bylaws

(January 2011)


1. APPLICATIONS FOR STATUS

1.1. ASPIRANT STATUS

1.1.1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

1.1.1.1. Application for the status of aspirant must be submitted in writing to the Chairman between the 1st of September and the 31st of October. It must include a curriculum vitae and documentary evidence of the applicant’s qualifications.

1.1.1.2. The Chairman acknowledges the application and provides a copy of the School’ s social status, code of ethics and bylaws to the aspirant applicant; and passes the information about the application to the training committee.

1.1.1.3. The training committee assesses the application and passes its recommendation to the Chairman and to the next general assembly meeting:

  • application eligible or not eligible according to the official criteria (Status and bylaws);
  • if the application is eligible, the decision will be either acceptance or refusal.


1.1.1.4. The personal analyst of the applicant shall not be present at these deliberations.

1.1.2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Anyone desiring to deepen his knowledge of Jungian thought may apply for the status of aspirant; for candidate analysts it is a compulsory first stage of training

To apply for the status of aspirant, one must:

1.1.2.1. Have been committed to a personal analysis for a sufficient long time; other psychotherapeutic experiences may be taken into account. This will be assessed by the training committee.

1.1.2.2. Adhere in writing to the social status, to the bylaws, and to the code of ethics of the School.

1.1.2.3. Make an appointment and meet, before the 30th of November, three members of the training committee of his/her own choice, but different from his/her personal analyst. These interviews will be charged.

1.1.2.4. Individuals accepted to the status of aspirant will have to take part in the activities organised for the aspirants. They are not member of the School and are not allowed to practice analysis.

1.2. CANDIDATE STATUS

1.2.1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

1.2.1.1. Application for the status of candidate must be submitted in writing to the Chairman between the 1st of September and the 31st of October. It must include a curriculum vitae and documentary evidence of the applicant’s qualifications.

1.2.1.2. The Chairman acknowledges the application and passes the information about the application to the training committee.

1.2.1.3. The training committee assesses the application and passes its recommendation to the Chairman:

  • application eligible or not eligible according to the official criteria (Status and bylaws);
  • if the application is eligible, the training committee assesses whether the applicant is capable or not to start practicing analysis supervised by the School’s didacticians.


1.2.1.4. The personal analyst of the applicant shall not be present at these deliberations.

1.2.1.5. The Chairman will send to all members, one month before the date of the general assembly meeting, the list of the applicants to the status of candidate, useful information regarding their applications, and the recommendation from the training committee.

1.2.1.6. Any School member, except for the applicant’s personal analyst, can indicate in writing his/her opposition to the application, at the latest 15 days before the general assembly meeting, providing the reasons to the Chairman who will inform the general assembly accordingly.

1.2.1.7. Applications receiving a favourable recommendation from the training committee are assessed by the general assembly that makes a final decision. A two-third majority of the votes (present or represented) is required for acceptance of a candidate.

1.2.1.8. Candidates are authorised to practice supervised analysis, but do not qualify for membership.

1.2.2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To apply for the status of candidate, one must:

1.2.2.1 Be committed to a personal analysis (at least 240 sessions).

1.2.2.2. Show evidence of a university degree (medicine, psychology, or equivalent) or a rigorous training considered adequate by the training committee, and a psychiatric clinical training.

1.2.2.3. Have actively attended, during two years, the programme organised for aspirants by the training committee.

1.2.2.4. Demonstrate sufficient theoretical knowledge in analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. Evidence for this knowledge can be in the form of a personal theoretical work (article or scientific paper) or a presentation organised by the training committee.

1.2.2.5. Be capable of talking with true-life stories about one’s own analysis, of its important moments, of the awareness of internal conflicts and their evolution.

1.2.2.6. Show the required qualities to start practicing analysis supervised by the School’s didacticians.

1.2.2.7. Make an appointment and meet, before the 30th of November, three members of the training committee of his/her own choice, but different from his/her personal analyst. These interviews will be charged.

1.2.3. TRAINING PROGRAMME

1.2.3.1. After acceptance by the general assembly on recommendation from the training committee, the candidate starts the training programme which objective is to make him/her capable to practice the profession of analyst. The training provisos will be individually defined by the training committee, taking into account the candidate’s:

  • a. overall training;
  • b. theoretical knowledge;
  • c. experience in group psychoanalytic phenomena;
  • d. participation to theoretical and applied studies (seminars, text readings, think tanks, ...)
  • e. current analysis under evaluation; this supervision must include at least 150 hours of work spread over at least two years, and will be undertaken with at least two didactician analysts different from his/her personal analyst. Evaluations will be based on at least 180 hours of analytical work.


1.3. MEMBER STATUS

1.3.1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

1.3.1.1. Application for the status of member must be submitted in writing to the Chairman between the 1st of September and the 31st of October. It must include a curriculum vitae and documentary evidence of the applicant’s qualifications.

1.3.1.2. The Chairman acknowledges receipt of the application and passes the information about the application to the members of the training committee.

1.3.1.3. The training committee assesses the application and passes its recommendation to the Chairman:

  • application eligible or not eligible according to the official criteria (Status and bylaws);
  • if the application is eligible, the training committee checks whether the criteria under point 1.3.2.0. are respected.


1.3.1.4. The personal analyst of the applicant shall not be present at these deliberations.

1.3.1.5. The Chairman will send to all members, one month before the date of the general assembly meeting, the list of the applicants to the status of member, useful information regarding their applications, and the recommendation from the training committee.

1.3.1.6. Any School member, except for the personal analyst, can indicate in writing his/her opposition to the application, at the latest 15 days before the general assembly meeting, providing the reasons to the Chairman who will inform the general assembly accordingly.

1.3.1.7. Applications receiving a favourable recommendation from the training committee are assessed by the general assembly that makes a final decision. A two-third majority of the votes (present or represented) is required for acceptance of a candidate.

1.3.2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The eligibility criteria to become a member are as follows:

1.3.2.1. Having actively attended the programme for candidates organised by the training committee.

1.3.2.2. Having demonstrated during the work with supervisors that a real learning of the analyst profession has been taking place.

1.3.2.3. Having shown, through a theoretical and clinical study (written report and oral presentation), that s/he is capable to practice the profession of analyst with regards to respecting the technique, understanding the theory and handling the analytical relation within the transference and counter-transference.

2. APPLICATION FOR TITLES

2.1. TITLE OF DIDACTICIAN

2.1.1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

2.1.1.1. Application for title of didactician must be submitted in writing to the Chairman between the 1st of September and the 31st of October. It must include a curriculum vitae and documentary evidence for all eligible criteria.

2.1.1.2. The Chairman acknowledges the application and passes the information about the application to the members of the training committee.

2.1.1.3. The training committee assesses the application and passes its recommendation to the Chairman, who in turn passes it to the general assembly together with information on the attended training programme.

2.1.1.4. The Chairman will send to all members, one month before the date of the general assembly meeting, the name of the applicant to the title of didactitian, useful information regarding his/her application and the recommendation from the training committee.

2.1.1.5. Any School member can indicate in writing his/her opposition to the application, at the latest 15 days before the general assembly meeting, providing the reasons to the Chairman who will inform the general assembly accordingly.

2.1.1.6. The nomination to the title of didactician is decided without appeal by the general assembly. A two-third majority of the votes (present or represented) is required.

2.1.2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

2.1.2.1. The founding members of the BSJP already holding the didactician title with an IAAP affiliated society keep their title.

2.1.2.2. Members can apply for the title of didactician after seven years of membership with BSJP or IAAP.

2.1.2.3. The eligibility criteria for didactician are as follows:

  • having sufficient analysis experience and practice;
  • having demonstrated an active commitment to the School life;
  • having had scientific activity with psychoanalysis publications (scientific journals, official publication of BSJP, etc.);
  • having given several recognised and well received oral presentations within the BSJP framework;
  • being recognised by his/her peers for his/her competence and professional rigour, as well as for his/her didactical and ethical qualities.


2.2. TITLE OF HONORARY MEMBER

This is an honorary title that the general assembly decides to give to some members, in recognition for their services to the School.

3. INSTITUTIONAL ORGANS

3.1. TRAINING COMMITTEE

3.1.1. FUNCTIONNING

3.1.1.1. The training committee is made of at least four members of whom at least two must be didacticians, elected by the general assembly (simple majority) for two years. Their mandate is renewable twice. Non-didactician members are eligible only if they have been a BSJP member for at least five years. Applications for new and renewal mandates must reach the Chairman at least 15 days before the date of the general assembly meeting. Applications for new and renewal mandates could exceptionally be submitted during a general assembly if, after voting on any applications, the number of members or didacticians composing the training committee is insufficient.

3.1.1.2. The training committee members will designate a secretary amongst themselves.

3.1.1.3. Aspirants and candidates will meet the training committee to assess their progress at least once a year.

3.1.2. RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1.2.1. The training committee reports to the general assembly.

3.1.2.2. The training committee assesses all applications for the status of aspirant, candidate and member or for the title of didactician, according to the rules hereto, and report to the Chairman who will pass all decisions and recommendations to the general assembly.

3.1.2.3. The training committee’s mission includes the assessment of the work of the aspirants, the monitoring of the training programme of the candidates and the adaptation of its content according to their individual needs.

3.1.2.4. The training committee may propose to the general assembly to exclude from the training programme those candidates not meeting the requirements defined in the Status and the bylaws.

3.1.2.5. The training committee may expel from the training programme those aspirants not meeting the requirements defined in the Status and the bylaws.

3.1.2.6. The training committee is also in charge of organising specific or training activities (lessons, seminars, conferences, meetings with other associations, etc.) and for the School’s publication. It can receive help from other members not actually part of the training committee.

3.1.3. TRAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

     

Milène Baron

5 rue Dubuis
1170 Bruxelles
milene.baron@gmail.com

00 32 (0) 2 375 49 91

     

Jan Tilley

Bosstraat 12
9255 Buggenhout
jan.tilley@skynet.be

00 32 (0)5 233 76 20

     

Walter De Clercq  

Osylei 17A
2640 Mortsel
walter.de.clercq2@telenet.be

00 32 (0)3 216 04 48

     
Jos de Vogelaer 1 rue du Moulin
BE – 1357 Hélécine
josdevogelaer@skynet.be
00 32 (0) 19 65 73 73


3.2. ETHICS COMMITTEE

3.2.1. FUNCTIONNING

3.2.1.1. The ethics committee is available for any member wishing to discus any ethical matter relevant to him/herself. This remains confidential.

3.2.1.2. The ethics committee is responsible to deal with complaints regarding no respect of the code of ethics and to investigate them keeping in mind both parties. On this basis, it is responsible to judge whether this investigation can stop there.

3.2.1.3. The ethics committee is authorised to issue minor sanctions. Major sanctions will be introduced to the wider board (ethic committee and board of directors). They will be in effect temporarily until they are submitted to the following meeting of the general assembly, which will be responsible to ratify them.

3.2.1.4. Minor sanctions are:

  • Warning;
  • Reprimand;
  • Repair measures;
  • Probationary measures for a limited period of time


3.2.1.5. Major sanctions are:

  • Temporary suspension of a function or of membership of the School
  • Exclusion


3.2.1.6. The ethics committee is empowered to submit to the School any proposal considered necessary with regards to ethical matters.

3.2.2. COMPOSITION

3.2.2.1. The ethics committee is made of three members having at least 5 years seniority with BSJP. They are elected by the general assembly (simple majority) and their mandate is renewable twice. The committee is renewable by thirds every two years. The general assembly will designate three substitutes. Applications and renewals for mandates must reach the Chairman at least 15 days before the date of the general assembly meeting. Applications and renewals for mandates could exceptionally be submitted during a general assembly meeting if, after voting on any applications, the number of members composing the ethics committee is insufficient.

3.2.3. ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

     
Jos de Vogelaer 1 rue du Moulin
BE – 1357 Hélécine
josdevogelaer@skynet.be
00 32 (0) 19 65 73 73
     
Milène Baron 5 rue du Buis
BE -1170 Bruxelles
milene.baron@gmail.com
00 32 (0) 2 375 49 91
     
Roland Schols 20 rue Victor Oudart
BE – 1030 Bruxelles
roland.schols@skynet.be
00 32 (0) 2 734 20 47
     
MEMBRES SUPPLEANTS:
     
Walter De Clercq 17A Osylei
BE – 2640 Mortsel
     
Marie-Anne Smet 14 Verbindingslaan
BE-1060 Brussel
     
Bruno Verplaetse 34 De Croixlaan
BE - 1910 Berg
     


3.3. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

3.3.1. RESPONSIBILITIES

3.3.1.1. The board of directors is in charge of the management of the Association, reporting to the general assembly.

3.3.1.2. The board of directors must put in place what is necessary for the execution of the decisions taken by the general assembly.

3.3.2. COMPOSITION

3.3.2.1. There are at least three and maximum seven directors. The duration of their mandate is dictated by Article 20 of the Status.

3.3.2.2. Applications for the board of directors must reach the Chairman at least 15 days before the date of the general assembly meeting. Applications could exceptionally be submitted during a general assembly meeting if, after voting on any applications, the board of directors would not consist of at least three members.

3.3.2.3. The Chairman, Vice-chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and other directors are elected by the general assembly, requiring a two-third majority of the votes (present or represented) (Art. 17 of the Status).

3.3.3. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS:

     
Chairman :
Dirk Vergaert   Rivierstraat 30
9270 Laarne
dirk.vergaert@telenet.be
00 32 (0)9 369 00 09
     
Vice-Chairman :
Milène Baron   5 rue Dubuis
1170 Bruxelles
milene.baron@gmail.com
00 32 (0)2 375 49 91
     
Treasury :
Walter De Clercq   Osylei 17 A
2640 Mortsel
walter.de.clercq2@telenet.be
00 32 (0)3 216 04 48
     
Secretary :
Catherine Massin   85 avenue Louise
BE-1050 Bruxelles
cathmassin@gmail.com
00 32 (0) 473 55 80 19
     
Member :
Roland Schols   20 rue Victor Oudart
1030 Bruxelles
roland.schols@skynet.be
00 32 (0)2 734 20 47