The Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a community of people interested in, professionals and students in the field of mental health, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The society is established in 2014 as a space for sharing of experience and professional development. The Society organises seminars, where colleagues from Bulgaria and abroad shared and discuss their professional experience. This develops the community and fosters the development and dissemination of psychoanalytic thinking and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Bulgaria.
The society is a member of the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP), The Bulgarian Association of Psychotherapy and is associated member of the Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Society (BPS)
In 2017 the Society launched a Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy that meets the criteria of and is recognised by EFPP. The focus of the training is the School of Object Relations and it benefits form the input of EFPP recognised Bulgarian therapists, as well as psychoanalytical psychotherapists and analysts from Europe, United Kingdom and the USA. For the first time in Bulgaria the EFPP’s recommendation that Infant Observation be an integral part of the training of psychoanalytical psychotherapists. Since 2018 there is an on-going Infant Observation Group for candidates of the Society and since 2019 for members of the professional community as well. The value of this new contribution to the professional community was realised and the Bulgarian Association of Psychotherapy awarded SPP Infant Seminar leader, teacher and member of the Training Committee Selina Perocevic the annual award for a significant contribution in the field of the development of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
The members and the team of the Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Bulgaria recognise and adhere to the ethical and philosophical principals of psychoanalytic psychotherapy about creating relationships and community, govern by the understanding of the supremacy of the psychic reality, respect for the suffering and for the human rights of patients and colleagues. The Society strives to meet the highest professional standards in the Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and in all other activities.