“I support new ideas if they extend the research in the science of psychotherapy and result in findings that can be incorporated in the practice of the methods of psychotherapy.”
Dr. Alfred Pritz, Rector SFU
The Sigmund Freud PrivateUniversity (SFU) takes up the promotion of research for people with congenital heart defects.
Psycho-cardiology is an important and specialized field within psychotherapy - as well as in medicine.
Along the same lines as Hoffmann and Hochapfel (2009) the SFU considers psychosomatics as a multi-dimensional field on three levels:
- Psychosomatic as an interdisciplinary research discipline, examines the biological, psychological and social determinants of health and illness;
- The professional attitude to psychosomatics of health-experts in relevant institutions, who have mad in their mission to use and understand a holistic approach in the framework of a modern systems medicine;
- Psychosomatics as a set of specific clinical offers for somatic-psychological, psychogenic and organic illnesses with psychic side effects, to comprise a diversity of medical and psychotherapeutic interventions.