WELCOME TO KARL ABRAHAM INSTITUTE

If you are seeking psychoanalytical help you can contact the Institute’s polyclinic.
After a series of preliminary diagnostic interviews the clinic will recommend either full psychoanalytical treatment or psychotherapy and be helpful in finding a suitable therapist.
To contact the polyclinic you should fill in the registration form provided here.

Further information can be obtained from the polyclinic staff:
Dipl.-Psych. Marianne Ronzheimer, ambulanz@bpi-psa.de.

About the Institute:

The Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute – the Karl-Abraham-Institute – is a member of the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV). It was founded in 1920 by Sigmund Freud’s closest colleagues, Karl Abraham and Max Eitington as a ‘polyclinic and training institute’ – the first such institute worldwide. The close association of theory and practice, training and research as realised in this institute served as a model for numerous other institutes across Europe and the United States of America. Alongside Vienna and London it soon became an important centre of the psychoanalytical movement. The standards of training established in Berlin at that time are, in essence, still valid for the International Psychoanalytical Association today. With the destruction of Freudian Psychoanalysis by the Nazis the old institute was closed. After its renewed foundation in 1950 – due to the efforts and work of the foundation members under the auspices of Carl Müller-Braunschweig – it has, together with the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV) again become a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

Today the Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute (BPI) is a government approved ‘training institute with polyclinic’ located in Berlin-Mitte. The modern curriculum and therapy rooms, together with the library are situated close to Potsdamer Platz. On this website you can find photographs of the rooms of the new BPI as well as pictures from the ancestral portrait gallery of lecturers and alumni of the old BPI.

For further information about the institute please contact our secretary: sekretariat@bpi-psa.de.