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The Denver Psychoanalytic Society is a multi-disciplinary organization of psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists, and non mental health professionals. We support the diversity of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic perspectives to encourage creative learning and professional development for all participants.

The purpose of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society is to provide professional continuing education, sponsor and disseminate research, and advance psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy for the benefit of humanity.

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The Denver Psychoanalytic Society offers conferences, lectures, book discussions, salons, continuing education and film discussions throughout the year. Many of these events are open to the public and represent a wonderful opportunity for psychoanalytic professionals, and those with an interest in the field, to share in learning and discussion.

The School Outreach Service provides education and consultation with principals, heads of school and preschool directors as well as teachers and parents to help children develop.

Study groups are sometimes available depending upon interest.

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By becoming a member, you join a collegial network of like-minded mental health professionals who are interested in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic concepts and methods.

Members enjoy reduced fees for conferences, workshops, continuing education, and CME credit. Voting members are listed in the Find A Therapist directory on the Society website. All members have access to the psychoanalytic library including books and select audio and video recordings.

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.

training in denver

If you would like to learn more about training in psychoanalysis or psychodynamic psychotherapy, please visit the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis website.


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