|Who we are ?|
The Egyptian psychologists’ Association (EPA) is a non –governmental association registered under no.2935 according to law no 32of the year 1964 in Cairo, Egypt. The Association includes Egyptians psychologists in addition to a large number of other psychologists from all over the Arab world. The Association works in the field of psychological affairs that are of academic, professional, and social nature. It has issued the first ethical code for those working in the field of psychology. This code stipulates their duties, rights, professional, research ethics, as well as the public and those who seeking their services. It also publishes a “News Letter “in the month of even number which covers some scientific, professional, and social information to its members. This is in addition to its activities and topics that fall within the framework of their concern. It has also issued regularly along the past twelve years a judged periodical that publishes scientific research .It is “Derasat Nafseyah” (Psychological Studies) a journal whose research articles are periodically documented in the most important Data Bases including the famous Psych Info Data Base of the American Psychological Association. Ranm Database is another project stats by Marsh,2003 ,it is an online Arabic database , it contains full abstracts of the Arabic research literature published in the Arabic journals, Annals, and conference works , in addition to the English papers, ( translated to Arabic) by Egyptian, and Arab scholars . The EPA constantly holds symposiums and scientific meetings to discuss scientific and professional problems. This is in addition to the regular training programs it holds for developing the skills of those who working in the academic and applied fields of psychology. The EPA also sets up a project for the social development and income generation of the semi –urban women in five deferent slum areas in Cairo. This project included literacy, awareness, and health programs; it trained its target women on different ways of preserving their environment, and developing houses. This was conditioned by giving them loans to increase their income through setting up small environmental and economic projects that they are trained on managing and running. In fact those loans are provided by the “The Social Fund for Development “under a joint contract with the EPA. As 300 women (including about 1500family members) have benefited from this program. In addition the Association has provided medical facilities for its members through the provision of certain reductions, discounts, and special treatment programs through a number of hospitals and a group of doctors covering different fields.