The mission of the Consortium of Psychoanalytic Organizations is to promote excellence in psychoanalytic training and practice.  The component organizations of the Consortium affirm that a broad background in mental health and a course of postgraduate psychoanalytic training conducted in conformity with the highest standards of psychoanalytic education are prerequisite preparations for the competent practice of clinical psychoanalysis. Mindful of political, economic, cultural and professional factors that impact mental health practice, the constituent Consortium organizations plan and implement individual and collective action, including public and professional advocacy, to advance our common and consensually determined goals.