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EACLIPT Update (December 2022)

As the year comes to a close, we would like to update you on EACLIPT's progress, inform you on our plans for the next year, and ask you to continue your support and contribution in 2023 - there's a lot ahead!

What we achieved so far: A brief narrative review.

Since EACLIPT was formed in 2017, we have had many achievements including:

  1. Establishing the first open access journal in Clinical Psychology in Europe which most recently has been indexed in PubMed

  2. Presenting the case for clinical psychology and psychotherapy in the European Parliament and advocating for a European Year for Mental Health together with GAMIAN and others

  3. Establishing a successful webinar series on highly topical areas in mental health which attracts over 7000 viewers worldwide

  4. Achieving a membership total of 800 clinical psychologists and psychotherapists across Europe, with members from all parts of Europe, from Lithuania to Portugal and Poland to the Netherlands

  5. Organising three successful conferences offering an opportunity to connect and get up to date with the latest state of the art scientific developments in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Stockholm, Dresden and Warsaw. The last conference this November in Warsaw attracted over 140 members attending from 17 countries.

What's coming up now: A short primer.

On behalf of the board, we thank you very much for supporting EACLIPT in 2022. For the next year, we have much in planning:

  • Develop an up-to-date website

  • Organise a state-of-the-art mailing system so you get updates much more regularly

  • Organise ongoing webinars and networking events for you to meet fellow colleagues across Europe

  • Organise our next European conference

  • Increase our policy work and continue lobbying for Clinical Psychology on a European level

Our ambition is to become the European Association for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Europe to ultimately have an even stronger impact and voice at an EU level. As a community of professionals and researchers, EACLIPT depends on the financial and social contribution of its members. Hence, we would appreciate your help in sharing the EACLIPT amongst your colleagues and raising awareness of EACLIPT in your country. We would also appreciate you paying a membership fee for 2022 if you have not already.

Stepping into action: An update on the EACLIPT Board 2023 - 2025.

We are happy to announce that the newly elected EACLIPT board members will continue and extend the associations' activities in the coming year. The new board now consist of:

  • Claudi Bockting (Netherlands)

  • Caroline Braet (Belgium)

  • Josefien Breedvelt (United Kingdom, Young Scientist Representative)

  • Jenny Guidi (Italy)

  • Nina Heinrich (Germany)

  • Colette Hirsch (United Kingdom)

  • Chantal Martin-Solech (Switzerland)

  • Agnieszka Popiel (Poland)

  • Winfried Rief (Germany)

A big thank you to the resigning board members Gerhard Andersson (Sweden), Martin Debbané (Switzerland), Céline Douilliez (Belgium), and Andreas Maercker (Switzerland) for their work.

Engaging with EACLIPT: A call for your ideas and contributions!

The board would be keen to hear from you if you have any ideas in developing our ambition and raise awareness of our organisation. Please contact us via Twitter (@eaclipt) or for your thoughts or ambitions to contribute, we would love to hear from you.

For 2023, we wish you and your loved ones all the best. We’d like to thank you for your contributions in 2022, and wish you a nice festive season.


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