We aim to develop our position as the leading centre of excellence in the UK in the provision of psychoanalytic training, education, publication and clinical practice and to develop a professional organisation for the furthering of psychoanalysis through diversity and debate.
- To support the development of psychoanalytical knowledge as a general theory of mind.
- To maintain and further the clinical and scientific standards of psychoanalysis.
- To promote an internal culture where a diversity of psychoanalytic theories and techniques are valued and can be debated with intellectual openness.
- To train high quality psychoanalytic professionals in sufficient numbers to maintain and develop the profession of psychoanalysis.
- To provide and/or support high quality psychoanalytic treatment.
- To disseminate knowledge about psychoanalysis, to health and allied professionals.
- To promote the contribution of the discipline of psychoanalysis to public and intellectual life.
- To form mutually collaborative clinical and academic links with other organisations (public sector, academic and charitable) which support the furtherance of the above aims.
- To work as appropriate with and/or within national and international organisations in the interests of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalytic profession.
- To maintain the physical and administrative facilities necessary for the above activities to take place in an appropriate and professional environment.