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Invitation to 4th EFPA symposium on professional Ethics - Prague, October 1-3, 2010

18 May 2010

Message on behalf of Pierre Nederlandt Convenor of the SC ethics The EFPA Standing Committee on Ethics hereby invites you to the 4th Symposium on Professional Ethics to be held on October 1-3, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dear Colleagues, 

Place :

The symposium is hosted by the Czech Moravian Psychological Society in cooperation with the Union of Psychological Associations – Czech Republic and will take place at the Academy of Sciences, Narodni 3, Prague. 


Goal of the SC Ethics Symposia in Prague is to network psychologists interested in ethics and to disseminate knowledge and experience on handling ethical issues in science and professional practice. 

Topic of 4th Symposium:

Teaching professional ethics and training in ethical problem solving


Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and challenges on the topic. Group discussions will be arranged as well as plenary discussions and summaries. All EFPA member associations are invited to be represented by one or two members and encourage participation. The symposium will be of interest to colleagues who are active in teaching or training on ethical issues, ethical boards or similar committees. In agreement of your Association, colleagues from universities and other relevant institutions are also welcomed to participate.  


There will be a limit of participants. Registrations are requested to be sent to Jindriska Kotrlova by stating name, email address and association.  A short note about your field of activity and any specific involvement with ethical issues is welcomed.  

Registration fee:

A fee of € 75 will be charged (payment: cash at the reception on Friday 1 October or at account holder CMPS, IBAN CZ64 0300 0000 0001 0575 8715, BIC (SWIFT) CEKOCZPP ; Bank : CSOB, a.s. – PS, Roztylskà 1, 225 95 Praha 025, Czech Republic) . 

Accommodation:Information on reservation and hotels




Friday October 1, 2010 : 18.00 – 20.00 Welcome Reception

Saturday October 2, 2010 : 9.30 – 17.00 Symposium

Sunday October 3, 2010 : 9.30 – 12.30 Symposium – conclusions and future actions 


Presentations by members of the SCE : 

Overview :

Pierre Nederlandt (Belgium) : Summary of the “Recommendations for teaching ethics for psychologists” adopted in Rome 1999

Haldor Ovreeide (Norway) : Some basic ideas and concepts for teaching ethics

Catherine Wieder (France) : Teaching ethics for research in Master Degree and PhD level at University

Henk Geertsema (Netherlands) : Teaching ethics to healthcare psychologists 


Facts and problems about teaching ethics :

Yesim Korkut (Turkey) : How to overcome the difficulties in training and teaching ethics?

Victor Claudio (Portugal) : Key issues in the teaching of ethics directed to psychologists and students

Wolf Dietrich Zuzan (Austria) : How professional ethics is imparted in Austria  

As mentioned, participants are encouraged to share their experiences. 

Information about the EFPA Standing Committee on Ethics and EFPA documents on ethics can be found on the EFPA website: http://www.efpa.eu/ethics

For more information, please turn to : 

Pierre Nederlandt, Convenor of EFPA Standing Committee on Ethics (SCE)

Jindriska Kotrlova of the Czech Moravian Psychological Society

Haldor Øvreeide of organizing  group

Looking forward to seeing you in Prague, 

Best regards, 

Pierre Nederlandt

Convenor of the SC ethics

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