European Association of Applied Psychology
EAAP is the fastest growing non-profit organization that supports the professional collaboration of people interested in the numerous practical applications of psychology. Its main purpose is to promote psychology as accessible, practical and useful science and to facilitate interaction and communication not only among European psychologists, but also among other professionals, students and even enthusiasts that want to have better understanding and better use of all the findings and insights of the modern psychology.
The Association distinguishes 3 membership categories:
Full Members (that could be a person or a company).
The full membership provides you with free ticket for one seminar per year, access to all shared psychology materials and certificate of membership in EAAP.
The Honorary members are people with significant contributions in the field of psychology or related sciences.
They have the privilege to use EAAP as a platform to promote their professional work with non-commercial purposes. They can also use the EAAP to conduct seminars or workshops, after additional arrangements with the governance body of the Association.
In most cases these are other educational, science and research, nonprofit and professional organizations.
This membership is based on reciprocity and common interest for both organizations
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EAAP’s scope of accreditation is the accreditation and preaccreditation of practices providing services/products based on different aspects of applied psychology in Europe and/or internationally. Example of that can be HR, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Behavioral marketing, Behavioral economics, Pedagogy, Adult learning, Social care and other services and practices.
What are the benefits of accreditation?
Simply put, accreditation is quality assurance through external peer review. When an institution, specialized program/service, or single practitioner is accredited, it has demonstrated that it meets standards set by EAAP and our large list of accreditors, specialized in the different fields of applied psychology. Every accreditation is issued for the period of 3 years. After that period the recipient must undergo a similar review to mentain accreditation.
There are three types of accreditation:
- Institutional Accreditation. Accreditors review commercial and non-commercial organizations, institutes, consulting agencies, training and development centers, etc. The accreditation comprises all activities performed by the organization.
- Programatic Accreditation of specific service or product. The object of accreditors review is specific service or product.
- Professional Accreditation. Accreditors review the educational status, professional experience, specific certifications, supervision, code of conduct and ethics of the applicant. This type of accreditation is issued for one person only (name of the applicant and type of practice) and is suitable for Psychotherapists, Coaches, Consultants, HR & recruitment specialists, Soft skill trainers, etc.
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The European Association of Applied Psychology (EAAP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Assoc. Professor Yasen Dimitrov as its new President. This esteemed position reflects his outstanding contributions to the field of applied psychology and his dedication to advancing psychological research and practice across Europe.
Assoc. Professor Yasen Dimitrov brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. With an extensive academic background and a proven track record of research excellence, he has emerged as a prominent figure in the field. His expertise spans various domains within applied psychology, including organizational psychology, business psychology, and organizational counseling.
Professor Dimitrov has expressed his enthusiasm for this appointment, stating, "I am deeply honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the European Association of Applied Psychology. I am committed to fostering collaboration among professionals, facilitating knowledge exchange, and advocating for the application of psychological insights to address societal challenges. Together with our esteemed members and partners, we will strive to advance the field and enhance the well-being of individuals and communities across Europe."
The EAAP is confident that under Professor Dimitrov's guidance, the association will continue to grow and flourish, attracting a diverse range of professionals, researchers, and students who are dedicated to promoting the practical use of psychology. His appointment reflects the EAAP's commitment to promoting excellence and further establishing psychology's relevance in addressing contemporary societal issues.
Please join us in congratulating Assoc. Professor Yasen Dimitrov on his new role as President of the European Association of Applied Psychology. We look forward to the future accomplishments and advancements that will result from his leadership.
Dear members of the European Association of Applied Psychology: In 2023, the time has come to elect the new leadership of our association.
The first step of this process is to elect the new President of the association, who will be given a management mandate for the next five years.
For this purpose, we have prepared an online voting platform, where you will be able to read more about the applications and see a brief presentation of the development plans of the association for each of them.
Your membership must be active for your vote to count. If you have not paid your annual membership fee, contact an EAAP representative before voting.
(The institutional accreditation numbers count for 10 personal votes, no matter the number of institution employees.)
Please follow the link and vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRZBSVY
We are happy to inform our members that another world-renowned psychologist has joined the EAAP accreditation committee. This is Professor I. Vlaev. Since 2014, he has been professor of behavioural science at the University of Warwick (https://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/ivo-vlaev).
Before that, he received his doctorate (D.Phil.) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. He was formerly a Research Fellow at University College London and a Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences at Imperial College London.
With his expertise and experience in the field of behavioral psychology and the new concept of choice alteration ( nudge), he will make a major contribution to our association.
After a thorough review of the certification programs offered in Sweden, EAAP evaluators are pleased to recommend our trusted provider on the subject.
That is Advantum Competence (Advantum Kompetens – Vi möjliggör din utveckling), a Swedish company with extensive experience and an extremely well-selected team of soft skills trainers. Whether you are new to your HR role, or you need to deepen your knowledge, or want inspiration, you will find something that suits you.
The module program is practically focused and linked to situations that HR professionals encounter in everyday practice.
The teaching staff includes some of Sweden's foremost experts who have extensive experience in their fields.
All of our Swedish members are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.
EAAP presents the top 20 Universities for psychology in EU.
The recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 features total of 301 of the top higher education institutions to study psychology. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
The Rankings are based on four indicators:
- Academic reputation;
- Employer reputation;
- Research citations per paper;
- The H-index (a way of measuring the productivity and published work of a scientist or scholar).
The good news is that a total of 131 European programs feature in the psychology rankings, with 13 schools making it into the global top 50. The highest ranked European psychology program can be found at The University of Cambridge in 3rd place, narrowly beating arch-rivals The University of Oxford in 4th. Continental Europe’s best Psychology program can be found at the University of Amsterdam; it has risen from 16th to 15th and is the only non-Anglosphere program to feature among the top 20. Other notable European psychology programs can be found at King's College London (KCL, 20th), the University of Edinburgh (24th), Belgium’s Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (25th) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, 29th), among others.
A great break true for many European authors in the latest book published by Nova publishing based in New York, USA. The topic is Emotional Intelligence, clarification of the concept and revealing of the practical implications. All EAAP members are entitled of discount for both paper and e – book copy. If you are interested, please contact your local EAAP office to receive your personal discount code.
The title of the book is Understanding Emotional Intelligence. https://novapublishers.com/shop/understanding-emotional-intelligence/
We will periodically inform you about all activities and initiatives organized by EAAP through our newsletter. We will also send our members email messages about upcoming events held by the association, our partners or members.
International Conference on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Call for Contributions
All EAAP members are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
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International Conference on Human Reasoning aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and HR practitioners to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Human Reasoning. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Human Reasoning.
International Conference on Human Reasoning has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Human Reasoning. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage.
Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.
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All EAAP members are encouraged to participate.
International Conference on Sleep Psychology and Dreaming aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sleep Psychology and Dreaming. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sleep Psychology and Dreaming.
All EAAP members are prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts or papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Sleep Psychology and Dreaming are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.
The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference,
including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.
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Every year we present our awards to the members of the Association who have distinguished themselves with their professional practices, have applied innovative methodologies in the field of applied psychology or have contributed to the development of EAAP.
Mr. Papadakis is a member of the training staff of the Institute of Group Analysis, coordinator of the training department of Couple and Family Therapy, founding member and member of the board of the Open Psychotherapeutic Centre (Athens, Greece), full member of the Group Analytic Society (London, UK), and currently he is the vice president of the Association of Greek Psychologists https://seps.gr/english/
The award is given for his persistent efforts in training, developing, and bringing into practice a new generation of young psychologists and psychotherapists in Greece. Undoubtedly, with his work as a psychotherapist and trainer, Mr. Papadakis provides not only knowledge but also becomes a mentor and a trusted supervisor—things that young professionals so desperately need.
Taking all of the above into consideration, the Selection Committee concluded that with his long-lasting career and vast experience, Mr. Papadakis emerges as a role model who exemplifies all ethical standards of the EAAP and without question deserves to be awarded the honorary award for 2023. Let this award be a symbolic recognition of everything he has done for the society of psychologists and other helping professions in Greece and Europe.
We have the pleasure to announce that Harold Shulka, a long-time Fontys University Professor
( https://fontys.edu/Bachelors-masters.htm ) , has been granted an honorary membership to the EAAP.
Professor Shulka is well-known for his research findings and contributions to the fields of social relations and ethnic identities.
His work is essential for understanding the formation of ethnic groups and minorities in modern societies.
Reijo Kauppila was born in Helsinki, Finland. He holds a M.Ed from the University of Helsinki. He is the Director of the Helsinki Psychodrama Institute and a leadership Coach at Muutosvalmennus Reijo Kauppila Oy (https://www.muutosvalmennus.fi/). He is also the Chairman of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations (FEPTO) and one of Finland's most prominent "adult learning" experts.
Reijo Kauppila has extensive experience in interactive training, consulting, and coaching. He organizes a number of seminars on psychodrama usage in organizations, as well as coaching and organizational consulting seminars in Europe. His most recent professional endeavors have been in the area of Evidence-Based Trauma Stabilization (EBTS). He is a part of an international initiative that provides a short trauma stabilization treatment for traumatized children in refugee, asylum-seeking, and immigrant families.
Some of the EAAP's basic values are linked to such initiatives, and we are convinced that as Europeans and professionals, we must discover innovative ways to support and integrate migrants into our society. Supporting healthy relationships between children and their parents, as well as developing family resilience, are two ways to go about it.
For his excellent contributions throughout the implementation of the EBST project in Germany, Finland, and Bulgaria, Mr. Reijo Kauppila has been awarded honorary membership in the EAAP.
We wish to announce that professor Marin Paunov, D.Sc., has been granted a Honorary membership from the European Association of Applied Psychology.
As an academic, prof. Paunov designs and is the first to introduce in Bulgaria – at UNWE and other universities – lecture courses in organizational behaviour, strategic HRM and work motivation. He also has specialized, as guest scientist and post-doctoral researcher, in a number of universities, such as: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (Cambridge, MA, USA), LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE – CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE (London, UK), UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE (Milan, Italy), AOTS - International Education Centre of the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade of Japan (Tokyo, Japan), and others.
Professor Paunov has contributed to the field of applied psychology with over 50 publications in the following topics: Human resources management, Organizational behaviour, Organizational Culture and others. http://www.marinpaunov.com/?lang=en
Ethics & professional standards
The principles of EAAP are related to the common moral framework that guides and inspires psychologists and other professionals worldwide toward the highest ethical ideals in their professional and scientific work.
We recognize that we should carry out our activities within a larger social context. We recognize that the lives and identities of human beings both individually and collectively are connected across generations, and that there is a reciprocal relationship between human beings and their social environments. That’s why EAAP as organization is committed to placing the wellfare of society and its members above the self-interest of the discipline and its members.
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