Status
Definition and source modified 1/1/2019
Code
103TP0814X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Psychoanalysis
A psychologist whose specialty is distinguished from other specialties by its body of knowledge and its intensive treatment approaches. It aims at structural changes and modifications of a person's personality. Psychoanalysis promotes awareness of unconscious, maladaptive and habitually recurrent patterns of emotion and behavior, allowing previously unconscious aspects of the self to become integrated and promoting optimal functioning, healing and creative expression. Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org [1/1/2019, definition modified, source modified]