Objects and powers of the Federation
to advance education, training and the development of psychotherapy which is psychoanalytic in principle and practice.
to promote for the public benefit the relief of mental illness or disorder by developing psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Europe regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.
to promote research in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
In pursuit of the above objects but not further or otherwise, the Federation shall have the following powers:
to protect the standards of training for psychoanalytical psychotherapists by defining the minimum standards required for qualified practitioners.
to ensure that each member of the Federation has an ethical code for the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
to enhance awareness amongst other professionals, administrators and legislators in the public sector and the public in general about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. To make available to the general public knowledge about the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and also to bring to the public’s attention the scarcity of treatment resources.
to facilitate further communication amongst psychoanalytic psychotherapists by means of publications, newsletters, scientific conferences and other meetings.
to facilitate the collection, provision, maintenance and spread of information and knowledge relating to psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
to establish, carry on, promote, organise, finance and encourage the study, writing, production, publication and distribution of books, periodicals, monographs, pamphlets, articles and other literature and to arrange meetings and lectures and to arrange for the reading of papers and holding of seminars or discussions and to circulate any periodicals and literature that may be deemed advisable by the Board and to provide library facilities.
to undertake and execute any charitable trusts which may lawfully be undertaken by the Federation.
to borrow or raise money on such terms and on such security as may be thought fit provided that the Board shall not undertake permanent trading activities in raising funds for the said objects.
to establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any associations or institutions in accordance with the objects in ARTICLE 6.1 and to subscribe or guarantee money for charitable purposes.
to join or affiliate or cooperate with and subscribe to any association, society or corporation and to purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements of any such association, society or corporation.
to do all such other things as shall further the said objects or any of them, but not to do anything which will breach national laws.