Born on the 31st of October 1952 in St. Lorenzen near Schleifling (Styria, Austria),
Alfred Pritz started his career with studying psychologie, psychopathology and  pedagogics in Salzburg, where he also achieved his Doctorate Degree in 1976.

Since 1977 Alfred Pritz is working as a psychotherapist; he is trained in Client-Centered Therapy (developed by Carl Rogers), Psychoanalysis, Group Dynamics, Gestalt Therapy and Hypnosis. Furthermore he is a training analyst for individuals and groups since 1987.

Alfred Pritz has been engaged in many national and international research and educational projects and cooperations.
He has been teaching psychotherapists in training at various levels, from different quarters and on many occasions for over 36 years. Alfred Pritz is also the founding father and principal of the Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversitšt, which was accredited in 2005 and keeps expanding and growing (further SFU locations so far: Paris, Linz, Berlin, Milano, Ljubljana).

He is a founding member and president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as a founding member and general secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy. The first three World Congresses of Psychotherapy in Vienna were organized by him and he was also a co-organizer for the World Congresses in Buenos Aires, Bejing, Sydney and Durban.
He is an active editor and author of various books, book series and professional articles in journals and textbooks. 

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