Psychoanalytic psychotherapy – what is it?

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an application of a psychoanalytic technique developed by Sigmund Freud at the end of the XIX century to a treatment of mental disorders, the technique that was considerably elaborated, amplified and perfected up to date. Thanks to enormous amount of researches and discoveries psychoanalysis/psychoanalytic psychotherapy has been transformed to a multidisciplinary science and clinical practice. It allows to provide effective aid in a large spectrum of mental disorders and illnesses (such as depressions, neuroses, phobias, panic attacks, etc.), in cases with difficulties in interpersonal relations with close ones, in professional field. Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy not only aid to solve problems and symptoms that make a person suffer, but also help to reach the causes that originated such sufferings.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy of individuals

A person’s behavior, his or hers thoughts, fantasies, actions impact directly or indirectly his/her health. Psychic disorders, including behavioral disorders, limit the capacity of a person to be aware of various ways of development of the events, limit his/her possibilities to choose. Feelings of such a person, his/her thoughts, actions and deeds are usually characterized by scantiness, weakliness and repetitiveness.

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Psychoanalytic psychotherapy of couples

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy of couples is a professional aid to couples that has been in practice in many countries for many years. This kind of psychotherapy is based on a deep theoretical foundation and thoroughly elaborated technique that makes it extremely effective. Last decade this kind of aid is being practiced also by Russian specialists - practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Psychoanalytic psychotherapy of a psychosomatic patient

We are all apt to develop psychosomatic responses at the moments when external or internal events become so difficult that we are not able any more to deal with arising challenges and we use our typical defenses. However, psychosomatic patients tend to respond to any emotionally difficult situation by a sickness.

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Ethical Code of the Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (SPP) has developed the present Ethical Code in order to define ethical standards of a psychoanalytic therapist’s work in the areas of psychotherapeutic practice, psychotherapeutic studies and researches. The present Code is aimed at informing psychotherapists and students of a necessity to comply with professional ethics and to warn the members of SPP of the dangers of deviations from standards of professional behavior.

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