What is EAPA?
The European Association of Psychological Assessment is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the field of psychological assessment in Europe.
What are EAPA's goals?
We aim to (1) increase the scientific interest in psychological assessment, (2) improve the study of psychological assessment, (3) promote the interest of young professionals and scientists in the science of psychological assessment, (4) improve theories, methods, and the practice of assessment, (5) create/intensify opportunities for scientific exchanges among European and international scholars.
How was EAPA born?
At the first European Congress of Psychology, held in Amsterdam in 1989, representatives of the Spanish Society of Psychological Assessment proposed the foundation of a European Association of Psychological Assessment. The intent was to dedicate professional efforts to the development and regulated usage of psychological assessment tools and have an association that would manage and ease the networking amongst professionals in Europe in the field.
Fortunately, in 1990, the Spanish Society of Psychological Assessment was turned into the European Association of Psychological Assessment, which was officially established on June 7, with R. Fernandez Ballesteros (President), K. Miller (Vice-President), B. De Raad (Secretary-General), M. Forns (Deputy Secretary), M.O. Marquez (Treasurer), and N. Bomholt, G.H. Fischer, F. Silva, and H. Westmeyer (Members) being elected to the Executive Committee.
Who can join EAPA?
Since 1990, the European Association of Psychological Assessment has been growing, counting members all throughout Europe, professionals participating in networking activities, and a bank of psychological assessment tools available for usage.
Our members cover a broad variety of topics in their daily work, such as personality, intelligence, and behavior assessment, diagnostic processes, observational and neuropsychological assessment as well as assessment in different research and applied fields such as clinical and health, education, and work.
Anyone with an academic and/or professional background, or interest, in psychological assessment and/or psychology in general, may join us.