This major is a program that prepares individuals to practice the provision of psychoanalytic counseling to individuals and groups based on the psychodynamic principles evolved from authorities such as Freud, Adler, and Jung.
Includes instruction in self-analysis, personality theory, dream analysis, free association and transference theory and techniques, psychodynamic theory, developmental processes, applications to specific clinical conditions, practice management, and professional standards and ethics.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Major?
If you choose this major/degree program, you will have various specialty areas of study to choose from. All areas focus on the clinical method of treating emotional disorders. As well, you should plan on pursuing at least a master’s degree to have a career as a therapist in this field. Your program of study will need to be approved by the American Psychoanalytic Association. Some of the areas of study include (but are not limited to) cognitive behavior, developmental psychology, forensic psychology, social psychology, and neuropsychology.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Major