Registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
OF UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
Donetsk – 1992
I. General Provisions
1.1. Ukrainian Association of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (UAPP), hereinafter referred to as the Association, is a voluntary and independent organization that unites specialists in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychology and psychiatry.
1.2. The Association cooperates with state, international and non-profit organizations and other establishments regardless of their patterns of ownership on parity basis and it builds relations with them on the business cooperation basis.
1.3. The Association carries out its activities within Ukraine.
1.4. When carrying out its activities the Association is governed by the Ukrainian Constitution, the legislation in force and the Articles.
1.5. The legal address of the Association is Medical Institute, 16 Illich Ave., Donetsk 340098.
II. The Association’s Objective and Tasks
2.1. The Association’s main objective is to defend the legal common interests of specialists in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychology and psychiatry and to unite their efforts to facilitate the protection and improvement of people’s health.
2.2. The Association’s tasks are:
- - Encouragement of the efficient introduction of scientific achievements into the health protection practice.
- - Protection of people from the incompetent actions of people that do not have special medical qualification by providing explanations on television, radio, in the printed media, when speaking in public etc.
- - Organization of research in the spheres of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
- - Encouragement of the introduction of psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical techniques into health protection and medical institutions, establishments and organizations’ practice.
- - Participation in the creation and development of methodological bases for training centres providing education in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
- - Creation of a database in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
2.3. To fulfil the tasks the Association follows the established procedure to:
- - Encourage the further training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts;
- - Hold theoretical and practical conferences, seminars and symposiums concerning the Association’s activities;
- - Maintain scientific and methodological relations in the spheres of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with research institutes, health protection institutions, companies, establishments, organizations and non-profit organizations;
- - To represent and defend the Association and its members’ legal interests at state and public bodies;
- - To submit offers concerning the Association’s activities to authorities;
- - To disperse information and popularize the Association’s ideas and objectives;
- - To carry out economic or commercial activities by establishing self-sustained institutions or organizations with a legal entity status or companies;
- - To carry out other activities that would not contravene the legislation in force and would be in compliance with the Association’s objective and tasks.
III. The Association Membership
3.1. A person that knows psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical techniques or specializes in the sphere on the ground of appropriate documents can be a member of the Association on a voluntary basis.
3.2. An Association member can be full or honorary. A citizen that has an appropriate higher education, pays annual membership fee in time and participate in the Association’s activities can be the Association full member. A Ukrainian or foreign national that contributes to the fulfilment of the Association’s tasks can be elected honorary member.
3.3. A person can join or leave the Association by submitting an application addressed to the Association Presidium in person.
3.4. The admission fee is 50 (fifty) percent of the official minimum salary. The annual membership fee is 30 (thirty) percent of the official minimum salary.
3.5. The Association Presidium can make a decision to change the rate of the admission or annual membership fee in view of inflation.
3.6. The amount of local centres’ contribution is determined by the congress /Council/ upon the agreement with the local centres.
3.7. An Association member has the right:
3.8. An Association member is obliged:
- - To follow the Articles;
- - To participate in the Association’ activities;
- - To act pursuant to decisions made by the governing bodies of the Association;
- - To pay membership fee in time.
3.9. Association membership terminates:
- - By a person’s request;
- - If membership fees are not paid in time;
- - If an Association member refuses to participate in the Association’ activities;
- - If an Association member violates the Articles or causes moral or material damage with his/her actions.
IV. The Association’s organizational structure
4.1. The Congress of Association full members /delegates/ that is convened by the Presidium’s decision once every four years at the minimum is the superior body of the Association. A special congress can be convened at the request of at the least 2/3 of the Association members.
4.2. The Association Congress:
- - Elects the President, the Presidium and the Association Board;
- - Approves Articles of the Association and makes necessary amendments or additions;
- - Determines priority directions for the Association’s activities;
- - Hears the President, the Presidium and the Association Board’s reports;
- - Discusses the most important questions concerning the Association’s activities.
4.3. Representation procedures and questions to be considered at a congress are determined at the Presidium meeting.
4.4. A congress is considered to be plenipotentiary if at the least a half of the Association members are presents.
4.5. A congress decision is legitimate if it is voted for by more than a half /50%/ of the delegates present at the congress, which has been recognized as plenipotentiary.
4.6. The President manages the Association’s activities during the periods between congresses and heads the Presidium and the Association Board. The President is elected by direct vote from among the Association members for four years. The President signs financial documents and opens accounts in banks.
4.7. The Presidium is the superior governing body of the Association during the periods between congresses. The Presidium is elected by open vote from among the Association members for four years. A congress of the Association determines how many members should be in the Presidium. The Presidium holds meetings at the least once a year and considers the most important questions concerning the Association’s practical activities.
4.8. The Association Board is an executive body and it solves current problems concerning the Association’s activities. The Association Board is elected by direct vote at a congress from among the Association members for four years. The Congress of the Association determines how many members should be in the Board.
The Association Board:
- - Is a liaison between the local centres of the Association and it coordinates their activities;
- - Considers offers submitted by Association members;
- - Performs any other functions entrusted by the congress.
4.9. Decisions taken by the Presidium or the Association Board are announced to Association members.
4.10. Local centres are a base of the Association. A local centre can be founded upon the agreement of at the least ten people. Local centres are founded and function on the geographical-industrial basis.
4.11. The General Meeting that is convened once every four months is the superior body of a local centre.
4.12. When carrying out their activities local centres are governed by the Articles and the Ukrainian legislation in force.
4.13. The Local Board is the superior governing joint body during the periods between a local centre’s general meetings. The Local Board is elected by the General Meeting and it is headed by the head of the Local Board. The Local Board is elected as the need arises but not less often than once every three months.
4.14. Local centres’ general meetings have the following powers:
- - They elect the Local Board;
- - They elect the head of the Local Board from among the Local Board members;
- - They elect delegates to participate in Association congresses.
4.15. The Local Board’s powers:
- - To take any necessary measures to fulfil decisions taken by the General Meeting or the Association’s superior bodies;
- - To elect a deputy head of the Local Board.
4.16. The head of the Local Board has the following powers:
- - To be the local centre’s representative in official relations with state or non-profit organizations, establishments or companies;
- - To preside at Local Board meetings;
- - To submit an offer concerning election of a deputy head.
A local centre is not a legal entity and it legalizes its activities by reporting to state administrative bodies.
V. The Association’s property and money
5.1. The Association is an independent legal entity from the moment it is registered. It owes some property, keeps independent records, has a bank account, a stamp, seals and other attributes approved by the Presidium and registered in accordance with the established procedure.
5.2. The money of the Association comes from:
- - Admission and annual membership fees whose sizes are approved by the Congress;
- - Optional contributions from people, companies, institutions or organizations;
- - Receipts from economic or commercial activities carried out by self-sustained institutions or organization or companies established by the Association.
5.3. Admission and annual membership fees are the Association’s property and they are not refunded when a member leave the Association.
5.4. The Congress determines the list of Association funds and the procedure of use of the funds.
5.5. The Association and any institutions or organization established by the Association keep management and business accounting, arrange statistical data, register themselves at state tax inspectorates and make appropriate budgetary payments in accordance with the procedure provided for by the legislation.
5.6. The Association submits revenue and expenses declarations to fiscal institutions in accordance with the procedure.
VI. The Procedure of Making Amendments and Additions to the Articles
6.1. The Congress approved amendments or additions to the Articles. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine should be informed about them within 5 days. Under exceptional conditions amendments or additions to the Articles can be made by the Presidium and approved by the Congress later.
VII. The liquidation of the Association
7.1. The Association’s activities can be stopped on the ground of a decision taken by the Congress or as provided for by the Ukrainian legislation.
7.2. The money and property of the Association including the case of liquidation cannot be reallocated to Association members. They must be used to fulfil statutory tasks or for charity or allocated to the government by a court decision in cases stipulated by law.