Annual EuroPsy EFPA Chairs Meeting March 2018
Croatia, Sweden and Poland now ready to award EuroPsy
The annual EuroPsy Meeting for the chairs of each National Awarding Committee, and Specialised National awarding Committee successfully took place in Brussels on the 9th of March 2018. During the meeting various topics regarding the EuroPsy were discussed, such as Specialist Certificates in Psychotherapy and Working & Organisational Psychology, as well as issues surrounding supervised practice, continued professional development (CPD), future directions, and much more.
Dr. Mark Forshaw was welcomed in joining EFPA’s European Awarding Committee (EAC) this year, the committee is very excited to work closely with Dr. Forshaw on issues regarding the EuroPsy. The EAC announced that a further three National Awarding Committees; Croatia, Sweden and Poland, have been approved to award the EuroPsy certificate. In the later part of the meeting, Dr. Forshaw ran a workshop on ‘CPD and the EuroPsy’, Prof. Ype Poortinga also offered a workshop on ‘How to Start a National Awarding Committee- step by step’. Both programmes were very well received by those attending.
Finally it was announced that Dr. Aisling McMahon will be conducting a workshop on ‘Designing and running supervisor training courses: Best practice recommendations’, which will take place in Brussels on the 25th of May 2018. All members were thanked for attending another successful meeting aimed at developing the EuroPsy.
Text: Amy Byrne, Dublin City University.