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European Association for Counselling

Professional Training Standards & Accreditation

Professional Training Standards

Professional Training Standards

The EAC announce the formation of their new Professional Training Standards and Accreditation Committee.
The committee has drawn on the expertise of counselling associations from around Europe to be responsible for updating the European Counselling Training Standards and Accreditation procedures.
The committee works at all times to the mandate of the EAC Governing Board with all their decisions being submitted to the governing board for ratification before being presented to the members of the EAC at their General Assembly.

The EAC from its conception have worked with Counselling Associations across Europe to raise the Professional Training Standards of Counsellors as they are committed to have Counselling accepted as a stand-alone profession across Europe.

Formation of the professional training standards committee

Professional training standards committee members

Eva Metallidi (Greece) – Chair
Eva is also a member of the EAC Executive Committee responsible for communication with all National Association representatives who sit on the Governing Board as well as being an active member of the Hellenic Association for Counselling (HAC) in Greece.

Christine Moran (Ireland)
Christine is an accredited member and supervisor She is co-founder of a counselling training college – The International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD), based in the Midlands of Ireland. As Academic Director she is involved with the process of course design, delivery and accreditation with professional and state bodies. She is passionate about the professional training standards of ethical practitioners and her own development and growth as a person and as a professional.

Milena Maksimovic (Serbia)
Milena is specialist in medical psychology, counsellor with European Certificate (ECCac).

Milena has worked in the Health Center Valjevo, Serbia for 27 years mostly as family counsellor for addicts.
Also, in last 10 years she was engaged as trainer for Elements of Psychosocial treatment (UNODC and WHO, 2011-2013), consultant for problem of addiction in prison (2011-2012), as local consultant for urban safety (UN HABITAT 2006-2007) as well as coordinator for Psychosocial and Trauma Response in Kosovo (IOM, Kosovo 2002-2004). Besides these activities, Milena has taken part in several international projects in cooperation with Indiana University (USA), 2008/ 2009.
Milena emphasizes the importance of volunteer work by participating in a number of actions: Promotional – donor IVF campaign ‘’Let the new life be born’’, field visits to clients with mental health problems, city drug and alcohol prevention actions.

Regina Jeurgens (Germany)
Regina brings many years of experience to the professional training standards committee she is Vorsitzende des Dachverbands für Beratung DGfB (Chair of the federation of Counselling) – a german association with about 30 members and a member of the German association of person centered therapy and counseling (GwG e.V.). Regina has tremendous experience as a trainer for counseling .

Presently Regina lives in Hamburg working as a counsellor and therapist where she leads training in ‘Focus and Counselling’ combining that with her interest in Women’s health and feminist theories

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