Purposes of the Confederation

The purposes of the Confederation are to:

a. constitute an umbrella association for those Australasian professional associations which are comprised of multi-disciplinary groups of postgraduate clinically trained practitioners with specialised training in psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy which are committed to the ethical practice, development, and organisation of and training in psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, and psychoanalytic individual and group psychotherapy;

b. define, establish, review and promote high standards of training, practice, competence, ethics and research in the practice of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychoanalytic individual and group psychotherapy throughout Australasia;

c. oversee credentialing by coordinating the provision of relevant information on clinically qualified practitioners to the community and to government agencies through a national register of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists who meet fitness to practice standards;

d. provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and related fields;

e. represent the views of Member Associations and develop a strategy for advocacy on issues relevant to the standards and practice of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychoanalytic individual and group psychotherapy, at a national and international level, to the community, government agencies and other professional bodies;

f. consider and advise on questions of policy referred to it by any of its constituent Member Associations or external bodies;

g. develop and maintain services for members provided that such services do not conflict with the non-profit status of the Confederation;

h. liaise with other relevant national and international organizations with similar purposes;

i. develop and maintain a Code of Ethics and Procedures for the conduct of the Confederation and its members, and

j. provide minimum standards for Codes of Ethics and Procedures for the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapies by Member Associations consistent with those of the Confederation.