Psychopathology and Psychotherapy Section

The Psychopathology and Psychotherapy section aims to promote the dissemination of theoretical and research studies for the understanding of the phenomena underlying mental illness. Psychopathology refers to everything that concerns the exploration of problems related to mental health, from understanding to classification and treatment. Psychopathology extends from research to treatment and includes studies related to all stages, in order to understand why a mental disorder develops, to find effective treatments. This includes research in experimental psychopathology, which involves laboratory research aimed at studying and explaining the etiology and maintenance of psychopathological processes and the psychological mechanisms underlying pathological behavior. This field pertains to both psychiatry and psychotherapy, which is the other topic of this section. The submission of papers concerning process and outcome research in psychotherapy and related to psychotherapeutic treatments for different psychopathological disorders is encouraged.



Antonino Carcione

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Vice-President of Society for Psychotherapy Research-Italy Area Group (SPR-IAG), Past-President of the Italian Society of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (SITCC). Founder and scientific director of the Third Centre for Cognitive Psychotherapy and of the Italian School of Clinical Cognitivism (SICC) in Rome. Adjunct Professor at University of L’Aquila and teacher at the School of Specialization in Cognitive Psychotherapy SPC and SICC, and in several schools of cognitive psychotherapy. He is author and co-author of books and several papers about personality disorders, psychosis and metacognition in particular.