Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations
There were 40 individual Founding members at the constitution of the federation. They brought their and other organisations in as members and so in May 2019 we have 74 training organisations and 9 accrediting organisations.
The members come from 27 European and Mediterranean Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
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The council members are elected by the general assembly biannually.
The Council choose its executive officers and the chairs of the committees.
The Council, as elected in June 2017, is composed by:
President: Nikolaos Takis (GR) firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Krzysztof Mariusz Cieplinski (PL) email@example.com
Secretary: Ana Cruz (PT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Chantal Nève-Hanquet (BE) email@example.com
Training Committee: Reijo Kauppila (FI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Committee: Kerstin Jurdell (SE) email@example.com
Development & Network Committee: Fred Dorn (DE) firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Meeting Committee: Kerstin Jurdell (SE) email@example.com
Communication Committee: Katerina Ilieva (BG) firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Committee: Johannes Krall (AT) email@example.com
Ethics Committee & International Affairs: Judith Teszáry (SE) firstname.lastname@example.org
In connection to the annual meeting, FEPTO organises a Conference on 2 or 3 days with workshops directed by FEPTO member trainers. The conference is open for trainers, trainees and psychodramatists from our member institutes. The conference gives opportunity to the students to meet other trainers and have an exchange with other institutes trainees. A Supervision session for trainers is also organized. In 2017 the FEPTO Psychodrama Student Award was granted to Kristina Gotseva-Balgaranova.
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Activities of the Council
The Council meets twice a year, during 2-3 days, once in spring, before the annual meeting, and once in October-November. There is a complementary Executive meeting in February. These meetings are prepared by exchanges and work through mail.The Committees are open for interested representatives of member organisations. The chairs of the committees are members of the Council and are responsible for the development of the different areas of interest. All the committees meet at the annual meeting and work by e-mail exchanges during the year.
Finances: the annual ordinary budget amounts 8-9.000 Euros. The income is from membership fees. The expenses are mostly for Council meetings, for membership in international organisations and for printing and posting the Newsletter. There is a separate budget for the annual meetings. There are reductions in membership fees for countries with lower income level and also scholarships for their participation at the annual meeting.
FEPTO News: this newsletter is published two or three times a year. Each issue has 16-24 pages and is sent by post mail to the FEPTO founding members and the representatives of the accrediting and training institutes. It is a contact between members and Council. So a large part of the newsletter is organisational reports, announcements and questionnaires. In addition there are short articles, news from member activities and news from the international organisations. More > Newsletter
Web-site: The present web-site (web-master Horatiu Nil Albini) was created in 2007. The previous web-site www.fepto.go.to (web-master Antonio Roma Torres) was created in 1997, works together with the psychodrama section of IAGP and is still active.
Training: FEPTO decides common training standards for training institutes, gives guidelines for ethical code in cooperation with the member institutes. FEPTO has both recommended and mandatory guidelines.
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Membership: any psychodrama training institute or organisation in Europe or in the Mediterranean countries who meet FEPTO’s minimal training standards and other requirements (see separate document about Training and Membership on the web site) can be accepted as member.
Ethics: FEPTO established a Code of Ethics and Practice and has an Advisory board connected to the Ethic committee.
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Research: FEPTO has a goal to facilitate and create research programs, by exchange between research activities at the member institutes, collection and spread of reports and publications on psychodrama research. More > Research
Publications: Psychodrama Training, A European View (Pierre Fontaine Ed.) 330 pp. 1st Ed. 1999, 2d revised Ed. 2001. Articles from 36 FEPTO trainers about elements of the psychodrama training curriculum.
• IAGP (International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes). FEPTO members are present at IAGP board and active at IAGP conferences. Manuela Maciel is chair of the Psychodrama section in IAGP.
• EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy). FEPTO became a member of EAP as a EWAO (European Wide Accrediting Organisation) for Psychodrama February 2005 by decision of the General Assembly June 2004. FEPTO as EWAO is handling the application for ECP for psychodramatists. More > EAP procedure for ECP