About Psychoanalysis

About Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a word that covers a number of different concepts originating from the theory and practice of Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalysis indicates a method that strives to explain the functioning of the human psyche, theories that explain the psychological functioning of humans, a form of psychotherapy that is used in working with clients, social movement embodied in the activities of the psychoanalytical associations, access to the reality that is based on the unconscious motivation in the interpretation of people, etc.

Today there is a vast number of articles by psychoanalysts as well as studies on psychoanalysis. Numerous psychoanalytical theories and theories derived from psychoanalysis were developed. Highly important contributions to psychoanalysis were provided by Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Donald Winnicott, Wilfred Bion, Otto Kernberg, Heinz Kohut, Andre Green, Antonino Ferro, and many others.

As a form of treatment, psychoanalysis has been applied in various fields. It covers all ages and almost all kinds of psychological problems, or, to say, disorders. It is applied both individually and in groups. It is used in private practice as well as within institutions such as mental hospitals or even prisons.

People who underwent the experience of working on themselves through psychoanalysis feel that their life gained new quality they could not previously imagine.

In the scope of the Society, the psychoanalysts organize education for acquiring professional status as a psychoanalyst. This years-long process consists of working on personal development, familiarizing with the psychoanalytical theories and the psychotherapeutic practice with patients under the supervisory help of experienced colleagues.