The organizational mission of CIPS, embodied in its by-laws, include the following purposes:
To represent its membership and component societies in matters pertaining to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).
To represent its membership and component societies in matters pertaining to IPA training standards and their implementation and application to health care.
To represent its members and component societies in matters pertaining to public policies and legislation pertinent to psychoanalysis.
To promote scientific exchange among component societies and between those societies and other organizations.
To promote public interest in psychoanalysis, its efficacy, and validity.
To encourage and facilitate the formation of psychoanalytic groups and their application for affiliation with the IPA.