Mission & Goals of Czech Association for Psychotherapy
To promote the development, dissemination and public recognition of psychotherapy as a separate profession independent of specific ministries and sectors.
To promote the integration of psychotherapy into the legal system of the Czech Republic, including the adoption of a separate act on psychotherapy, which will determine the criteria for training and separate the profession of psychotherapy so that it is compatible with EU standards, and to ensure equal status of psychotherapists in various sectors.
To associate psychotherapists of all schools, directions and approaches regardless of the region or context in which they practice psychotherapy and notwithstanding whether they are employed or self-employed.
To acquire membership for professionals who have not called or who have not even been allowed to call their work “psychotherapy” although their activity and the level of expertise meets the definition of psychotherapy (see preamble par. 3).
To participate in resolving issues related to the performance of psychotherapeutic practice and the position of psychotherapists in all relevant sectors, institutions and bodies.
To contribute to the improvement of quality in psychotherapy not only in relation to its members but, through education, communication and access to information and possibly training, to promote general improvement of professional standards of psychotherapy provided in the Czech Republic.
To collaborate with other psychotherapeutic organisations in all matters that are within the purpose and mission of the CAP.
To keep the CAP members and professionals informed about developments in psychotherapy.
To encourage open professional discussion and information exchange.