About Us

About us

History, Aims & Activities

The Japan Psychoanalytic Society (Nippon Seishin-Bunseki Kyokai) was established in October 1955 by Psychiatrist Heisaku Kosawa who received education on psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud himself, Paul Federn and Richard Sterba in Vienna. He was the only Japanese who practiced psychoanalysis faithfully to his master Freud. Since then, the Japan Psychoanalytic Society has remained the only psychoanalytic organization recognized by the International Psychoanalytical Association which Freud had created in 1908.

The aims of our Society are to study psychoanalysis and to practice psychoanalysis. We are determined to firmly maintain the essential qualities of psychoanalysis and encourage its new development, and as a psychoanalyst we are committed to working seriously.

Adding to our activities showed above, we have the training and qualification system for candidates of psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, the latter being the original qualification of the Japan Society. We also participate in publishing psychoanalytical books and articles, enlightening and offering psychoanalytic understandings to helping professionals and the general public, joint-studying in the medical, psychological, social welfare and educational professional fields.