IPITIA International Psychological Institute
Specialists in Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety
IPITIA is a psychological center which specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety. The professional and experienced team of IPITIA offers you effective and innovative treatment through the Analytical – Experiential method.
The Therapeutic Process AT IPITIA
The Therapeutic Process at IPITIA has been developed based on clinical evidence of years of therapeutic experience. From the start, we place great emphasis on the experiential component of unblocking the persons instinct and drive. All this with the sole purpose of providing the client with a more time-efficient improvement in the sessions. It is a demanding but exciting process, which will lead you to live your life the way you want, and not just for mere survival. In this process we will guide you with involvement and effort, and help you find the path towards a significant improvement in obsessive symptoms and anxiety.
- Therapy can be in the format of Face-to-face or Online sessions.
- The first session will be carried out with a member of the management team. An evaluation of the case is made to draw up a personalized treatment plan.
- In the following sessions: you will have individual sessions with the psychologist of our team who best matches your specific needs.
- The combination of monthly group sessions and weekly individual sessions offer a more immersive, effective and powerful therapeutic experience.
- Sessions last 1 hour.
- We work in groups on individual cases.
- The intensive programs are carried out on specific dates.
- Intensive Group Program (face-to-face): We will carry out both spoken and physical group exercises that help to understand and unblock instincts and emotional expression.
- Objective: to identify the elements which have triggered the appearance of OCD. As well a getting a clear idea at an individual level, about what is happening, why it is happening and what can be done to improve this.
We also offer the Individual Intensive Program, a 5 days program of totally personalized treatment.
Our Distinctive Character
Since we founded IPITIA in 2014 we’ve treated patients from all around the world and in many different languages. We’ve obtained promising results and have managed to achieve an ever improving rate of efficacy.
It is IPITIA’s mission to continuously investigate and improve the treatment of psychological problems, especially Obsessive and Anxiety Disorders.
Our objective is to help people overcome even the most resistant cases, thereby continuing our road towards becoming an International Center of Reference in the field.
We offer Face-to-Face therapy in our center in Barcelona, Online Therapy, Intensive Individual Programs and Group Therapy, all these in a wide range of languages.
Our method for OCD and Anxiety
In IPITIA we treat Obsessive Disorders (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders with our own method, which sintesizes and integrates different psychological approaches such as Jungian Analysis, the biopsychological theory of Millon, Psychobiology and Ethology. It is an integrative method called Analytical- Experiental method.
Our method is based in an integral and immersive approach, in which we focus on all the different aspects of the patient’s life in order to unblock the central nervous system.
We have a strong commitment with the patient, breaking with the traditional aseptic and distant therapeutical bond, in order to accompany you fully.
We engage in continuous Internal Evaluation through psychological tests, self-evaluation tests, as well as treatment satisfaction inquiries.
XVI European Congress of Psychology
July 2nd-5th 2019 Moscow, Russia
AFOP®: A new method for treating OCD
XXI International Congress for Analytical Psychology
August 25th – 30th, 2019 | Vienna, Austria
«The Promethean society and its enemies»
IV Congreso Nacional de Psicoterapia FEA
November 3rd-5th 2022 Bilbao, Spain
Freeing the monkey, saving the princess
This book about OCD, written by the director of IPITIA, Damián Ruiz, is aimed at people who suffer from an obsessive disorder, their relatives and friends, and all those therapists, doctors or psychologists who patients with OCD. In an informative way and with an innovative method, this book will help you understand the causes of OCD, the different kind of obsessions that exist, and what changes in your everyday life can help you overcome an obsessive compulsive disorder.
OCD & Anxiety Blog
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