In this issue of FEPTO-news we present the Minimal Training Standard and the new Membership Criteria. The General Assembly approved these criteria and training standards. Some of our member institutes have much higher amount of hours, some have less and a different training structure than of FEPTO’s guidelines. This is not a problem because all institutes are free to add any amount of training hours as these are just minimal standards. We would like you to read it carefully and make a comparison to your institutes standard. We even would like you to present these guidelines to the staff of your institute and discuss how long time would it take and which changes you need to do to live up to these standards. Please prepare a paper on it, which we will discuss in Finland on our next meeting.
I hope that if we manage to achieve common basics of the psychodrama training in Europe the further cooperation and exchange between the institutes and the accrediting organisations will be easier.
The next step or goal in our work will be to discuss the theory we use in the training of psychodramatists and the research we ought to do in order to gain a higher status and recognition for our method.