The World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP) has formed4 Committees to discuss and work on the following four main topics of our organization:• Governance• Membership• Training• PublicationsOur Association has grown to over 1,800 members in 35 countries this year. The topics become more complex and wider. The WAPP Board of Directors meets once a month by video conference to discuss a constantly enlarging number of issues. Still, many subjects need a closer look and research – and most important – different views and opinions.
Therefore, the Board has appointed some colleagues among our members to help us bring our Association to the next level. 19 of the nominated members volunteered to join the Committees. Together with the Board members they form the following groups of 27 persons from 12 countries
There will be more committees, subgroups of the committees, or working groups for which we will be happy to find volunteers in the future.
The new possibility of meeting online over continents and time zones enables us to consult and meet more frequently and to finally get things started.
A first meeting of all Committees took place on 11 May 2021, and has already been very fruitful and inspiring. Their ideas and suggestions will be presented to the WAPP Board and, if approved, they will be realized in close cooperation of Committees, Board, and Head Office.
We very much look forward to the new developments the work of our new Committees will bring.
Many thanks to all of you who fill this organization with life and experience – and special thanks to our new Committee members for your readiness and for adding your ideas!