The EIATSCYP was founded in February 2010 and has the following aims: To promote and extend the practice and development of therapy with Children and Young People across a range of disciplines in Europe and to support ‘best practice’, Specifically to promote and assist in the promotion of post qualification training in Psychotherapy with Children and Young People at Masters level, equivalent for example, to National Vocational Qualification Level 7 in the UK. To also promote and assist in the promotion of post qualification training in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People at equivalent National Vocational Qualification Level 6, To provide European wide accreditation of training courses/programme in Psychotherapy with Children and Young people and also Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People for relevant Member Organizations of EIATSCYP, To encourage and support the highest standards of clinical and ethical practice across the range of disciplines engaged in therapeutic practice with Children and Young People, To encourage and support research and education across the range of disciplines engaged in therapeutic practice with Children and Young People, To promote the training of Supervisors and Trainers, To encourage and support work based cooperation and collaborative projects across a range of professions working therapeutically with children and young people and to promote research into inter-disciplinary/multi-agency collaboration.
In furtherance of the above objectives but not further or otherwise, the EIATSCYP shall have the following powers:
(a) To represent member organizations to National, European and International Associations for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling and to other professions, institutions and governments.
(b) To encourage the exchange and understanding of different theoretical and practical approaches across the range of disciplines engaged in therapeutic practice with Children and Young People.
(c) To do all such things as shall further the above objectives.
Application Procedures for organizations
Please note organisations applying for membership of EIATSCYP that are engaged in the training and education of psychotherapists or psychotherapeutic counsellors must complete all sections of the application form.
1. Name of organisation :
2. Name of training course (if different from the above):
3. Is this application for full membership, provisional membership or associate membership?
4. Has your organisation and your training been accredited by a National Awarding Organisation ?
5. Staffing on the course :
(a) Director/leader of any training course/programme (include qualifications):
(b) Names and qualifications of any principal trainers on the course/programme :
6. State how your organisation supports the aims and objectives of the EIATSCYP :
7. How is your organisation constituted (that is, do you possess a constitution or the equivalent that is compatible with the constitution of the EIATSCYP? Please include copies of any relevant documentation with this application)
8. How many members( of any category) do you currently have?
9. How long has your organisation/ training course/programme been in existence ?
10. Do you have a code of Ethics and professional Practice ? (Please include a copy with this application)
11. Are there any ethical complaints outstanding against your organisation or any of the individual trainers?
12. Description of training course, if applicable:
(a) Briefly describe the philosophy that informs your training course.
(b) Give an overview of any course curriculum to do with psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling with children and young people indicating how the following areas are included in your overall structure :
(i) Theories of human development throughout the life cycle, including sexual development
(ii) An understanding of various psychotherapeutic approaches
(iii) A theory of change
(iv)An understanding of social issues in relation to psychotherapy
(v) Theories of psychopathology
(vi) Theories of assessment and intervention
(include in support of this section any copies of your literature i.e. training brochures, details of the extent and breadth of the training workshops, recommended reading lists, requirements for the completion of training, details of assessment procedures and details of accreditation requirements and procedures.,)
13. Course/programme requirements :
(a) How long (in hours) is the taught component of your course/programme?
(b) What are the requirements for supervision in your training and who provides this supervision ?
(c) What is the requirement for personal therapy on your training, and who provides this?
(d) What are the entry requirements for your training (it is understood that psychotherapy trainings are at a postgraduate level)?
(e) How many hours of therapy practice does a trainee need to have completed at the point of qualification/accreditation ?
(f) Do your trainees complete a placement in a mental health setting or the equivalent ? (Give details of length and requirements)
14. Final Assessment procedures :
(a) How is the theoretical component of the training assessed in the final assessment ?
(b)How is the practical/clinical component of the training assessed in the final assessment ?
(c) Who is involved in both these assessment procedures ? Please indicate how external assessment is included in this process.
Application Procedures for the European Certificate
The award of the graduate certificate in Psychotherapy/Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People for relevant Member Organizations of EIATSCYP will further two objectives:
1.1 To support and facilitate the professional identity of the certificate holder as an Psychotherapist/Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
1.2 To protect and enhance the integrity of Psychotherapy/Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People in Europe.
2.1 Members of institutes/training centres that are fully accredited with EIATSCYP and have successfully completed an accredited training programme.
2.2 Members of fully accredited institutes/training centres who are deemed qualified by experience and practice i.e., via grandparenting.
2.3 Members of fully accredited institutes/training centres who are recognised Supervisors and/or Trainers may also be placed on the Register as a Supervisor or Trainer.
3. Application procedure
Members eligible under 2.1 and 2.2 above may apply for the European Certificate of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (ECAP)/Psychotheraputic Counselling (ECAPC) through their training institute which shall:
3.1 Submit to the Registrar the name(s) of a candidate(s) together with a letter of sponsorship confirming their eligibility under 2.1 or 2.2 above.
3.2 A copy of a graduate certificate in integrative psychotherapy/psychotheraputic counselling for Child and Adolescent if application is made under 2.1 above or a c.v., and outline of professional practice if application is made under 2.2 above
3.3 The sponsoring institute must confirm that the applicant continues to practice as an integrative psychotherapist/psychotheraputic counselling for Child and Adolescent, and receives appropriate levels of supervision, or practices as a Supervisor and/or Trainer.
3.4 If all the above procedures are satisfactory then the Registrar may confirm agreement and issue the certificate(s).
4.1 The initial cost of the certificate will reflect the production cost of the original award and be set at 60 Euro.
4.2 Renewal will be on an annual basis.
5. Accreditation will normally be suspended if the annual renewal fee is not received within three months of the date of the fee renewal invoice.
6. Every 3-5 years a certificate holder should satisfy their member institute that they have met the requirements for continued professional development in their country. EIATSCYP will from time to time ask a sample of certificate holders, chosen randomly, to provide evidence that they have met the requirements.
7. Certificate holders who are found guilty of serious professional misconduct such as may bring the reputation of EIATSCYP into disrepute and/or are found guilty of a criminal offence may have their certification suspended or terminated by the EIATSCYP Board.
7.1 The EIATSCYP Board will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such a process is conducted in a mature and compassionate manner.
7.2 Any member of the Board who as a conflict of interest will not be a party to the deliberations.
7.3 In certain circumstances (e.g., where the person concerned is an influential member of the EIATSCYP) then the Board may engage a senior member of the profession to attend and scrutinise the deliberations of the Board to ensure the process is conducted with rigour, fairness and humanity.