Over the last ten years there has been a tremendous growth, and interest in the field of body psychotherapy world wide.
The EABP is a dynamic association with over 800 members. We connect professional (body) psychotherapists, we exchange our expertise working with the body and mind and we enable collaboration with people from associated disciplines.
EABP members include accredited European body psychotherapists, candidate, student and associate members. We also have 50 training organizations and professional associations.
The EABP acts as an accrediting organization for European body psychotherapists. Board, and committee members all work to maintain and promote standards, ethics and levels of professional worth among our members.
Every two years the EABP organizes a conference in a different city in Europe. Each is hosted by one of the National Associations. EABP also organizes many other events.
Publications include the International Body Psychotherapy Journal and the extensive bibliography of body psychotherapy. Members write books and articles and put together videos of their work. We are also involved in research projects and publish research findings on the efficacy or body psychotherapy.
Quarterly email Newsletters keep members up to date with recent developments and this website is continually updated with information about EABP and body psychotherapy. We email regular updates on our activities to thousands of people world-wide who subscribe to our Journal or attend our congresses.
Twelve semi-autonomous National Associations act for EABP and process membership applications in their own country. They have formed themselves into a COUNCIL and work individually (and together in the COUNCIL) to obtain official recognition for the specialty of body psychotherapy and to establish that it can be practiced legally and professionally in all countries in Europe.
The FORUM of Body Psychotherapy Organizations is a separate pillar of the Association. It has 28 members. In 1999 they were given a separate mandate by the General Assembly to accredit body psychotherapy training courses according to the EABP Training Standards by a process of self assessment and mutual recognition.
The first Training Institute has been recognized by EAP as a European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute. Graduates of an EAPTI institute can be can be awarded the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). Our intention is that the ECP be recognized by the European Parliament as a sufficient and necessary post-graduate level of professional training in psychotherapy.
Lidy Evertsen – President