What is Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis is a specialized and effective long-term psychotherapy for a variety of persistent emotional disorders and problems in living. People often seek and benefit from psychoanalysis after experiences with shorter-term therapies and/or medications that have not produced significant change in their personal or relationship problems.

Psychoanalysis focuses on an in-depth examination of all aspects of the person’s subjective experience and inner life. The benefits of psychoanalysis can be transformative: as the patient experiences the positive results of more flexible, adaptive and less reactive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Freud originally defined a treatment success as one’s increased ability to work and love.

Who We Are

Denver Psychoanalytic Society

The Denver Psychoanalytic Society offers continuing education, lectures, seminars, films and other programs to promote the understanding of psychoanalysis in an effort to enrich the human experience for those in our communities.

For more information about the Society, click here.

For information about Society events, click here.

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Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis provides post-graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. ​

For more information about the Institute, click here.

To learn about the Institute's post-graduate programs in

Adult Psychoanalysis
(4 year)

Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis (4 year)

Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  (2 year)

News & Social Media

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The Institute & Society have several used books or journal available for sale. Some items include:

  • International Journal of Psychoanalysis (Volumes 1-41, sold as a set)
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (Volumes 10-21, sold individually)
  • The Annual of Psychoanalysis (Volume 2)
  • DW Winnicott - Through Paediatrics to Psycho-analysis and The Maturational Process and the Facilitating Environment
  • Jean Laplanche - Apres-Coup Problematics VI and Essays on Otherness and The Language of Psychoanalysis

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