The IPA is a membership organisation – we exist because of our members, and for their benefit. One of our primary aims is to foster and enhance members’ sense of participation in and belonging to an international psychoanalytic organisation and community. The IPA exists to advance psychoanalysis. It is the world’s primary accrediting and regulatory body for the profession, and our mission is to ensure the continued vigour and development of the science of psychoanalysis.
The task of the European Psychoanalytical Federation is to function as an arena of exchange and an intellectual forum for all psychoanalytical societies of Europe. The European Psycho-Analytical Federation (EPF), the scientific federation of all European psychoanalytical Societies and Study Groups belonging to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), has been in existence for more than 50 years. Today, it incorporates around 5.000 members coming from 36 Societies in 25 European countries in which more than 20 languages are spoken.
The Committee was established in 1998 to provide a framework for the exploration of topics relating to issues primarily of concern to women. In 2001 it shifted to considering the relations between men and women, masculinity and femininity, and currently includes issues of concern to men.
The overall strategic objective of the Group of Committees is “to foster scientific development and learning, and the maintenance of high professional standards”
The Committee will conduct psychoanalytical research into problems concerning the complex relations between categories of sexuality and gender and their implications for psychoanalysis. It is planned to study the cultural and historical influences on the construction of psychoanalytic theories related to men and women.
The International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization (IPSO) was founded in 1975. It is the only global candidates’ organization of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). IPSO has more than 2,600 members from 50 countries and 83 IPA Institutes. IPSO was established to provide IPA candidates with an opportunity to come together to discuss issues of training, theory, and practice, as well as to offer a social context for candidates’ cross-cultural engagement.