Making Psychotherapy more visible
The search for the best strategies for the provision of psychotherapeutic care will concern all European health systems equally, for it must be their goal to offer quality-assured care for mentally ill people and to no longer accept the existing gaps in care provision. In order to include psychotherapeutic expertise sufficiently in the process, those who are employed in the field of psychotherapy in Europe should work more closely together.
The Network for Psychotherapeutic Care in Europe is a joined effort of representatives of psychotherapeutic care form various european countries who want to profit from the experience and expertise of all those who are largely or exclusively employed in psychotherapy within their health care systems.
- Organization of Annual Conferences
- To build a dynamic network in the field of Psychotherapy for the exchange of:
- Experience with colleagues from different European countries
- Information on current legislative procedures and activities in the field of health and psychotherapy at European level
- Information on national developments in the field of psychotherapeutic care
- Views with policy makers
- To improve access to psycho¬therapy across Member states
- To enhance collaboration across professional groupings in the field of psychotherapy
- To further knowledge and understanding of psychotherapeutic care and develop new ideas and models
- To intensify research into psychotherapy in Europe
- To link the work of experts in psychotherapy to the decision making process at EU-leve
- To advance the role of psychotherapy as a significant treatment for psychological difficulties
Actually psychotherapists from 20 EU Member States collaborate within NPCE.
The initiative of founding a european network was first discussed on the conference "Psychotherapy in Europe - Desease Management Strategies for Depression".
Position Statement on Transparency
NPCE believes that transparency of a non-profit specialized network lies primarily:
- in its mission and values,
- in the legitimacy of its membership base,
- in its governance practices,
- its internal and public policy practices.
The transparency of a non-profit specialized network also lies in:
- the transparency of its financial information,
- the transparency of its financial relationships with funding sources, both public and private,
- the internal and external financial control by independent audits,
- the transparency of its financial relationships with commercial companies,
- the prevention of potential conflicts of interest, both public and private.
In all of its activities NPCE respects and promotes the fundamental value of transparency, by following the principles of legitimacy, credibility, independence, responsibility, and accountability.
NPCE sources of funding
It has to be highlighted that the exclusive source of sustainment of NPCE is its members themselves, who give their direct support to the activities of NPCE.
NPCE has an agreed policy not to accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry for any of its activities, including meetings and conferences. This is to prevent any potential conflict of interest.