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The Sigmund Freud Institute in Frankfurt am Main, opened in 1960, is a national and international connected research institute for psychoanalysis and its applications.

Within research projects, we investigate the causes and functioning of psychological suffering and illness in its individual and social dimensions. Thereby, we aim to contribute to the further development of psychoanalysis as a science, a form of therapy and social psychology. Furthermore, publications, lectures and conferences as well as the promotion of young scientists are components of our vital scientific work. Providing psychotherapeutic care for the population is an important concern for us. Every year, around 600 patients are treated in our research outpatient clinic. To meet the growing demand of social, cultural and political institutions for process support, we offer supervision, counselling and crisis support for groups and organisations.