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.
Honorary  Members
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.
Partnering Members
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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Assoc. Professor Yasen Dimitrov Assumes Presidency of the European Association of Applied Psychology

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.



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.

Conference on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy December 20-21, 2022 in Istanbul, Türkiye

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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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.

The European Association of Applied Psychology presents the 2022 Honorary Award to Mr. Thalis Papadakis

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

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.


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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