The Szondi-Institute

The Szon­di Insti­tu­te Foun­da­ti­on was foun­ded in 1969 thanks to a generous bequest. In 1970, the edu­ca­ti­on and rese­arch insti­tu­te for fate ana­ly­sis and gene­ral depth psy­cho­lo­gy ope­ned its doors under the direc­tion of Leo­pold Szon­di in a pres­ti­gious pro­per­ty in Zurich-Flun­tern.

The Szon­di Insti­tu­te Foun­da­ti­on is direc­ted by a foun­da­ti­on coun­cil and the insti­tu­te manage­ment. The foun­da­ti­on coun­cil over­sees the foundation’s assets as well as the activi­ties of its bodies and assu­mes the stra­te­gic direc­tion of the institute’s activi­ties.

The insti­tu­te manage­ment is tas­ked with ope­ra­tio­nal lea­dership. This com­pri­ses – in clo­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with the stu­dy direc­tor­ship – the edu­ca­tio­nal, public, and admi­nis­tra­ti­ve work of the insti­tu­te. A pro­fes­sio­nal­ly run secre­ta­ri­at takes care of dai­ly duties and sup­ports the foundation’s various bodies in car­ry­ing out its works.

The insti­tu­te manage­ment main­tains the rela­ti­ons­hips with other psy­cho­lo­gi­cal orga­ni­sa­ti­ons and insti­tu­tes, orga­ni­ses the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with the “Swiss Asso­cia­ti­on for Fate-ana­ly­ti­cal The­ra­py” (Schwei­ze­ri­sche Gesell­schaft für Schick­sals­ana­ly­ti­sche The­ra­pie – SGST), as well as with the “Inter­na­tio­nal Szon­di Socie­ty” (Inter­na­tio­na­le Szon­di-Gesell­schaft – ISG), and keeps the institute’s work under the atten­ti­on of the broa­der public with sym­po­si­ums, publi­ca­ti­ons, and semi­nars.

The main tasks of the institute are:

  • The edu­ca­ti­on and fur­ther trai­ning of psy­cho­the­ra­pists for child­ren and adults
  • The imple­men­ta­ti­on of depth-psy­cho­lo­gi­cal and spe­cial fate-ana­ly­ti­cal theo­ry in app­lied psy­cho­lo­gi­cal coun­sel­ling
  • Depth-psy­cho­lo­gi­cal and spe­cial fate-ana­ly­ti­cal rese­arch
  • Sci­en­ti­fic con­tac­ts
  • The manage­ment of the sci­en­ti­fic lega­cy of Leo­pold Szon­di