EFPA and EuroPsy
EuroPsy is a standard provided by the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA), the federation which brings together the psychology associations of 37 member countries in Europe. The Federation includes all the countries of the European Union. It was founded in 1981 when the psychology associations of twelve European countries agreed to come together and to share good practice and collaborate over initiatives and developments. EFPA holds its General Assembly every two years.
EFPA maintains the Register of EuroPsy psychologists and has responsibility for oversight and quality assurance of the EuroPsy Certification system. The European Awarding Committee (EAC) of EFPA has responsibility for developing and monitoring developments of EuroPsy, and in each country the National Awarding Committee (NAC) takes responsibility for evaluation and award of individual EuroPsy certificates.
EUROPEAN AWARDING COMMITTEE (EAC)
- The European Awarding Committee (EAC) oversees the system, evaluates applications from countries for recognition of the NAC, and convenes the annual meeting of Chairs of national NACs in order to share practice, discuss challenges and to ensure the quality of the EuroPsy.
Members of European Awarding Committee
- Rosaleen McElvaney - Chair (Ireland)
- Mark Forshaw (United Kingdom)
- Peeter Pruul (Estonia)
- Sara Bahia (Portugal)
- Anja Podlesek (Slovenia)
- Nady Van Broeck (Belgium) - liaison for and as chair of S-EAC Psychotherapy
- Per Straumsheim (Norway) - liaison for and as chair of S-EAC Work&Organisational Psychology
SPECIALIST EUROPEAN AWARDING COMMITTEES (S-EAC)
- The Specialist European Awarding Committee is responsible for oversight of the Specialist EuroPsy in that domain and for ensuring that the Registration and award of the Specialist EuroPsy occurs in accordance with the Regulations.
1. Members of European Awarding Committee in Work and Organisational Psychology (S-EAC W&O)
- Per Straumsheim - Chair (Norway)
- Snezhana Evlogieva Ilieva (Bulgaria)
- Pietro Bussotti (Italy)
- Gail Steptoe-Warren (UK)
- Vicente Martinez-Tur (Spain)
2. Members of European Awarding Committee in Psychotherapy (S-EAC in Psychotherapy)
- Nady Van Broeck - Chair (Belgium)
- Arne Holte (Norway)
- Jaroslav Sturma (Czech Republic)
- Annette Kreuz (Spain)
- Gonca Soygüt Pekak (Turkey)
National Awarding Committees (NAC)
- The EuroPsy system is organized at two levels, the national and the European. At national level, each country has a National Awarding Committee (NAC) which evaluates individual applications from that country and issues the EuroPsy Certificate to individual psychologists. At the present time 25 countries of EFPA have recognized NACs, and are therefore entitled to issue the EuroPsy Certificate. At European level the European Awarding Committee (EAC) oversees the system, evaluates applications from countries for recognition of the NAC, and convenes the annual meeting of Chairs of national NACs in order to share practice, discuss challenges and to ensure the quality of the EuroPsy.
Specialist National Awarding Committees (S-NAC)
- Specialist National Awarding Committees (S-NAC) exist in the countries which have approval to award the EuroPsy Special Certificate. At the present time S-NACs exist for psychotherapy (four countries) and work & organisational psychology (three countries). They have responsibility for oversight of specialist certificate in their country.