EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION for TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS
October 2009 (The Booklet will usually be updated every year)
Table of contents COUNCIL DELEGATES ..................................................................................................... 3 STAFF NON DELEGATES ................................................................................................. 4 LIST OF COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES ................................................................... 5 STATUTES ......................................................................................................................... 6 COUNCIL REGULATIONS (MODIFIED 2005).................................................................... 10 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ................................................ 13
MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING JULY 2009.................................................................. 22 MINUTES OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY JULY 2009 ............................................................. 30 COUNTRY REPORTS………………………………………………………………………….......32 JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND CONTRACTS ......................................................................... 40 NOTIFICATION OF DELEGATE TO EATA COUNCIL ....................................................... 47 Job description of Affiliated Associations Delegates to EATA Council ................................. 48 FINANCIAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................... 49ff Price list and Banking information (accounts numbers) ...................................................... Treasurer’s report................................................................................................................ How to request money for Projects ..................................................................................... Regulations for reimbursement of travel expenses .............................................................. Summary: EATA Rules for reimbursement .......................................................................... EATA Reimbursement Form...............................................................................................
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STAFF NON DELEGATES JULY 2009 Last-First Name
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(Spanish) EXAM COORDINATOR
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Liaison persons for the countries. Jenny Bridge: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Montenegro Sabine Klingenberg: Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary Nevenka Miljkovic: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Armenia, Greece, Czech. Rep. Sandra Wilson: Bosnia, Slovenia, Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia
LIST OF COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES All committees and taskforces have a Liaison Person on the Executive Committee: • The Liaison Person should be included CC: in all emails from the committee/taskforce • The Liaison Person should be informed of appointments/meetings • The Liaison Person should receive a report from the Chair of each committee/taskforce in June, October and February each year EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Maria Teresa Tosi, President Sandra Wilson, president-elect, Bridge Jenny, general secretary, Nevenka Miljkovic, vicepresident, Nicoleta Gheorghe,vice-president, Sabine Klingenberg, chair of PTSC, Jan Hennig, treasurer, Marianne Rauter, executive secretary
TRANSLATIONS COMMITTEE Liaison Person: Nevenka Miljkovic
Ziernicki Simona, Chair Roos Ikelaar, Amaia Etxabe-Mauriz, Sedin Habibovic, Madeleine Laugeri, Annamaria Vary, Grace Slottje (Co-opted member).
Liaison Person: Jan Hennig – Treasurer,
Liaison Person: Sandra Wilson
Marianne Rauter – executive secretary, Nevenka Miljkovic (vice-president), Sandra Wilscon (president-elect)
Madeleine Laugeri, Chair Ketil Melhus, Pascale Theobald, Marie Berglund, Sonja Nusinovc, Sedin Habibovic, Amaia MaurizEtxabe, Axel Roucloux, Eleonora Pancevska, Annamaria Vary, Simona Ziernicki, Nicoleta Gheorge,
ETHICS COMMITTEE Liaison Person: Nevenka Miljkovic
Barbara Classen, Chair Margarethe Podlesch, Isabelle Taquin, Olena Bogovarova, Torsten Hemlin
RESEARCH COMMITTEE Liaison Person: Sandra Wilson
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE In Charge is vice-president Sandra Wilson reporting to president Resi Tosi
Axel Roucloux, Chair Marek Navratil, Sonja Nusinovic, 2 members of research journal board
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING STANDARDS COMMITTEE (PTSC)
PSYCHOTHERAPY TASK FORCE Liaison Person:
Isabelle Crespelle, EAP delegate
Liaison Person: Sabine Klingenberg
Sabine Klingenberg, Chair Jacqueline Dossenbach, Marco Mazzetti (exceptions and exp.) Chair of COC, Nicole Pierre, Carla de Nitto, Roos Ikelaar. Reporting: Isabelle Crespelle (EAP), Matthias Sell (TEW)
REPRESENTATIVES EAP Isabelle Crespelle SUPERVISING EXAMINER: Dave Spenceley
COC (Sub-committee of PTSC)
TEW COORDINATOR: Matthias Sell
Liaison Person: Sabine Klingenberg
Marco Mazzetti, Chair Dave Spenceley (Supervising examiner), Sabine Klingenberg (Chair PTSC), Charlotte Sills (until 2009, non-council member), Nicole Pierre, Carla de Nitto, Adrienne Lee
EXAM COORDINATORS Ulf Hedqvist (Scandinavian) Marijke Arendsen Hein (Dutch) Jacqueline Dossenbach-Schuler and Liselotte Fassbind-Kech (German) Raffaele Mastromarino (Italian) Agnès Le Guernic(French) Kathy McQuaid (English) Kathy McQuaid (Other) Jesus Cuadra (Spanish) Nevenka Miljkovic (Serbian and Croatian languages)
On TACC-COORDINATING COMMITTEE Sabine Klingenberg, Marco Mazzetti EUROPEAN CONNECTION COMMITTEE Liaison Person: Jenny Bridge
Eleonora Pancevska, Chair Jenny Bridge, Olena Bogovarova, Sedin Habibovic, Nicoleta Gheorge, Goya Levonyan, Marie Berglund, Ketil Melhus, Marek Navratil, Dmitri Shustov
STATUTES OF EATA â€“ EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS Voted by the membership of EATA in May 2006 a. PREAMBLE TO THE STATUTES EATAâ€™s guiding principle is to develop, sustain and protect Transactional Analysis philosophy, theory and practice. Fundamental to this is respect for autonomy and the dignity of all humanity. EATA will, therefore, actively promote individuality, diversity and community at affiliate association and individual membership levels. The association is underpinned by a commitment to TA principles, especially those of confidence and trust in self and others, a contractual method and the human capacity to solve problems and grow. The association is governed by democratic principles and accountability as defined by contracts between the affiliated associations and EATA. NAME - DURATION - SEAT - PURPOSE Article 1 a. The European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) is a non-profit association. It is governed by article 60 and following articles of the Swiss Civil Code and by the present statutes. b. The organisation pursues objectives which are exclusively and directly purposes in the public interest. EATA works unselfishly. Any income can only be used in accordance with purpose and goals mentioned in Article 2. Members do not get any share in possible profits and in case of dissolution do not have any claims on the funds of the organisation. c. Its duration shall be unlimited. d. Its seat is in Geneva, Switzerland. Article 2 The purpose of the association is to contribute to public well-being through the use of Transactional Analysis. It is the task of the association to promote and develop the knowledge of Transactional Analysis, founded by Eric Berne, as well as to rule and coordinate the professional practice and training of Transactional Analysis. Concrete goals are: a. - to promote TA knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, to develop its theory and to ensure agreed standards of practice b. - to promote co-operation in Europe in the field of Transactional Analysis c. - to work to ensure conformity to agreed standards of certification, training and practice of Transactional Analysis in Europe d. - to assist European TA associations to co-ordinate their activities, including conferences, training and certification, publications and information e. - to organise European and international conferences on Transactional Analysis f. - to provide information by way of publications and the distribution of documents and texts g. - to support translation of publications and documents about Transactional Analysis into European languages h. - to provide codes of ethics and professional practice and facilitate their implementation EATA finances the execution of its tasks with membership fees, donations and other income from its activities. The assets of the organisation shall be administered economically. AFFILIATION Article 3 a. EATA may affiliate with either national, regional, international or specialist Transactional Analysis associations. b. Except as laid down by the statutes, the rights and conditions of affiliation shall be decided by council. They will be specified in council's regulations subject to article 11.c., and in the agreements between EATA and the affiliating associations. MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Article 4 a. The members of the affiliated associations shall be members of EATA. b. The members of EATA are the supreme authority for amendments to the statutes and the dissolution of the association under the procedures specified in Article 8.a. and 17.
Article 5 Membership implies the obligation to comply with the statutes and council's regulations and with any decisions taken by the organs of EATA. 6
Article 6 Affiliation or membership may be terminated: a. by resignation b. by exclusion, which the council may pronounce in case of harm being caused to the association's interests or breach of obligations inherent to membership. The right of appeal to the general assembly according to Article 8.a.III. hereof is reserved. The decision to exclude remains valid until such time as it is reversed following appeal c. by exclusion, after due notice, in case of non-payment of dues as specified in council's regulations. ORGANIZATION Article 7 The organs of the association are: a. the general assembly of members b. the council of delegates c. the financial auditor Article 8 General assembly b. The general assembly has in particular the following non-transferable powers: I. - to vote on changes of the statutes of the association. See also 8.k II. - to elect the auditor III. - to decide on appeal against expulsion or refusal of admission taken by council, if such appeal is made within thirty days from the date the decision has been notified in writing IV. - to approve the report of the council and the accounts V. - to give discharge to the council and the treasurer. c. The ordinary general assembly shall be convened by the president once a year by publication in the EATA Newsletter, sent to all members with the agenda, not less than 50 days in advance. d. The president may, in agreement with the council, convene an extraordinary general assembly at any time and in a place fixed by the council, respecting the same advance notice as for the ordinary general assembly. e. The president must call an extraordinary general assembly upon the request of at least one-fifth of the EATA members or one-fifth of the affiliated associations. f. The minutes from general assembly shall be signed by two authorised representatives of the organisation. g. The general assembly may only put to the vote items and their attendant proposals which have appeared explicitly on the agenda sent to all members. h. The agenda is composed of items proposed by the president or any member. i. To appear on the agenda items must be received in writing by the president at least 70 days before the general assembly. Any item received after that deadline and before the beginning of the meeting may be discussed under the heading ÂŤany other businessÂť but may not be submitted to a vote. j. Quorum: the general assembly may correctly be held and validly deliberate however many members are present, and can vote on all propositions, provided they appeared on the agenda sent out with the convocation at least 50 days before the general assembly. k. Unless otherwise provided for by these statutes, the resolutions of the general assembly shall be adopted by majority vote of those voting. l. Changes of the statutes shall require a majority of 75% of those voting. Article 1.b and Article 17.c shall be definite and cannot be changed. m. Each member shall have one vote. n. At general assemblies a member may be present in person or may vote by mail or may be represented by a duly authorised representative, as specified in council's regulations. COUNCIL OF DELEGATES Article 9 Composition and representation a. Each country with one or more affiliated associations may send one or more delegates to EATA council as specified in council's regulations. b. Affiliated associations undertake to use a democratic process in the selection of their delegate(s) to EATA. c. Affiliated associations undertake to appoint an official replacement when their delegate serving on council is unable to attend a council meeting. d. EATA will contribute to the expenses of delegates attending council meetings as specified in council's regulations. e. The members of the council normally serve for a period of four years, as specified in council's regulations, or as provided for in Article 10.d.
Article 10 Officers and executive committee a. The council elects from amongst its members the following officers: I. the president elect, who later becomes president II. the two vice-presidents III. the general secretary IV. the treasurer b. The president serves for a term of three years, which starts after the general assembly, and which can exceptionally be extended under point d below. The president elect is elected in the year preceding the end of the current president's mandate. c. In the case of the treasurer, the council may, at its own discretion, co-opt a member of the association, not already a member of council, as treasurer; any person co-opted in this way will be ex officio a member of council for the duration of his/her period of office, as determined by council, without the right to vote. d. In order to ensure continuity in officers' functions, officers, at the end of terms as council delegates, can, with the agreement of their home associations, exceptionally remain as council officers and delegates for their associations for one or at most two additional years. This prolongation will be at the request of EATA council, made to the officer's home association. e. Executive Committee consists of the officers of EATA plus the Chairperson of PTSC (Professional Training and Standards Committee). The committee conducts business of the organisation between council meetings and is liable to council. Article 11 Council a. The council shall implement the decisions of the general assembly and pursue the purposes of the association. b. Council may issue regulations governing the conduct of its business and that of the general assembly concerning matters as provided in the statutes. c. Council's regulations and any changes thereof are approved by a three quarters majority of all possible votes on council. d. During the financial year and between the general assemblies, the council shall have all powers to manage the association's activities in all matters not specifically attributed to another organ by these statutes. e. The council shall have the following powers and duties: I. - to consult with affiliated associations on decisions which would cause significant changes in their organisational, professional or financial functioning. Such decisions, after consultation with affiliated associations, will be subject to the same ratification conditions as in point c. above. They will subsequently be binding on EATA and all its affiliated associations. II. - to pronounce by a vote of a majority of 75% of those voting the exclusion of a member or of an affiliated association of EATA who has acted against the interests of EATA. III. - to create or dissolve any standing or temporary committee and task force as it may deem necessary to the carrying of EATA's work. All such committees are accountable to the EATA council, as specified in council's regulations. IV. - to admit new affiliated associations. V. - to determine the year's budget for the ordinary activity of the next financial year. VI. - to fix members' contributions, subject to points c. and e.I above. VII. - to create an administrative secretariat working for the association and directed by the council. f. The council may interpret the clauses of these statutes in light of the preamble to deal with new situations. Article 12 Convening and procedure a. The council shall meet as often as required by the association's affairs, but at least once a year. It shall be convened by the president or upon the request of the majority of its members. b. The agenda for the council meetings will be sent to reach all delegates and affiliated association presidents in advance of the meeting. c. In order that the council be validly held, the majority of the serving delegates should be present. d. Delegates will reflect their home association's view point when voting in council. e. Serving delegates may call for the following modes of voting on any specific council decisions, except when making changes in council's regulations as specified in article 11.c., or on matters which could cause significant changes as specified in article 11.e.I. above. f. Voting modes I. Each delegate has one vote. II. A weighted voting (as specified in the council regulations) can be requested by any delegate any time.
Article 13 The association shall be validly bound, for specific purposes, by the signature of two officers as specified in council regulations. Article 14 Auditor of the accounts a. The audit of the association's accounts is made by a member of the association, elected by the general assembly and by a professional auditor, non member of the association. b. The auditor submits to the general assembly a report on the financial situation of the association together with a declaration from the professional external auditor. RESOURCES Article 15 a. The resources of the association consist of: I. any subsidies, legacies and gifts II. any resources which may derive from the association's own activities III. its members contributions. b. The council shall fix the annual sum to be paid to EATA by affiliated associations, subject to Article 11.e.I. LIABILITY Article 16 a. The association is only financially liable to the extent of its assets; the association is not liable for professional misconduct of a member; the members are not personally liable for the association's debts and liabilities. b. The financial liability of members and of the affiliated associations is limited to payment of the yearly membership fees and fees for services or other commitments made in the affiliation agreements. c. No organ or officer of the association is personally liable for the debts or other liabilities of the association. DISSOLUTION Article 17 a. All members must be consulted in a postal vote for the dissolution of the association. The dissolution must be approved by a 51% majority of those voting. b. In case of dissolution, the council carries out the liquidation or appoints a liquidating committee. c. Any remaining assets can only be used according to article 2 of these statutes (i.e. can only be given to non-profit associations, exempted from taxes, with equal or similar purpose and goals). JURISDICTION Article 18 All lawsuits which concern the association, involving members or organs of the association, shall be submitted to the courts of the canton of Geneva, and possibly to the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Lausanne.
EATA COUNCIL REGULATIONS (modified 2005) MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES 1. Members are defined within the following categories: a. Associate members of an affiliated TA association, who do not have any TA qualification. b. Regular members who have demonstrated an interest in Transactional Analysis by the completion of an introductory TA Course (TA 101) or equivalent exam, and participating in and being a member of a TA association. c. Regular members in contractual training according to EATA rules. d. Certified Transactional Analyst members. e. Certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst members. AFFILIATION EATA will consider affiliation with Transactional Analysis associations who agree to abide by the following conditions: Professional practice a. The training standards must at least be equivalent to the common European standards as established by EATA . b. Training and exam contracts must be recognised by EATA. The affiliated association will keep an upto-date file of all their members' training contracts, both RM’s in training and PTSTA’s. c. The ethical code must conform to the legal national standards and to EATA's ethical guidelines. d. Ethical and professional issues will only be passed "upwards" (personal, regional, EATA) if resolution has not been possible at the lower level. e. The affiliated association will inform the ethics committee of EATA if an ethics charge is found proven. In case of exclusion of a member the affiliated association will inform the executive secretaries of EATA. Purpose and governance a. All members of the affiliated association are members of EATA. b. The goals of the affiliated association will be to extend the knowledge of TA, encourage the exchange of opinions and in no way be contrary to the statutes of EATA. c. The affiliated association must be a non-profit organisation, with a democratic structure and no arbitrary exclusions of membership. Size and representation a. The minimum size of an association affiliating with EATA is 25 membership units. b. EATA will consider time limited exceptional application for affiliation with a group of less than 25 membership units (executive committee decision). c. Each member counts as ONE membership unit. Each associate member counts as HALF a membership unit. Council delegates a. Each COUNTRY with one or more affiliated associations may appoint one delegate to council. Above 300 membership units, a COUNTRY may have 2 delegates. The manner in which a country negotiates to co-operate, in order to provide one or two delegates, is an internal country matter. Only in the case of severe conflict will EATA be involved. b. New delegates will be announced to EATA via the "NOTIFICATION OF DELEGATE TO EATA COUNCIL" form. c. Delegates are appointed to serve on and attend all council meetings over a period of four years. Allocation of votes in council for weighted voting a. One vote is allotted for every 25 membership units up to 100 MU's of the total membership units of the associations in a country. From 101 to 300 MU's an additional vote is allotted for each additional 50 MU's. Above 300 MU's a further vote is allotted for each additional complete 100 units. b. A country may not have more than 25% of the total votes (T). Should this occur the president reduces the voting rights of that country to T/4. c. If no country delegate or replacement is present the country’s voting power is lost, except under special circumstances, as defined by the President. 10
d. If country delegates disagree on how to vote, their voting power is split equally. Delegates rights and duties a) Delegates serve on committees or task forces of EATA. b) Duties are specified in the EATA delegates job descriptions. Delegates terms of office a. Delegates agree to serve on council for 4 years. They are replaced or renewed at the expiry of their mandate. A delegate's mandate runs from the council meeting after the general assembly till the general assembly 4 years later. To facilitate continuity, an incoming delegate will attend the council meeting before the general assembly of her/his term of office in an observer capacity. b. Officers of council may be asked to have their mandate prolonged in accordance with article 10.d. of the EATA statutes. Eligibility a. Only regular members in contractual training, certified Transactional Analyst members and certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst members may be delegates to council. They must be chosen in a democratic electoral process by their home association or country. b. If a delegate is unable to attend a council meeting his country/association undertakes to appoint a replacement for that meeting in order to avoid empty seats on council and so the work can always be representative of all the affiliated associations. Expenses EATA will pay travel costs according to the current regulations for reimbursement of travel costs. Required affiliation procedures a. Admission to affiliation will be managed by the president who will lead the process with the ethics and the affiliation committee with the help of the general and executive secretaries. b. There will be a signed agreement between EATA and each affiliated association. c. Candidate associations agree to bring ALL their members into the affiliation. Transition arrangements to reach full membership participation may be negotiated. d. The candidate association for affiliation sends a copy of their statutes to EATA, together with an English translation and any training standards and ethical guidelines operating in their association. These will be examined by the ethics and affiliation committees. e. The candidate association makes a translation of the EATA ethics guidelines, publishes it to its members, sends a copy to EATA, and agrees to send it to all new members. f. The candidate association will agree to support its country delegate(s) financially and to pay the annual dues for its members and any service costs according to the agreement between EATA and the affiliated association. g. If one or more other affiliated associations exist in its country, the candidate association will negotiate with them to choose the delegate(s) to council. Services The candidate association will agree to offer its services (publications etc.) to EATA members and EATA, if asked. THE MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY a. The agenda for the annual meeting of the general assembly shall comprise at least the following substantive items: - annual report by the president - treasurer's report b. A convocation to the general assembly, together with the agenda, will be sent to all members 50 days in advance. Items for discussion only can be received by the president at the beginning of the meeting. c. Members may send a duly authorised representative to the general assembly. The representative will bring a written and signed authorisation to the meeting which authorises the representative to cast votes for those persons. An authorisation is not transferable.
OFFICERS OF EATA a. At the beginning of the council meeting the president elect will be inaugurated as president if the current president's term of office is at an end. b. The president will preside over the election of officers to council which follow immediately after the president's inauguration. Any council delegate may offer him/herself or may nominate another member for office (or offices) providing that the latter signifies agreement. c. Officers will be elected in the order: president elect (see statutes article 13) vice president general secretary elect treasurer elect d. The president, the 2 vice presidents, the general secretary and the treasurer will be the authorised representatives of EATA and any two of them may sign documents in the name of the organisation. e. Holding 2 council offices at the same time is not excluded but should only happen when no other solution can be found. f. Office election shall be by simple majority and by ballot. No weighted or proxy voting are allowed. A full council is ensured by the obligation to provide replacements for any absentees. g. A sole candidate for a particular office shall be declared duly elected, provided there is a majority vote. h. Where two are nominated, a simple majority of the votes cast shall decide. i. Where 3 or more candidates are nominated, unless one candidate obtains more than 50% of the votes cast, a second vote shall follow between the 2 with the most votes. The one then with the simple majority is elected.
EATA European Association for Transactional Analysis EATA Ethical Code1 Voted by EATA Delegates: 02.07.2007 Introduction The EATA Ethical Code is intended to act as a guideline for national organisations affiliated to EATA and for each EATA member. It is intended to help EATA members working in psychotherapy, counselling, organisational and educational fields to act ethically.2 Each national association has the task of applying it coherently to the deontological national code. Furthermore, this Code informs the public about what behaviour they can expect in these contexts from members of this Association. National organisations, affiliated to EATA, assume the EATA ethical code and use it as a frame of reference to analyse specific situations for its members. Each EATA member needs to conform to it in his or her practice. If this is not the case, the National Associations will formulate sanctions.3 This Code is in three sections: the first section is an introduction to the Code pointing out the basic perspective about Ethics; the second section is the core of the Code and explains the definition of fundamental values and related ethical principles. The third section is an application of values and principles to practice. Specifically: Section I: General Framework on Ethics 1.1. Definition of Ethics 1.2. Basic assumptions 1.3. Approach to the Ethical Code 1.4. Principal Goals 1.5. Commitment: 1.5.1 for EATA affiliated national Associations 1.5.2 for EATA member Section II: Core Ethical Code 1
This code focus on the criteria for professional ethical behaviour. Values and related ethical principles are the bases to constructing ethical behaviour and to identify the unethical behaviours. It is the binding core document for all members of EATA and can only be changed by EATA council. The EATA ethical guidelines (updated in November 1995) now called deontological guidelines are still valid and can be adapted by national associations. Therefore the document is separated from the EATA ethical code. This code was produced with the co-operation, agreement and reflections of the EATA Ethics Committee (Barbara Classen, Brigitte Evrard, Margarethe Podlesch, Ritva Piiroinen, Jacqueline Dossenbach, Valentin Lapanja Furlan). The main content of the code was produced by a sub-committee of the EATA Ethics Committee consisting of a multi-national group comprising of the following members: Robin Walford (Co-ord.), Vladimir Goussakowski, Claude-Marie Dupin, Sabine Klingenberg, and particularly Carla de Nitto who made a very significant contribution. 2
The term practitioner is used within the present Code in relation to all EATA members who use TA and/or other concepts as models for comprehending and changing individuals, couples, groups or organizations. The word â€˜clientâ€™ denotes any user, patient, student, group or organisation, which is a recipient of professional services of members of EATA.
Sanctions can go up to temporary or definitive suspension of membership. 13
2.1. Basic values 2.2. Basic ethical principle 2.3. Guideline to EATA Ethical Code
Appendix: The Declaration of Human Rights Appendix 2: Examples of values and ethical principles and behaviour applied to the key points of this EATA Ethical Code: 3.1. Psychotherapy 3.2. Counselling 3.3. Education 3.4. Organisation 3.5. Training
Section I General framework on Ethics
1.1. Some definitions about Ethics Ethics4, in its broadest sense, is the philosophical discipline that studies human actions, which includes both moral intent and human will. Ethics5 supposes the ability to choose how to act. It includes the ability to choose according to one’s own parameters (subjective ethics) and the ability to choose taking into account the other’s perspective (intersubjective ethics). Deontology (professional ethics) is the study of the moral obligation and commitment of practitioners to act ethically. o.
1.2. Basic assumptions There is a close connection between ethics and practice6: behaviour can be ethical or not, depending on whether or not it promotes the well being of self and others. Ethics is a general framework, which guides a practitioner in providing a professional service and always underpins practice. It is not only limited to solving difficult and problematic situations. Ethics identifies values that help people to realise their potential as human beings; values underpin ethical principles as guidelines to actualise values and principles, which underpin deontological norms, and are a guideline to professional practice. 1.3. Approach to the Ethical Code The EATA Ethical Code identifies basic values. These values offer a frame of reference to inform a practitioner about their personal and professional behaviour in order to promote the well being of people involved in a professional relationship. These values help to construct criteria for ethical and professional behaviour. The Code incorporates the basic assumptions about values, and related ethical principles, and uses them as a basis to inform ethical practice in all helping professions. 4
The definition derives from an Italian dictionary, Dizionario delle Idee, Sansoni, 1977, p. 392.
The strict meaning of ethics is that it is synonymous to morality (“Ethos” and “Mos” in Greek and Latin mean customs, habits) and refers to the ability to self-examine in order to find fulfilment: so we behave ethically when we are fulfilling our potential and accounting for the other’s fulfilment. 6
Practice means the professional relationship of help that occurs when a practitioner and a user agree on a clear contract. This applies in all four areas of speciality: Psychotherapy, Counselling, Education and Organizations; the application may be different, but the rationale is the same in all of these fields. 14
Deontological code (code of professional ethics) offers a set of prescriptive rules to regulate practitioner’s behaviour for the protection of the rights of each user. These are strictly linked to a nation’s laws and are specific for different professional bodies. The Ethical and deontological code’s goal is to guarantee human rights as well as being protected by the national laws. Therefore, in this Code the emphasis is on the importance of holding clear values and ethical principles in order to create a frame of reference for managing a wide range of situations, even if they are not specifically described in the Ethical Code. This approach moves the arena of ethical practice away from the application of a set of rules, which denotes what, shall or shall not be done, to a consideration of the values and principles, which guide practitioners in Transactional Analysis. It is possible to encounter situations that are not covered by specific codes or be faced with having to decide between principles. In such circumstances any chosen course of action only becomes unethical if it can be shown that the practitioner did not take appropriate care with regard to the values and principles of TA. Any examples given have been developed as an indication of good practice and are not to be considered as comprehensive. In addition, thinking Ethics in terms of general values and principles helps to take into account cultural differences within the EATA community, and provides national organisations with a template for integrating it with national deontological codes (code of professional ethics).
1.4. Principal Goals 1. Enhance a practitioner’s awareness and thinking in terms of Ethics (values and principles, as well as norms and prohibitions) in order to create a frame of reference for analysing human situations. 2. Give to EATA members a clear framework of Ethics so that the practitioner can have criteria to choose ethical positions and to use it as a template to analyse each practical situation. 3. Provide some examples of applications of ethical principles, derived from values, so that practitioners understand the relationship between the two and not just overadapt to a set of rules. 4. To demonstrate the necessity of self-examination by looking at values and ethical principles instead of a list of rules and required behaviours. 1.5. Commitments Because of the nature of EATA, an association of associations, this article is written in two parts: the first part is specific for the Associations, and the second part is for individual EATA members, Both contain the explicit agreement to be part of EATA. 1.5.1. Commitment of EATA affiliated national Associations Each EATA affiliated national Associations agrees with this Ethical Code and commits to :build up their own deontological guidelines (the EATA deontological guidelines can be used or modified) in accordance with : the EATA Ethical Code the EATA and ITAA professional practice guidelines and their national laws The national deontological guidelines has to relate to the different professions of TA practitionners and to cultural aspects. ensure that each member subscribes to the EATA Ethical Code, the EATA and ITAA professional practice guidelines and to the national deontological guidelines and uses them in their practice; - take care to resolve local situations when a member’s professional behaviour is not congruent with the national deontological guidelines, the EATA code and national laws; - refer to the EATA Ethics Committee any unresolved question with a member or member organisation, and ask for help in order to clarify the process and to be able to reach a final solution.
1.5.2. Commitment for members of the National Associations Each EATA individual member of National Associations, (usually as part of a national association), agrees with the EATA Ethical Code and commits him/her self to: - use it as frame of reference for his/her ethical thinking and reflections as a guideline to practice; - follow their countryâ€™s deontological Code (code of professional ethics), taking into account his/her specific profession. Each individual is responsible for their own professional behaviour and aware of his/her commitment to the EATA community. If such behaviour is not congruent with the EATA and National Codes then it will be investigated and assessed by the national body who will determine sanctions if appropriate. Each EATA trainer commits him/her self to discuss and reflect on this code in all aspects of training. Section II Core Ethical Code Ethics is a discipline that makes explicit the basic values that facilitate the process of the consciousness of human beings. Values come from an existential and philosophical view, are valid for everyone and contribute to the wellbeing of self and others. They are universal and transcend both cultural norms and the development of individual realizations. Ethical principles are derived from values and indicate attitudes to assume in order to translate values into professional practice. Principles, because of their nature, need to be culturally interpreted. Some principles can be expressed in a different way in two different cultures. They are also valid for each person, directly or indirectly involved with that practitioner. In this section specific values and ethical principles will be identified and defined. These values are essential for all healthy human development, both individually and interpersonally, and therefore may be considered as fundamental human rights. Therefore values, as declared in this Code, are congruent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights7. Ethical principles are briefly defined. They need to be applied to practice by taking into account people directly or indirectly involved. Therefore, for each principle a list of the possible issues is indicated, that need to be addressed in order to behave ethically towards client, self as practitioner, trainees, colleagues, human environment/community. 2.1. Basic Values Value means what is fundamental for the human beings to promote his/her personal development and fulfilment, and that of others. It includes reference to natural law that helps people to behave respectfully towards self and others. The following identified values are related to Human Rights, and are included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This frame of reference is also congruent with the existential and philosophical perspective in Transactional Analysis. Many values can be extrapolated, so the following list will not to be considered exhaustive by EATA members. Considering the range of activities involved, the fundamental ones are: 1. Dignity of human beings8 Each human being is of worth, regardless of sex, social position, religious creed, ethnic origin, physical or mental health, political beliefs, sexual orientation etc. 2. Self-determination9 7
It was proclaimed on December 10, 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Arts.1, 2, 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see appendix. 16
Each individual is free to decide his or her own future within the national laws of their country and with due consideration of the needs of self and others. Each person can learn from their experience to be in charge of him/her self, whilst taking into account the nature of the world and the freedom of others. 3. Health10 Physical and mental stability is a right of every individual, and needs to be actively safeguarded. 4. Security11 Each person needs to be able to explore and grow in an environment that enables a sense of security. 5. Mutuality12 Each person, considering that he/she lives and grows in an interpersonal world, is mutually involved with the well being of others, developing interdependency with others in order to build their own and others’ security. These values are directly related to each other and will influence TA practitioners in their own professional practice. 2.2. Basic Ethical Principles Because of the nature of values and their significance in human life, and in order to guarantee the respect and rights of each person, it is necessary to identify clear guidelines for behaviour, which are strictly linked to values. Ethical principles are derived from values and are intended as an indication of how to practice, in order to promote the well being, development and growth of a person. They are prescriptive and offer criteria for ethical behaviour. Using values as the starting point, it is possible to determine a set of ethical principles. The principal ones are: • • • • •
Respect Empowerment Protection Responsibility Commitment in relationship
Within the helping profession, ethical principles need to address many areas in order to influence ethical behaviour. The main principal ones are:
Clients Self as practitioner Trainees Colleagues Human environment/Community
TA practitioners will consider each value and derived ethical principles, and self-reflect in order to decide what attitude to take, and how to behave in each of the mentioned areas. The practitioner will analyse
Arts.18, 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see appendix.
Arts.24 and 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see appendix.
Arts. 22 and 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see appendix.
Art. 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights see appendix. 17
any situation considering the influence of ethical principles on their practice, and choose behaviours that take into account a wide variety of factors e.g. client, self, environment etc. After a brief definition of each ethical principle, there is a list that indicates points to address. This will enable a practitioner to evaluate a situation and take responsibility for their choices. Firstly, there are examples of good practice developed in response to that ethical principle. The list gives criteria that need to be assumed in TA practice. This is to stimulate the practitioner to question him/her self in order to translate principles into practice. It is not an exhaustive list and each practitioner will find their own response, looking at the five indicated targets. This will enable the practitioner to clarify the reasons for their behaviour. Respect for each person as a human being, apart from any specific characteristic or quality. o
toward the clients: the practitioner fully considers and seeks to understand the personal perspectives of every individual. They will help the person to be congruent with their own perspective. The practitioner will provide their best possible services to the client. The practitioner provides a safe and professional environment and, being aware of the power of their position, is careful to create a trustable environment, avoiding any situation that is exploitative to anyone, etc..
toward self: the practitioner will take into account his/her own perspective/difficulties/preferences, and refer to other competent colleagues any client or situation that they are not willing or able to handle etc.
toward the trainees: the trainer, aware of the level of learning of the trainees, will give adequate support, provide all necessary learning resources and be open to address his/her own teaching style in order to attune to the learning needs of the trainee etc.
toward colleagues: the practitioner will maintain an awareness of the professionalism of colleagues and when there are concerns, will directly address them with the colleague. After listening to the response the practitioner will make an independent judgment on the issue etc.
toward the community: the practitioner will take into account the specific culture of their community, and will not seek to impose their own values etc.
1. Empowerment that emphasizes the importance of enhancing the growth of each person. o o o o
toward the clients: practitioners commit themselves to work on developing the awareness in clients about their dignity, responsibility and rights; etc. toward self: practitioners maintain ongoing education in their field of speciality to expand their knowledge and taking care of their professional and personal growth etc. toward trainees: practitioners evaluate the competency of their trainees and enable them to develop their potential, growth and well-being etc. toward colleagues: practitioners respect a colleagueâ€™s contributions and create occasions to expand their professionalism, looking for sharing competences, instead of being jealous of their own discoveries etc. toward the community: practitioners think in terms of wider well-being of the community, as well as the individual etc.
2. Protection implies taking care of both self and others (physically, mentally, etc.), bearing in mind the uniqueness and the worth of everyone. o
toward the clients: The practitioners offers adequate services to the clients providing a safe working environment (e.g. confidentiality, physical safety, informed consent for high-risk procedures), and holds an awareness of any destructive tendencies of the client. They will not enter into, or maintain, a professional contract where other activities or relationships might 18
jeopardize the professional contract (G)13; they will maintain confidentiality even when the therapeutic relationship has ended (H), etc.; o toward self: Practitioners will take care of their own values and learning process, and will refuse to work in situations that involve conflicts with self, or that require a higher level of competence. They will take care of their own safety and decide to terminate the relationship with the client if the practitioner experiences any physical or mental condition that impairs their ability to work effectively and competently with the client (K) etc. o toward the trainees: Practitioners encourage trainees to recognize their own preferences and limits, in order to protect themselves and clients from inadequate or harmful interventions. They will stimulate trainees to take care of their personal and professional growth, looking at their personal styles and addressing personal issues that interfere with their own or otherâ€™s safety etc.; o toward colleagues: Practitioners are willing to confront derogatory statements or actions by colleagues (B) etc.; o toward the community: they provide services to the clients in full compliance with the existing laws of the country (I) etc.;
3. Responsibility implies taking into account the consequences of our own actions as clients, trainers, therapists, supervisors, counsellors, etc. o
towards clients : practitionners make clear contract and resolve the professional relationship in such a way as to bring no harm to the client when the client is unable or unwilling to function autonomously and responsibily. They will not exploit the client in any manner (F) nor act in a way that causes
intentional or deliberate harm to the client (C), etc.; o o
toward self: they consider the impact of their position on the client and are careful in the way that they respond to clients in order to promote well-being and prevent abuse; etc. toward trainees: Practitioners are aware of the learning needs of their trainees and provide them with the necessary tools and information to learn. If a trainee is not willing to change an unethical situation, they will confront him/her and decide a specific and ethical course of action etc.; toward colleagues: They accept responsibility of confronting a colleague if they have reasonable cause to believe that the colleague is acting in an unethical manner, and failing resolution, will report that colleague to the appropriate ethical body (L) etc); toward the community: Practitioners will hold it as a professional responsibility to be concerned with the psychological and physical health of their community etc.;
4. Commitment in relations means to develop a genuine interest in our clientâ€™s well being. o o o o
toward the clients: practitioners are careful to take into consideration the interpersonal world of the individual and to consider their impact on it etc.; toward the trainees: practitioners teach trainees to consider the interpersonal world of their clients etc.; toward the colleagues: they involve themselves in conferences, etc. sharing their contributions etc.; toward the community: practitioners are aware and active in the life of their community etc.;
In order to make an ethical decision, practitioners are supported by ethical principles, which enable them to evaluate different situations so that their choice of action can be a considered one. However, it could happen that practitioners will be involved in situations where it is not possible to reconcile all the applicable principles. Despite this difficulty the practitioner will still need to look at the specific situation, consider the different perspectives and be accountable for his/her decision. The following scheme (fig. 1) is a synthesis of the core Ethical Code. There are three different levels used to evaluate the situation in terms of Ethics: 13
In parenthesis letters that refer to the previous EATA Ethical Code. 19
1. Level one, Basic Values – applicable to every human being and universally valid. 2. Level two, Ethical principles – invites cultural interpretation and implies differences in various professions. 3. Level three, Target Group to Address – indicates the people or situations that need to be considered for ethical practice.
TARGET GROUP TO ADDRESS
• • • • •
Dignity of human being Self-determination Health Security Mutuality
• • • • •
Respect Empowerment Protection Responsibility Commitment in relations
• • • • •
Client Self as practitioner Trainees Colleagues Human environment/ Community 20
Fig. 1. Synthesis of the Core Ethical Code: three levels of analysis for ethical practice.
Appendix Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Right, related to basic values Art. 1: â€œAll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.â€? Art. 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it is independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. Art. 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Art. 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Art. 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Art. 22: Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. Art. 23: (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests. Art. 24: Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay. Art. 25: (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection. Art. 29: (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. (2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Minutes of EATA Council meeting, Rome, July 4th – 6th, 2009 1 Welcome Welcome through EATA president Maria Teresa Tosi. Every delegate introduces him/herself and speaks about the main challenge in their association: Nevenka Miljkovic, Germany: In DGTA at the moment everything is going well Alexandra Cumming Stewart known as Sandra Wilson, UK, IDTA’s challenge is to increase membership Carla de Nitto, Italy, The big task of IRPIR and Auximon is research Eleonora Pancevska, Macedonia. There is the task to coordinate the work in the associations for psychotherapy in Macedonia. Olena Bogovarova, Ukraine. TA is developing successfully in Ukraine, people are very active. Dmitri Shustov, Russia, SOTA, RATA, KATA. Dmitri presents the printed training handbook in Russian. Marek Navratil, Czech. Rep. CATA takes the task to organise EATA Conference 2010 Axel Roucloux, Belgium, ASSOBAT is organising exams in French Annamaria Vary, Hungary, the task is to publish books; also an audio-book is planned. A problem is that in Hungary TA school is not recognised by the government. Sonja Nusinovic, Croatia, UTA wants to have more CTAs. Slavica Carapic, Serbia (replacing Marina Banic). Many projects in Serbia: 4th summer School, CTA exams and so on. Sabine Klingenberg, Germany. Next year a new president of DGTA has to be elected. Nicoleta Gheorge, Romania. The challenge is to organise events for TA community like General Assembly and National Conference in order to meet. They also want to have more certified people. Barbara Classen, Switzerland (German part) Chair of Ethics Committee. It is her last year after 10 active years. Next year Isabelle Taquin will be Chair of Ethics Committee. Ketil Melhus, new delegate from Norway. The main issue is to attract new members. Nordic Conference in 2011. Kaare Kristiansen, the former delegate of Norway supports him. Marie Berglund, Sweden. The challenge is to re-energise the Swedish association. Goya Levonyan, Armenia (replacing Diana Yudina), the task is to promote TA in Armenia and to establish training groups. Simona Ziernicki, Slovenia, the membership of Sloventa increased from 25 to 40 members. Grace Slottje, France, co-opted member of Translation Committee. She supports Translation Committee in providing translation for Conferences. Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe they want to reach a smoother relationship between the two affiliated associations in Spain: ATA and APPHAT and bring EATA closer to members. Roos Ikelaar, Netherlands, membership is growing, but it is a problem to run a growing association without a strong board. In Netherlands there is a problem with people who offer training in TA, but are not members of EATA. Madeleine Laugeri, Switzerland (French-part): ASAT-SR: recognition for psychotherapy, They have an onlinelibrary with a lot of books in different languages. Pascale Theobald, France, IFAT is struggling to survive after a big crisis. There was no one willing to become president. Jacqueline Dossenbach-Schuler, Switzerland (German-part). DSGTA is busy to spread TA. They organise the conference “TA and Art: word” for next year in Basel, together with EATA and DGTA Marco Mazzetti, Italy, CPAT, IAT, SIMPAT are quite alive, they have an increasing number of members. The Challenge is to develop other fields like education, Organisation and Counselling Jan Hennig, Germany, EATA treasurer and editor of EATA Newsletter Jenny ITA, UK: ITA had difficult times caused by change of administration staff and loosing membership data. The last conference was successful. Marianne Rauter, Germany: executive secretary Massimo Gubinelli from Italy replaces Carla de Nitto on July 5th and 6th. Nevenka gave a special welcome for new delegates the evening before. The new delegates shall have a mentor who helps them and explains the work and procedures. Request of webmaster Dave Spenceley: every new delegate shall send a picture and a small statement for being pubkished on EATA’s website. 2 Change of schedule for Council meeting Change of schedule for Council meeting because of the funeral of Pio Scilligo. Saturday July 5th : 23
9.00 full Council, 9.30 Committee work, 13.30 – 14.30 lunch, 14.30 – 18.00 Full Council 3 Exercise Sandra Wilson presents the exercise: How to lead and contribute in a meeting What are the fundamentals of effective committee work? Definition of tools. Definition of procedure. 4 EATA research journal Julie Hay – editor of the new research journal comes as a guest 1) The editorial board found the title for the journal: “International Journal for Transactional Analysis Research (IJTAR)” Vote for this title. Proposed: Resi, Jenny seconds accepted by 1 abstention 2) The journal shall be identified worldwide by an UK ISSN number Vote: Sabine proposes, Nevenka seconds Accepted unanimously 3) The criteria for inclusion of articles as well as the Guidelines for Authors and Guidelines for Reviewers have been defined in an extra-paper 4) For the beginning the journal is free for all people. On the long run maybe only for EATA members It is difficult to include the journal on EATA website with a password. So the editorial board found another platform a) Vote to use Scholarly Exchange (SE) as platform: Jenny proposes, Nevenka seconds, accepted unanimously b) Do we want to pay USD 750,- for the first year in order not to have google-advertisement? Yes. Vote for it: Sabine proposes, Madeleine seconds, Accepted unanimously c) Domaine names: www.TAresearch.org and/or www.IJTAR.org Julie purchased both addresses and is willing to transfer them to EATA. d) Some suggestions on longer-term: - online bibliography - online Research Exchange - Publication of the procedure about applying for financial support from EATA for research projects e) 2 co-opted members of the editorial board members will go onto the Research Committee as liaision. At the moment Adina Dumitru and Maria Luisa de Luca f) Translation The proposal is to set up a Task force with two members from editoral board (Stefan Sandström, Günther Mohr), two from Translation Committee and one person from executive Committee (Nevenka Miljkovic). The task force shall explore until the end of the year which languages are needed for the abstracts. Vote: Resi proposes, Sandra seconds Accepted unanimously - Financial aspect: The translation of the abstracts will be booked from the budget of Editorial Board, the help for authors from the budget of Research Journal g) Julie Hay is willing to create a list of TA-terms in different languages. Julie starts with a list in English. She sends round. Terms can be translated and others can be added. By the end of this month the call for papers will be available on EATA’s website. Closing date is end of December in order to launch the first issue during the July-conference in Prague. The information will be sent out together with PTSC telegram. Thanks to Julie for all the good work. Small exercise about strength and challenges of Committee work. Marek presents the flyer for Prague Conference. The flyer can be downloaded from the internet. Council meeting, July 5th, 2009: 5 Vote on minutes Minutes Council meeting in July 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia Resi Tosi proposes to accept them, Sabine Klingenberg seconds Accepted unanimously Minutes General Assembly July 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia 24
Resi Tosi proposes to accept them, Sandra Wilson seconds, Accepted unanimously 6 Apologies Delegates apologised: Panos Asimakis from Greece, Nicole Pierre from France, Marina Banic from Serbia â€“ Slavica Carapic replaces her, Miira Matara from Finland Not apologised: Zarko Ivanovic from Montenegro, Elisabeth Benda-Thaa from Austria Delegates have to inform EATA president if they are not able to attend council meeting and find a replacement. And they have to be present from the beginning until the end of the meetings. The president has to be informed if there is the need to leave earlier. Delegates should choose a main-committee out of the two they are working in. 7 EAP Isabelle Crespelle reports about her work as EATA representative in EAP. EAP represents 120000 members, 48 countries. 18 modalities are recognised. There are specific requirements for receiving EAP certificate. Training institutes of EAP (IAPTJ) can give out EAP certificates directly. EATA can send a list of Training Institutes and they will be informed by EAP about the possibility of being recognised. The recognition process costs travel costs for 2 persons. Then there is a fee of 10 Euro per student and year. EAP certificate facilitates the mobility in Europe. There are 49 Training institutes recognised. Most of them Gestalttherapie, 5 of them in Transactional Analysis. A: We can inform trainers about the possibility to address EAP for recognition. It would also be interesting for EATA to know about training institutes. In TA we have no criteria for Institutes. This can be a valuable development in EATA. Thanks to Isabelle for her work for EATA and TA. 8 Associations and Training Institutes The differences between associations and training institutes and the implications for EATA membership have to be discussed. An association is a non-profit organisation gathering individual members. Associations are aware of the Ethics-Code and their aim is to spread TA. Training institutes are commercial organisations. There can be in competition between them. Often they must follow national laws and are independent. An association has members. Training institutes usually not. In some countries associations sometimes are established around an institute. This issue refers to the statutes of the affiliated associations. When they sign the affiliation agreement the statutes are known to EATA, but they might change during the years and EATA is not aware of it. This question arises in different contexts. That is why it is important to evaluate now. There are big differences among the countries. Executive Committee proposes to create a task force, chaired by Sandra, in order to make a research about the different situations in the countries to have a clearer veiw. 4 â€“ 5 people are needed. One member should be from Ethics-Committee. Amaia and Annamaria are willing to work with. The proposal is accepted by Council. 9 Prague Conference 2010 Schedule of Events July 4th - 6th, 2010 EATA Council July 7th, 2010 Examiner's meeting July 8th, 2010 Exams th th Conference July 9 - 11 ,2010 July 12th - 14th, 2010 TEW Hosted by CATA; a programme Committee was appointed chaired by Jan Henning and Marek Navratil. Leaflet can be downloaded from the internet site: www.eataprague.cz 25
COC is willing to offer an examiners training July 7th. 2009. Everybody shall spread the information about the conference in their national associations and country. There will be translation provided: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian
10 World Conference 2011 World conference is the joint conference of EATA, ITAA and WPATA. There was a process of contracting to sign the partnership agreement which clarified the roles and responsibilities of the three parties and the procedures. In 2011 the World Conference will be held in Europe. Sandra Wilson has created a procedure for the bidding process which can be sent to the national associations to ask for a formal bid. A letter will go to the presidents of all associations with the bid-pack. It will also be published on EATA website. Applause for this clear presentation, Sandra is contact person for questions 11 Ethics Committee Members of the Committee: Isabelle Taquin, Torsten Hemlin, Olena Bogovarova, Margarethe Podlesch. Chair: Barbara Classen Ethics Committee still is working on EATA Code and guidelines. There should be some changes to make clear what is EATA Code and what guidelines. Is Council willing to give to Ethics Committee the responsibility to change wording? Agreed by acclamation Council has to vote on three points: 1) Introduction Old version: «Foot note 1 : This Code replaces all previous EATA Codes of Ethics. All the norms of the old Ethics Code are included inside, but in the new one the focus is on the criteria for professional ethical behaviour. Values and related ethical principles are the basis to constructing ethical behaviour and to identify the unethical behaviour. This code was produced... is changed to : «This code focus on the criteria for professional ethical behaviour. Values and related ethical principles are the bases to constructing ethical behaviour and to identify the unethical behaviours. It is the binding core document for all members of EATA and can only be changed by EATA council. The EATA ethical guidelines (updated in November 1995) now called deontological guidelines are still valid and can be adapted by national associations. Therefore the document is separated from the EATA ethical code.» 2) 1.5.1. Commitments « Each EATA affiliated national Association agrees with this Ethical Code and commits to: use the EATA Ethical Code as a template for integration with their own country’s ethical and deontological codes relating to the different professions of TA practitioners with cultural aspects, and with national laws, ensuring that each member subscribes to the code and uses it in their practice; take care to resolve local situations when a member’s professional behaviour is not congruent with the national code of ethics, the EATA code and national laws; refer to the EATA Ethics Committee any unresolved question with a member or member organisation, and ask for help in order to clarify the process and to be able to reach a final solution. revised :Each EATA affiliated national Associations agrees with this Ethical Code and commits to :build up their own deontological guidelines (the EATA deontological guidelines can be used or modified) in accordance with : the EATA Ethical Code the EATA and ITAA professional practice guidelines and their national laws The national deontological guidelines has to relate to the different professions of TA practitionners and to cultural aspects. ensure that each member subscribes to the EATA Ethical Code, the EATA and ITAA professional practice guidelines and to the national deontological guidelines and uses them in their practice. 26
take care to resolve local situations when a member’s professional behaviour is not congruent with their national deontological guidelines the EATA Ethical code and national laws. ….refer to the EATA Ethics Committee any unresolved question with a member or member organisation, and ask for help in order to clarify the process and to be able to reach a final solution. 3)
2.2.4 Responsibility toward clients: practitioners make clear contracts and resolve the professional relationship when the client is unable or unwilling to function autonomously and responsibly (E); they will not exploit the client in any manner (F); they act in a way that causes no intentional or deliberate harm to the client (C), etc.;
revised : Responsibility towards clients : practitionners make clear contract and resolve the professional relationship in such a way as to bring no harm to the client when the client is unable or unwilling to function autonomously and responsibily. Vote on all three changes. Resi proposes to accept them, Jacqueline seconds Accepted with 1 abstention Ethics Committee wants to organise a workshop before Council meeting in Prague. Ethics committee will come up with an outline of the project including needed budget. It will be a workshop for national Ethics-Committee only for members for Ethics-Committee. Then: 2 workshops: “How to teach Ethics for trainers” and “Exercise: how to get more sensible for ethical issues”. 12 International Colloquia: Nevenka reports. There have already been three international Colloquia. First in Frankfurt, second in Winterthur and he third in Rome, July 2009 with 80 participants. Every association is invited to organise Colloquia. Please contact Nevenka Miljkovic. The goal is to offer a platform for strengthening professionalism and internationalism for CTA and PTSTA and TSTA. The presentations are translated and put on the website. So the Colloquium can be a small event in order to have a proper discussion and via website it is available for everybody. Idea to have leaflet to spread the information about Colloquia. 13 Outreach Programme Jenny Bridge explains: The first outreach programme workshop took place in Prague 2005. It usually is offered before November meeting of Executive Committee. This year there was no application. Poland expressed interest for 2010. The local association has to host the venue, advertise and promote it. Associations which are interested can approach Jenny Bridge. 14 Presentation of candidates for President-elect of EATA Only delegates can apply for the position of president-elect. Sandra Wilson presents herself and explains her reasons to stand for president. 15 Presentation of candidates for Vice-President As Sandra Wilson is standing for the job of EATA president her actual place as vice-president is vacant. Nevenka and Sandra describe the tasks of vice-president. There is one candidate: Nicoleta Gheorghe 16 EATA brochure Sedin Habibovic distributes the new brochure. Thanks to Sedin and Development Committee for this initiative. Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe invites a member of Executive Committee to the Spanish Conference in order to encourage the Spanish associations to bid for World Conference 2011. Amaia will send informations, Resi answers, Sabine is willing to go. 27
Invitation for World Conference 2011 A: Sandra writes, Resi has it sent out via office July 6th, 2009 17 Election of President-elect of EATA: Nomination: Alexandra Cumming Stewart (known as Sandra Wilson) Resi proposed to vote Alexandra (Sandra) for the next EATA President, Jenny seconds. Agreed unanimously. Alexandra Cumming Stewart (Sandra) accepts the vote. 18 Election of Vice-President of EATA: Nomination: Nicoleta Gheorge from Romania Resi proposes to vote Nicoleta Gheorge for Vice-President of EATA, Sabine seconds Agreed unanimously. Nicoleta Gheorge accepts the vote. 19 Reports: Translation Committee Members of the Committee are: Roos Ikelaar, Amaia Etxabe-Mauriz, Sedin Habibovic, Madeleine Laugeri, Simona Ziernicki (Chair) Annamaria Vary, Grace Slottje (Co-opted member). During the year there were requests from national associations for translation of books and articles. Roos provided the text for the internet and together with Grace translators in Rome. Translation committee created a job description for Grace and a procedure for request for translations of books and articles. The task for 2010 is providing translation for Prague Conference There is an ongoing process of translation and actualisation of the handbook Translation Committee plan a “Learning english-project”. Annamaria is willing to work in the Task Force research journal as member of translation Committee All in all they need a budget of € 7000,- for 2010. Vote for job description and procedure for requests: Sandra Wilson proposes to accept them, Resi seconds Agreed unanimously Vote for Budget for Translation Committee in 2010 of € 7000,Nevenka Miljkovic proposes to accept is, Sandra seconds. Agreed unanimously Development Committee Madeleine Laugeri reports: Members are: Ketil Melhus, Pascale Theobald, Marie Berglund, Sonja Nusinovc, Sedin Habibovic, Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe, Axel Roucloux, Eleonora Pancevska, Annamaria Vary, Simona Ziernicki, Nicoleta Gheorge, Kaare Kristiansen, Madeleine Laugeri (Chair) Development Committee had a lot of activities - EATA paper brochure - Powerpoint presentation „Making EATA known“ on website - Media strategy starting - Euro Tapacy: Proficiency award for Children and school teachers - TA debriefing team in times of crises - Drug prevention Programme in primary schools - Bed for Bed-project Communication strategy: Sonja Nusinovic presents. The main goal of the communication strategy is to introduce TA to the general public. The key message is: TA helps people grow Internal communication by EATA-Newsletter, PTSC Telegram, Handbook External communication: Press releases, media conferences, interviews, speeches at conferences The Strategy paper will be sent to all delegates. Please read it and give feedback and suggestions to Sonja. Budget € 5000,Internet project: Ketil Melhus reports We want that everyone who googles „Transaktionsanalyse“ will find EATA on the first page. There are different possibilities to achieve this: - Pay google Ketil will find out the costs for it National associations could use EATA website to maintain their own internet-presence. Budget for internet project € 5000,28
Discussion: These are great ideas and a wonderful basis for development action and concrete steps. The presented points are part of a wider strategy of EATA. So we are not ready for action. Ethics-Committee: Barbara Classen, Chair, Margarethe Podlesch, Olena Bogovarova, Isabelle Taquin (chair elect), Torsten Hemlin (representative of the task force: Association or Training Institute). - Ethics Committee offered a workshop in Kiew on Ethics. There are articles about it in EATA Newsletters 1/2009 und then 3/2009 - Ethics-Committee clarified the differentiation between Code and deontological guidelines (see vote above). Delegates have to take care for the translation into the different languages. - It is important to have a consistency between handbook, website and Ethics Code - Part 3 of the Ethics-Code is not yet ready - The Committee needs a volunteer and a new member for the council next year. - The Committee offers workshops around Ethics for national associations during winter meeting. If an association is interested please contact Barbara Classen. European Connection Committee Eleonora Pancevska, new Chair of ECC Jenny Bridge, Kaare Kristiansen, Olena Bogovarova, Sedin Habibovic, Nicoleta Gheorge, Goya Levonyan, Marie Berglund, Ketil Melhus, Marek Navratil, Dmitri Shustov The tasks are to support organisations to have new members and to support the establishing of new organisations ECC suggests language coordinators for - Russian speaking candidates - For candidates from ex-Yugoslav and once a year exams in an eastern European country Estimated Budget for 2010: â‚Ź 37.950,Vote for the new job description and description for Chair of ECC Jenny proposes, Resi seconds. Agreed unanimously Research Committee Research Committee is in a phase of transition. Axel Roucloux is the new chair. Members: Sonja Nusinovc, Marek Navratil + 2 members of research journal board. The co-operation will be defined during the Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany in December 2009. A: Prepare an idea how EATA could support this event within one month. The ongoing projects are being continued. The plan is to mobilise TA-community for new projects for the future and to encourage small projects as well as to develop links between researchers and members of TAcommunity. They plan a big research project taking three years as an investment for the future. The German Research Conference shall be a pilot project for a yearly event. It can be organised 2010 within the Prague Conference TA research Ateliers People are asked to apply for research. Research committee acts as coordinators. A: Research Committee will report about existing ongoing projects to Executive Committee until Sept. 15th. Vote for EATA will continue to support research projects. Jenny proposes, Sabine seconds, agreed by 2 abstentions Vote to Give Executive Committee the power to decide about the budget for research committee if it is well defined. Sabine proposes, Sandra seconds agreed with one against. COC Members of COC are Marco Mazzetti (Chair), Dave Spenceley, Nicole Pierre, Carla de Nitto, Adrienne Lee, Charlotte Sills and Sabine Klingenberg Dave Spenceley as supervising examiner will end his term in 2010 in Prague. There will be an advertisement of this job on EATA website, Newsletter and PTSC telegram 29
The task of the language coordinator for former Yugoslavian countries has been created. Nevenka Miljkovic has been chosen for this job. Dates for ongoing examiners meeting: London: September 30th, 2009 Paris: November 12th, 2009 Prague: July 7th, 2010 PTSC and Members of PTSC are Sabine Klingenberg (Chair), Jacqueline Dossenbach-Schuler, Roos Ikelaar, Nicole Pierre, Carla de Nitto, Marco Mazzetti, Reporting: Isabelle Crespelle (EAP) Matthias Sell (TEW) Decisions of PTSC (to be agreed in TACC) - we will have the new status of a “CTA-trainer” - the first TEvW = Training Evaluation Workshop will take place as a pilot workshop, evaluated and researched in Budapest, Hungary, December 2nd – 4th, 2009. Requirements and outline will be published on EATA website, Newsletter and PTSC telegram - 101-instructors have to be re-endorsed every 5 years instead of 3 years - After the TEW/TPW the candidates have to sign their PTSTA contract within 1 year. Otherwise they have to take part in a new TEW/TPW - PTSC decides to change the rules concerning the written exam: the marker has to be anonymous Next meeting of COC and PTSC: March 5th, Hamburg, Germany 20 Budget 2010 Treasurer Jan Hennig presents the budget for 2010. There is Investment planned of € 65000,- . The assets of EATA are: 450.000,-€, so we can afford. Vote for the budget: Jenny proposes to accept the budget, Resi seconds Agreed unanimously Resi thanks the participants for being here and supporting the work of EATA. She stresses the responsibilities and also options they have here in the Council. Konstanz, July 15th, 2009
Minutes of EATA General Assembly, Rome, July 3rd, 2009 EATA president Maria Teresa Tosi welcomes the participants. She informs about the death of Pio Scilligo who was active for TA and EATA for more than 30 years. It is a great loss. 1 Presentation of the delegates Each delegate presents him/herself 2 Report of the president EATA now has 7550 members in 27 countries. There are new requests from Poland and Turkey EATA ongoing activities a) International Colloquia. These are one day workshops for CTAs and P/TSTAs offered by EATA to strenghten professionalism and internationalism. During the last year there was one in Winterthur (October 2008) and in Rome (June 2009). The presentations are published on EATA website Associations can apply for organising an International Colloquium. b) Outreach Programme 30
Programme that helps the development of small associations In November 2008 there was one in St. Petersburg, with 240 Participants. c) Summer Schools This are training programmes to help ongoing training in Countries where there are not many local trainers, organized by the European Connection Committee and supported by EATA. Montenegro, October 2008 Bosnia, May 2009 Serbia, September 2009 d) PTSC and COC - Trainers meeting in Rome, July 2009 - Examiners meeting - CTA Special exams in countries where the psychotherapy profession is ecognized by the government - TEW and TPW (training preparation workshops) (Experimentation) - Updated manual on website e) EATA and EAP Isabelle Crespelle as EATA delegate to EAP supports the creation of a law for psychotherapy in Europe and guarantees the connection with Transactional Analysis f) Conferences - July 9th – 11th, 2010 Prague Organised by CATA, Theme: “TA Metamorphosis” - 2011 World Conference in Europe There is a new contract signed by ITAA, EATA and WPATA and a new bid-pack to apply for hosting this conference New Projects: a) EATA Research Journal Editorial Board: Julie Hay – Editor, Susanna Cesarini (Italy), Maria Luisa de Luca (Italy), Elisabeth Khalil (UK), Adina Dumitru (Romania). Günther Mohr (Germany), Thomas Ohlsson (Sweden), Stefan Sandström (Sweden), Biljana van Rijn (UK), Managing Editor: Martin Butwell (UK) The aims of the TA research Journal are: - to expand scentific evidence on the base of TA - to help TA practitioners to improve their work - to open dialogues with other psychological modalities - to enhance TA credibility - to facilitate national and international decissions about formal accreditation for tA prefessionals and communities The first issue shall be launched in July 2010 during Prague Conference b) Pilot workshop to evaluate CTA trainers The first workshop will take place in Budapest December 2009. The aim is to give PTSTAs the possibility to become a new kind of trainer only for CTA. ITAA is willing to introduce the same. The TEvW will be accompanied by a research. c) More Projects TAPACY Project in Europe run by IDTA and funded by EATA Ethics workshop in Ukraine run by Ethics Committee, January 2009 Symposium on “TA and peaceful life” in Germany, run by DGTA and EATA, February 2009 3 Associations or training institutes? Resi Tosi explains that it is important to start the discussion about this differentiation and its implication on EATA in regard to EATA statutes and Council regulations. 4 EATA and ITAA World conference contract signed by ITAA, WPATA and EATA presidents Every 6 years the world conference will be organised in Europe 31
Translation agreement to fund translations of articles for TAJ is under way. ITAA is looking for a new president. The outcome of the election will be known before ITAA conference in Lima. EATA will choose president-elect during Council meeting this year. Applause from the audience for this whole lot of activities. 5 Treasurer’s report The report was audited by the internal auditor Petra Nägele and the professionnal auditor Urs Bernold. Both auditors state the correctness of the book-keeping and recommend release of the officers of EATA. In 2008 EATA earned a Plus € 34.895,55 . Most income comes from membership and COC fees. The highest amounts of expenses are for examination, Executive Committee and Council, Secretariat and EATA Newsletter. It was considered to have EATA Newsletter as an e-letter, but Executive Committee thinks that it still is useful to have printed copies. At the moment we send 3 printed copies to the teaching members for distribution. There are translations of the Newsletter into 5 languages on EATA’s website: www.eatanews.org 6 Vote to give release to EATA officers Resi proposes to give release to EATA officers, Sandra seconds. Agreed unanimously 7 Associations or TA-institutes Sari van Poelje, a TSTA in the organisational field from the Netherlands realised that some associations are training institutes and are represented in EATA with a delegate. This has a lot of implications. Associations represent individual members, institutes have a commercial background. A mixture of both is difficult This has a huge impact. Sari had distributed a leaflet with proposals how to solve the problem, for example training institutes could have a separate association. The situation has to be investigated and there will be a discussion in Council. Rome, July 3rd, 2009
Country Reports 2008/2009 Armenia – AATA
1. At present the AATA has 33 members. 2. Currently AATA main activities lie in disseminating Transactional Analysis theory and practice in Armenia. Within the framework of the AATA training program, the following trainers have led TA training events in Armenia: − Vladimir Goussakovsky, TSTA (P) conducted two trainings (12 hours each) and a supervision in group. − Julie Hay TSTA (O) led two trainings in the organizational field, thus paving the way for the training program in that field and supporting the creation of a new training group. Julie also led a supervision in group. The two group supervision sessions Julie provided to the AATA were another important event during her stay in Armenia. − Isabelle Crespelle TSTA (P) led a "TA 101", thus supporting the creation of a new training group and promoting an increase of the AATA membership. Isabelle also led a didactic group and a supervision in group. − Elena Soboleva, PTSTA (P), led a group development session, a supervision in group and provided 9 individual sessions. − Vladimir Goussakovsky, TSTA (P), is scheduled to visit Armenia (36 hours of TA training). − Anita Mountain TSTA (P, O) and Chris Davidson, PTSTA (O) are scheduled to visit the AATA to lead 52 hours of TA trainings: a. a training in the field of psychotherapy b. a training in the organizational field c. a supervision in group d. a personal development group − Elena Soboleva, PTSTA (P), is scheduled to visit Armenia to led a group development session, a supervision group and individual sessions. 3. Within the AATA regular trainings on Fundamentals of TA are available to all interested individuals. 4. The professional growth of AATA members is supported by regular supervisions. 5. The AATA Library is regularly being supplemented with new materials. 6. The work continues to create the AATA web-site. 7. The development of the internal structure of AATA is underway: − The AATA Translation Committee is formed. The Committee has elaborated the rules for translation and translators. A translation project is elaborated and will be presented for consideration to EATA. − A Task Force is created within AATA for organizing the visits of foreign trainers within the framework of the AATA training program. − The AATA Council has got supervision on the scope of work and tasks the Association is facing. The Council has planned changes in the content and order of its work. Belgium – ASSOBAT
In 2008, our association consisted of 103 members, wich represents a stability with regard to 2007. In the year 2008, we had tree activities: - Firstly, a conference was given by Mrs Jeannine Gillessen PTSTA Education « Know by body " on the subject of the « constellations familliale ». The people present appreciated this activity a lot. - The second event of the year was the day for 30 years of Assobat the subject of which was: " the search for sense in the professional practice of the Transactional Analyst ". Four speakers, Jacques Moreau ( O-TSTA), Charlotte Sills ( P-TSTA), Ghislaine Dietlin Georges ( E-TSTA) and Bill Cornell ( P-TSTA) presented with a lot of conviction their approach of the AT. It was a real success and the opportunity to revive the feeling of membership and contributed to fruitful exchanges. - And finally a two days meeting with Bill Cornell on the subject of Transfert-contre-Transfert also had a of success with our members. - Our other achievements were: - The implementation of an ethical committee - the updating of our web site www.assobat.be. - The study of the legal frame of a psychotherapist's profession in Belgium in association with the other partners. Bosnia + Herzegowina – BIHOTA
In the last 4 years BIHOTA had many activities which are important for people from Bosnia and Herzegovina who are in training for TA and also for development of TA in region. These activities are written below: • Publishing our first professional BIHOTA journal, which is also first TA jornal in all region.We hope to publish the next one this summer. • Organizing the Third EATA Summer School in May, 2009. in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we had lecturers: Marina Banić, Marco Mazzeti, Nevenka Miljković, Nada Jabandžić and Madeleine Laugeri. In summer 33
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school we saw the example of MOC exam. We had 62 participants from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and lecturers from Austria, Germany, Italy, Serbia, and Switzerland. We make video from Summer school. We also made a very good connections with media from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Few media had an interview with some members of BIHOTA. BIHOTA sent a letter to Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina, trying to protect the rights of children of Bosnia and Herzegovina , who were the victims of sexual abuse in family. (We wanted to hide a child's identity, which was uncovered saying the full name of violent person from family).We made succes in that. The BIHOTA counsel was founded in 2007., with aim to give a psychoterapy and counseling service to clients (children without parents, adults, families, old people). Our two members participated and had an lecture about TA theory at Congress of psychologists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was held in Sarajevo, in January 2009. BIHOTA members visited Summer School in Montenegro, and we are planning to visit The Forth EATA Summer School in Belgrade in September, 2009. BIHOTA members were translated EATA Handbook, and BIHOTA have new President: Elma Omersoftić.
Croatia - UTA
Udruga transakcijske analize (UTA) – Association of transactional analysis - has 40 members. On the last UTA Council meeting we have reelected Ana-Marija Vidjak as the UTA president and elected Sonja Nusinovic as the treasurer of UTA. UTA appointed Tatjana Radulovic as the librarian who will be in charge of all of UTA’s books, CDs, DVDs and other materials. We have renewed UTA’s certification at the State register of associations. UTA has changed its mailing address from Aleja Pomoraca 25, 10000 Zagreb to Kneza Ljudevita Posavskog 28, 10000 Zagreb. UTA is planning to organize the summer school in Zagreb, Croatia. We have decided to update our web page and ad more useful information for our members and other people who are interested in TA. The new information on the web page will be: links to the web sites related to TA, statutory act of UTA, activities related to TA that are happening in Croatia and abroad, photographs from workshops and events, contacts of the people that work as TA therapist in Croatia or are therapist “in training”. UTA is a member of Savez psihoterapijskih udruga Hrvatske (SPHU) –Union of the psychotherapy associations of Croatia – and has been participating in the creating of the Law for psychotherapy. The foundation for the law was the low of European association of psychotherapy. We have two people preparing to take the CTA exam and one for TSTA exam. Finnland – FINTA
Year 2008 was FinTA`s 22nd year in action, we had 25 members and 4 of them has a CTA exam contract in the psychotherapy field. There are two training groups going on giving education in TA in the field of psychotherapy. These groups are held by Stefan Sandström (TSTA), Sigvard Persson (TSTA) and Anita Persson (CTA) from Sweden. During the year we made arrangements to have the Nordisk TA Conference in Helsinki at the beginning of the year 2009 (6.-8.2). There were 52 partisipants in the conference and for the first time there were also partisipants from Russia. The theme of the conference was TA Today. Also 101 course were held just before the conference and there were 8 partisipants. Conference was a success and it also served our local goal and challenge to make TA better known in Finland and get new members to FinTA. France – IFAT
In June 2009, IFAT has 339 members ( 521 in 2008) The national association IFAT is going through a crisis. In June 2008 they were only 5 members of the board , which is not enough to maintain all the responsibilities of the association A successful congress has been held in Bordeaux in Nov 2008 Exams has been organized (level 1 and 2) During this congress a general assembly has been organized , where 12 members of a new board were elected. Decision has been taken to put all energy on leading a reflection on finding a new structure for the association. Except necessary tasks like accounting, internet all other events have been cancelled (congress, regional workshops) All the different groups concerned in the different field have been invited to think about how change could be made and to make proposal of different options of organization or structure. This results have shared and discussed during a general meeting , in may17th The general trend emerging from this is: creation of different associations by fields, or region or theme connected through a structured federation . The board is going on working on the different proposals and will bring the results in November 2009 , for a final vote on a new organization. 34
Germany – DGTA
DGTA has at the moment 1545 members. In February 2009 a symposium of DGTA and EATA with the Theme: “TA and peaceful Life – TA against violence” in Wolfenbüttel, Germany was held. It was a very special and touching event. In Germany a lot of networks are active: Adiction, Disabled, Juvenile Delinquency, Lesbian and Gay, Police; Regional networks, The Aged (Wrinkles), Women. DGTA has agreed to recognise special urricula e.g. addiction anis working on a procedure for acknowledgement. In May 2009 there was a conference in Lübeck, Northern Germany with more than 330 participants. The theme: “Feelings and other treasuries”. On General Assembly of DGTA some anges of the statutes have been ratified. Each field of application has small conferences like Counselling in March 2009 in Mainz, Psychotherapy in January 2009 in Frankfurt, Organisation in Septemer 2009, Konstanz and Education together with the Austrian TA-association in Wien, October 09. Every year DGTA honours merited members by different awards e.g. for lifework, public presence for TA, social projects. etc. Internet presentation: www.dgta.de Hungary – HATA
The membership of the Hungarian Association for Transactional Analysis is slowly growing, now we are 36. In HATA there are 1 TSTA and 4 PTSTAs at the moment and two people are expected to take their CTA exam in Belgrade. TA is more and more popular in Hungary, there are large organisations running communication courses based on TA concepts and other organisations interested in introducing TA in their internal training. However the clinical recognition of TA still depends on the number of professionals having the Hungarian qualification of psychotherapist together with the PTSTA. The activities coordinated by HATA in 2008 and the first part of 2009 were as follows: 101 training programs and 202 programs run by local trainers We have a new plan for training since January 2009, which gives a perspective for the development for 3-4 years. It is planned and prepared a course at the University which could give a “half way certificate” for those interested. The name of the course is TA assistant. The first group was expected last year, but there were not enough applicants. We hope, the start will come this year. HATA organised a National Conference on the 16th of May which was successful. More than 50 participants took part, 9 lecturers presented their papers or ran workshops. Two of them came from abroad. We decided to organise conferences every second year. We contacted the editor which had published the two books written by HATA members (Without games” issued in 1999, 2000 and “Fate as decision”, 2005). They promised to issue next year a third edition of out first book. At the moment we are preparing an audio book containing a selection of TA based articles from both books. The HATA is going to be re-accredited as a training organisation (accreditation expired last year) . However, we consider HATA successful in the popularisation and use of TA in different fields of application, the organisation is facing problems in its development, as follows: - We need local TSTA-s because they could make easier the preparation for exams of the new members. However, we have problems with the TSTA exams. The applicants cannot take the exam in the year they have applied for it. Then, the next year they have to apply again because the previous application is not automatically considered. It might happen that they have no opportunity to take the exam in two years. For each new application reference letters are asked, which are obtained only at workshops abroad. Meantime, the contract could expire. These are obstacles which makes extremely difficult to take the TSTA because in this way it is not foreseeable the end of the procedure and there could be considerable additional costs (accommodation, travel, interpreter). The bursary from the EATA (300€ every three years) does not compensate the additional costs. This situation is disadvantageous mainly for Eastern European countries, where at the moment there are not enough TSTA-s, and every examination is abroad. It would be helpful if the documents for the TSTA exam which are valid at application would be considered valid until the examination takes place. The first application should have been forwarded to the next exam date. These changes would make more predictable the procedure. - We would like to have EATA’s position on the half way certificate. All in all we can state that the situation of TA in Hungary is not booming. It is easier to obtain the title of psychoanalyst/therapist than the title of TSTA. We presume that this situation is not in line with Berne’s intention. Nowadays on the Hungarian market many schools of psychology are present and each of them has a national organisation running local courses for professionals. We have to consider organising local CTA exams, having four trainers from abroad in the examination board, assuring EATA’s supervision. At the same time, of course it is need to make foreseeable and shorter the waiting list for TSTA examination. If the organisation of exams is an obstacle in the development it is not a surprise that our members after a period are turning over to other schools. The lack of recognition of TA in clinical field it is strongly related to this situation. It is clear for us, that we cannot stay anymore in our ivory tower, we have to seek solutions to the problems we have mentioned. 35
Italy - CPAT.
CPAT is a no-profit association with a national coverage, affiliated to Eata since 1998. President, since 2007, Susanna Ligabue, Past President Adelaide Ranci CPAT members in march 2009 are 255 : N° 6 TSTA liv. 6 N° 14 PTSTA liv. 5 N° 22 CTA liv. 4 N° 48 CTA under contract liv. 3 N° 165 Regular Member liv. 2 CPAT members are professionals in the clinical field, in organizations, education and counselling. Many of them are trainers and trainees at the School of Specialization in Psychotherapy (which obtained in 1994 the official recognition by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) and at the School of Psycho-social Counseling and Transactional Analysis of Milano organized by TA and Psychology Center Institute. Other associated professionals work with Terrenuove, a no-profit social co-operative association in Milano which provide a service of psychological counseling for immigrants and training activities. Other associates are involved in private practice or are part of different Institutes located mainly in the Northern part of Italy. CPAT publishes twice a year, the Journal Quaderni di Psicologia, Analisi Transazionale e Scienze Umane, directed by Anna Rotondo. The issues are monographic and 50 issues have been edited so far (see on the web www.centropsi.it and www.psychomedia.it.) Starting from n°49/2008 (Responding to Trauma) the Journal changed publisher. It has a new cover design and a wider distribution in specialized bookshops. N°50/2008 (Intersubjectivity. Attachment processes) has been published together with a really nice new Italian translation and reduction for children of Steiner’s Warm Fuzzy Tale. CPAT yearly promotes Conferences for discussing among transactional analysts and lecturers with different theoretical orientations. - October 25 2008 Rispondere al Trauma (Responding to Trauma) - May 29 2009 Alle origini delle emozioni (At the Origin of Emotions) , with the participation of Colwyn Trevarthen, a well known international researcher in the field of primary inter-subjectivity. -November 27 -28 2009 on Caring and curing as a creative process. CPAT supports a Research on professional outcomes of psychoterapists trained with TA in Milano at Centro di Psicologia e Analisi Transazionale School of specialization in 15 years (1994-2009) CPAT, meaning to cooperate with different associations within Transactional Analysis area in Italy shares with SIMPAT (since 1998) and AIAT (since 2008) its delegate to EATA (Marco Mazzetti) Italy - SIMPAT
The S.i.m.p.a.t. “Società Italiana di Analisi Transazionale e Metodologie Psicoterapeutiche”, proceeded to do many activities in this year. Actually there are 185 members. The activities held and/or planned for this year 2009 are the following: • Scientific meetings for professional members. Every year the Association organizes for its professional members meetings to discuss scientific themes about psychotherapy and counselling. In this year the first meeting for professional members held on 9 th of May and there were two reports about “Transactional analysis and Attachment theory” and “The motivational interview in the clinical and social field”. After reports there was a discussion among members. Next meeting will be held on 28 th of November on following themes: “New directions in Transactional analysis”; “Constructivism and new-constructivism in Transactional analysis”; “The Emotion Development”. • Annual National Conference on “Dependence” will be held on 6th/7 th of november. • Round table on “Attachment and Dependence” (will be held on 7 th of November in Rome), with the professors: V. Gallese, P. Magone, E. Borgna, F. Montuschi (chairman). • Workshop (will be held on 7 th of November in Rome) on “Mirror neurons and incarnate simulation: implications in the psychotherapy”. The workshop will be held by professor V. Gallese. • Publication of two new numbers of the Association’s Journal “Rivista Italiana di Analisi Transazionale e Metodologie Psicoterapeutiche”. The Association is composed by a Presidential Council, an Executive Committee and the general Assembly. Actually the President is Pietro Romanelli till 2011, while the members of the Council are Silvia Attanasio Romanini (past president), Antonella Fornaro, Ferdinando Montuschi and Alessandra Pierini. The web site is www.simpat.org and the new email address is email@example.com Italy - AIAT
During last year AIAT’s situation has remained nearly unvaried as regards to the number of members (280) and its principal functions. The most considerable engagement of AIAT has been promoting and organizing an important national convention, that took place last December in Turin. Representations of every Italian association has joined it. We consider this as a relevant result of the inter-associative politics that AIAT promotes from some years on a national 36
plan. Always in December AIAT organized (with IAT) a session of CTA examinations. Electoral operation are actually taking place for new board of directors: the offices last through three years. All AIAT members in order with associative fee can be elected. Macedonia – MATA
1. MATA has elected a new President on its annual meeting and a new board of the association 2. MATA has brought a plan for activities: • Promotion of the collaboration among associations on regional level; organization and participation in trainings for advanced education, on a regional level; • Continuous education with PTSTA and TSTA experts in the area of TA, which means establishing or renewal of the contract for an advanced TA education and contract for supervision for MATA members; • Introduction of the other fields of TA theory which has not been presented in Macedonia yet; • Enrichment of our library with TA reference books. • Organizing basic TA training (101), • Running projects with use of TA 3. An annual report for the activities of the association was presented and accepted from the members: • MATA has participated as a founder of new Macedonian Association for Psychotherapy. • Advanced group for education in TA was created within MATA • New group for basic training in TA (101) was created within MATA • Claude Steiner held a workshop “Techniques of emotional literacy ” Montenegro - MonTA Netherlands – NVTA
We are happy with the new president, Mr. Lieuwe Koopmans, who has taken over from Mr. Louis Steeman in October 2008. Louis did a great job for our association, thanks to him we looked in some ‘dead angles’ and moved our frames of reference. Our association is still growing. As well in quantity of members as in the qualification of the members. But we have too less people for ‘ongoing tasks’. Such as council members, newsletter editors, a webmaster, members and a chair of the ethic committee. In spite of this, there is a lot of creativity and enthusiasm for new projects. What we achieved is the following: - We had a very successful conference on TA together with BMC-company in November 2008, and in 2009 many NVTA members join again the organization of a new TA conference. Seven (P)TSTA-members will give workshops based on the “Seven sources of power” by Claude Steiner. - We will start a paper magazine with guest-editors and special themes for four times per year. Our newsletter (only digital) will stop till we have editors. - A virtual network for TA-fans (in test-status) by LinkedInTA - Regional meetings with 2 council members; informal chats with members. - To build a bridge between training institutes who offer TA programs without accreditation (not associated) and the NVTA. We organized a meeting with 5 such institutes. Very new is our attitude for not confronting them (very often done in the past and not working well), but asking why they like to work with TA and what they would expect from an association like NVTA/EATA. This was an ‘eye-opening’ meeting and will have a follow up. Romania – ARAT
ARAT continued the growing process in the last year. Now, more ARAT members than last year are involved into our projects. This events are meant to improve the size of the TA community, the cohesion of the members and the level of knowledge: o The National TA Conference second edition, 27 November – 1 December 2008, Timisoara, with 80 participants, 15 workshops, delivered by 6 TA foreign trainers (Birgitte Heiller, John Parr, Alex Piotrowska, Mario Salvador, Roger Day) and 12 Romanian presenters is now a regular, annual event linked to the annual General Assembly of our Association. o TA Summer School, second edition, 8-15 July 2008, Sambata de Sus, Fagaras, with 4 TA foreign trainers (Birgitte Heiller, Helene Cadot, Anne Marie Linnenkamp, Ane de Graaf) and 40 participants. The program included therapy, supervision, debriefing on some theoretical aspects. o Mini-Winter School, first edition, 22-25 February 2009, Bran, Brasov, with Dave Spencely and 20 participants. Main activities were therapy and supervision. We have now one member CTA-P, one CTA-O and another one who already had passed the written exam, and next year we hope that they will become PTSTA’s and this will be the beginning of a self-sustainable TA community in Romania. Russia – RATA, SOTA, KATA 37
Currently, I represent 3 Russian associations affiliated with EATA (SOTA, RATA and KATA), with total membership of 135 people. There are on-going training programs in all TA fields of application in Russia, largely due to the contribution of foreign trainers. We would like to emphasize the role of SOTA in this respect. The most popular field is TA in psychotherapy now. It is taught widely not only at Russian universities in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, but also in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Israel. The major paradox that we are observing in the training process is that there are many trainees who begin the training or enjoy the ongoing training, and only few people take the examination. For example, after 18 years of the regular TAtraining under the aegis of EATA there are only 2 TSTAs, 2 PTSTAs and 5 СТАs (all of them – in psychotherapy) in Russia. However, at the same time, TA is very popular and is included in compulsory training program at psychological educational institutions. We believe that it is caused by several factors: 1) it is hard to fulfill necessary procedures of the examination process and preparation for it under some linguistic isolation; and, 2) it may seem strange, but the next factor is high efficiency of TA application beyond certification, as the EATA certificate is not recognized in Russia (just like certificates of any other modality of psychotherapy) and it doesn’t allow carrying out legal practice. Serbia – SATA
SATA is Serbian national association for Transactional Analysis. From the beginning all activities of SATA were based on promoting principles and ideas of T.A. in Serbia and Balkan region through initiative for regional TA meetings which were basis for development of the project – EATA Summer schools. In the process of democratization of society members of SATA participate in many fields and support growing up responsibility, acceptance and tolerance.Our members have projects in NGO based on T.A. in working with adolescents, abandoned kids, women in the process of divorce, politicians and families. Members of SATA also cooperate with TA colleagues from former Yugoslav republics and participate in all TA meetings and workshops organized in these countries. SATA participated in Summer TA school in Skopje (Macedonia) from 01.-03.May 2008. and in Summer TA school in Budva ( Montenegro) from 03.-05. October 2008. During 2009. there were many activities in National Association. Four Basic 101 courses started and three new Advance groups began with training. SATA has 40 members now and continually is opening for new experiences and developing in ideas of approaching to Europe. For the first time in Belgrade will be held CTA exams venue from 24. to 25. September 2009. After the exams, from 26.-27. September 2009. SATA is organizing together with EATA & Europian connection committee 4TH Summer TA school with title T olerance & A cceptance The presentaters will be from many europian associations: Martin Bertok,PTSTA,P (Slovenia), Workshop: Personal change through anticipation contracting –TA/P Roger Day, PTSTA,P ( UK), Workshop: TA and play therapy – TA/P Sabine Klingenberg, TSTA,O (Germany), Workshop: Managing Leadership Transition successfully –TA/O Workshop: Shame-(not) a subject for people in organizations – TA/O Maria Nabrady, PTSTA, E (Hungary), Workshop: Adult learning for Adults –TA/E, Workshop: What makes an organization?- TA/O Nada Zanko, PTSTA, P (Croatia), Work with children through 5 techniques and 5 human values – TA/P Members of SATA hope that all participiants of 4th Summer TA school will enjoy in meetings, workshops and have a nice time in Belgrade - interesting town with kind people! Slovenia – Sloventa
In this Year, SlovenTA lived very intensive life. According to previous Years first task for SlovenTA was changing manegment, after that we established the anual plan of actions. As a result of last Year's council meeting in Ljubljana, negotiations about new program- TA- Organizatinal field ended wery well, and we started the program in February. Pascal Theobald and Oliver Montadat are trainers. EATA support's the program by reimbursing the travel costs for trainers. Our distinguish member and formal president of SlovenTA Martin Bertok is activ in a group for provideing new legislation in a field of Psychotherapy. We started a conections between diferent trainers of TA in Slovenia, and also among students of TA. We are doing small steps towards recognition of TA to the society in general. Cooperation among ex-Yugoslav countries associations is also very good. We're regualr members of many seminars, congresses and other activities. Membership in SlovenTA slightly incrise, now we have 40 members. Till the end of the Year 2009, we plan 3 more workshops with forign Trainers. Spain 38
Activities of the Association of TA.PAPHTA in the period from July 2008 to July 2009 "Scientific Days" of the association took place in Alcalá de Henares, a city with a renowned university, in October 2008. This event succeeded in achieving its objectives with an interesting Programme and recreational activities in the presence of professionals and students of Transactional Analysis. At the end of the Programme was organised the General Assembly in which future projects were presented for approval: (1) Organizing "Next Scientific Days" in October 2010 in Valladolid, a city with a famous university. (2) Organizing a meeting of "Professional Exchange" for one day, completely free of charge for members of APPHAT and persons related with technical and applied Transactional Analysis. Venue: city of Seville, in the south of Spain, at the Institute of Secondary Education San Isidoro, on the 24 of October 2009. (3) President of APPHAT Concha de Diego and some members of the Executive Board foresee their participation in the meeting called for by the Coordinator of TA Associations in Spain on Saturday 27 of June 2009 in Zaragoza; the central theme is to realize and formalize a project of the Congress of 2010 and to pay homage for the Centennial of the birth of Eric Berne. (4) Participation of President of PAPHTA in the meeting of the Presidents of the European Associations of Transactional Analysis on the 1 and 2 of July 2009 in Rome as well as the General Assembly of EATA that will take place on the 3 of July at 19.00 hours, in Rome. (5) Publications: Number 1 of our information bulletin appeared in July 2008; this year were published numbers 2 and 3; number 4 will be published in December 2009. The bulletin contains interesting articles and both national and international information. A project to translate into Spanish a text specialized in education is continuing well and is also overcoming bureaucratic problems for publishing it. (6) Section of Bibliography: A bibliography is considered an indispensable tool for training good professionals; we are translating articles and recommending books on current topics that we consider of general interest; the number 3, "Integrative Attunement," of our bulletin takes on the theme "Adolescence, an Important Phase of Development"; we recommend texts in English and Spanish and give a short summary of contents. (7) The Association PAPHTA would like to express its gratitude for the availability of awarding a scholarship to help studies and training on TA to one of our members, we appreciate EATA's generosity. Switzerland – ASAT+SGTA
Our association ASAT-SR has been doing very well in 2008/2009. We have now approx.280 members of which 110 certified; We have a new president: Christiane Froidevaux – PTSTA-Counselling is now succeeding to Anne Bonvin to lead the ASAT-SR. We have 6 existing Training Centres. Most of our practitioners are in Education and Psychotherapy, a few in Counselling and Organisations. We have been keen and successful in the achievement of our 4 main goals. 1. Improving Communication with our members : We are in the process of creating a file with all our members’ references, 2. We have finalized the Internet access to our huge TA Library. With thousands of books in English, French and German, we are online on ASAT-SR Website since the end of the year. The loans are limited to ASAT members but the catalogue is accessible to all internet surfers… 3. Increase awareness and acquaintaces with EATA. There will be in 2009 an EATA page on the ASAT-SR Website describing all EATA activities and services and a link to EATA Website. We are waiting for the installation of our new website and logo. 4. Increase our member’s belonging feeling This was partly achieved through the organisation of the 15th Suisse Romande TA day. The subject was “The script, a life’s journey”. 90% of the persons who filled in the evaluation were satisfied. Switzerland - DSGTA
The Swiss German Association actually counts 650 members, this means 8 members less than last year. Last year Barbara Classen Meier has taken over the business of SGTA, Swiss Association of TA (DSGTA and ASAT SR together) from Walter Liechti. The 2. EATA International Colloquium was held in Winterthur, Switzerland on 18th October 2008 with the topic “Development – some insights on the part of Neuro-Psychology and its Equivalences in TA.” The excellent speakers Prof. Willi Stadelmann and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Elbing succeeded to describe the theme extensive, competent and exciting in two lectures form their individual background. In the afternoon at the worldcafe the theses of both speakers were discussed and reflected by the participants in small groups. The organizers Daniela Soneregger-Dürst and Dorothea Schütt were happy to get a lot of excellent feedbacks from 50 participants from Switzerland and abroad. Last March the German Swiss TA-trainers held a meeting and decided to continue every year. The topic was “How to lead a group” and will be next year about the topics of the 101-seminars. A new Logo and a new Website have been created for our Association. Have a look at www.dsgta.ch 39
UK – IDTA
Euro TAPACY The IDTA has launched a Euro TAPACY project with funding support from EATA. They have received 8 responses from 6 countries including Croatia; Hungary; Romania, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. IDTA are now drawing up an initial specification for the award and this will be circulated to identified partners. UK TAPACY In the UK they have just moderated a group in Medway which means that another group of children will get the UK proficiency award. Interest continues to grow in the UK, with a group recently starting in Cumbria and another due to start in Lincolnshire. Changes to Membership Categories IDTA Council have just finished revising the proposals for change to membership categories and this will de sent to members by Mid-July. The proposal opens membership to all four fields of specialism whilst at the same time ensuring that the IDTA continues to be the hub for educational; organisational and developmental counselling practice. The proposed changes will affirm the professional purpose of the organisation and make it clear that clinical registration/representation will not be an objective. IDTA/ITA Links Initial contact has been made between the two councils to clarify a new understanding with a view to building a more cohesive approach to the organisation of TA in the UK. Conference and Exams The conference will take place in London in October (visit www.instdta.org for information and booking forms). The IDTA will host exams for the first time the day before the conference and it already looks like these will be well subscribed. Challenges going forward The short term challenge is to renew the website and in the longer term to develop proposals for succession planning. UK - ITA
The past 12 months have been very difficult for our organisation. The Council which was elected at the AGM in March 2008 consisted of only six members, Later several additional members were co-opted by the Council but some members also resigned during the year. The result was that the burden of governance was being carried by too few. Last year’s Council also faced the impending departure of the sole (fulltime) administrator who had managed the central operations of the ITA for 7 years. Unfortunately the transfer to two new (part-time) administrators went disastrously, and one consequence was that the audit of the annual accounts was incomplete at the time of this year’s AGM. The good news is that there is a new Council for 2009/10 with 4 principal officers and 9 ordinary members. They are preparing for an Extraordinary General Meeting in July to approve the (now) audited accounts and to propose a new constitution. A recent residential meeting of the Council to plan strategy and assign tasks and roles was highly successful and there is a new spirit of optimism. The ITA has been granted authority by EATA to conduct CTA exams in the UK, and implementation is proceeding. Ukraina – UATA
UATA consists of 83 members from 13 regions of Ukraine. ТА-101 certificates have been given to 1084 persons to date. We have 1 CTA, 16 trainees, who participate in TA workshops (Gussakovski, Russia). Number of TA-202 seminars in 2008-2009 is 57, number of the training and the supervision groups – 13, 146 persons are the participants. Three programs of TA are available: psychotherapy (V.Gussakovski, E.Soboleva, N.Bondareva, Russia), organisation and education. The programme “TA in education” was started in 2007 (B. Puceli); we are planning to continue training in November, 2009. In January, 2009, there were the meeting of the EATA Ethics Committee in Kiev and the workshop “Ethics in Professional Practice”. It caused the discussing of National Ethical Code and the creating of the Ethics Committee. The UATA Website was created and it is still being filled (www.uata.org.ua)
JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND CONTRACTS President: job description - represent EATA to the TA communities and associations and to professional and lay groups, where TA is or might be of interest - be a leader for the organisation internally (e.g. co-ordinate forces, delegates, member organisations, interests, requests, feedback, projects, people…) - lead (in co-operation with the general secretary) meeting of executive committee) - be a “connecting force” for the organisation - safeguard the international co-operation with other TA organisations and in particular with ITAA through attending the meetings of the board of trustees and executive Committee of ITAA. - be visible and accessible for members and the public as representative of EATA - help Committees and Task Forces to do their work through direct input, process facilitation and making sure, that their results are included in the overall structure and functioning of EATA - be the liaison for the Conference Committee. Vice President: job description - Member of Executive Committee. - Attending the Executive-meetings - Replacing the president in all her/his tasks in case the president is not available. - Supporting the president in different tasks. - At least one Vice-president has to attend the finance committee meetings. - Organizing the awarding of EATA-Medals. General Secretary: job description - A member of the Executive Committee - updates decisions for the Council Booklet - edits the yearly update of the Council Booklet - supports the president in leading the General Assembly and Council meetings - liaison person for the Web site - takes care that Council decisions are in compliance to the statutes and Council Regulations - prepares proposal for amendments or modifications in the Statutes or Council Regulations - works together with all committees and task forces - keeps an eye on voting rules - organise the workshops before EC meetings for the association of the country where EC is meeting. Treasurer: job description Functions: - Staff function - Member of Executive committee - Chairperson Finance committee Tasks: - to plan, control and monitor all financial activities of EATA - create and propose the annual budgets to council and AG M - to support chairpersons of committees and task forces in all financial issues - to establish, update and monitor procedures and work processes concerning EATA expenses and their effects and budgets - to operate all payments in all European currencies with the different EATA bank accounts - to prepare the annual balances and reports the results to Council and AGM All tasks will be done in very close cooperation with president/executive committee and executive secretary Responsibilities: - to make the money available, which is agreed by council, AGM or Executive - monitor the budgets - observe the flow of money in the different accounts - check and update procedures to reduce administrative costs Competencies: In the limits, set by council-,AGM-or Executive decisions, the annual budgets and the actual valid EATA regulations and rules Additional Tasks assigned to the treasurer at the 2003 Council meeting: 41
Be the primary contact person for possible queries in the communication between the executive secretary and officers and delegates of Council and EATA members European Connection Committee: contract Present responsibilities: - coordinate training requests Eastern European associations and training proposals Western European trainers - distribute funds to Western European trainers for travel cost involved in managing programmes in EE - Distribute founds to East European associations for different projects: establishing associations, starting 101 courses, developing training in different fields in TA, supporting ongoing training programs, and support for providing the literature for training in TA in EE association. - Each year during Council meeting, ECC will establish policy for reimbursement in order to support programs that are planned inside budget of ECC for the next year. A change is proposed in the Eastern European programme for two reason - The present subsidies to Western European trainers to train in Eastern Europe seems contradictory to the policy of enhancing autonomy of ail associations within EATA. - The present tasks are suitable to a committee structure but not a task force (innovative, temporary) structure. Many parties are involved in the work being done in Eastern Europe. It is proposed that EATA only have a facilitative role, and that ECC inform Western European trainers about training needs in the Eastern European associations. The recommendation of ECC is to provide structure and continuity in the training in East European countries, organising summers schools, regional TA meetings etc. Goal is to help Eastern European associations set up and manage their own TA training programmes. Proposed responsibilities for the Eastern European task force in future are: - facilitate the development of training programmes for Eastern European TA associations - facilitate the contact and contracting process between Eastern European associations and possible trainers. - Support of EATA to the Eastern European associations through facilitating European Community subsidies to TA training programmes in Eastern Europe. Activities could be 1. Analysis on current status of training programs in Eastern Europe based on report from national associations. 2. Contact Eastern European Associations concerning their training needs, and invite them to make 2 years project about developing TA training in their countries in order to provide structure and continuity in training. 3. ECC will constitute working group for initiating and organizing 101 courses in EU countries where still there is no TA associations. 4. Assistance in applications for subsidies from E.C., national governments, private institutes for the total proposed programs, if necessary through a specialized firm. 5. Develop a database through which trainers can offer their specialized services to EATA associations and members. 6. ECC will support national associations in Easter European countries in organizing regional meetings in order to provide training in different fields in TA. Job Description â€“ Chair of ECC (European Connections Committee) - To Chair the meetings of ECC during the summer Council meeting of EATA - To meet with or liaise with members of EEC committee throughout the year, to discuss proposals, requests and difficulties - To liaise closely with the General Secretary concerning problems or actions that are not previously accepted - by Council / e.g. . creating and/ or approving new projects in between two Councils / - To liaise with another chairs of Committees in EATA if problems affect several committees - To provide a report three times a year to the Executive (March, July and November) - To coordinate planning and organizing Summer schools - To coordinate activities of working groups in ECC related - to activities in establishing new association / organizing basic 101 courses, referring issues to the Executive secretary, liaison etc/ - To check / approve reimbursements and expenses related - to the planned budget in ECC cooperating with delegates - and members of ECC. Conference Committee: job description Conference Committee is not active at the moment. The tasks belong to Vice-President (Sandra Wilson) reporting to president and Executive. 42
Research Committee: Job description The Research Committee has the aim to promote and support Research work in Transactional Analysis. Different specific ways were identified to implement this project: o Building a network to collect and bring together main resources and interest in this field o Boosting specific research projects on topics of main interest for TA o Creating a fund to support research projects already going on o Developing training and examination sttandards related to knowledge of research o Highlighting research in TA conferences and on EATA Newsletter o Using EATA web-site to spread information and to collect TA publications references Translation Committee: Job description Translation Committee offers advice and resources for Translation/Interpretation of TA Books and Material Advice = List of translators and interpreters Resources = financial help for translation of TA training handbook and EATA’s original written material (copyrights belong to EATA). For the translation of other written material, see pre-requisites. Criteria and Procedure for EATA’s financial help for translation of training handbook, PTSC telegram and/or other EATA’s original written material Request is to be sent to TTF with A precise budget Name of the responsible person in the national association (PTSTA or TSTA preferably or the highest possible level of training when associationhas no PTSTAs yet) Commitment from the person an association 1. to keep the translation up to date 2. to send a copy (paper) of the translation + copy on the website 3. to send the official invoices which have been paid for that translation Decision about the amount of money will be made on basis of those elements. The amount of money is sent after reception of 2) and 3). Ethics Committee All complaints will be managed directly by the national organisations. EATA is the umbrella organisation of the national organisations and individuals are members through their national organisation. EATA national organisations have their own ethics committees, codes and procedures. National organisations have the responsibility for resolving their own breaches of ethics and professional practice. The EATA Ethics Committee’s role is to offer advice and assistance on ethical issues. The EATA Ethics Committee is the body with the task to secure the proper implementation of the professional ethics guidelines at the national association’s level. The EATA Ethics Committee: • defines ethic principles • describes the charter for the procedures and principles which are binding for the • associated organisations. • EATA Ethics Committee focuses on prevention and education, like discussions on difficult themes, conference workshops, information and articles. EATA Ethics Committee offers assistance to their members (national associations). Upon request of the national organisations, the EATA Ethics Committee will provide: • advice, supervision, mediation and arbitration. • support for to find enough unbiased people for to investigate a case. • support to build up an ethics committee. EATA Ethics Committee will also confront its members (national associations) in the case a process has not been clear or correct. EATA Ethics Committee is not an appeal instance for the content of ethical cases. EATA Ethics Committee is a processes facilitating instance in case of difficulties in handling ethical issues and can be contacted by any involved party (associated organisations and individual members). Individual members can ask the EATA Ethics Committee for information concerning ethical issues. If necessary, the EATA Ethics Committee will indicate the appropriate procedures to follow.
Where for any reason the (mediation, arbitration) process fails and the two parties are not able to find a solution, EATA and National ethics committee should no more investigate. The parties are free to bring their case to the court. Ethics Committee (national and EATA) will defer to the finding of the civil court and – if necessary – formulate sanctions (like dispense, exclusion e.g.). PTSC/COC: Contract between EATA and PTSC/COC April 5th, 1997 – amended 11/97 1. PTSC us a standing committee of EATA. COC is a subcommittee of PTSC 2. EATA delegates all responsibility for the ruling, organisation and administration of its training and certification processes to PTSC/COC. This task shall be fulfilled in cooperation with T&C Council (and ITAA) through the work in the TA Certification Council to ensure mutual recognition of training and certification processes worldwide. 3. PTSC will make decisions within its area of delegated responsibility without seeking ratification from EATA council (as decided by EATA Council on Nov. 24th ,1996 in Frankfurt). 4. PTSC/COC budget will be agreed annually. PTSC/COC aim to be self supporting. Any surplus or deficit will be handled in cooperation with the finance committee of EATA. 5. PTSC will consist of 7 council members plus the Chair of COC. All levels of training ( if possible) shall be represented and not more than one member can be without certification as CTA. 6. COC will consist of 5 up to 10 members, out of which at least 2/3 will be council members. Members are: • One chairperson. She or he has to be a TSTA • Two ex-officio members. - Chair of PTSC - Supervising examiner • Up to 7 other members All COC members must be at least CTA 7. If PTSC/COC at any time propose making changes in the provisions set forth in paragraphs 1 to 6 above, such changes must be approved by EATA Council, PTSC/COC will consult T&C Council in advance via the TA Certification Council. 8. PTSC/COC meetings will be held in conjunction with EATA Council meetings. If PTSC and or COC need to arrange extra meeting time to do their work, they are empowered to do so. 9. PTSC/COC makes full reports to EATA Council on all its activities at each Council agendas of both meetings will be circulated to Council members at least one month prior to Council meetings to facilitate the consultation process. PTSC Chairperson: job description 1. The PTSC Chair stays in office for 4 years or until the end of her/his mandate as national delegate. The PTSC Chair has to be a TSTA. 2. Chair the PTSC meetings 2x a year. This includes: • draft and agenda for the meeting and have it distributed through the executive Secretary with the invitation to Council meetings. • be responsible that the meetings are minuted and that the minuted actions get done. 3. Report to Council ail decisions and important activities (including those of COC). 4. Between the meetings be responsible for the handling of requests form members and any other business that emerges. Make sure, that all important matters are brought to the next available PTSC (and Council) meeting for report ( if could be handled and finished already) and/or discussion and decision in the meeting. The responsibility is to make sure that PTSC is functioning appropriately in the service of our professional members. This means also close cooperation with the executive Secretary. 5. Write and publish (with executive Secretary) the PTSC telegram when appropriate. 6. Together with the Treasurer of EATA draw and administer the budget of PTSC/COC 7. Together with the Chairperson of COC (and – appointed-delegate) attend the meetings of TACC once a year and do the necessary work there to secure the worldwide international cooperation an mutual recognition of TA training and exams. 8. Delegated tasks: “routine handling” of exceptions and expansions (exceptions administrator) bursaries (bursaries administrator) 44
Contract administrations ( Executive Secretary) PTSTA contracts should be monitored by a PTSC member.
COC Chairperson: job description 1. The COC chair stays in office for 4 years or until the end of her/his mandate as national delegate. 2. Chairs the COC meeting once a year, or when a special meeting is necessary. Drafts an agenda for the meetings. Is responsible that the meetings are minuted and that the minuted actions are done 3. Reports to council all decisions and important activities. 4. COC is responsible for all matters which deal with written and oral exams, and all matters to do with accreditations: To determine dates and venues for exams To maintain records of exam results To respond to special requests for exceptions in exam process Together with the treasurer of EATA and the chair of PTSC devise and administer the budget for COC (that includes the expenses of exam procedures) To represent COC on TACC, attend the meeting once a year and to the necessary work there to ensure the mutual recognition of TA training and exams worldwide To maintain contact with EATA representative at EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy). TEW Coordinator: job description 1. Cooperate with PTSC. Implement decisions made by PTCS concerning the TEW. Make suggestions about necessary changes and /or clarifications in procedures and regulations to the PTSC. 2. Cooperate with EATA treasurer in financial arrangements, budgeting etc. 3. Ensure continuity and development of the TEW. 4. Set dates and places for future TEWs and publish this in Newsletter and Script. 5. Send information about the content and procedure of the TEWs to anyone who shows interest. 6. Communicate, be available to answer questions and give information through letters, telephone, fax and e-mail. 7. Receive and administer registrations. Keep the deadline and number of participants to what has been decided. Make efforts to accommodate those who wants to participate as soon as possible. 8. Make practical arrangements for the TEW, like booking of rooms. 9. Find suitable staff-members and communicate and give information to them. 10. Organize the workshop: schedule, group division, time-slots, teaching parts for the different staff members, feed-back-sessions etc. 11. Make sure that all the TPOâ€™s are distributed to staff-members in good time and the right amount and in the right language. 12. Give information to staff and participants during the workshop. Ensure a good constructive working climate for everyone. Be responsible for practical arrangements; rooms, breaks, drinks etc. Assist in solving any problems that might arise. Take part in the content and possibly serve as one of the staff. 13. Make sure that the intentions of the TEW are carried through. 14. Make sure that all participants and staff gets all necessary feed-back. Job Description for EATA Web Master The EATA Webmaster reports to the Executive of EATA through the delegated officers of the Executive. Currently, this is the General Secretary for general website matters, and the Chair of PTSC for matters related to PTSC / COC. 1) To provide the executive of EATA with information regarding the development of the EATA website and to discuss with the executive how to create a website which fulfills their requirements. 2) The EATA webmaster will build, design, develop and update the EATA website following the principles and guidelines provided by EATA exectuive. 3) The EATA webmaster will administer the process for ensuring the website is maintained by the web host. 4) The website should: I. Be easy to access, and functional, for both EATA members and the public. II. Be optimized for the major search engines. III. Provide information regarding EATA and Transactional Analysis. IV. Be kept up to date, with new information being added as soon as it is available, and out of date information being removed. V. The webmaster should actively seek new information which needs updating on the web site...E.g. Issues such as details of new delegates to EATA Council. 45
VI. The webmaster should attend meetings with the Executive and other relevant committees. 5) There can be considered 3 levels of updates for the website: I. Details of dates for conferences / contact details / details for the members websites etc. These are provided by members of EATA council and general members of EATA. Dates of exams will be included, but only when confirmed by the Chair of COC. The webmaster can update these immediately. II. Matters of significant news and changes to specifics available on the site, such as new pages on the site, or statements related to the job descriptions of officers. The Webmaster must liaise with the delegated Executive officers prior to making these changes. III. The most significant changes, such as radical changes to the design of the site or functionality of the site, should be discussed initially with the delegated officers, and through them, the Executive as a whole. These changes can only be implemented with their agreement. 6) The EATA webmaster can: I. Claim a fee for the work involved in building, designing and developing, and maintaining the website as negotiated with the Executive. II. Claim expenses for attending meetings regarding the website if agreed with the delegated officer prior to the meeting. 7) The EATA webmaster will provide EATA with a minimum of 3 months notice of leaving office. EATA can terminate the contract with the webmaster with 3 months notice. I. On leaving office the webmaster will provide the new webmaster and the delegated officers with all details regarding the hosting of the web site needed to ensure a smooth transfer of role. Executive Secretary: job description Independent management of the office in own home/office. Allowed to hire clerical help. Statutes, article 14, paragraph h: "directed by Council" Member of Executive Committee, of Information Task force and of Finance Committee Actually reports to and takes orders from Council (meetings/decisions), as well as President, Treasurer and PTSC chair. Sometimes gets orders/requests from Committee or Task-forces chairs. In case of doubts consults with President, Treasurer, or chair of PTSC for PTSC matters. Paid an honorary fee based on an hourly rate, decided by Executive Committee, and within a budget which is elaborated with Treasurer and Council, and voted on by General Assembly. Secretariat budget (C1) is in two parts: - C11: Staff = hourly rate - C12: Material = all office expenses, including reimbursement of travel/accomodation expenses. Tasks: A. For Council Management of office. Hiring/supervising clerk if/when help is necessary Administration of membership department: annual renewals, up-keeping of lists, work on membership Directory, keeping of statistics on membership. Information/communication: receiving mail, telephone/faxes/e-mails, and responding or redirecting to appropriate chairs or affiliated association and conference organisers. Managing legal and administrative announcements to be delivered in due time to Council/ Affiliated associations/members, through Newsletter or mail (Agendas: General Assembly, Council meetings; calls for membership renewals). Attending Council meetings and General Assembly and taking notes. Collating all necessary information for Minutes, redaction, typing, production, dispatching of minutes to all council members, staff, affiliated associations and some related associations. Providing the Newsletter Editor with necessary material ( summary of minutes, various lists, and convocation to General Assembly) as well as subscriptions requested by the affiliated associations; Keeping and circulating updated lists of council members, staff, committees and necessary contacts. Taking care that "Notification of Delegate" forms are sent to EATA. Keeping a file of current and past council members. Creation or updating, production and circulation of all necessary administrative forms such as annual affiliation reports by associations, notification of delegates, letterhead stationary, etc. Administrative responsibility for new affiliations. Keeping files of all Affiliation documents and contracts. Keeping of files for secretariat, mail, accounting, affiliations, council, job descriptions, etc. Accounting: up-keeping of books, preparation of annual reports to be presented to professional accountant for checking. Co-signing of payment orders. Contacts with German bank. Claiming reimbursement of taxes from Federal Tax Authority. 46
Management of local bank account for "material" budget. Checking that all membership payments to EATA are done in time. Maintaining friendly, diplomatic relationship with all officers, chairs, members, staff, in EATA as well related associations through mail, phone, e-mail, and actual contacts during meetings and conferences. Keeping confidentiality in all matters. B. For PTSC Administration of contracts: For each contract: receiving, checking for completeness, checking with PTSC Chair for PTSTA contracts, endorsement, entering in the computer, mailing to candidate and sponsor, filing. Accounting for PTSC/COC: contracts, exams, TEWs, bursaries, etc, Keeping statistics on contracts. Keeping lists of successful candidates. Keeping in touch/ reporting to PTSC chair. Copying and mailing of calls for examiners. Mailing and filing of PTSC Telegram. Job description for EATA delegate to EAP The EATA delegate to EAP is the representative of Transactional Analysis in EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy) • The EATA delegate to EAP has to be a TSTA Psychotherapy with at least 5 years of experience as a trainer • She/he should be an EATA delegate and exceptions can be made • She, he is elected by the EATA council anonymously for 1 year elect + 3 years, can be re-elected and she/he can be proposed by the retiring delegate • If she/ he delegate is unable to attend meetings for certain reasons, she/he will propose another person to EATA executive which will be the deputy in all these cases. • The Liaison Person is the Chair of PTSC • The EATA delegate to EAP will attend the yearly council meeting and attend the PTSC meetings and give her report. • She/he will send a regular report for the PTSC meeting in March to the Chair of PTSC • The EATA delegate to EAP is present and active at EAP meetings 3 times a year in order to give Transactional analysis its place • She/he is a member of EWOC (European Wide Organisation Committee) • She/he will inform EATA through regular reports of new decisions, evolutions in EAP • She/he eventually will ask EATA to adapt its own regulations to EAP requisites, in order to receive EAP recognition, e.g. concerning recognition of TA training institutes for Psychotherapy which will award ECP) • She/he will represent EATA’ opinion – after collecting opinions by internal mailing process with EATA through the liaison person concerning any important decisions like accepting a new modality of psychotherapy • Travel and accommodation related to the role will be paid by EATA – alternatively also for the deputy Newsletter editor – job description The editor • is, in cooperation with the editorial board, responsible for the content of the newsletter, e.g. gets and edits (together with the authors) articles and pieces of information, decides form and content of each issue, • stimulates authors to write for the newsletter and generates (from members and officers) reports about important activities and actions in and from EATA, • guides and controls the work of the executive editor – currently Marianne Rauter – e.g. makes sure that content and layout is correct, that every issue is printed and published in time.
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION for TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS
____________________________________________________________________ Please use one form per delegate. Print legibly or type. When there are several associations in the same country, it is your responsibility to co-ordinate to select your common delegate and to each fill out your respective part of the present form. ONLY when the form is COMPLETE AND SIGNED BY ALL parties, please return it to EATA’s Executive Secretary: Marianne Rauter, Silvanerweg 8, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
NOTIFICATION OF DELEGATE TO EATA COUNCIL COUNTRY
DELEGATE’S NAME AND ADRESS
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We confirm that: - the above-named has been appointed democratically to represent our country association(s) at EATA Council - the above-named is authorised to vote on behalf of our country association(s), as defined in the EATA Statutes. - we are aware of the arrangements regarding recompense for travel costs, as defined in the EATA Council Regulations. - we have read and understood the enclosed Job Description for EATA Council Delegate. - the delegate is a Certified Member of EATA or a member in contractual training. - the delegate agrees to serve for the 4-year term of office. - the delegate agrees to attend Council meetings regularly (currently scheduled once each year); to serve on committees and otherwise assist in the work of EATA; to arrange for the attendance of a properly-briefed substitute if necessary; to inform their association(s) of Council decisions and ensure that all members get this information.
DELEGATE’S SIGNATURE _________________________________ DATE___________
PRESIDENT(S) OF: ASSOCIATION_____________ SIGNATURE____________________ DATE___________ ASSOCIATION_____________ SIGNATURE____________________ DATE___________ ASSOCIATION_____________ SIGNATURE____________________ DATE___________
Job description of Affiliated Associations Delegates to EATA Council A delegate is contracted to represent his/her country or association(s) in Council and on committees of Council and votes according to any instructions received. 48
The delegate agrees to serve for the 4 year term of office normally beginning with the council meeting after the Annual General Assembly and finishing with the AGM 4 years later. Delegates are expected to attend all council meetings and the Annual General Assembly. Where there are circumstances which prevent attendance, the president(s) of the association(s) and the EATA president will be informed. A properly briefed replacement will be chosen and the president of EATA will be informed. Delegates be asked to represent EATA in dealings with other organisations, governments, etc. Delegates are asked to familiarise themselves with Council Statutes, Regulations, Minutes of the previous Council, and other relevant documents, in order to facilitate the proceedings in Council. Delegates are expected to inform their association(s) of Council decisions and to ensure that all members get this information. Delegates are expected to serve on committees/task forces (see below). This can include work outside council meetings such as telephone conferencing, letter writing, keeping of records, etc. Council committees at present are as follows and are subject to change according to the current needs of Council: Executive: the officers plan Council meeting, etc. (they meet three times per year) Conference: co-ordinates plans for annual conferences PTSC: defines Professional Training Standards COC: Committee of Certification: decides rules, etc., in liaison with TACC.COC is a sub-committee of PTSC. Finance: budgets, accounts, etc. Ethics: for ethics or professional practice issues. Publications: for Newsletter, Directory, web-site. Task Forces for: Psychotherapy, European connections, Statutes This job description was first approved by Council 12.11.1993 and modified on 23.03.1999. Current procedures for claiming expenses are described in the EATA Council Booklet. Additional information may be obtained directly form the EATA Treasurer.
EATA price list All payments are calculated in Euro, payments in other currencies will be calculated on current exchange rates. Part 1
Euro - € East. Europe
Based on TA qualification
Associate Member (AM) (interest in joining affiliated association)
Regular Member (RM) (has completed an introductory 101)
Regular Member Trainee (RMT) (contract re. EATA standards)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and eventually 101 Instructor
Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)
1* and 2*
* = First year membership
Direct membership for non European ITAA members
from cat. 2 to cat. 3
from cat. 4 to cat. 5
TRAINING and CERTIFICATION
Training contract, Level 1 Training contract, Level 2 Expansions
Regular € 34,00 € 47,00 € 250,00
2.2 COC exam
Level 1, CTA Retake, written exam Retake, oral exam Special exam (e.g. Italy) Level 2, TSTA Retake, teaching part Retake, supervising part
€ 300,00 € 150,00 € 150,00 € 80,00 € 370,00 € 185,00 € 185,00
Marking CTA written exam, to reader
East. Europe € 17,00 € 24,00 € 60,00 € 80,00 € 40,00 € 40,00 € 100,00 € 50,00 € 50,00
2.3 Training Endorsement Workshop (TEW)
2.4 Training and Examination Handbook
2.5 Cancellation fees: 10% retained on examination or TEW fee Part 3 ADVERTISEMENT EATA Newsletter (3 issues per year, 6000 copies) 1/1 page 1/2 pge 1/4 page 1/8 page
Regular Price per issue: € 245,00 € 123,00 € 63,00 € 36,00
PAYMENTS to the following EATA accounts is possible: UBS, Rue du Rhône 8, Case postale 2600, CH-1211 Genève 2 , Switzerland BIC: UBSWCHZH80A – Account N° IBAN:CH45 0027 9297 C263 2960 5 (Euro-account), Sparkasse Bodensee, Germany, IBAN 29690500010001102789, BIC: SOLADES1KNZ, (Euro) and Royal Bank of Scotland, account No. 10042822, sort code 160023 (GBP)
EATA budget 2008 - 2010 I NCOME MEMBERSHIP fees PTSC/COC fees PUBLICATIONS CONFERENCES TAXES REFUND INTERESTS Other refunds TOTAL EXPENSES COUNCIL Executive Committee Ethics PTSC TEW COC Examination Supervising examiner Exam language coordinator Bursaries & subsidies Conference Development committee European connection Colloquia Recognition Psychoth. (EAP) Research Research journal Translation Newsletter Handbook Web site legal advice Secretariat banking costs TOTAL Result
154525,23 65775,13 189,50 91,72 12761,90 60,91 233404,39 19932,20 26578,66 5756,84 10062,47 10298,56 7983,33 28028,48 2491,10 1110,46 1500,00
12696,88 5471,95 6094,77 4771,25 1456,07 19841,68 740,00 3845,71 3534,21 26314,22 198508,84 34895,55 - 60 -
146000 60000 1000
20000 38000 5000 29000
22000 27000 5000 12000 11000 9000 28000
3000 12000 7700 35410 8000
3000 12000 10000 30000 8000
6000 40000 10000 7000 20000
33000 5500 2000 27000 2000 27000 4000 318610 -105110
5000 30000 295000 -65000
HOW TO REQUEST MONEY FOR PROJECTS
If not a project that has a committee
Office If not their project
Committee Chair Yes
Liaison Person ? Executive Committee
Who do you request money for projects from and how is this processed via committee and executive 1. All Executive members are also liaison for every committee and task force 2. Request for money should go first to Committee/Task Force Chair. If there is no committee/Task Force then (and only then !) does it go direct to EATA office. 3. If Committee Chair approves money can be spent from the Committee budget without Executive approval. 4. If there is some doubt/question/ or insufficient fund in Committee budget then take contact to liaison person 5. Liaison person brings request to Executive Committee 6. Executive decision is communicated to the Committee Chair via Liaison person. 7. Committee Chair deals with request 8. If request goes direct to Office, Office brings issue to Executive Committee. Decision of Exec. Committee will be communicated to the request person via a nominated member of Exec.Committee. 9. The requester does not communicate directly with the Executive Committee (this is because we need to ensure that one designated person only is dealing with the issue and there is no conflict or miscommunication. 10. Actual payments from the treasurer will be done, when a clear request with authorisation of the relevant person/committee (see above) is presented to the treasurer with relevant banking informations.
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Regulations for reimbursement of travel expenses Valid from: March 1st 2002, amended July 2004 These regulations for the reimbursement of travel expenses are an appendix to the job descriptions and must be part of each contract between Council/Executive committee and task forces or committees. 1. Who may claim? Council members in their role as a delegate of one or more national associations will be reimbursed their travel costs to Council meetings – costs for hotel and meals are expected to be reimbursed by the national organisation(s). Others - based on a contract in which travel activities are specified (within the approved budget) and/or on invitation of Executive committee. 2. Which travel expenses may be claimed? Transportation by air/ship: Economy class. Claimants should book early and look for special offers/rates or booking techniques like cross booking to receive weekend rates from different carriers. Book only safe carriers! by public transport: (train, buses, taxis ): Ask for special rates and use them! Train: First class is accepted. by car: Only accepted if there is no reasonable alternative. Reimbursement will be based on a fixed amount/per kilometre. Base: payment to official business site in the home country of the claimant. The total amount for car travel is restricted to the sum allowed for an economy flight between relevant airports. To compare and to document this for reimbursement is the responsibility of the traveller. Board and Lodging Except for attendance at the annual council meeting, EATA offers a subsidy (lump sum) for necessary overnight stays and board. For these subsidies receipts are not required (only proof of attendance of the respective meeting in the minutes). Meals: For a whole day of travel this is € 25,-. Lodging: The maximum amount is € 100,- per night. (more can be reimbursed with receipt and approval of finance and/or exec. committee). 3. How to claim Please use the current reimbursement forms (same date as these regulations – they will be published each year in the Council booklet). Please send the forms either typewritten or in UPPER CASE ( e.g. CAPITAL LETTERS). 4. General All expenses need to be endorsed either by these regulations or through a contract with Council/Executive committee or by the person who bears the responsibility for the budget. EATA business year is from January 1st to December 31st. The accounts are closed on February 1st the following year. Please send in your requests before that date – later requests will generally not be accepted. Payment of reimbursements The working currency of EATA is € (Euro).Conversions from/to other currencies will be done based on the actual official monthly rates of the EATA bank. 5. Special regulations for delegates of Eastern European TA-associations: Due to the special financial situation in some countries in Eastern Europe EATA offers to these delegates the possibility to be reimbursed at the site of the Council meeting directly in cash. To make this possible, the treasurer needs to be informed at least 4 weeks before the meeting about the estimated amount (and if a reimbursement in € or US$ is requested) via fax or e-mail or mail. As for all Council members, usually only travel expenses are reimbursed. - requests for subsidies or bursaries for board and lodging are to be made by the national association to the EATA bursary/subsidy administrator at the latest by April 1st of the year in which the council meeting - 62 -
takes place. The bursary/subsidy administrator in cooperation with the Chair of European Connections Committee will decide based on budget limitations and inform the national association and the delegate and the treasurer. 6. Subsidies to the travel costs of TA trainers who provide training to member associations in Eastern Europe. The European Connections Committee is in charge of the budget for these activities. TA-associations in Eastern Europe may ask for subsidies for travel costs to invite TA trainers , or hotel expenses/up to half price of airfare / and reimbursement of visa expenses for trainers . It is the responsibility of the national association to plan and finalize the financial parts of the contracts with the invited trainer. Procedure: The national association, which intends to invite a trainer, describes in written form the planned activity and the requested subsidy. (EATA subsidies half the price of the airfare.) Requests should be sent to the Chairperson of European connection. She/he is responsible for the budget. If the requested amount is available, the TA-association and the trainer are granted the reimbursement and they receive these travel regulations and reimbursement forms. The trainer or the association request the reimbursement on the current reimbursement forms together with an endorsement of the Chair of the European Connections Committee. The request is sent with the original receipts to the treasurer – currently Dr. Jan Hennig, Kapellenstr. 3, D-63867 Johannesberg, Germany tel: +49-6029-5373, fax: +49-6029-5881, e-mail: JanHennig@t-online.de
Summary: EATA Rules for reimbursement 1. EATA reimbursement travel costs to meetings according to its reimbursement rules (published each year in the EATA Council booklet). 2. All claims can only be reimbursed with original receipts (tickets, receipts, invoices). 3. For overnight stays EATA pays a “lump sum” of Euro 100,- per night, therefore receipts of the hotel and/or restaurants are not necessary (please keep in mind, that for attendance of Council meetings delegates are not reimbursed for hotel and meals by EATA-this is up to the member organisations to reimburse their delegate). 4. For attendance of meetings with no overnight stay, that require the traveller to be away from home for a whole day, Euro 25,- will be reimbursed for meals (also no receipts required). 5. Reimbursement of other costs can be made according to contracts for a specific task or work in an EATA function or task force. 6. If possible, fill and send page 1 of this form electronically via e-mail to JanHennig@t-online.de – for better reading and easier banking transactions- and the receipts in an extra letter to the EATA treasurer. (Jan Hennig, Kapellenstr. 3, D-63867 Johannesberg, Germany).
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EATA REIMBURSEMENT FORM lodging currency amount No. of overnight stays
name and full address (and e-mail address for possible questions)
Banking information (please include bank name, bank address, for Great Britain Account No. and Sort Code of the bank, for the rest of Europe SWIFT or BIC Code (or Clearing Number for Switzerland) and Account No. as IBAN)
Date and Signature:
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for use of treasurer
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some statutes and rules