Board

Werner May (President)

Psychologist, M.A., University of Würzburg, Germany
President of the IGNIS-Academy of Christian Psychology – Germany 1986-2012. Author of some books in the area of Christian counseling and education.
Focus: Basic topics of Christian Psychology, Counseling of foster and adoptive families, editor of the free e-Journal Christian Psychology Around The World: http://emcapp.ignis.de

Why I assume responsibility in the European Movement?
Since 1987 I have appreciated the cooperation across national borders: During all these years, the joint search for a Christian alternative in the theoretical and practical field of psychology and psychotherapy has been a connecting experience for me. That we all come from different churches and theological backgrounds, that we do not only respect this but consider it to be enriching, is a miracle for me. God’s spirit made us become friends.


Anna Ostaszewska  (Vice-President)

Psychotherapist, supervisor, European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP), one of the founders of the Association of Christian Psychologists in Poland (ACP). ACP President in 1995-2009.

Author of “Integrative Psychotherapy: A Christian Approach”, 2015 (in Polish).
Focus: I am especially interested is developing theory and praxis of the Integrative Psychotherapy from a Christian perspective.

Why I assume responsibility in the European Movement?
Co-operation with others from different countries, different Christian denominations, different in many aspects… is unusually enriching. And it shows me one Spirit in all these differences. It is also unusual.


Nicolene Joubert (Board member)

Prof Dr Joubert is the Founder and the Head of the Institute of Christian Psychology in South-Africa.

Nicolene Joubert is a registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice as well as a teacher, who obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Northwest University. Prof Dr Joubert is a well-known speaker on the effects of trauma and the development of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Prof Dr Joubert is a lifelong honorary member of The Red Cross Society and the Women’s Federation. She is also a member of organizations such as the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), International Play Therapy Association (IPTA), International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and the Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC). Prof Dr Joubert is the founder and chairperson of the South African Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (SASSTD), a component group of the ISSTD.

Andrej Lorgus (Board member)

Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow
Institute of Christian Psychology, Rector
Theological anthropologist
Practicing psychologist, Сonsultant

Why I assume responsibility in the European Movement?
EMCAPP is the movement of revival of Christian view of man in science and psychology. The most important thing for me is the godlike dignity of a human person. All we can do for a man, his life and his spiritual life is the purpose of our service. As a pastor, a psychologist, a teacher and a consultant I serve God and man.

Elena Strigo (Board member)

Psychologist, psychotherapist, European Certificate in Psychotherapy (EAP)  
Full member of Professional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia
Head of Psychological Counseling Centre ABIGAIL, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
President of Krasnoyarsk Regional Society of Christian psychologists and psychotherapists
Focus: Christian Anthropology-based Trauma Therapy

Why I assume responsibility in the European Movement?
By taking responsibility in the European Movement, I feel myself a part of the world in which teaching, healing, thinking and believing are bound together, and are expressed through the personalities of people who, as a fellowship, bring new energy and light into my life and work.

Francesco Cutino (Board member)

Ph.D., clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Rome, Italy
Associate of the Italian Catholic Association of Psychologists and Psychiatrists
President founder of the association “Jonas is on the way”

Why I assume responsibility in the European Movement?
The Church thought me the gift and the grace of my baptism: I am here to feed on this treasure and this wisdom, which is not only compatible to psychology but an unique blessing to it. Opening to the Christian revelation means a deeper listening, understanding and authentic love for man, God’s beloved creature. I love to be here and I thank you all!