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Finding a Well-Qualified Psychoanalyst
Psychoanalysis is a specialized long-term psychotherapy for a variety of persistent emotional disorders and problems in living. Psychoanalysis focuses on an in-depth examination of all aspects of the person’s subjective experience and inner life.
The designation "psychoanalyst" is not protected by federal or Colorado state law. Anyone, even an untrained person, may use the title. It is therefore important to know the practitioner's credentials before beginning treatment.
Faculty at the Institute received psychoanalytic training under the auspices of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytical Association, or other well-regarded training programs consisting of a rigorous and intensive clinical education. These graduates are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers or marriage and family therapists who meet high ethical, psychological, and professional standards.
In addition to psychoanalysis most graduate analysts also practice intensive and brief psychotherapy, sometimes prescribing medication. Many treat couples, conduct family or group therapy sessions, and work with the aging. Because psychoanalysts are provided with the most thorough education available in normal and pathological development, their training enhances the quality of all their therapeutic work.
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We refer patients to members of the Institute (below) and the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the information concerning any provider. We do not license, endorse, or recommend any particular provider, nor do we make any judgment about the quality of care given by any provider. Consequently, we urge patients to conduct their own additional research about potential providers.