The ASPPM is the Society for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine. Today, modern scientific knowledge has moved far beyond the simple view of man as a dichotomy of body (soma) and soul (psyche). It now confirms an enduring, complex and constantly adapting interconnection between physical states, feelings and life experiences that never ceases to adapt. Despite this broader biological, psychological, and eco-social understanding, the term psychosomatic continues to be used for the sake of simplicity.
The ASPPM furthers and supports sound therapeutic interventions and thinking based on a modern biological, psychological, eco-social understanding of the states of health and sickness.
The ASPPM integrates the latest findings from neuro-scientific, psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic research with the latest methods of medical treatment.
The ASPPM promotes the integration of psychosomatics as a key area in medical intervention, science and society.
The ASPPM represents physicians dedicated to advancing psychosomatics and psychotherapy in the areas of prevention, health promotion, health care, further training, teaching and research.
Patients should have easy access to doctors who have been specially trained in the fields of psychosomatics and psychotherapy.
Patients who are ill or in difficult situations or who are suffering emotional or mental anguish receive physical examinations, treatment, information, advice and care from doctors who are members of the ASPPM. The organisation’s members provide a clear overview of all branches of medicine, psychosomatics, psychotherapeutic medicine and psychotherapy.
For members and colleagues, the ASPPM offers a forum for professional exchange and inter-disciplinary networking. In addition, the ASPPM campaigns for the interests of its members and represents them vis-à-vis other organisations, institutions, statutory corporations and in the public arena.