Mission Statement

    1. The IFP is a worldwide umbrella organisation for psychotherapy. The Federation is open to professional societies, institutions and individual members.
    2. The IFP aims to promote, endorse and maintain high professional and ethical standards of psychotherapy in practice, research, and training.
    3. The IFP fosters a worldwide intercultural, interdisciplinary dialogue and mutual learning among psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, psychotherapeutic orientations, traditions, and related sciences.
    4. The IFP provides a platform for the development of theories, methods and treatment approaches, and promotes the integration of psychotherapeutic thinking in clinical and non-clinical fields.

    The IFP realizes its aims by means of

    • World congresses (every four years)
    • Regional congresses
    • Supporting and co-chairing the organization of scientific congresses of their members and/or national umbrella organisations (and under certain conditions supporting them also logistically and financially)
    • Supporting scientific activities in research, practice, and training, particularly activities of intercultural relevance
    • Information transfer by constantly updated homepage and newsletters


    IFP international federation for psychotherapy

    About IFP

    The International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP) is an organization of national, regional, and school-oriented psychotherapy societies.

    Its goals are to facilitate and promote international communication among the various schools, professional groups and cultures within psychotherapy.

    The IFP organizes international congresses and conferences on psychotherapy.

    The IFP promotes the development of psychotherapy in practice, teaching and research and encourages and supports appropriate standards in the practice of psychotherapy.

    Prof. Driss Moussaoui, M.D, President

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