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Albania The Order of Psychologists in Albania (OPA)
Austria Berufsverband Oesterreichischer PsychologInnen (BÖP)
    • Division z.Hd. Fachsektion "Arbeits-, Wirtschafts- und Organisationspsychologie"
      Web site
      Address Dietrichgasse 25/4. Stock
      1030 Wien
      Phone +43 1-407 26 72-0
      Fax +43 1-407 26 72-30
      EAWOP Liaison Name Dr. Paul JIMENEZ
      Affiliation Org/Dept. University of Graz - Department of Psychology
      Address Universitätsplatz 2
      A-8010 Graz
      Phone +43-316-380 51 28
      Fax +43-316-380 98 07
Belgium Beroepsvereeniging van Organisatie-, Consumenten- en Arbeidspsychologen (VOCAP)
    • Web site
      Address VOCAP vzw
      Administrative office:
      Grasmarkt 105/18 - B 1000 Brussel
      Chair / President Name Eva De Winter
      EAWOP Liaison Name Judith Vandaele
      Information Purpose VOCAP is an active constituent member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP). The VOCAP membership is a very diverse mix of both academics and professionals, with the latter group consisting of not only consultants but also HR managers, training professionals, etc. In addition to its 200 members, VOCAP has a large database of interested contacts who are also invited to and regularly participate in monthly workshops. We also send out a monthly management literature newsletter. Through bilateral agreements of cooperation with other organizations active in the field of HR and training, members also receive invitations and discounts for additional activities.

      The title of psychologist is legally protected in Belgium, and all job selection diagnostics by selection agencies must be executed or supervised by a psychologist.

      Vocap is one of the 3 organisations of NetHRD, a network in the field of Human Resources and Development-activities.
      Members 170
      Qualifications of members Master psychology
Czech Republic Czech Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists (CAWOP)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name PhDr. Nadežda Štullerová
      Affiliation Org/Dept. ACE Consulting, a.s.r
      Address Konviktská 24
      Praha 1
      Czech Republic
      Phone 00420 222 005 105
      Chair / President Name Mgr. Šárka Dobiášová
      Phone +420605288358
      EAWOP Liaison Name Mgr. Šárka Dobiášová
      Phone +420605288358
      Information Purpose Professional association of Work and Organizational Psychologists
      Basic Information Czech Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists (CAWOP) is a voluntary association of professionals with psychological education who perform or want to perform psychological activities and provide services in the sphere of psychology of work and organisation for the needs of economic practice or administration, and that in keeping with norms given by the association.
      Goals of the Association
      To protect interests of the association members connected with the performance of professional activity in the sphere of psychology of work and organization.
      To contribute to the provision of high quality professional psychological activities and services aimed both to the benefit of personality growth of individuals and to the economic and cultural development of the whole society.
      In the professional sphere, to protect clients and society against unqualified and
      professionally incompetent activities or activities that misuses the psychological qualification
      for other goals.
      To assist in the development of the theory and practice of the scientific branch, incl. a purposeful co-operation of the psychology of work and organization workplaces as well as co-ordination
      of the research activities of the association members.
      Members 50
      Qualifications of members Academic members
      Regulation The title “Psychologist” is protected by law in the Czech Republic and you have to be a graduate of psychology to become a member .
Denmark The Danish Psychological Association (DPA)
    • Web site
      Address Stockholmsgade 27
      DK-2100 Copenhagen
      Phone +45 35 26 99 55
      Fax +45 35 25 97 37
      Chair / President Name Eva Secher Mathiasen
      Address Stockholmsgade 27, DK-2100 Copenhagen
      Phone +45 35 26 99 55
      EAWOP Liaison Name Dorte Vilsgaard
      Address Fredensvang 9, DK-7600 Struer
      Phone +45 27 57 17 10
      Information Purpose The DPA is a professional union and representative body for all psychologists in Denmark. DPA is the only association for psychologists in Denmark and nearly all psychologists are members of the DPA.
      Members 8.855
      Regulation The title “Psychologist” is protected by law in Denmark and you have to be a graduate of psychology to become a member of the DPA.
Estonia Estonian Union of Work and Organizational Psychologists
    • Web site
      Chair / President Name Pia Pedanik
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Estonian Union of Work and Organizational Psychologists
      Address Roosikrantsi 11, Tallinn, Harjumaa 10119
      Phone +372 555 34 910
      EAWOP Liaison Name ve-Gail Kaskla-Kuprys
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Estonian Union of Work and Organizational Psychologists
      Address Roosikrantsi 11, Tallinn, Harjumaa 10119
      Phone +372 503 9915
      Information Purpose Our purpose is to unite people operating in the field of work and organizational psychology in Estonia. We are supporting the development and implementation of work and organizational psychology in Estonia, including stimulating cooperation between researchers and practitioners in this field. Our plan is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of training of professional work and organizational psychologists in our region and to increase public awareness in the field of work and organizational psychology including cooperation with nearby professional associations, societies, institutions and scientific and professional organizations at home and abroad.
      Members 19 (incl. 11 full members)
      Grades of membership Full member, Associate member, Student member
      Qualifications of members Full member - proven higher education (MA) in WOP field in Estonia or equivalent diploma from outside of Estonia
      Regulation no
Finland Work and Organisational Psychology Forum (TOP-Forum)
France The French Association Of Work And Organizational Psychology
    • Address,
      EAWOP Liaison Name Isabelle Dubreuil-Nayrac & Philippe Sarnin
      Article 1: The objective of the French Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
      (AFPTO), founded January 14 2006, is to promote French Work and Organisational
      Psychology amongst national and international organisation boards and to participate in the development of practice, research, and training in this field. More specifically, the
      Association aims to:
      - Be a privileged spoke-person for professionals working in the field of Work and
      Organisational Psychology;
      - To promote research in the field of Work and Organisational Psychology;
      - To reinforce national representation of Work and Organisational Psychology, and to underscore its position in relation to decisions concerning the field and its applications;
      - To act as a French representative amongst European and international organisation boards and to develop, on the Francophone level, partnerships with the International
      French Language Association for Work Psychology (AIPTLP);
      - To inform, promote, and develop Work and Organisational Psychology in the professional work environment in accordance with the code of ethics and respect of the rights of employees in the workplace;
      - To increase visibility of the teaching of Work and Organisational Psychology and to develop Continuing Education;
      - To act as a bridge with the professional world
      The duration of the association is unlimited.
      Article 2: Actions carried out within the Association specifically pertain to the following:
      - Professionals within the field of Work and Organisational Psychology in addition to the general public;
      - Promote networking amongst local and regional associations, to increase their influence and presence, and to disseminate their work on a national level;
      - Maintain relationships with the Research and Training Network in Work and
      Organisational Psychology;
      - Propose a space dedicated to the exchange and reflection on the practices of Work and Organisational Psychology, on the professional position of Work and Organisational Psychologists, and the analysis of current and emerging professional practices.
      Additionally offer a space of debate and expert analysis of professional practices that claim to be within the larger field of Psychology.
Germany Section Work, Organization and Business Psychology of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs) (ACADEMIC) Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- and Wirtschaftspsychologie (AOW) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name Prof. Dr. Sandra Ohly
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Fachgebiet Wirtschaftspsychologie - Universität Kassel
      Chair / President Name Prof. Dr. Cornelia Niessen
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg
      EAWOP Liaison Name Univ.Prof. Dr. Jan Dettmers
      Affiliation Org/Dept. FernUniversität in Hagen
      Address Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
      FernUniversität Hagen
      Phone 02331/987-2745
Greece The Division of Work and Organizational Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS)
    • EAWOP Liaison Name Despoina Xanthopoulou & Ioannis Nikolaou
      Information Purpose Information Purpose The Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS) is an organization whose full members hold a doctoral degree in psychology and are primarily associated with universities and research institutes. The HPS was established in 1990 aiming to support the research and teaching of Psychology in Greece and has currently over 600 members. The HPS is a member of the International Union of Psychological Science.

      Within the Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS), the Division of Work & Organizational Psychology was established in 1990. The Division consists of faculty members from Greek Universities, practitioners who are also PhD holders, and PhD students in Work & Organizational Psychology. The Work & Organizational Psychology Division aims to make a significant contribution in the development of work and organizational psychology in Greece. The Division's aim is to promote research in WOP, to apply empirical evidence in organizational practice, and to promote the collaboration of researchers from Greece and abroad.
      The Division currently has 27 members , who are active in both research and practice and their interests cover various topics from employee recruitment and selection, training and evaluation, to employee motivation and development, organizational change, communication and career development, leadership and organizational culture, as well as employee well-being and work-family balance.
      The Division organizes a bi-annual conference that focuses on theory-based research, evidence-based practice and the application of theory in organizational practice. Furthermore, the members of the Division organize invited symposia at the bi-annual research conference of the HPS. Furthermore, the members of the Organizational Psychology Division participate actively in International Conferences such as the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EWAOP) Conference, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, and the Academy of Management Conference among others.
Ireland Division of Work and Organizational Psychology (DWOP), Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
    • Web site
      Address Digital Office Centre Camden
      12 Camden Row, Saint Kevin’s
      Dublin 8,
      D08 R9CN
      Chair / President Name Shane Kelly
      EAWOP Liaison Name Kathryn McCarthy
      Affiliation Org/Dept. DWOP Secretary
      Address Digital Office Centre Camden
      12 Camden Row, Saint Kevin’s
      Dublin 8,
      D08 R9CN
      Information Purpose Short description of the Association and Work and Organizational Psychology Division
      Since the foundation of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) in the early 1970’s, individual psychologists carved out a special role for Work and Organisational Psychology (also known as Industrial/Organisational psychology) in Ireland. By the mid 1980’s, responding to demands from members of the PSI, a Masters course in Social and Organisational Psychology was first initiated in University College Dublin (UCD) in 1986.
      Thereafter a Masters in Organisational Psychology was inaugurated in Dublin City University (DCU), and a Masters course in Human Resources was established in University College Cork (UCC). Currently, there are three Universities offering postgraduate courses in work and organisational psychology.
      By the late 1990’s, a PSI Special Interest Group in Work and Organisational Psychology was founded, leading to a new impetus for academics and practitioners to develop and consolidate this discipline. Significant growth of interest led to the establishment of the Division of Work and Organisation Psychology (DWOP) by the Council of PSI in 2001.
      The Division of Work and Organisational Psychology (DWOP) is one of eight divisions of professional psychologists in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Currently, the Division represents some 75 members including psychologists who are HR specialists, change agents, practitioners in private practice, consultants, and teacher-practitioners of work and organisational psychology amongst others. The Division has recently revised its accreditation criteria for postgraduate training in W&OP and has set up a committee to roll out Stage 2 supervised practice to graduates of postgraduate courses in W&OP commencing in 2010.
      The Division provides an extensive programme of seminars and master classes to its members and runs a biennial conference in work and organisational psychology - the first in 2007 entitled “Challenges Facing Irish Leaders in the 21st Century”, and most recently, its second conference in March 2009 entitled “Workplace Coaching: Empowering and Engaging Employees Through a Difficult Climate”. The Division also sponsors symposia and workshops and at the annual conference of the PSI. In 2008 the Division rolled out its strategic development plan and was also instrumental in facilitating a similar development within PSI itself. The Division founded a Coaching Psychology Group in 2008 (with a current membership of 54 W&OPs) in response to growing demand amongst its members. The Division also provides a quarterly newsletter to members. Division members make regular contributions to national and international conferences, and journals, and actively seek ways to promote the knowledge, skills and abilities of W&OPs to the general public.
Italy AIP (Association of Italian Psychology)
    • Division Work and Organizational Psychology
      Web site
      Secretary Name Lorenzo Avanzi
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento
      Address Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento
      Corso Bettini 31, 38068 Rovereto (TN) - Italy

      Phone +39 0464808715
      Chair / President Name Dina Guglielmi
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Department of Education "Giovanni Maria Bertin", Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
      Address Department of Education "Giovanni Maria Bertin", Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
      Via Filippo Re 6, 40126 Bologna - Italy
      +39 051 2091623
      Phone +39 051 2091623
      EAWOP Liaison Name Monica Molino
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Department of Psychology, University of Turin
      Address Department of Psychology, University of Turin
      Via Verdi 10, 10124 Turin – Italy

      Phone +39 0116702055
      Information Purpose See:
      Members 130 (of Division of Association)
      Grades of membership Full and associate members
      Qualifications of members Academics
      Regulation Yes
Italy Società Italiana di Psicologia del Lavoro e dell'Organizzazione (SIPLO)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name Maria Luisa Giancaspro
      Address SIPLO (Associazione) Società Italiana di psicologia del Lavoro e
      40121, Bologna (BO)

      Chair / President Name Francesco Pace
      Affiliation Org/Dept. c/o Department in Economics, Business and Statistics, Università degli Studi di Palermo
      Address Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 13 - 90128 Palermo
      EAWOP Liaison Name Francesco Pace
Latvia Latvian Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (LSIOP)
    • Address Latvijas Organizaciju psihologu biedriba,
      Priekulu iela 5,
      Marupe, Marupes novads,
      Latvia, LV-2167
      Chair / President Name Martins Vitols
      Phone 00371 22577784
      Members 45
Lithuania Lithuanian Association Of Applied Psychology
    • Address Traku st. 8 – 2 bldg.
      LT – 01132 Vilnius
      Chair / President Name Gintaras Chomentauskas Ph. D.
      Address Traku st. 8 – 2A bldg.
      LT – 01132 Vilnius
      Phone +370 5 2626763
      EAWOP Liaison Name Justinas Burokas
      Address Traku st. 8 – 2A bldg.
      LT-01132 Vilnius
      Phone +370 5 2626763
      Information Purpose Information

      Lithuanian Association of Applied Psychology (LTPA) was established in 1991. The mission of LTPA is to unite professionals who are working in a field of applied psychology and to help them to enhance the quality of provide services.

      The main aims of LTPA are:

      1. To represent the interests of LTPA members and applied psychology in different institutions.
      2. To promote development of different applied psychology areas. To implement and participate in psychological researches, programs and projects.
      3. To take care of psychologists, psychotherapists and consultants’ professional competence and qualification.
      4. To create ethical principles for Applied Psychology and Psychotherapy, create requirements for studies, training, applied research and professional practice and implement its monitoring.

      LTPA sections:

      1. Organizational psychology
      2. Psychological assessment and researches
      3. Individual and group psychotherapy
      4. Couching
      5. Trainings facilitation
Lithuania Lithuanian Psychological Association – Organizational Psychology Commitee
    • EAWOP Liaison Name Jurgita Lazauskaite-Zabielske
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Head of Organizational Psychology Committee
      Address Lithuanian Psychological Association
      Naugarduko street 34,
      LT-03228 Vilnius
      Phone +370 687 01 698
Norway The Norwegian Psychological Association (NPA)
    • Web site
      Address P.O. box 419 Sentrum
      N-0103 Oslo
      (Visiting address: Kirkegata 2)
      Phone +47 23 10 31 30
      EAWOP Liaison Name Ole Tunold, Secretary general
      Information Purpose The Norwegian Psychological Association has about 6600 members. The Association are responsible for running the specialization in Work and Organizational Psychology, a five years education with lectures, supervised practice and thesis. There are now over 150 who have completed this specialisation.
      Members About 6.600
Poland Polish Association Of Organizational Psychology (PAOP)
    • Address 40-126 Katowice ul.
      Grazynskiego 53
      Chair / President Name Prof. Barbara Kozusznik
      Phone +48 510 089 193
      EAWOP Liaison Name Dr Barbara Smorczewska
      Phone +48 502 172 827
      Information Purpose The Polish Association of Organizational Psychology (PAOP) is self-governing public organization registered in 14.10.2009. Members are psychologists - practitioners, managers and researchers representing universities and institutions of Poland (Wroclaw University, Poznan University, Katholic University of Lublin, Jagiellonian University of Kraków),
      The goals of PAOP are in relation to Work and Organizational Psychology:
      • coordination and consolidation of professional efforts of researchers, practitioners and educators;
      • development of services for customers from business, industrial, educational and other sectors;
      • promotion of the professional development of the members of the Association and other concerned parties;
      • promotion of international cooperation participation in international forums, workshops, trainings, joint research and exchange programmes;
      • publicising the achievements and modern technologies.

      The Association is open for citizens of Poland and other countries. The current membership profile of the Association is of 36 registered members; but over 70 people have confirmed their willingness to become members and their registrations are expected in the next months.

      During 2008-2010, the members of the Association organised and implemented a range of activities such as:
      • conferences and projects i.e. new specialisation project “Work, Organizational and Managerial Psychology” at the Institute of Psychology (to be taught in Polish and in English) with bilateral agreements;
      • Post-Diploma studies at the School of Management of University of Silesia “Human Resources of Management”;
      • Baltic Area Alliance activities on behalf of EAWOP.
Portugal Portuguese Association of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (APPOCO)
    • Address Av. Das Forças Armadas, Edifício ISCTE-IUL
      1649-026 Lisboa Portugal
      Phone: +351 21903407
      Phone +351 7903000
      EAWOP Liaison Name Ana Margarida Passos
      Address Av. Das Forças Armadas, Edifício ISCTE-IUL
      1649-026 Lisboa Portugal
      Phone: +351 21903407
      Information Purpose APPOCO is a non-profit organization that aims to promote research, consultancy, training e knowledge dissemination in the scientific domain of work and organizational psychology.
Portugal The Order of Portuguese Psychologists (OPP)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name Alexandra Caldas
      Address Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 19D, 1050-116 Lisbon, Portugal
      Phone 213 400 254
      Fax 213 400 259
      Address Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 19D, 1050-116 Lisbon, Portugal
      Phone 213 400 250
      EAWOP Liaison Name Cristina Pereira
      Information Purpose OPP is an independent professional organization of individual, collective and/or institutional interests. The OPP looks, as always looked, for the future of the profession and is presented as a structure with political, financial and academic independence.OPP is also committed to disseminating the Work Psychologist role to the society and the business world.
      Members 20,000 registered members
Romania Asociatia de Psihologie Industriala si Organizationala (APIO) Romanian Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association
    • Web site
      Address 37 Republicii Street
      Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 400015
      Phone +4 0264 598 751
      Fax +4 0264 598 751
      Chair / President Name Laurentiu Maricutoiu
      Phone (+4) 021 242 89 63
      Fax (+4) 021 242 89 63
      EAWOP Liaison Name Dragos Iliescu, PhD
      Phone (+4) 021 242 89 63
      Fax (+4) 021 242 89 63
      Information Purpose APIO was founded by Prof. PhD. Horia D. Pitariu in 2003. Prof. Horia D. Pitariu was also the president of APIO until March 2010 when he suddenly passed away. Since then, APIO has passed through a process of reorganization and change, starting with a general assembly and elections in June 2010. The new president is PhD. Dragos Iliescu and the Executive Committee is formed by young researchers and professionals that have been actively involved in APIO during the past years. The main activities of APIO are the National APIO Conference which is held every year (April-May) and the Human Resources Psychology Review which is issued twice a year. Details regarding APIO can be found at
Serbia Serbian Psychological Society
    • Web site
      Secretary Name Marija Vukotic Odalovic
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Serbian Psychological Society
      Address Dusina 7, Belgrade, Serbia
      Phone +381 63 605632
      Chair / President Name Professor Ivan Jerkovic, PhD
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Faculty of Phylosophy Novi Sad, Department of Psychology
      Address Dr Zorana Dinidica 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
      Phone +381 62 8067631
      EAWOP Liaison Name Snezana Milutinovic
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Center for applied Psychology, Serbian Psychological Society
      Address Dusina 7, Belgrade, Serbia
      Phone +381 63 689667
      Information Purpose The Society has the following goals:

      - to connect and gather psychologists professionally in order to enhance the quality of the profession, as well as advanced training, experience sharing and horizontal learning of the Society members;
      - to stimulate development of all branches of theoretical and applied Psychology through scientific research, creative work and communication among scientists and practitioners;
      - to raise the social status of psychologists and promote Psychology as a science and profession;
      - to promote, create and realize public politics from the aspect of psychological benefit and personal, as well as collective development;
      - to provide acquaintance with advanced professional methods and scientific innovations, which should result in competent appearance of members in their professional and other activities related to their profession;
      - to promote standards of professional work and develop the Ethics of the psychological profession;
      - to organize studying of theoretical and practical problems and to cooperate with departments of psychological sciences at universities and with institutions dealing with psychological researches;
      - to inform the members regarding professional literature, other publications, tests and appropriate technical devices that can be applied or have been applied in psychological evaluations, advising or diagnostics;
      - to establish mutually useful linking and cooperation modalities with state authorities for solving particular issues of interest for the Society and the social community;
      - to protect psychologists from requests which are not in accordance with the Law and the Code of Ethics of the Serbian Psychological Society, as well as with the establishment and activities of the Court of Honor;
      - to protect the users of their services from unprofessional appliance of psychological procedures by unauthorized individuals, or legal psychologists and their unprofessional work, all regulated by the Court of Honor; and
      - to establish and maintain international cooperation with related organizations.
      Members 450
      Grades of membership The members of the Society may be regular, associate or titular
      Qualifications of members graduated psychologists with minimum 240 ESPB
      Regulation no
Slovenia The Slovenian Psychological Association (SPA)
    • Division Section of work and organizational psychology
      Web site
      EAWOP Liaison Name Tadeja Jan
      Information Purpose The Slovenian Psychological Association (SPA) is a voluntary professional organization of psychologists in Slovenia and is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, and non-politically affiliated association bringing together members from the fields of science, education, sport, healthcare, social care, work, marketing, defence, and environmental protection. It has approx. 200 regular members.
      According to the SPA Statute, the Association’s work entails:

      representing the profession of psychologists and the professional interests of its members;
      co-operating and assisting in the advance and development of psychological theory and practice;
      informing and connecting its members;
      ensuring the academic and professional development of its members, their further professional education and training through the organization and provision of lectures, workshops, courses, seminars, study days, consultations and congresses;
      publishing or ensuring the publication of academic literature, particularly its own academic journal in line with relevant regulations;
      coordinating and supervising the publication, maintenance, and academic application of psycho-diagnostic tools and psychological documentation in accordance with regulations;
      regulating the professional status of psychologists and promoting the legal aspects of psychologists’ work;
      joining professional associations from other countries and ensuring compliance with European or international criteria and standards;
      ensuring the public is correctly informed about the work, achievements and potential of psychology;
      ensuring respect for the principle of professional ethics among psychologists.

      The work of the SPA is carried out via a number of sections: School Psychology Section, Psychology Teaching Section, Social Care Psychology Section, Legal and Family Therapy Section, Section of work and organizational psychology, Transport and Sport Medicine, and Sports Psychology Section. The SPA collaborates also with the Slovenian Psychology Students' Association. The SPA is presented online:
      The SPA is a member of and actively participates in the EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations) and the ITC (International Test Committee).

      The SPA publishes the journal Psihološka obzorja / Horizons of Psychology ( and is co-publisher of the journal Anthropos.
      In addition to organising and holding occasional lectures, workshops, courses, seminars and study days, the SPA also organises an annual conference, the Slovenian Psychologists’ Conference and every four years the Psychologists’ Congress of Slovenia with international participation.

      The SPA is also engaged in important work relating to redesigning the university study of psychology in Slovenia in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Declaration and the European Certificate in Psychology - EuroPsy. The SPA took the initiative on this and for some years has actively worked on this issue with numerous state institutions, the business and professional sector and public bodies, and particularly closely with the psychology departments at the University of Ljubljana and the University of Maribor.

      For some years, intense work has also been underway at the SPA towards the legal regulation of the practice of psychology in Slovenia, which has been closely related to various content-based and organisational aspects of the study of psychology at the universities of Ljubljana and Maribor and the introduction of the EuroPsy certificate. While in most European countries the practice of psychology has already been legally organised and prevents providers offering psychology services that do not meet professional standards, as set out, for example, in the EuroPsy certificate, Slovenia is sadly lagging well behind in this process. The SPA has already brought this to the attention of Slovenia’s Ministry of Health on numerous occasions, and has notified the general public through the media.

      Work and Organisational Psychology section acts within SPA and incorporates psychologists who work as HR managers, consultants, academics, trainers and coaches in the field of work and organisational psychology. The section organises regular professional meetings two times a year, where members have the opportunity for knowledge and experience exchange, to study practices in Slovenian companies and to connect with academics. In year 2010 the section received Leonardo da Vinci grant for professional education of their members. Within this project the section sent six members to creativity training in Malta.
      Members 200
Spain Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Psicólogos (COP) - Spanish Psychological Association
    • Web site
      Chair / President Name Francisco Santoloya-Ochando
      Address C/ Conde de Peñalver, 45, 5º Izq
      28006 - Madrid
      Phone +34 (91) 4449020
      Fax +34 (91) 5779172
      EAWOP Liaison Name Manuel Berdullas-Temes
      Address C/ Conde de Peñalver, 45, 5º Izq
      28006 - Madrid
      Phone 34 (91) 444 90 20
      Fax 34 (91) 309 56 15
      Members 50,000 members within COP – currently creating a WOP division
Sweden Sveriges psykologförbund
Switzerland Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (SGAOP)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name 1. Ms Noëlle Müller-Tscherrig 2. Ms Andrea Trussardi
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie SGAOP
      Address c/o Outman GmbH
      Haldenrain 18
      CH-8909 Zwillikon
      Phone +41 (0)79 449 62 06
      Chair / President Name 1. Christina Brändli 2. Larissa Hauser
      Affiliation Org/Dept. 1. SBB AG, 2. Suchtpräventionsstelle Winterthur
      Address 1. Christina Brändli
      SBB AG
      Leiterin Kultur und Arbeitssicherheit
      Sicherheit & Qualität
      Hilfikerstrasse 1
      CH-3000 Bern 65
      2.Larissa Hauser
      Suchtpräventionsstelle Winterthur, Fachmitarbeiterin, Ressort Volks- & Mittelschulen
      Technikumstrasse 1
      CH-8400 Winterthur

      E-mail 1., 2.
      EAWOP Liaison Name Prof. Dr. Turbiez Janine
      Affiliation Org/Dept. SGAOP
      Phone +49 30 374 374 430
      Members 325
The Netherlands Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)
    • Division Sector Arbeid & Organisati
      Web site
      Chair / President Name Paul Kop
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Sector Arbeid & Organisatie, Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)
      Address Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP)
      P.O. Box 2085
      3500 GB Utrecht
      The Netherlands
      EAWOP Liaison Name Paul Kop
      Information Purpose NIP is the Dutch equivalent of the BPS; and the Sector is actually the Division Occ Psy (DOP); while the other constituent - WAOP - is a (smaller) organisation of researchers in Occupational Psychology.
The Netherlands Werkgemeenschap van Onderzoekers in de Arbeids- & Organisatiepsycholoie (WAOP)
    • Secretary Name Dr. Madelon van Hooff
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Radboud University Nijmegen
      Address Faculty of Work and Organizational Psychology
      Phone 0031 (0)20 598 9569
      Chair / President Name Prof. Dr. Maria CW Peeters
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Utrecht University - Department of Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
      Address PO Box 80.140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
      Eindhoven University of Technology
      Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences
      PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
      Phone +31 30 253 47 00 (reception)
      EAWOP Liaison Name Prof. Dr. Maria CW Peeters
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Utrecht University - Department of Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
      Address PO Box 80.140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
      Eindhoven University of Technology
      Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences
      PO Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
      Phone +31 30 253 47 00 (reception)
      Information Purpose WAOP - is an organisation for researchers in Occupational Psychology
Turkey Turkish Psychological Association (TPA)
    • Division The Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Web site
      Secretary Name Ebru Ergin
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Turkish Psychological Association
      Address Me?rutiyet Caddesi 22/12 06640 K?z?lay - Çankaya / ANKARA
      Phone +90 (312) 425 67 65
      Fax +90 (312) 417 40 59
      Chair / President Name Gökhan Malkoç
      Phone +90 (312) 425 67 65
      EAWOP Liaison Name Idil Isik
      Affiliation Org/Dept. Istanbul Bilgi University
      Information Purpose The aims of the division are to define the profession of industrial, work and organizational psychology in Turkey, work with related ministries to determine the professional standards of those who will work in the professional domain, improve the quality of scientific and applied activities in this field, promote the field to increase interest and appreciation among psychology students, governmental, private and nongovernmental organizations.
      Members 4830 full members, 45 city representatives, 16 divisions, 6 standing committees and 5 chapters.
Ukraine Ukrainian Association of Organizational and Work Psychologists (UAOWP)
    • Web site http:/
      Address 2 Pankivska str.
      office 22,
      01033 Kyiv
      Phone +38 044 244 37 19
      Fax +38 044 244 37 19
      Chair / President Name Dr. Liudmyla Karamushka
      EAWOP Liaison Name Dr. Liudmyla Karamushka
      Address 2, Pankivska str
      office 22,
      01033 Kyiv
      Phone +38 044 288 07 19
      Fax +38 044 450 98 16
      Members 200 members and 19 Branches – 80% of members are academics
United Kingdom The British Psychological Society (Division of Occupational Psychology, DOP)
    • Web site
      Secretary Name Philip Kelsey
      Address St. Andrews House,
      48 Princess Road East
      Leicester LE1 7DR, U.K.
      Phone +44 - 116 - 254 9568
      Fax +44 - 116 - 247 0787
      EAWOP Liaison Name Professor Ros Searle
      Address Human Resource Management
      Coventry University
      Priory Street
      CV1 5FB
      Phone +44 (0)24 7688 7688 - mobile: +44 7557 425 380
      Information Purpose An article published in the Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) in 2006 gives some insight into the arrangement of psychologists in the UK.

      I-O or OP: What’s in a Name? Angela Carter
      This short article is an introduction to work psychology and its organization in the UK. We are known as occupational psychologists (OPs) although many in the UK will use titles such as Work Psychologist, Business Psychologist, and Organisational Psychologist to reflect a notion of being closer to organizations. Many of us feel the OP title distances us from our fellow Europeans who are known as Work and Organizational Psychologists. Dissatisfaction with the title was so strong in the year 2000, a ballot was taken of DOP members regarding changing the name to one that is the same as, or similar to, the European title. But, with a majority vote in favour of OP, that is where our identity remains. It is perhaps more sensible to promote what occupational psychologists do than argue about a name.
      The British Psychological Society (BPS)
      The BPS is an historic organization founded in 1901 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1965 ( There are BPS offices In England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, reflecting the devolved government structure of the UK. The Society accredits over 800 undergraduate degree courses, and over 150 postgraduate professional training courses. It confers Chartered status for professionally qualified psychologists and Fellowships on distinguished members.
      The BPS has many publications including 10 scientific journals (e.g., the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology), books, position papers (e.g., Child Protection), consultation papers (e.g., Proposal for a European Qualifications Framework), best practice guidelines and information on psychological testing. It supplies a monthly journal for members (The Psychologist), a free e-research digest, and services for the news media and the public to answer questions about psychology.
      Currently the BPS has 41,961 members and is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The Society has national responsibility of the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good. Members are organised into 10 Divisions (such as the DOP and the Division of Counselling Psychology) responsible for the professional interests of members. In addition, there are 13 Sections (such the Psychology of Women and Qualitative Psychology sections) available to members with a special interest in an area of psychology. People can and are members of both sections and divisions. Collectively these groups are known as Subsystems.
      The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)
      The second largest division of the BPS is the DOP with 3,174 members. DOP members have access to two professional networks; the BPS Branch network and the DOP.
      The Branch network covers a majority of the UK and offers meetings, both formal and informal, on a regional basis to provide professional support and knowledge dissemination. Meetings are funded centrally from the BPS. Groups of applied psychologists are encouraged to meet together to discuss topics of mutual interest regardless of their divisional affiliation. This network develops an interesting and wide ranging dialogue on a variety of topics. For example the Sheffield Hub of the North East Branch (a big region that is broken up into a number of smaller groups serving local areas) meets every two months and last week conducted a debate on “the harm managers do.” The next meeting will discuss “teams, do we need them?” These networks offer valuable support for lone practitioners many of whom organise themselves into groups to maintain and develop their professional practice. It is a statutory requirement for every chartered psychologist to submit a record of a minimum of 40 hours of such Continuous Professional Development in order to maintain their certificate of practice. In addition, Branches develop a number of seminars and local conferences, the biggest of these being the annual BPS conference held in April when the new President of the BPS is elected. The next BPS annual conference will be held in Cardiff City Hall between 30 March and 1 April, 2006 (details can be found on$/2006/march/ac2006/ac2006_home.cfm).
      The DOP is the professional body defining training, development, strategy and policy for OPs. The mission statement of the DOP is:
      “…. to promote, develop and regulate the work of occupational psychologists in corporate, academic, voluntary, public and private sector settings so as to enhance the well-being and work effectiveness of organizations and individuals within society. We encourage the development of occupational psychology thorough continual, critical examination of its theoretical base.”
      Currently 61 people serve on the Division Committee which is comprised of an Executive Committee (currently Chaired by Mark Embleton, supported by Honorary Secretary Kim Stevenson, Treasurer Ann Read, Chair-elect Eugene Burke and past chair, Ros Searle) and seven Standing Sub-Committees (SSC). This author is a past chair and member of the Internal Relations SSC (IRSSC). The DOP also supports members during their post graduate development, facilitating a Training Practitioners Support Group.
      The DOP offers a number of symposia and educational events (including an extensive masterclass and workshop programme, crowned by the flagship annual conference to be held next in Glasgow between 11 and 13 January 2006 (for details see$/2006/january/dop-06/dop-06_home.cfm). This is a great annual shin dig where people renew old acquaintances, make loads of new ones, learn something new about OP, and probably have far too much to drink. The DOP also holds conferences for post graduates (the POP conference), practitioners (Professional Practice Events) and for those involved in selection and assessment (the Test users’ conference). International contributions are welcomed at all of these conferences.
      There is an international symposium at every DOP conference when an afternoon is dedicated to international affairs. In January 2006 the theme is diversity, with both academic and practitioner contributions looking at assessment in the Dutch police force, diversity mindsets, and ethnic diversity and applicant behaviour. These contributions are funded by the DOP to increase international participation.
      The IRSSC aims to develop and extend international relations for OPs. Members of the committee have an active working relationship with The European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists (EAWOP). In addition, members of IRSSC are developing relationships with SIOP, AoM and the Consulting Division of the APA. The Chair of the SSC (Helen Baron) is also a member if the International Committee of the BPS ensuring activities of the DOP disseminate to a wider audience of applied psychologists.
      Members of these international committees actively wish to assist the development of psychology internationally, in both developed countries and those with emerging economies in which psychological organisations are becoming established, such as those in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia. The IRSSC is successfully assisting the development of occupational psychology in Greece and along with other members of the BPS recently co-facilitated a visit of psychologists from China.
      Like the BPS, the DOP is a volunteer organization and there are no payments made to committee members. Why do people do this sort of voluntary work? The work is popular because it provides a great opportunity to influence the future of occupational psychology and offers a fantastic network of connections valuable to members. Opportunity to work with psychologists in different contexts not only provides great travel experiences but contributes variety and innovation to individuals’ working practices, while extending opportunities for collaborative working.
      Challenges for Psychologists
      The challenges of organising a group of psychologists are immense and resemble herding cats! There are several debates of interest to psychologists at present. The name issue mentioned previously has been superseded by the desire for national regulation of psychologists (a role currently held by the BPS). This is turning into a long and difficult debate with the Department of Health, a body which not all members feel appropriate to regulate OPs. Currently the BPS negotiating committee is discussing various other models of regulation that would be suitable. While it is important to professionally regulate psychologists, the current BPS position of being both judge and nurturer means that supportive membership functions can be considered less important than those of governance. Currently psychologists in the UK are embracing occupational standards of competence and are discussing harmonising qualifications and standards with other European countries to allow free movement of psychologists within the European Union. Representatives from the DOP have been actively involved in these discussions and the development of the European Diploma.
      Currently the DOP is funding a large scale research project (called OP-F.I.R.S.T, see to assess and develop the knowledge and practice base of occupational psychology. This is an exciting project consulting a wide group of stakeholders both within and outside the profession to ensure the training and development of OPs is current and reflects the future needs and aspirations of a dynamic profession. The project will report in June 2006, and it is likely that material from this research will define the future shape and prospects of occupational psychology.
      These are a few of the current challenges facing psychologists in the UK. However, as people participating in voluntary work are aware, engaging interest in these matters to develop coherent arguments supported by a majority of members is a difficult task. The BPS Subsystems work hard to develop effective communications with their members to inform and collect opinions. In this regard, the DOP has an impressive journal called People and Organizations @ Work,
      A final cause for concern among OPs is that people do not know what we do. In order to address this, the DOP has been working closely with public relations organizations to develop a strong image. A recent advancement to this end is the development of an Internet portal which will reflect OP activities and expertise in a coherent manner to consumers. This should be on line later in 2006 (
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