Operators' professional qualification
The Association’s task is to qualify professional operators who, in the conduct of their own didactic, pedagogic and consultancy activities make reference to the principles of Ontopsychology as set out in the published texts of Antonio Meneghetti. This is to guarantee the preparation and competency of the beneficiaries as operators with respect to the ontological principles presented by Antonio Meneghetti, and to protect the originality of the ontopsychological science and the related methodology.
The mandatory requirements that professional operators are called to satisfy in order to receive recognition for their ontopsychological science skills and their ability to operate with continuity (in the specific sector of interest) are the following:
◾Registration with the I.O.A. as ordinary member (see Art. 3 of the Statute). A written application must be submitted to the Directive Council, which decides on the acceptance of the application and notifies the interested party;
◾Certificate of Specialization in Ontopsychology obtained from the Department of Ontopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, St. Petersburg State University;
◾Certificate of annual supervision on technical, scientific and ethical update which the professional operator must develop on an ongoing basis according to the general instructions issued by the Association (see Statute).
If the operator fails to comply with the obligation of annual supervision or continuous training, the certificate of Specialization in Ontopsychology shall in any case have legal and cultural validity, although the Association will not be able to credit the operator for his professionalism and ability to adapt the functionality of the ontological link.
Note, more specifically, that:
◾Any professional operator who operates in the psychosomatic sector must be registered with the list of physicians and/or with the list of psychotherapists;
◾Any professional operator who wishes to use the instruments of cinelogy, immagogy, melholistics must be registered as Ordinary Member with the IOA or possess an IOA certificate guaranteeing the latter’s preparation and qualification.
It is hereby understood that the aforementioned requirements shall not substitute in any way the legal documents, and therefore the operator who wishes to practice his profession or activity must endeavor to possess or obtain said qualifications, certificates and authorizations provided for by the legislation in force in their own Country. And, obviously, the Association is not responsible in any way for errors or damage caused to the client.