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The HEAD of the DEPARTMENT for higher education and research having regard to act February 18, 1989, n. 56, which governs the profession of psychologist and establishes requirements for the exercise of the activity of psychotherapy and, in particular art. 3 of the Act, which makes the exercise of that activity to the acquisition, then the b.a. in psychology or medicine, of a specific professional training through specialized courses at least every four years, at University or graduate schools at institutions recognized for this purpose; Visto l'art. 17, paragraph 96) (b) of the Act May 15, 1997, # 127, stipulating that by Decree of the Ministry of University and scientific and technological research is restated the discipline concerning the recognition of institutes referred to in art. 3, paragraph 1, of that law No 56 of 1989; Having regard to the December 11, 1998, Decree No. 509, with whom it was adopted a regulation laying down rules for the recognition of the institution authorized to enable specialization courses in psychotherapy in accordance with art. 17, paragraph 96, of law No. 127 of 1997 and, in particular, article. 2, paragraph 5, which provides that the applicant is prepared on the basis of the institutions ' recognition assent expressed by technical-Consultative Commission under art. 3 of that Decree 509/1998 and by the National Committee for the evaluation of universities, as well as the art. 5, which provides for the reiteration of the petition; See in particular art. 2, paragraph 5, of that regulation, which provides that the Decree of recognition is adopted on the basis of the assent expressed by technical-Consultative Commission and the National Committee for the evaluation of the University system and the subsequent paragraph 7, which provides that the decision for refusal of recognition, suitably motivated, is prepared with the same modalities referred to in paragraph 5 invoked; Having regard to the ministerial order dated December 10, 2004, concerning "modifications and integrations Ministerial ordinances December 30, 1999 and July 16, 2004, bearing instructions for submitting enabling instances to establish and activate specialized courses in psychotherapy"; Seen the Decree on August 3, 2009, with which it was formed the Technical-Consultative Commission pursuant to art. 3 of that regulation; View the instance with which the Institute "Apolis-School of cognitive psychotherapy and discomfort from work: individual and organizational health promotion and intervention" asked enabling to establish and activate a specialization course in psychotherapy in Rome, Via Val Fiorita, 86-for a maximum number of eligible students in each year of the course of 20 units and for the whole course to 80 units; Given that the competent technical-Consultative Commission, at its meeting of December 3, 2014, has expressed a negative opinion on the application for recognition noting that theoretical and methodological project presented sociological and evolutionary aspects of occupational psychology and psychotherapy, noting that education focused not on psychotherapeutic training is not defined so congruous with the theory of reference that shehas graduate school and noting Finally, that the curriculum heterogeneous organic not aggregate different subjects, so it provides adequate theoretical and experiential training required to perform psychotherapeutic activity; Considered that for the reasons set out above the instance of recognition of that institution cannot succeed;
Decrees: Art. 1 the instance of recognition proposed by "Apolis-School of cognitive psychotherapy and discomfort from work: individual and organizational health promotion and intervention based in Rome, via Val Fiorita, 86, for the purposes of art. 4 of regulation adopted by Decree December 11, 1998, n. 509 cannot be upheld, since the enthusiastic advice of technical-Consultative Commission under art. 3 of the aforementioned decision. This Decree will be published in the official journal of the Italian Republic.
Rome, February 17, 2015 the Department head: Mancini
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