Vienna, February 19th 2009

Vienna, February 19th 2009

 

Participated: Aknin Nicole (France), Attali Nicole (France), Bohak Janko (Slovenia), Botezat Ileana (Romania), Fitzgerald Barbara (Ireland), Laurinaitis Eugenius (Lithuania),Mizinova Tatyana (Russia), Pritz Alfred (Austria), Reboly Katharine (Austria), Reshetnikov Mikhail (Russia), Sasse Charles (Belgium), Uvarova Svetlana (Ukraine) – 12 Board members.

Observers: Michel Meignant (France, President of the French Federation for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis – FF2P, ECPP member), Art Hovanesian (representative of psychotherapeutic societies of Armenia and Georgia).

Absent: Cambosie Augustin (Romania), Fäh Markus (Switzerland), Filts Alexander (Ukraine), Harmatta Janos (Hungary), Krause-Girth Cornelia (Germany), Rhodes Adrian (UK), Sunkel Sue (UK) – 7 Board members.

Chairman – ECPP President Mikhail Reshetnikov,

Secretary – ECPP Secretary Kathy Reboly.

General information from ECPP President

In particular, Chair greeted Board members and said that it was the first meeting after beginning of the bank crunch. The situation requires from us to take new responsibility and new decisions as a lot of people in our countries will need psychotherapeutic help and psychological support. In accordance with the Board’s decisions, Executive Committee has prepared the drafts of the documents, which will be our guidelines for future. Of course, the drafts have some shortcomings, and we invited Board members to criticize them and to make proposals for their improvement. However, considering the fact that we had sent the documents to Board members and didn’t get critical responses, Chair suggested to take them - first - as principle, and then to discuss any alterations and proposals and to approve each of them separately. The proposal was put to the vote and accepted unanimously. All documents were taken as principle.

Then President gave the floor to ECPP Secretary Katharine Reboly:

1. Minutes of the meeting in Bucharest, September 20, 2008

ECPP Secretary presented information about previous Board meeting in Bucharest. President expressed his gratitude to Katharine Reboly and proposed to approve her report without voting. Everybody agreed. It was approved without voting and taken into consideration.

2. Discussion and approval of the following documents:

2.1. Code of Internal Policies

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

2.2. Status of ECPP Past-President

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

Mikhail Reshetnikov proposed to have general discussion on both documents, as Status of Past-President is part of the Code of Internal Policies. Everybody agreed. Speaker reminded the content of the Code of Internal Policies and stressed that this document is the most important document for ECPP activity because it reflects our mutual understanding of the following issues: how we will structure our organization, accept new members, provide certification and accreditation, and what ethical principles guide our work. Chair invited Board members to make any comments or suggestions on this document.

Participated in discussion: Fitzgerald Barbara, Laurinaitis Eugenius, Mizinova Tatyana, Reboly Katharine, Reshetnikov Mikhail, Sasse Charles.

There were proposals to change points 5.1., 6.3.10., 8.2., 1.5.2.b.

These proposals and changes were accepted.

The final version was put to the vote and accepted unanimously.
Speaker told that he have fixed all corrections and include them into final version which will be put on the web-site.

2.3. Ethic Code

Speaker: Barbara Fitzgerald

Barbara Fitzgerald made presentation of the paper and its main chapters and invited Board members to general discussion
There were proposals to change points 3., 3.2., 3.6., 5.1., 6.3., 6.5., 6.7.
These proposals and changes were accepted.

Participated in discussion: Aknin Nicole, Attali Nicole, Bohak Janko, Botezat Ileana, Fitzgerald Barbara, Laurinaitis Eugenius, Reshetnikov Mikhail, Sasse Charles.
The final version was put to the vote and accepted unanimously.
President asked Barbara to consider all the proposals discussed and include them into the final version which will be put on the web-site.

2.3.1. Elections of Ethic Committee

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

Speaker told that Executive Committee recommended Sue Sunkel as a Chair and if she was elected we would ask her to propose the members. Sue could not participate in the Board meeting but she had informed us that she was ready to accept this position.
There were no other proposals.
Speaker put the proposal to the vote. Decision accepted unanimously.

Then Chair made proposal to ask Sue about members after Board meeting and to make an e-mail voting later. But Board members proposed to have voting at the meeting.
The following persons were proposed as members of Ethic Committee: Bohak Janko, Botezat Ileana, Michel Meignant.
Speaker proposed to vote for the list of members, as there were no other proposals.
Board members agreed. Voting: For the proposal – 11. Against – No. Abstentions – 1.
The decision was accepted. Chair congratulated new members of Ethic Committee.

2.4. Certification and Accreditation Code

Speaker: Charles Sasse

Charles Sasse made presentation of the paper and its main chapters and invited the Board members to general discussion.
There were proposals to change points 1.2.2. (it was accepted) and to change term “Certificate” to term “Diploma”, but after discussion this proposal was not accepted.

Participated in discussion: Aknin Nicole, Attali Nicole, Bohak Janko, Botezat Ileana, Fitzgerald Barbara, Laurinaitis Eugenius, Reshetnikov Mikhail, Sasse Charles.
The final version was put to the vote and accepted unanimously.
President asked Charles to consider all the proposals discussed and include them into the final version which will be put on the web-site.

2.4.1. Certification fee for ECPP members and reduced fee for ECP holders

Speaker: Charles Sasse

Charles Sasse proposed to establish certification fee as 100 Euro. The speaker explained the reasons for making certification fee for ECP-holders 50% less – 50 Euro.
Decision was discussed, put to the vote and accepted unanimously: certification fee – 100 Euro, certification fee for ECP-holders – 50 Euro.

2.4.2. Elections of Certification and Accreditation Committee

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

The speaker said that Executive Committee recommended Charles Sasse as a Chair, and if he was elected we would ask him to propose the members. The speaker added that there was no need to introduce Charles Sasse who is Vice-president and active member of the Board and has great experience in this field during many years.
Everybody agreed with this proposal and it was put to vote and accepted unanimously.
The Board members congratulated Charles with his election.

Then President invited Charles to propose the members of the Committee.
The persons proposed: Attali Nicole, Botezat Ileana, Fitzgerald Barbara, Harmatta Janos, Laurinaitis Eugenius.
Speaker proposed to vote for the list of members, as there were no other proposals.
Board members agreed.
The decision was accepted unanimously.
President congratulated new members of C&A Committee.

2.5. ECPP Regulations on Grandparenting

Speaker: Vice-President and Chair of C&A Committee Charles Sasse

Charles Sasse made presentation of the paper and its main chapters and invited the Board members to general discussion.
Charles stressed that this document has a special role for Eastern Europe. There was general discussion.
Participated in discussion: Bohak Janko, Botezat Ileana, Fitzgerald Barbara, Laurinaitis Eugenius, Reshetnikov Mikhail, Sasse Charles.
The final version was put to the vote and accepted unanimously.
President asked Charles to consider all the proposals discussed and include them into the final version which will be put on the web-site.

2.6. Application form and CV document.

Speaker: Charles Sasse

The speaker gave information about the documents and demonstrated the content of the documents to Board members. The documents had been sent to Board members by e-mail in advance, so there were no questions.
The final versions of both documents were put to the vote and accepted unanimously.
ECPP President asked Charles to send him these forms for the web-site and prepare the examples of correctly filled Application form and CV document for National representatives and National branches.

2.7. Design of the ECPP Certificate

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

The speaker told the members that they had received the project of Certificate by e-mail, and they had it in printed version on their tables. Everybody agreed with this project. It was added that Certificate should have the reference number and reference to e-mail address and web-site of ECPP. It was also proposed that Certificate should be signed by the Chair of C&A Committee together with President and Secretary. All these proposals were accepted.

3. New members and membership fees

Speaker: Tatyana Mizinova

The Speaker gave the information on accumulation of membership fees, frequency of payments, expenses connected to new web-name, design of Certificate, creation of web-site, etc. The speaker stressed that at the moment the majority of new members come from the Eastern Europe. However, the Board members expressed the opinion that after the introduction of C&A Code the situation will change. The report was approved by the Board, and the members expressed their gratitude to the Treasurer.

4. Other issues

4.1. ECPP Web-site (project)

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

The Speaker asked Board members if the project of web-site can be approved. The feedback was positive, and it was stressed that it was an important step forward in out informational policy.
The web-site was approved unanimously.

4.2. ECPP journal (project)

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

The Speaker told the Board members that they had the printed version of ECPP journal on their tables. The speaker suggested issuing it twice a year, not more than 16-24 pages. At the moment we have design of the first four pages. The speaker suggested calling it “Psychoanalytic Europe” – this name reflects the fact that we are open to cooperation with other psychoanalytic societies and authors who don’t belong to ECPP.
The speaker suggested as a logo a fragment of Serov’s picture “The Kidnapping of Europe”. There was a discussion. Design and the name were approved, but the logo was rejected.
The project of the journal was put to the vote and accepted unanimously.

President reminded Board members, that they should think about Editorial Board (maybe - some later).

4.3. Approval of the President-elect of NPF-ECPP-Russia Dr. Andrew Kulikov and his acceptance to the ECPP Board.

Speaker: Mikhail Reshetnikov

The Speaker said that due to his election as ECPP President he would like to ask Board members to approve as new President of ECPP National Branch (NPF-ECPP-Russia) Dr. Andrew Kulikov who had been elected as NPF President, and NPF (National Psychoanalytic Federation - Russia) was affiliated as ECPP National Branch (decision from September 20, 2008).

The speaker gave the Board information about Dr. Kulikov.

Andrew Kulikov was born in 1963. He graduated from medical university and worked as a chief of psychotherapeutic department in state psychiatric hospital. After he graduated from East-European Psychoanalytic Institute, he started working in the Institute as a lecturer and practicing analyst. He received the status of supervisor and training analyst of National Psychoanalytic Federation in 1999. In 2003 he was elected NPF Vice-President, and in 2007 – NPF President. In 2004 he had proved his doctoral degree in medicine (in world-famous the Bechterev Institute in Russia) – it was about problems of erotic transference in psychotherapy. According to our Statutes we should elect him to the Board.
The proposal was put to the vote and was accepted unanimously.

4.4. About participation in the work of Board its member Alexander Filtz

President informed Board member that during last tree years Alexander Filtz did not participate at the Board meetings or ECPP General meeting and he didn’t take part in any discussion by e-mail. We have a question about his membership in the Board and in organization. President proposed to invite Alexander Filtz at the Board meeting and will address these questions to him personally.
The proposal was approved.

4.5. Creation of Ukrainian National Branch of ECPP

The Board considered Svetlana Uvarova’s application about creation of Ukrainian National Branch of ECPP. There was a discussion, and the clarifying questions were asked.
The positive decision was taken unanimously.
President suggested to Board member Svetlana Uvarova to make corrections to her application documents and to the documents concerning the General Meeting of Ukrainian Psychoanalytic Association and its decision and send them to President after correction.

4.6. The other issues were raised including the confirmation of professional qualification of Board members which they had received in their National organizations and other international organizations by the respective ECPP Certificates.

Vienna,
19.02.2009