Rivista di Psicologia Clinica


Focus and scope. Rivista di Psicologia Clinica (Journal of Clinical Psychology) is a peer-reviewed, no-fees full open access journal, which was founded in 1982 by Renzo Carli, Mario Bertini and Renzo Canestrari. Since 2006 it has been published online. The journal publishes contributions attentive to the development of clinical psychology in the international field, with specific regard to the interventions addressed to problems which are relevant to contemporary society. The journal deals with demand for clinical psychology and the social mandate which characterizes it, focusing on the issue: “What purpose does clinical psychological intervention serve” within the expectations of the context? The Journal publishes two issues a year, on July and December.
Contributions. The journal publishes theoretical contributions, methodological notes, researches, reports of intervention experiences, interdisciplinary commentaries about issues of interest to clinical psychology which are useful to develop an international sharing. They can be free download according to Open Access policy. Contributions are preferably published in English and always with English abstracts.
Editorial guidelines. All contributions are double blind peer reviewed by national and international scholars, according to the criteria of indexed journals. They must be written according to APA (6th edition) guidelines.
Editorial team. The Editorial Team is composed of scholars who are expert in the field of psychology, clinical psychology and social sciences.


The use of diagnosis in clinical psychologyRivista di Psicologia Clinica intends to open a debate on the use of diagnosis in clinical psychology. The second issue of 2018 and the first issue of 2019 will be dedicated to this theme. The position of the editorial team and the direction of the journal is clear with regard to this issue: for a longtime, we have published theoretical works and clinical experiences aimed at calling into question the diagnosis, referring to specific pathologies of the individual, and we have preferred the analysis of the demand; a construct that refers to the relationship between individuals and context, in order to develop interventions addressed to problems brought to the clinical psychologist. However, in this debate we are interested in different positions, hoping to provide the reader with an overview about different scientific opinions on a topic of central interest for the clinical psychological profession. We propose, as an invitation Read more 

Vol 14, No 2 (2019)

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Renzo Carli

Theories or theory

Renzo Carli


Rosa Maria Paniccia, Fiammetta Giovagnoli, Andrea Caputo, Giuseppe Donatiello, Tamara Cappelli


Maria Francesca Freda, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Alessandro Chiodi, Raffaele De Luca Picione, Roberta Lanzillo, Kyrie Piscopo, Laura Rosa


Renzo Carli