparative research.
Research, conducted by the comparative method, can put the single psychometric study in the broader context of anthropological vision on human beings.
We believe , in fact, that a synthesis between psychometric method and comparative method can allow a vision of human personality much wider and more profound than any individual methodological perspective.
This allows among other things to frame depth psychology in Bioethics Research that today is very actual because of the complex issues that have developed in our contemporary society.
Always with a view of integrating the continuous comparing with psychological orientations different from psychodynamic approach, already experienced in health institutions and universities made us choose not only to focus on magazine publishing articles of psychological-analytical orientation, but also contributions from other schools psychodynamic inspired and not. This on metapsychological assumption that there are not different theoretical-clinical truths about a patient, expressions of interpretations produced by their theoretical framework , but there is only one. But the latter can be explored according to different perspectives, highlighting different features, but congruent to each other like a mosaic tiles whose composition gives us a complete picture of the person.
In this respect in the Journal specific sections contributions and current researches in the field of Art, Spirituality and Religion are to be considered.