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Mission statement & history
Welcome to the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine. The IPM is a registered charity which provides education, training and research in psychosexual medicine. Our trained doctors can help people with a wide range of sexual difficulties. This website provides information for professionals who wish to train in psychosexual medicine and for people who would like to find more help and advice about sexual problems.
The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine is a professional organisation, registered as a charity, which provides education, training and research in psychosexual medicine for qualified medical practitioners.
Psychosexual Medicine is a type of brief therapy, based on psychoanalytical principles, but drawing on medical knowledge and skills.
Michael Balint, a Doctor and Psychoanalyst, proposed the basic psychoanalytical principles of this type of therapy. IPM Members have modified and expanded these principles.