Rules of Procedure
The B.S.J.P. is a nonprofit organisation consisting of a group of peers, who recognise each other's knowledge and produce the necessary qualities of attention, evolution and confrontation. They co-opt each other and commit to continuing education.
1. Training conditions
The application must be submitted to the chairperson (hereinafter referred to as he) in writing or by email, together with the necessary supporting documents.
The chairman acknowledges receipt of the documents sent. If the application is admissible (on the basis of the formal conditions described below), he will send all necessary information to the members of the training committee. The latter examines the candidacy and communicates its decision to the chairman which will be either:
- decisive with regard to the aspirants
- advisory with regard to the candidates, the members and the learning analysts and can be favourable, unfavourable or divided.
The decision and the advice are communicated to the general assembly.
The applicant's personal analyst never participates in these deliberations, except for assigning the title of learning analyst.
One month before the date of the general meeting, the chairman submits the list of applicants to all members, together with the useful information regarding their application and the advice of the training committee.
Every member of the School, except the personal analyst can oppose an application at the latest 14 days before the general assembly, by sending their motivation to the chairman in writing or by email, who informs the general assembly.
1.2. The status of aspirant
Anyone who wants to delve into Jungian thinking can apply for the status of aspirant. This is the mandatory first phase of the candidate analysts’ training at our School. During this phase, members and aspirants get to know each other better.
The applicant (hereinafter referred to as he) has committed himself to a personal analysis for a sufficient period of time; other psychotherapeutic experiences can be taken into account. The training committee will assess this.
He declares his agreement with the statutes of the association, the code of ethics and the rules of procedure, in writing.
He makes an appointment with two members of the training committee (not with his own analyst). These two obligatory interviews have to take place before 30 November.
The training committee decides on the admission, which can be renewed annually. Aspirants can participate in certain activities organised by the School. However, they are not yet members of the School and do not appear in the list of member psychoanalysts.
The aspirant commits to working on what the training committee considers to be necessary for their evolution, both in terms of quantity and quality.
Aspirants who have a psychotherapeutic practice may be supervised by the learning analysts of our School.
1.3. The status of candidate
The training committee examines the application to obtain the status of candidate and communicates its advice to the chairman. The general assembly can accept or reject the advice. A two-thirds majority of the votes present or represented is required for the admission of the applicant. The applicant is then authorised to start an analytical practice with the statute of candidate, under the supervision of learning analysts from the School. However, he is not yet a member of the School.
The applicant has committed himself to a personal analysis of at least 240 sessions.
A university degree is required (medicine, psychology or equivalent). Any other thorough training may be accepted by the training committee. Clinical training in psychiatry is essential.
The applicant has actively followed the training program as aspirant for two years and has proven to possess sufficient theoretical knowledge in the field of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. This knowledge is demonstrated by presenting personal theoretical work to the members of the training committee, before 15 november.
He is able to speak knowledgeably about his own analytical experience, especially where this plays a role in clinical work. He must possess the necessary qualities to start an analytical practice under the supervision of learning analysts from the School.
He makes an appointment with two members of the training committee (not with their own analyst). These two obligatory interviews have to take place before 30 November.
The modalities of the training are determined individually by the training committee. Take into account:
a. the general education of the candidate;
b. his theoretical knowledge;
c. his experience with psychoanalytic group phenomena; study groups, ...).
1.4. The status of member
The training committee examines the request for membership status and communicates its advice to the chairman: favourable, unfavourable or divided.
A request that has received a favourable or divided decision is examined by the general assembly, which accepts or rejects it after a clinical paper had been presented. A two-thirds majority of the votes present or represented is required.
To be admitted as a member, the applicant has actively followed the training program organised by the training committee for the candidates, and has demonstrated that a real learning process took place during supervision. This supervision includes a minimum of 150 working hours spread over at least two years. Supervision by a learning analyst from the School, during the period that the applicant was still a candidate, may be included. Supervision took place with at least two learning analysts, but not with the personal analyst, and was related to at least 180 analytical working hours.
The applicant demonstrates his analytical competence with clinical papers which are written and then presented orally. He illustrates the following skills: respecting the techniques, understanding the theory and handling the analytical relationship in transfer and counter-transfer.
1.5. The title of learning analyst
The training committee examines the request for the status of learning analyst and communicates its advice to the chairman, who passes it on to the general assembly, together with the curriculum followed.
The general assembly decides on the appointment as a learning analyst. A two-thirds majority of the votes present or represented is necessary.
All members can submit an application seven years after their admission as a member.
The applicant has sufficient analytical experience and practice; has shown active commitment to the School; is active in the scientific field and has published in the field of psychoanalysis (scientific journals, Psychological Studies of the B.S.J.P., etc.). In the context of the School, he has given various presentations appreciated for their scientific and psychoanalytic value. He is recognised by colleagues for his professional competence and rigour, as well as for his didactic and ethical qualities.
List of learning analyst supervisors
1.6. The title of honorary member
The general assembly can award the title of honorary member to acknowledge and thank members for services rendered to the School.
2. The institutional bodies
2.1. Board of Directors
The board of directors answers to the general assembly. The board makes all the necessary arrangements to execute the decisions made by the general assembly.
There are at least three and at most seven board members. The duration of their mandate is determined by Article 20 of the statutes of the association.
Applications are submitted to the chairman.
Chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer and other directors are elected by the general assembly. A two-thirds majority of the votes present or represented is required for their election.
Dirk Vergaert, chairman
Marie-Anne Smet, secretary
Walter De Clercq, treasurer
2.2. Training committee
The training committee consists of at least four members including at least two learning analysts, elected by the general assembly (by simple majority) for a term of two years. Their mandate is renewable twice. Applicants who are not learning analysts must have been members of the School for at least five years. Applications are submitted to the chairman.
The training committee meets three times a year.
The members of the training committee appoint a reporter among themselves.
Aspirants and candidates meet the training committee at least once a year to evaluate their training. The members of the training committee are available to aspirants and candidates when help or advice is requested.
The training committee answers to the general assembly. It examines all applications (see "training conditions") and reports on them to the chairman, who passes on the decisions and recommendations to the general assembly.
The training committee evaluates the work of the aspirants and monitors the training curriculum of the candidates. It adapts the content of the training according to the needs of each candidate.
The training committee can exclude candidates who do not meet the requirements of the statutes and the rules of procedure. It can propose that the general assembly exclude candidates who do not meet the requirements of the articles of association and the rules of procedure.
The training committee is also responsible for the organisation of scientific activities (courses, seminars, lectures, meetings with other associations, etc.) and is responsible for the School's publications. Members who are not on the training committee may assist in these tasks.
Members of the training committee
2.3. Ethics committee
The ethics committee is available to every member who wishes to speak about a personal ethical problem. This is always strictly confidential.
The ethics committee receives all complaints regarding non-compliance of the code of ethics, and is responsible for investigating them, taking into account all parties. On this basis, it decides whether further investigation is needed.
The ethics committee is authorised to impose smaller sanctions. Larger sanctions are jointly proposed by the ethics committee and the board of directors. These sanctions are provisionally in force and are submitted for review to the next general assembly, which can ratify them.
Smaller sanctions: a warning, blame, remedial measures and probation measures for a limited duration.
Larger sanctions: temporary suspension from a held position or from the School, long term exclusion.
The ethics committee can make proposals on ethical issues that it deems necessary.
The ethics committee consists of three members who have been members of the School for at least five years. They are elected by the general assembly (by simple majority) and a term is renewable every two years (voted for by at least one third). Their mandate is renewable twice. The general assembly also appoints three deputies. Applications are submitted to the chairman.
Members of the ethics committee
Jos De Vogelaer, 1 rue du Moulin, 1357 Hélécine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter De Clercq, Osylei 17A, 2640 Mortsel, email@example.com
Marie-Anne Smet, Verbindingslaan 14, 1060 Brussels firstname.lastname@example.org