Dr Luis Gustavo Vechi

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor * New Zealand Board of Psychologists Registration No 90-04542


In addition to my clinical practice, I worked part-time as a university lecturer and researcher for about 10 years of my professional life. I am currently a researcher of the Personality Studies Laboratory, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and an ad hoc peer-reviewer of scientific articles for Journals in Psychology, such as the “Psicologia: ciencia e profissao”, Brazilian Board of Psychologists, Brazil.

The most recent lectures delivered at Henry Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton were the following ones and these will be soon be available in this website:

. Countertransference in clinical practice

. Trauma-informed care

. An Introduction to Analytical Psychology

. Managing adverse interpersonal experiences with clients

. Principles of a Behaviour Management Plan

. HCR – 20 v. 3 (Historical, Clinical and Risk Scale, 3rd edition)

I authored books and articles published in scientific journals in Psychology.

* Books *


Vechi, L. G. (2022). The psychology of Carl Gustav Jung applied to the research of institutions. 3rd ed. Curitiba, Brazil: Appris. (English translation of the original title in Portuguese)


Vechi, L. G. (2014). The psychology of Carl Gustav Jung applied to the research of institutions. 2nd ed. Curitiba, Brazil: Prismas. (1st ed published in 2010) (English translation of the original title in Portuguese)


Vechi, L. G. (2007). The institutional method as a resource for research at mental health community services. In Guirado, M. (Org.) Psychology, research and clinic. (pp. 59-70). São Paulo, Brazil: Annablume/FAPESP Publisher. (English translation of the original title in Portuguese)


Vechi, L. G. (2003). Marks of iatrogenesis in the discourse of professionals in Day-Hospitals. São Paulo, Brazil: Pearson Publisher. (English translation of the original title in Portuguese)

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* Journal papers*


Vechi. L. G. (2021). Unus mundus and worldview in Analytical Psychology. Psicologia em Revista, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (Journal of Psychology – Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais), 26(3), 941-958.


Vechi, L. G. (2018). Notes on an experience with a psychodynamic reflection group intervention for trainees in Psychiatry. Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, 28(2), 15-21.

Vechi. L. G. (2018). The Jungian hermeneutics in study: possible applications in the qualitative research in Psychology. Revista de Psicologia da Universidade Federal do Ceará (Journal of Psychology – Federal University of Ceara), 9(2), Jul-Dec, 21-30.


Vechi, L. G., Chirosi, P. S. & Prado, J. N. C. (2017). The social inclusion of mental health clients through work: an analysis of the scientific production. Revista Psicologia e Saude (Psychology and Health Journal Health), 9(1), Jan-Apr., 111-123.


Vechi, L.G (2006). Principles of Care in a 24-hour Mental Health Center in Trieste, Italy: an ethnographic study. Letteratura Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Trieste, Italy.


Vechi, L. G. (2004, September/December). Iatrogeny and social exclusion: madness as an object of scientific discourse in Brazil. Estudos de Psicologia – UFRN – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Psychology Studies Journal of Rio Grande do Norte University), 9(3), 489-496.

Vechi, L. G. (2004). Community mental health service and iatrogeny? Revista de Terapia Ocupacional da Universidade de São Paulo (Occupational Therapy Journal of the University of São Paulo), 15(2), 55-62.

Vechi, L. G. (2004, November/December). The patient’s assistance principles in a 24-hour mental health service in Trieste, Italy: an ethnographic study. Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria (The Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry), 6, 383-392.


Vechi, L. G. (2003). The psychological treatment as a tool to enable the psychosocial rehabilitation process. Boletim Clínico da Clínica Psicológica da Faculdade de Psicologia da PUC -SP (Clinical Bulletin of the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Psychology Clinic), 14, 48-58.