What can be understood as Anthroposophy and Psychotherapy, is outlined in the preamble of IFAPA:
1. Anthroposophical Psychotherapy has its foundations both in modern academic and professional knowledge and in the spiritual science developed by Rudolf Steiner, which views the human being in his or her interrelationships as a physical, psychological, spiritual and social individual.
2. The methods of anamnesis, diagnosis, treatment and healing reflect these dimensions in a differentiated way.
3. These objectives take into account the knowledge acquired through spiritual science and through academic research, for which both spiritual and academic foundations are used in the professional training and ongoing education of the psychotherapist.
4. The following shall also be taken into account:
- the physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual-emotional development of the child, considered as belonging to both worlds, spirit and earth, in the context of his or her social anchors;
- the development of man as an individual during his lifetime;
- the development of humanity as a whole;
- the historical connection of world events in the light of the spirit of the age.
5. Anthroposophical Psychotherapy is professionally anchored as such in the area of the ‘School for Spiritual Science of the Medical Section’.
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