About Us

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.