About Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is both a theory of the human mind and a therapeutic practice. It was founded by Sigmund Freud between 1885 and 1939 and continues to be developed by psychoanalysts all over the world. Psychoanalysis has four major areas of application:

  1. as a theory of how the mind works
  2. as a treatment method for psychic problems
  3. as a method of research, and
  4. as a way of viewing cultural and social phenomena like literature, art, movies, performances, politics and groups.

Read Overview

Everything you ever wanted to know about psychoanalysis

Former IPA President Stefano Bolognini was interviewed by Filippo La Porta.

Introduction to Psychoanalysis - Video

Introduction to Psychoanalysis Prof. Otto F. Kernberg MD. A film by Peter Zagermann.

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Neuroscience

Since the advent of neuroimaging, it has been possible to study the brain in vivo and to objectively explore higher mental functions.

Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis

This space is devoted to work with infants, children, adolescents and young adults. 

Geographies of Psychoanalysis

We need to understand whether psychoanalytical concepts are universal and if the therapeutic methodology is effective in different countries worldwide. 

Freud Folder

Five charts providing information and complementary material of Freud’s life, work, and the psychoanalytical movement.