Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis                                

Psychoanalytic education has been offered in Denver since 1956. Until 1969 the Denver Training Center operated under the auspices of the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago. The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis was granted provisional status by the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1969 and was recognized as an Approved Institute in 1972.  It is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine.

Psychoanalytic thinking began with Freud's theorizing. Since these beginnings, the field has been informed and expanded by challenges from work in developmental psychology, neuropsychology, and psychopharmacology. Psychoanalysis is now in an era of richly debated theoretical ideas about the origins of adaptive and maladaptive human functioning. Psychoanalytic understanding of development and the theory of psychopathology provide a basis for making informed choices about treatment goals and techniques. In the face of modern-day pressures for quick and cost-efficient methods for ameliorating emotional suffering, the psychoanalytically educated clinician is well equipped to make effective clinical interventions.

At the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, qualified professionals may pursue full training in adult psychoanalysis, child & adolescent psychoanalysis, or both. Alternatively, two-year training programs in adult as well as child & adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy are available.

The Psychoanalytic Referral Service provides evaluation, treatment, or referral to prospective patients (adults, children, and adolescents) who cannot afford private fees. The Psychoanalytic Referral Service is one source of analytic cases for candidates under supervision.

For psychiatric residents and child fellows, The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis offers an elective psychoanalytic mentorship program. Similar programs are being developed for graduate students in other disciplines.

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis has a variety of education, consultative, and evaluative services for faculty members and students -- at times of life stress, disruption and impairment. These include informal support, the Ombuds system and the Psychoanalyst Assistance Committee.

Ethical Standards

All members of the faculty agree to observe and adhere to the principles of ethics as set forth by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Similarly, upon enrolling in training programs offered by and/or sponsored by the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, all students are required to observe and adhere to these ethical principles. In addition, it is expected that faculty and students will follow the ethical guidelines set forth by the discipline to which each is professionally identified and maintains membership, e.g.: psychology, psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nursing, etc.

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis embraces a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to gender, race, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.


Our Mission: 

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis is organized for the purpose of providing psychoanalytic education for qualified applicants, to advance scholarship and research in the science of psychoanalysis, and to encourage application of psychoanalytic knowledge to relevant fields of study and practice.

Current Executive Committee 

Director Barbara Redinger, Ph.D

Associate Director Stacey Fry, Psy.D

Treasurer Mark Wolny, LCSW

Secretary Leslie Jordan, Ph.D.

Current Program Chairs 

Adult Analysis Barbara Redinger, Psy.D.

Child Analysis Ronnie Shaw, APRN BC

Adult Psychotherapy (PTP) Pam Haglund, Psy.D.

Psychoanalytic Referral Service Liz Shane, Psy.D.

Committee Chairs / Extended Executive Committee

Executive & Extended Executive Barbara Redinger, Ph.D.

Admissions Esther Lowenstein, Psy.D.

Appointments and Promotions David Stevens, Ph.D.

Bylaws Kim Schurman, M.D.

Child Analysis Ronnie Shaw, APRN BC

Curriculum Paula Bernstein, Ph.D.

Ethics Rhoda Singer, M.D.

Finance Mark Wolny, LCSW

Progression Stacey Fry, Psy.D.

Psychoanalyst Assistance William Bernstein, M.D.

Psychoanalytic Referral Service Liz Shane, Psy.D.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Adult Pam Haglund, Psy.D. 

Research Leslie Jordan, Ph.D.

Ombudspeople 

Cindy Brody, LCSW

Peter Mayerson, M.D.

Board of Directors

Chair Laura Jensen, Ph.D. (2015-2018)

Vice Chair Neil Rosen, Psy.D. (2017-2020)

Secretary TBD 

Member Esther Lowenstein, Psy.D. (2015-2018)

Member Mike Moran, M.D. (2017-2020)

Member Margy Stewart, Psy.D. (2016-2019)

Member David Stevens, Ph.D. (2015-2018)

Member Ronnie Shaw, APRN (2017-2020)​


INSTITUTE HISTORY

Psychoanalytic education has been offered in Denver since 1956. Until 1969 the Denver Training Center operated under the auspices of the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago where 9 students commuted to Chicago for courses and supervision. Local courses offered included:

Criteria of Analyzability by Janice Norton, M.D.

Interpretation of Dreams by Brandt Steele, M.D.

Clinical Dream Interpretation by Laurence B. Hall, M.D.

Advanced Clinical Seminar by Jose Barchilon, M.D.

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis was granted provisional status by the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1969 and was recognized as an Approved Institute in 1972. The faculty in 1969 included:

Jose Barchilon, M.D.

Gaston Blom, M.D.

Joan Fleming, M.D.

Herbert Gaskill, M.D.

Laurence Hall, M.D.

I. Charles Kaufman, M.D.

Janice Norton, M.D.

Dane Prugh, M.D.

Herbert Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Rene Spitz, M.D.

Brandt Steele, M.D.

Eleanor Steele, M.D.

The Institute is a nonprofit corporation and is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine.


PAST INSTITUTE DIRECTORS


1968-1971 Janice Norton-Kaufman, M.D.

1971-1974 Herbert S. Gaskill, M.D.

1974-1978 Laurence B. Hall, M.D.

1978-1981 Jose Barchilon, M.D.

1981-1984 Herbert S. Gaskill, M.D.

1984-1986 Richard C. Simons, M.D.

1986-1989 Jacob G. Jacobson, M.D.

1989-1992 I. Gene Schwarz, M.D.

1992-1995 David M. Hurst, M.D.

1995-1998 Rhoda A. Singer, M.D.

1998-2001 Calvern E. Narcisi, M.D.

2001-2004 Rex H. McGehee, M.D.

2004-2007 Jill M. Miller, Ph.D.

2007-2013 Stacey C. Keller, M.D.

2013-2016 Rex H. McGehee, M.D.

2016-2019 Barbara Redinger, Ph.D.


12469 E. 17th Place, Mail Stop F478, Aurora CO 80045  (303) 724-2666 | office@denverpsychoanalytic.org

The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society is a 501(6)non-profit organization     
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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