The International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) is a state-recognised private university with its own University Outpatient Service, in which treatment is provided solely by licenced medical and psychological psychotherapists who have completed their professional training and education.
The IPU’s University Outpatient Service was established by Professor Dr. Heinrich Deserno in 2011, when it commenced its clinical work. Since Professor Deserno’s retirement in 2015, the University Outpatient Service has been headed by Professor Dr. Lutz Wittmann.
Our work focuses on the human with the specific reasons that bring them to us, and with their unique life story. In this regard, our clinical work is embedded within the context of our university research and teaching. This means that we are continuously applying ourselves to achieving improvements in the treatments of psychic disorders, as well as in the academic training and education of the next generation of psychotherapists. Detailed information on our range of treatments can be found on this website, or is provided during the first consultation appointment.
The University Outpatient Service is permitted in accordance with Sec. 117 German Code of Social Law (SGB) to charge the patient’s statutory health insurance company for the consultation and treatment services it provides. Patients insured privately can also submit their invoices to their health insurance companies.