Netherlands Institute of Psychologists / Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)
Founded in 1938
Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen
3500 GB Utrecht
Phone: +31 30 820 1500
Fax: +31 30 820 1599
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NIP is the professional association of psychologists. It is the only association in the Netherlands that looks after the interests of all psychologists.
Our general objects are:
Membership in the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (10,000 members) is open to university graduates (Master's level) in psychology; students who have passed a first year final examination ("propaedeutical" examination) can become student members.
- To promote psychology in the Netherlands;
- To serve psychologists’ social and professional interests; and
- To provide members with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience.
The Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen was founded in 1938. Initially the new association was called "Dutch Institute of Practicing Psychologists." The new association was established primarily to serve the promotion of psychology as a professional field. Later the scope of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen was extended to include research and science. Currently, professional education and accreditation of professional qualifications are receiving increasing attention.
The Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen has four divisions: (i) health, (ii) children and youth, (iii) work and organization, and (iv) research and teaching. Every two years the association organizes a major national congress. Smaller meetings are held frequently, mostly at the initiative of divisions or working groups within divisions. All members of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen subscribe to a code of conduct. Charges of professional misconduct are judged by an ethics committee (with a board of appeal) that can impose professional sanctions.