European Association for Counselling

EAC National Associations

 

national association

 

Qualifying as a National Association

 

 

The European Association for Counselling is seeking partnerships with Counselling Organisations across the European Community to help develop and promote Counselling as a profession in its own right.

 

A counselling organisation seeking to be a National Association must meet the following conditions to be awarded full recognition as a National Association:

  • It must itself be a single not for profit body, that encompasses a number of other organisations and or individuals, which has a national presence in its own country.
  • It must encompass differing counselling contexts and professional interests and a minimum of three defined theoretical perspectives.
  • It must seek to represent the perspectives on counselling in its own country in its dealings with the EAC and not solely the views of any single interest group.
  • It must have commonly agreed procedures for practice standards and professional conduct.
  • It must have, or provide evidence of complying with, a written code of ethics or practice, a complaints procedure, and means of recognising professional competence compatible with the professional standards laid down by the EAC.
  • It must show evidence of promoting the development of counselling in its country in compliance with the EAC aims and objectives. This evidence might include regional development, promotion, and programmes of activities.
  • It will cooperate with and promote the EAC elections where applicable within its own country
  • It must have at least 25 of its members subscribe as Individual EAC Members, as defined in the EAC Operating Regulations (2012)
  • It must have a structured programme to encourage its members to subscribe as Individual Members, as defined in the EAC Operating Regulations (2012)

Individual Members must have completed, or be undertaking, a professional training as a counsellor in a formally recognised theoretical model of counselling according to the EAC definition of counselling.

Categories of Individual Members can include:
Student Members
Ordinary Members
Accredited Members

All Individual Members, with the exception of student members, have one vote at the EAC General Assembly, in Elections, and in other formally constituted EAC proceedings as may from time to time be determined.

  • It must promote and encourage its members to qualify for the European Certificate of Counsellor Accreditation (ECCac).
  • It will agree to act as an agent for the EAC by distributing the EAC material and collect the EAC Member subscriptions in its own organisation on the due date and forward all subscriptions collected to the EAC Administration department.

The EAC recognised National Associations who sit on the Governing Board will be responsible for formally appointing one of their number to represent them to the Executive Committee.

Organisations who may feel that they cannot fulfil the above criteria at the outset can still apply to be considered as a National Association. The applying organisation must satisfy the following criteria but can work to meet the full criteria over an eighteen month period if necessary.

  • It must itself be a single not for profit body, that encompasses a number of other organisations and or individuals, which has a national presence in its own country.
  • It must encompass differing counselling contexts and professional interests and a minimum of three defined theoretical perspectives.
  • It must seek to represent the perspectives on counselling in its own country in its dealings with EAC and not solely the views of any single interest group.
  • It must provide a clear plan for recruiting at least 25 of its members as EAC Individual Members, in any category, as defined below:

Individual Members must have completed, or be undertaking, a professional training as a counsellor in a formally recognised theoretical model of counselling according to the EAC definition of counselling.
Categories of Individual Members can include:

Student Members
Ordinary Members
Accredited Members

Upon fulfilling the full criteria, the organisation will be recognised as a full National Association.

The Governing Board may, in exceptional circumstances, extend this time period but a failure to meet the new deadline will result in the formal withdrawal of Interim National Association status.

During the period of qualification, the organisation will have a seat with Observer Status but no voting rights on the Governing Board.

 

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8 thoughts on “EAC National Associations

    1. eacweb Post author

      Hello Caragh

      I have passed your detail to our Administration who will contact you by email soon

      regards

      Webmaster

  1. Nuria Martinez

    Is there any Spanish Counselling Organization that is already member of the EAC?

    Could you please, send me the contact?

    Thank you very much

    1. jesfrig

      Dear Ms Martinez,

      Thanks for your enquiry. I have forwarded your query to our administration and they will answer you soon. Kind regards Jesmond

  2. Dr. Gianluca Piscitelli, Phd

    Is there any italian counselling organization that it is already member of the European Counselling Association?

    1. eacweb Post author

      Many thanks for your enquiry Dr Piscitelli we have a representative organisation in Italy called Federcounseling. I am sending your contact details to our representative Chiara Veneri at . It may take a few days for her to reply allowing for the Christmas period.

      I wish you seasonal greetings from all at EAC

      Webmaster

    1. eacweb Post author

      Dear Dr Holtz

      Thank you for your interest and enquiry. I have passed your message over to our Executive Committee who will contact you directly by email.

      kind regards

      David

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