The International Psychosomatic Association P. Marty, aims to develop, extend and transmit psychosomatic knowledge, with constant reference to the principles of psychoanalysis and the approaches initiated in this field by the “Ecole Psychosomatique” in Paris. The IPAPM is composed from its members (physical persons) and its constitutional societies (legal persons).
- Ensures to define, maintain and bring up to date the criteria on which is based the specificity of psychoanalytic psychosomatics in terms of concepts, formation and clinical practice.
- Consults and seeks to support the activities of formation, qualification, research and clinical work of its members.
- Promotes communication and exchange among psychosomaticians, psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic organisations; educate psychoanalysts and the public, by means of appropriate research, study, publications, scientific meetings.