Who are psychoanalysts?
Psychoanalysts are professionals who have acquired their title through education in accordance with the rules of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), and as a confirmation received an IPA certificate. Any component psychoanalytical association that is part of IPA independently conducts training of psychoanalytical candidates that is, upon completion, verified by the IPA.
Psychoanalysts apply the received knowledge and experience in everyday clinical practice. Any person seeking professional help from a psychoanalyst will be accepted as an individual who has personal autonomy (independence), authenticity (unique) and the right to decide on their own destiny. In working with clients, psychoanalysts adapt their methods to achieve optimal expected results. At any moment, a client has the right to discontinue a treatment, and a psychoanalyst may recommend a colleague who is a more appropriate expert. In fact, some psychoanalysts focus their interest and activities on specific domains. There are differences in whether the psychoanalysts deal with children, adolescents and/or adults; if they accept clients with specific disorders such as border pathology, drug addiction, bulimia; whether they practise marriage psychotherapy, and the like.
Psychoanalysts use their knowledge for the interpretation of cultural and social events. Psychoanalytical approach to the interpretation of film art falls within the scope of more interesting topics. In addition, through their interpretations, psychoanalysts can contribute to the explanation of economic and political events characteristic for modern society. Psychoanalysts have found their place within the UN, and represent an advisory body within the Economic and Social Council.
Psychoanalysts conduct their job professionally and responsibly while taking into account the client's needs and developing appropriate interpersonal relationship that respect special features and diversity. Therefore, all persons with sincere intentions are welcome and can expect benefits to their lives. Psychoanalytical experience enriches the personality of an individual and contributes to better human relations, personal well-being and the advancement of personal potential.