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European Association for Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy

Who are we ?

We are the plattform of national NLPt organizations, NLPt training institutes and neurolinguistic psychotherapists, integrating and respresenting NLPt in Europe.

We are the European wide accrediting organisation (EWAO) for NLPt within the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

Experienced NLP psychotherapists can get the ECP via the metacurriculum through our grandparenting criteria.

Typical NLPt curriculum as currently in Romania, Croatia and Austria

TSC - Training Standards Committee

Ethics Committee

Scientific Council

ECP registration forms


The word Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt) came frome of a discussion between Dr. Helmut Jelem, Wolfgang Karber † and Mag. Peter Schutz. They were searching for a word that would correctly represent, what the Austrian Training Center for NLP, had been doing since its beginning. The ATC had a 4 year Curriculum for Psychotherapy already 1986, the first research was started in 1993 and presented under Effects of NLPt at the World Congress for Psychotherapy in Vienna, 1996, by Mag. Martina Genser-Medlitsch.

The mission of the EANLPt:

Promote the psychotherapeutic application of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy NLPt) in Europe as an accredited and recognized method of
psychotherapy. Support high quality training standards for NLPt and represent the method in the European Government bodies and within the
EAP. We also support the formation of a worldwide plattform for neurolistic psychotherapy with highly respected standards and procedures. Since 3rd July EANLPt is an accepted psychotherapeutic modality organization (EWAO) within the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

NLPt is a govrnment recognized psychotherapy method, in Italy since 2005, in Austria since 2007.

EAP EAPTI s exist in France and Belgium, more to come.

Mission (pdf)

The history of EANLPt:

We were founded 1995 in Vienna, where a NLP Psychotherapy curriculum has existed since 1986.

Our country members (Map)

are national organizations or working groups for NLPt: e-mail
01. DVNLPt, Fachgruppe für Psychotherapie im DVNLP (Germany),
02a. Fédération NLPNL (France)
02b. Fédération Français pour la Psycho-Thérapie Neuo-Linguistique  (FFPtNL, France)
03. Schweizer Arbeitsgemeinschaft für NLPt,
04. Österreichische Gesellschaft für NLPt (ÖG-NLPt) (Austria)
05. Istituto Di Comunicazione Olistica Sociale (Italy), Nicola Menicacci,
06. Finnish Association for NLP, Section for NLPt (Finland),,
07. Irish NLP Association, NLPt working group
08. Magyar NLPt Association (Hungary)
09. Polish NLPt Association (Poland)
10. Croatian-Austrian Training Center for NLPt (Croatia)
11. Ressources School of NLP/Association (Belgium)
12. Latvia NLPt Association (Latvia)
13. Hellenic Association for NLPt (Greece)
14. Ukrainian Association for NLPt (Ukraina)
15. Slovenian working group for NLPt (Slowenia) (prov),
16. Moscow NLP Center (Russia), Russian NLPt Group,
17. Serbian working group
18. Asociatia NLP Professional
19. Bulgarian working group NLPt, Christo Georgiev
20. Nederlandse Vereniging voor NeuroLinguïstische Psychotherapie (NVNLPt)
and EANLPt is growing.  


We currently have talks with individuals and groups who are NLP therapy specialists and supporting the process of building up a local NLPt-organization from the following countries.

Please contact them:

(Re-)Accredited institutes:
Oesterreichisches Trainingszentrum für NLP & NLPt - Fachsektion Klinik und Psychotherapie (Austria)
Polish Institute for NLP (Poland)
NLPt curriculum, University of Tampere (Finland)
Institut Ressources (EAPTI, Belgium)
Reseau Education Plurielle (France)
Ecole De PNL Humaniste (EAPTI, France) 


Your NLPt trainings organization wants to become an EANLPt accredited Institute?

The accreditation is checked by the TSC Training standards committee

How are we organized ?

The working level of the EANLPt is currently the Chairmens office, the executive committee and the country board (representing two delegates per country). Every three years there is a General assembly.

These are our statutes.

Current EANLPt structure:


EANLPt President
Dr. Catalin Zaharia
EANLPt Secretary General
Mag. Peter Schütz ECP
EANLPt Vice President
Dipl.-Psych. Birgit Bader ECP
EANLPt Vice Secretary General
Riitta Malkamäki
EANLPt Vice President
Mag. Melita Reiner ECP
EANLPt Vice Secretary General
Dr. Gyula Biró ECP
EANLPt Vice President
Catherine Tamisier ECP
EANLPt Auditor
DDr. Inna Haltetska
EANLPt Auditor
Dr. Claudine Marchand
















When are the next Country board meetings/scientific congresses scheduled ? 

conference registration

Past Conferences

Currently in keeping an open EAP culture, the official EANLPt country board meetings are open for bona fide NLPt therapists as observers, space permitting. A small fee my be charged for the conference to cover location costs. If you are from one of the abovementioned countries, please contact your local representative or contact us to get you in contact with them. If there is no national organization or local representative, we strongly encourage you to build up your National Association for NLPt and become represented in the EANLPt.

What are the costs of membership ?

For each country organization we have currently agreed on a financial contribution from each country € 1.000,- per year (if possible ), beginning 1998 to cover organizational expenses and research and start a European Journal for Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy. Lower rates apply to organizations from Eastern Europe. There is also an application fee of the same amount.

May I also become an individual member ?

Yes! Individual Persons with ECP / NLPt or equivalent may join (€ 500,-) with approval of the executive, as well as accredited NLP training institutes (€ 1000,-).
Application fees apply.

What else is EANLPt doing ?

We collect and document research, keep up an information and research homepage in several languages, and assist each other in all relevant agendas of legal and professional character. We also scout all European countries where we are not yet represented to network NLPt-practitioners. As an EAP European Wide Accrediting Organization we accredit training standards and Institutes for NLPt on a high professional level in the interest of clients, consumers and the good reputation of NLPt.
We also have a key role in supervising and forming the EAP grandparenting process for very experienced psychotherapists for the ECP in NLPt. There is a three year transition phase for ECP grandparenting, (depending when it started in your country).

Are you interested to join in and cooperate ?

If you are from one of the countries mentioned above, please contact your local representative or contact us to get you in contact with them.
If there is no national organization or local representative, we strongly encourage you to be represented in the EANLPt.

What would that do good ?

The European association for Psychotherapy (EAP) is accrediting an European certificate for psychotherapy (ECP). The next step then will be lobbying through the European commission or the European Parliament for European Legislation on Psychotherapy. And this certificate will be the quality-standard-base fur such an Legislation. As consumer protection will be one of the major traits in the next decade, it is highly probable that such legislation is passed before 2018.

Since July 1999 EANLPt is a European wide awarding oganisation (EWAO).
This means basically three things.

1. Politically we are accepted in EAP

2. Professionally Neurolinguistic psychotherapy is an accredited method of psychotherapy

3 .Organizationally. If a psychotherapist applies for his ECP, at his National Umbrella Organization, and states that NLPt is his modality, we will be asked if his training in NLPt is sufficient.

How should a national NLPt organization be structured ?

Integrate all national relevant NLPt-therapists and student NLPt therapists in good standing. The idea of NLPt is to integrate NLP-professionals. Even if in "traditional NLP" there are the usual "tribal wars of institutes" and primadonnas, NLPt is a chunk large enough to integrate and cooperate. Using the grandparenting criteria, to be found on our homepage.

EANLPt accredits training programs and preaccredits institutes for the EAPTI accreditation.
For being accredited by the training standards committee, your need to have at least five teaching therapists (ECP level). They must be in good standing in your psychotherapeutic community and have 5 years of teaching practice together.
Adherence to the metacurriculum is necessary.

Have different forms of membership, at least:

Have the usual set of organizational officers: Chairmen, treasurer, graduation committee.

What is the  European Association for Psychotherapy EAP ?
EAP - Logo The EAP (founded 1990) ( has consultative Status at the European Union. Its aim to establish psychotherapy as a qualified profession all over Europe on the Basis of the Strasbourg Declaration

The EAP is the European Association for Psychotherapy. Individual membership and organizational membership is possible

  1. either through the NUO (national umbrella organization for psychotherapy, which exists in most European countries)
  2. or/and through the EWO or EWAO (European wide Organizations for a specific school=modality e.g. Transactional Analysis, Bioenergetics, Psychodrama, Rogerian psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy).

How is the EANLPt related to the EAP ?

The EANLPt has been accepted as an EWO since December 1997 and as an EWAO since July 1999.
3 accredited Institutes also are EAPTIs, so ECPs can be awarded directly.

The EANLPt is an EWAO in the EAP representing the modality of Neuro-Linguistic psychotherapy.

Our President, Dr. Catalin Zaharia currently is member of the strategy and research committee.
Peter Schütz (GS) is a member of the GAP.

If a National psychotherapy organization may recommend an ECP to an European NLP-Therapist, the EANLPt standards committee or its delegated body/person has to be asked for approval.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly
e-mail home:


+43-676-317 47 02

Peter Schutz
Secretary General

EANLPt European Association for Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy
A-1094 Vienna, Widerhofergasse 4
Tel: +43-1-317 67 80, Fax: +43-1-317 67 81-22
Mobile: +43-676-317 47 02, e-mail: