The history of Law no. 56/1989, which established the Italian Psychologists' Roster and regulated psychotherapy in Italy (the so called "Ossicini Law"), is briefly reviewed. In particular, the consequences of the application of items 3 and 35 of Law no. 56/1989, the decisions of the various Committees of the Department of Education and the different opinions of the "National Advisory Board" (Consiglio di Stato), are examined, showing the reactions of Italian professionals associations of psychology and psychotherapy. In the second part of the paper, the results of an empirical research are presented, in which a questionnaire was sent to all accredited psychotherapy schools (more than 250 at the time of the study, March 2004). Among others, the following aspects of accredited psychotherapy schools were analyzed: historical and legal aspects, cultural and scientific initiatives, organization and training, theoretical approach.
|Translated title of the contribution||Psychotherapy regulation in Italy: History of law no. 56/1989 and current status of accredited psychotherapy schools|
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology