Mission Statement

The Australasian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (ACPP) is the first organization in Australia which will exclusively promote and advocate for psychoanalytic psychotherapies to become an acknowledged part of the mental health service delivery model in Australia.

The foundation members of the Confederation are:

  • The Australian Association of Group Psychotherapy (AAGP)
  • The Australian & New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA)
  • The Australian Psychoanalytic Society (APAS)
  • The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (PPAA

The Australasian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies will work to ensure that the credentials of psychoanalytic psychotherapies, psychoanalysis and group analysis will meet both international standards, and those of Australian regulatory bodies such as Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), the Australian Psychology Society (APS) the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and other peak organisations. This will be achieved by defining, establishing and promoting the training practices of our member associations, demonstrating our competencies, and developing research. We will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the various modalities included under the Confederation and liaise with national and international organisations with similar aims.