The EAP Board meetings in Vienna on February 18th and 19th, 2011 were not only dedicated to hard work and intensive discussions but also to celebrations and good-byes.
Serge Ginger who held the post of EAP Registrar for ten years decided to resign from this office. During his term of office he carefully checked and signed more than 5.000 ECP applications from 54 different countries. The Registrar’s position involves daily correspondence with the head office and representatives and a tremendous amount of work. Serge Ginger did this job with great success and passion. For several years Serge worked closely together with Ivana Slavkovic who will assume the position this year.
The EAP Treasurer Regina Hilbert who was elected at the AGM in Vilnius in 2005 also resigned. In her term of office she succeeded to improve the EAP´s financial situation remarkably. She was always keen on making financial transactions and the EAP budget transparent for the EAP Board and all EAP members. Her successor Alexander Rieder who holds a degree in International Business Administration will continue with this policy.
Besides these two farewells leaving the EAP Board members in a little sentimental atmosphere it was time to celebrate EAP´s 20th anniversary.
If you like to view some photos from the EAP anniversary and farewell celebrations, you will find a collection of professional photos on this website:
The European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) was founded in June 1991.
According to the EAP Statutes § 2.1 „It is a non-profit organisation that aims to unite psychotherapy organisations into a common association, and organises individual psychotherapists of different orientations in Europe“. This international orientation and multi-cultural spirit could be very closely experienced at the visit of a typical Viennese „Heuriger“ on Friday evening. More than 80 psychotherapists discussed, enjoyed themselves together and listened to a favorite Viennese singer.
At the Annual General Meeting on Saturday Adrian Rhodes from United Kingdom was unanimously elected as the new EAP president. He will officially assume this position from Rodolfo de Bernart from Italy in summer 2011. Eugenijus Laurinaitis from Lithuania was elected as incoming Vice-president.
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