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Affiliations and partnerships

The affiliations and partners of ESLA



CEPLIS is the European Council of the Liberal Professions.

It is the only inter-professional association bringing together the liberal professionals at the Community level across Europe.


ESLA is an active member of CEPLIS, to help us ensure that the perspectives and priorities  of SLT professionals are represented.


In March 2020 at the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic in mainland Europe, the CEPLIS President issued a letter to MEPs on behalf of all the Liberal Professions across Europe. You can download that letter here.

The European Association for Psychotherapy published a report in September 2021 comprising a review of the work of Psychotherapy and Psychotherapists during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020.


Anecdotal accounts had indicated that Psychotherapists across Europe had adapted their work so as to conduct it safely and online, and – vitally – had continued to offer Psychotherapy to those in need of it.


This report demonstrates how effectively Psychotherapists have worked to enhance and sustain good mental health in their respective populations, including individuals who were severely depressed and suicidal. This paper has been circulated to the President of the EU Parliament, to EU Health Ministers, to MEPS, to Policy Makers, to CEPLIS (the Council for Liberal Professions), to EAP Psychotherapists, and to a wider audience through the International Journal for Psychotherapy.


There are very close parallels with the shift of SLT working patterns from face-to-face to online service delivery in almost all ESLA member associations since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The full document can be accessed HERE.


For the latest Bulletin from CEPLIS, please click here.