The Executive Committee of the EAP consists of a maximum of fifteen persons: the President, the two Vice-Presidents, and the Treasurer, all elected by the General Meeting, the General Secretary, the External Relations Officer, the Registrar, the Chairpersons of the NUOC, EWOC and ETSC, all appointed by the Governing Board. The Governing Board may elect two more of its members to the Executive Committee.
Minutes of decisions taken by the Executive Committee are presented to the Governing Board.
The Executive Committee carries out the tasks of the Governing Board and is responsible to the Governing Board.
Psychotherapists are required to engage in extensive personal psychotherapy during their training which is up to seven years duration. Psychotherapists usually have a first degree followed by a professional, highly specialised, theoretical and clinical training which includes research methodology and continuous professional development. The EAP promotes the recognition of common standards of training throughout Europe, and will ensure their mobility across member states.Training