Katharina Seifert Phd, MA

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst

Psychoanalytic treatment for adults and adolescents, and children older than 10.

Adults and adolescents may choose to lie on the couch or to sit in a chair.
Psychotherapy can vary from one to three sessions a week.
Psychoanalysis is four times a week lying on the couch..

Psychotherapy helps the adolescent to free herself/himself from inhibiting parental anxieties, and own neurotic inhibitions thus opening up the pathway towards psychological maturation and emotional growth.

Parent-infant psychotherapy, parent-toddler intervention

Counseling for parents

Supervision for child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Supervision for professionals in educational and similar institutions

PhD in Psychology (1986), MA in Linguistics (1987) from the University of Vienna

1986 – 1989 research fellow with various research projects in sociolinguistics
1990 – 1994 London: training at the Anna Freud Centre London, as psychoanalytic psychotherapist for children and adolescents:
"Full Clinical Course in Psychoanalytic Study and Treatment of Children and Adolescents": fully qualified in 1995.
1990 - 1992 Research fellow (österr. Schrödinger Stipendium) with the Attachment Study at the Anna Freud Centre
1993 – 1994 "Trainee Child Psychotherapist" at the Child Guidance Clinic Chelmsford/ Essex.

Upon my return to Vienna in 1994:
employment as psychologist and psychotherapist at the Child Guidance Clinic in Vienna 1994 - 1998.
I have been working in my own private practice since 1994.

From 1994 on training as adult psychoanalyst, qualifying as
Associate Member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society in 2003, and Full Member in 2012.

Lecturer in the training program of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, qualified for supervision in child psychotherapy and for educational work.

Professional Memberships

  • Vienna Psychoanalytic Society (WPV)
  • International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
  • Association for Child Psychoanalysis (USA)
  • ÖBVP (Austrian Association of Psychotherapists)

Katharina Seifert Phd, MA
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst

Piaristengasse 56 - 58/ 15
1080 Vienna
Tel +43-1-470 60 78

Languages German, English, French

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