About IFAPA

The IFAPA – International Federation of Anthroposophical Psychotherapy Associations was founded on September 15, 2012, at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. It is an umbrella federation currently composed of 17 National Associations of Anthroposophic Psychotherapy around the world. It is a Subsection of the Goetheanum Medical Section, linked to the IKAM- International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine, CARE III. It promotes the international formation of postgraduate courses and training of trainers in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy and has worked on the construction and development of a psychotherapeutic community, through meetings, congresses, conferences, courses, articles and publications in many languages and in several countries.

Anthroposophic Psychotherapy

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:

  1. 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;
  2. the development of man as an individual during his lifetime;
  3. the development of humanity as a whole;
  4. 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’.

IFAPA Board Members

John Lees

United Kingdom

President

Henriette Dekkers

Netherlands

Secretary

Ellen Keller

Germany

Treasurer

Giovanna Bettini

Italy

Ikam coordinator

Hartmut Horn

Germany

Ikam coordinator

Hanan Goldman

Israel

Kiranmayi Bapi

India

Miguel Martinez Falero

Spain

Natalia González Salas

Argentine

Patrícia Botelho

Brazil

Suchitra Inamdar

India

Vasuprada Kartic

India

Victoria Martinez

Argentine

Zheni Nasi

Canada/USA