European Association for Gestalt Therapy

COMMITTEES

 

COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

Purpose: This committee manages the complaints procedure. It will submit an annual report which preserves anonymity to the Ethics Committee and the Executive Committee. This would include the nature, number, outcomes and any process issues arising from the complaints procedure.

Committee members:

Gro Skottun

Sanela Selmanovic

Christel Segander (Chair)

 

 

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Purpose: The responsibility of the Ethics Committee was to revise the former Code of Ethics and submit a Complaints Procedure and an Appeals Procedure for the EAGT. Currently, the Ethics Committee is involved in the support of National Organizations in their process of adapting their own Code of Ethics and Procedures

Committee members:

Joppie Bakker (Chair) contact address pgjb@xs4all.nl

Jan Roubal

Beatrix Wimmer
Matteo Maria Bonani

 

 

FUNDRAISING WORKING GROUP

Purpose: To raise funds for several committees such as research- human rights and social responsibility committees. But also to financially support trainees and/or gestaltists from less wealthy countries to attend the EAGT conferences which are held tri-annually.

Working group members:

Michela Gecele
Martine Van Obbergen
Riane Malfait

 

 

 

GESTALT IN EDUCATION WORKING GROUP

Purpose: To explore how Gestalt therapy can be used in the process of education at all stages of schools. There are already many pedagogues trained in Gestalt therapy who use Gestalt methodology in schools of all stages. The aim of the working group is to develop a platform where these specialists can formulate the basic principles for application of Gestalt methodology in the process of education .

Interested colleagues are warmly invited to this working group!

Committee member: - Nurith Levi, contact address isgta.israel@gmail.com

 

 

GESTALT IN ORGANIZATIONS COMMITTEE

Purpose: To formulate standards and assess procedures in order to come to ordinary membership of EAGT and/or a to form a new related organization.

Committee members:

Frans Meulmeester (Chair) contact address info@eagt.org

Panos Vasmatzidis

Jan Standaert

Pierre Mellegers

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE (HR&SR)

Purpose: To explore the interface between Gestalt psychotherapy and the socio-political context, with specific reference to the advancement of human rights.

Currently the Human Rights & Social Responsibility Committee is exploring a Swiss buddy project with Peace Brigades International.

Committee members:

Dieter Bongers, Switzerland
Ken Evans, United Kingdom
Michela Gecele, Italy
Joanna Kato, Greece
Guus Klaren (chair), The Netherlands (gklaren@hetnet.nl )
Nurith Levi, Israel
Peter Schulthess Switzerland
Ivana Vidakovic, Serbia

 

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Tasks of this committee are

• Evaluate the PBI (Peace Brigades International);

• Initiate some European wide other approaches and comparing this with gestalt

• To facilitate translations of good gestalt therapy books into English.

Committee members:

Jan Roubal (Chair)
Michele Cannavò
Gianni Francesetti
Brigitte Holzinger

Ivana Vidakovic

Jelena Želeskov Djoric

Vincent Beja

contact address of this committee is: info@eagt.org 

 

TRANING STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Purpose: To make a protocol for the accreditation of Training Institutes. The European Training standards document for Gestalt Therapy contains some previous omissions so that Institutes know what is expected of them in order to get their accreditation. These concrete formulations can be seen as boundaries and will help us in our contact making processes. The standards are in line with the existing rules of the European Association of Psychotherapy. So when Institutes are certified, their graduates will also be eligible for the European Certificate for Psychotherapy.

Committee members:

Nurith Levi (acting Chair) Contact address: isgta.israel@gmail.com

Lidija Pecotic

Ester Neumanovà

Dick Lompa
Olaf Zielke

 

• PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES & QUALITATIVE STANDARDS WORKING GROUP

Tasks of this working group are

- To collect information about already existing experiences in the TIs and NOGTs;

- To define professional competences of Gestalt therapists, which means: ‘what patients and public can expect from a well trained Gestalt therapist’;

- To define learning outcomes at the end of the training;

- To define intermediate outcomes as a next step due differences among institutes in the training organisations;

- To define how these outcomes can be measured with appropriate final assessments;

- To discuss with the TSC eventual changes in the training standards and make recommendations to the EC and GB in order to develop our standards.

Working Group members:

Beatrix Wimmer (acting chair)
Gianni Francesetti
Daan van Baalen
Jan Roubal
Jelena Zeleskov-Djoric
Ivana Vidakovic