Notes for those considering undergoing psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis is conducted using the method of free association, on a couch, four times/week or more. Please feel free to contact our members (psychoanalysts) if you are interested in undergoing psychoanalysis. Or you can contact the Tokyo or Fukuoka Psychoanalytic Clinic. The psychoanalytic clinics provide assessment and referal for those who seek for psychoanalysis. Please note that the clinics are not part of the National Health Insurance system and do not provide such treatment. The clinics provide psychoanalysis by psychoanalytic candidates in training at reduced fees.
- Be sure to first go to the web page on "Information: About Us". Carefully read the items: "What is Psychoanalysis?"; "Who Can Benefit from Psychoanalysis"; and "Who is a Psychoanalyst?"; and consider if the method will be appropriate to your needs.
- Please note that the Psychoanalytic Clinic caters to only those who are able to attend psychoanalysis by free association sessions on couches, four times a week or more, for a period of a few years or longer.
- The clinics provide psychoanalysis sessions at low rates for those who wish to undergo psychoanalysis but do not have ample financial means at their disposal. Candidates who are training to be psychoanalysts will take on those treatments. They may be trainees but their ability as specialists is guaranteed, since they have long practiced psychotherapy.
- Please note that it may be found at the assessment interview that psychoanalysis will not be useful in your case.
*Psychoanalytic psychotherapy(usually face-to-face sessions, three times
per week or less)
If you would like to undergo psychoanalytic psychotherapy, directly contact member psychoanalysts or psychoanalytic psychotherapists, since our Psychoanalytic Clinic does not provide those services.