The goal of the Iberoamerican Society of Psychosomatic Studies (S.E.P.I.A.) is to stimulate the study, research and development of Psychosomatics. That is to state, the science that considers the patient as a unity composed of mind and body which function in unison. As Pierre Marty believed moving away from dualism: “Psychosomatics is not a linkage between two separate elements. It is the study of the evolution, focused on a wide ‘momentum’ where limits cannot be defined”.
S.E.P.I.A. aims at achieving the abovementioned goals using methods of its own, as well as stimulating other institutions, organisms or authorities.
Amongst other activities, we would highlight those aimed at unifying criteria, scientific exchanges, the publication and compilation of works and essays, as well as to guarantee the permanent development and facilitating the creation of centers dedicated exclusively to the study of Psychosomatics.
Although the scope of S.E.P.I.A. is the whole territory of Spain, its activities have an impact in other countries, principally in Europe and Latin America.
S.E.P.I.A. is a member of the International Association of Psychosomatics Pierre Marty (AIPPM) which is considered a training society together with the Institute of Psychosomatics-IPSO of Paris, the societies of Athens, Geneva and Toulouse.