About EGATIN Membership

Membership of EGATIN is open to any organisation which offers, or plans to offer, a formal training in Foulkesian group analysis that meets the internationally recognised Essential Training Standards (ETS) of EGATIN.

One country may have several organisations that are EGATIN members. All member organizations adhere to the principles of EGATIN Constitution and Code of Practice.

Membership Types

There are three categories of membership available to applicants: Introductory; Intermediate; Qualifying.

  • Introductory: for organisations offering Introductory or general courses which do not lead to accreditation to practice.

  • Intermediate: for organisations which have not yet attained the criteria for Qualifying membership (see 3. below) but are preparing, or have recently begun to offer, a group analytic training leading to a professional qualification to practice as a psychotherapist in the country in which the training takes place.

  • Qualifying: for organisations which offer a professional training as described above, and which meet the following additional criteria:

    • Qualifying requirements have been completed by at least five graduates of the organisation.
    • The main responsibility for the training and organisation has been assumed locally.
    • The organisation's work is based upon its own written constitution.
    • The organisation’s graduates are governed in their practice by a Code of Ethics or Practice.

Honorary members: The EGATIN Committee might also grant Honorary Membership to former chairs or founding members of EGATIN, or other eminent Group Analysts.
They will be invited to the AGM, but are not able to take part in the delegates' Sensitivity Meetings and they will receive communication via email.

Individual members: Professionals who have a commitment to the development of group analytic training programmes may join EGATIN in their individual capacity but without voting rights.

See EGATIN Constitution (Membership, Section D, paras 12-14) for further information.

Application Process

An organisation seeking membership should apply by 15th October to the Membership Secretary providing evidence to support its application whilst agreeing to abide by EGATIN’s Constitution. The Committee of EGATIN will decide by a simple majority vote whether to recommend to the AGM (Delegates’ Meeting) that the applying organisation be admitted at the proposed category of membership.

The committee will consider each application and inform the applicant of its decision no later than 30th January of the subsequent year.

And at the same time inform all of the EGATIN's delegates and members of its decision. If there is any doubt or objection from any EGATIN member, it must be formally communicated and explained to the chair and the membership secretary before the last day of February prior to the next AGM.

Membership may be awarded provisionally by EGATIN’s Committee but this will need ratification at the next AGM.

Current Membership

Please visit the Members page if you would like to find out more about EGATIN’s current members and links to their websites.

Next EGATIN Study Days

EGATIN Study Days is the most important EGATIN activity that is promoting the main EGATIN aim - to provide opportunities for dialogue and exchange among member delegates and other participants.

Each year, in a different country, one of the EGATIN members with the EGATIN committee is organising this central scientific and experiential event.

Read more about the Next EGATIN Study Days and how you can apply.