EAWOP Constituents in waiting
We have three new Constituents who are waiting for their membership to be ratified at the General Assembly in Munster (23 May, 2013)
The Slovenian Psychological Association (SPA) (website: http://www.dps.si). See below for a description of the association and SPA statutes.
The French Association Of Work And Organizational Psychology (AFPTO) (website: https://asso.univ-lyon2.fr/afpto). See below some of AFPTO statutes or click here to open the statutes as a PDF file
The Division of Work & Organizational Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS), Greece. See below for a description of the association.
Short description of the Association and Work and Organizational Psychology Division of the Slovenian Psychological Association
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: http://www.dps.si.
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 (http://psy.ff.uni-lj.si/iGuests/Obzorja/) 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.
The French Association Of Work And Organizational Psychology (AFPTO) –from the statutes
TITLE 1: OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
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
- 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
- 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.
Short description of the Association and Work and Organizational Psychology Division of the Hellenic Psychological Society
The Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS) is an organization whose full members hold the 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 Organizational Psychology was established in 2010. The Division consists of faculty members from Greek Universities, practitioners who are also PhD holders, and PhD students in Work & Organizational Psychology. The Organizational Psychology Division aims to make a significant contribution in the development of work and organizational psychology in Greece. To this end, two conferences have been organized in Athens in 2010 and 2012 by the members of the Division. These conferences focused on theory-based research, evidence-based practice and the application of theory in organizational practice. Furthermore, the members of the Division have organized invited symposia in “Organizational Psychology” at the bi-annual research conference organized by 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, the Academy of Management Conference and the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology conference among others. Currently, the Division consists of 15 active members.