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Community involvement

The Institute faculty is very involved in community and national organizations.  While some involvement may not be direct patient and public interaction, the work they do to support the organizations that help the public is extensive.

Volunteer Instructors & Committee Members

Our small faculty are dedicated to psychoanalytic and psychodynamic instruction and donate generously to support our mission.  Faculty members donate their time at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis by teaching, supervising, conduct a training analysis for candidates in training in addition to serving on committees. 

Offering Sliding Scale Psychoanalysis to Those in Need

The Psychoanalytic Referral Service, started in 1973, provides evaluations for the community relating to suitability for psychoanalytic treatment and providing referrals for low fee analytic treatment to appropriate adults, adolescents, and children. Psychoanalysis is conducted by analysts-in-training, or faculty members who wish to take on a low fee patient. Fees for treatment are scaled to the patient's ability to pay. Learn more.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training for Psychiatry Residents at the Univ. Colorado AMC

All Institute faculty members are also clinical faculty (not paid) of the University of Colorado Psychiatry Department located at the Anschutz Medical Center.  

The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training (PPT Program) track provides an introduction to the principals of psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychiatric residents, as well as psychology and social work interns at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  While not an Institute program, our Institute faculty provides coursework, case discussions, and supervision for these students free of charge through the three years of the resident’s training. If your mental health provider graduated from the psychiatry residency at UCHSC during the past 50 years, he or she benefited from and uses our training.

Pizza & Psychoanalysis at the University of Denver

This free quarterly seminar, which began in 2013, is held at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver by members of the Institute faculty. This program brings in psychoanalysts to speak on analytic topics with the PsyD students. 

Providing State Licensing Supervision

Many of our faculty members provide Colorado State Licensure Supervision for psychologists, social workers and licensed professional counselors to have supervisor hours before obtaining a license to practice.  

The person seeking supervision and the analyst offering consultative services would have a private contract, not affiliated with the Institute. 

Graduates Serving the Community

Several of our graduates have went on to treat many patients including the underserved populations through organizations such as the Collation for the Homeless, Jewish Family Services, Maria Droste Agency, the Mental Health Center of Denver, and the Aurora Mental Health Center.

Local & National Professional Organizations

Many of the Institute faculty volunteer with local and national professional organizations, such as the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, the American Board of Psychoanalysis, the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, the Association of Child Psychoanalysis, and more.

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