Full Individual Membership
Where to apply?
If you live in a country where there is a National Association of EABP it is most appropriate to apply to them. You will become a member of this NA and at the same time become a member of EABP. You will get an application form in your native language and will also pay the membership fee to the NA, which will transfer a certain percentage to EABP. For the addresses of all National Associations see EABP website www.eabp.org.
If there is no National Association in the country where you live, please apply directly to:
EABP Secretariat, Leidsestraat 106-108/2, 1017 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-20-3302703 Fax: +31-20-6257312
Applications directly to EABP:
- We need your application in English
- You need to send them by post because we need your original signature
- Please send us a copy also
- You will find all application forms on the EABP website. They are designed in a way that they can be filled in electronically.
The membership application procedure
For filling in the application forms it is necessary to first read the criteria and conditions for the different types of membership.
The different types of EABP membership require different application procedures. This means that the decision process might take more time when requirements are more complex and documentation has to be checked and/or completed. See membership application decision process (click here).
Application for Individual Full Membership
When you are using the digital application form (in a word document), the table will spread itself with the amount of your text.
EABP Individual Full Membership means that you are a body psychotherapist accredited by EABP because you fulfill the criteria or their equivalent. In order to prove that you fulfill the criteria or the equivalent a lot of documentation is required. Especially when we have to decide about equivalents, we appreciate detailed answers whenever questions aim at highlighting your professional and educational background. This will help us to look at your application in a holistic way.
The current discussion of Training standards for EABP aims at a minimum of four years of training including 500 – 800 hours of theory, methodology and practice; 250 hours of personal psychotherapy, 150 hours of supervision, 300-600 hours of clinical practice. It also aims at the separation of the roles of trainer, therapist and supervisor. The current EABP Membership Criteria for Individual Full Membership have lesser requirements. If those requirements are not fulfilled in all aspects by the respective training curriculum (1.1), the Board will decide on the recommendation of the membership committee (secretary) whether other training psychotherapy, supervision and professional practice can be acknowledged as an equivalent.
1. Criterion I: Pre-Education:
The applicant’s pre-education should be either a university degree or relevant level of professional education in the field of humanities.
The description of pre-education should be included in the CV as a part of the applicant’s documentation. Relevant life experience or professional experience in other fields can be acknowledged as an equivalent.
2. Criterion II: Training (At least 600 hours over a period of at least four years)
2.1 Training in Body Psychotherapy
Please give the number of hours of theory, methodology and practice. Do not include those hours of your training curriculum that were separately paid personal psychotherapy or supervision.
2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 are particularly relevant to answer when you need an equivalent for this criterion.
3. Criterion III: Personal Psychotherapy
3.1 Personal Body Psychotherapy
At least 150 hours of ongoing individual or group body-psychotherapy are required. At least 100 hours should be individual one-to-one sessions; ideally the therapist should not be the trainer.
One three-hour session of group work is counted equal to one hour of individual psychotherapy.
According to the EABP training standards the sufficient on-going personal psychotherapy should “meet the requirements for personal experience of body psychotherapy similar to the method being taught” and it should be received “from someone who is not one of their trainers”.
If these criteria have not been sufficiently fulfilled, documented psychotherapy in other methods can be acknowledged as an equivalent.
3.2 is particularly relevant to answer when you need an equivalent for this criterion because of a lack of hours in body psychotherapy or an insufficient separation of roles in your training curriculum.
4. Criterion IV: Professional Supervision
At least 75 hours of professional supervision by a body psychotherapist in either an individual or group context are required.
One three-hour session of group supervision (more than three people) is counted equal to one hour of individual supervision.
If these criteria have not been sufficiently fulfilled, documented supervision in other methods can be acknowledged as an equivalent.
According to the EABP training standards the supervisor ideally should be a body psychotherapist.
5. Criterion V: Professional Practice
At least 400 hours of professional practice as a body-psychotherapist over a period of at least two years.
If these criteria have not been sufficiently fulfilled, other professional experience in connected fields can be acknowledged as an equivalent on the base of appropriate documentation.
Present Professional Practice
One set of questions refers to your current field of work and your own concepts.
Other questions relate to your status as a body psychotherapist in your own social context. These questions are meant to keep the EABP in contact with how the practice and status of our profession is developing.
If you have questions contact the Membership Secretary: Bjørn Ødegaard: firstname.lastname@example.org