Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud’s theories have formed the basis for much of modern psychoanalytic practice. Ideas that were considered radical in the early 1900s, such as early childhood experiences effecting development as an adult or people finding fault in others representing struggles with themselves, seem obvious today. They have entered common knowledge as a direct result of Freud’s pioneering work.

However, contrary to many cultural depictions of the psychoanalytic process, psychoanalysis is not all about repressed memories and Oedipus complexes. Psychoanalytic theory has moved far beyond Freud, rejecting some of his theories and building upon others, to grow and change as the understanding of mental health has evolved.

Drawing from Freud along with other sources, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis equips students to apply the theories of modern psychoanalysis and develop a deep understanding of mental and emotional functions, offering carefully crafted, relevant courses, fieldwork externships, therapy center internships, and other opportunities for a well-rounded educational experience.


About bostongraduateschoolofpsychoanalysis

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been providing psychoanalytic training for more than 35 years. It is the only regionally accredited, degree granting, independent psychoanalytic graduate school in the country offering Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Counseling, and Doctoral programs in Psychoanalysis. It is one of the few such institutes in the world. BGSP also offers a One–Year Program through its continuing education department. This program is designed to enrich the work of clinical practitioners and professionals who are employed in various disciplines.
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