How EABP is organised
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is elected every two years. It consists of at least five members and also includes representatives from the COUNCIL of National Organisations and Committees and the FORUM of EABP Training Institutes and Professional Organisations. The Chairperson of the Ethics Committee is a non-voting member on the Board of Directors.
The President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer of EABP are elected for (two) four-year terms at the General Assembly. They are responsible for the general policy and direction of the Association and for defining a strategy with the board and committee members. They supervise the day-to-day work of the Secretariat.
Committees are created either by the General Assembly - Ethics, Science and Research, Training Standards and International Membership or the Board – Congress content and organization, CPD, Publications, Public Relations and discussions of curriculum and content. There are also workgroups with a limited time frame and objective. Decisions are minuted and confirmed by the full Board at the following board meeting.
The independent Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day running of the association.
EABP is a prominent member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) – the umbrella body for all psychotherapies in all European countries. There is a commitment to the Strasbourg Declaration on Psychotherapy as an independent profession. EABP also has strong connections with other body psychotherapy organizations throughout the world including the USABP, the US Association for Body Psychotherapy, and similar associations in South America and Australia.