CONSTITUTION OF THE ISRAELI SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHICAL
PRACTICE AND COUNSELING (ISPPI) HAHEVRA HAISRAELIT LE PRAKTIKA
PHILOSOPHIT V YEUTZ (Associate Member of the International
Society for Philosophical Practice, A registered society).
LAWS AND BY-LAWS:
1.a. The ISPPI is a non-profit, educational and charitable
organization concerned with the professional practice of philosophy and
2. Purpose and realization:
2.a. To stimulate contact and cooperation among philosophical
practitioners by organizing goal oriented meetings for
philosophical practitioners and counselors. For example, a study
day for philosophical practitioners or an introduction course for
2.b. To contribute to the research of philosophical practice and
counseling by organizing academic symposiums and lectures.
2.c. To contribute to the increase of philosophical practice and
counseling by providing some free information and services
beneficial to the public.
2.d. To contribute to international cooperation among
philosophical practitioners and the professionalizing of
philosophical practice and counseling.
2.f. ISPPI is a branch of a registered organization, i.e. the International Society for Philosophical Practice.
3.a. ISPPI Membership is 50 shekels (10 U.S. Dollars) a year (from
January to January). The membership is automatically renewed unless
members give notice of the discontinuation of his or her
membership. Membership is divided in Regular and Associate
3.b. Regular members are required to have at least an M. A. in
philosophy or comparable credits in philosophy.
3.c. Associate membership is for all those interested in the
practice of philosophy.
4.a Once in three years the Regular members will vote in a
Executive Committee. At least 20% of the Regular members should be
present for voting on any subject the Board of Directors proposes.
Members of the Executive Committee have preferable at least three
years of experience as philosophical practitioners. Officers on
the Board of Directors are: a Chair-person, a Secretary/Treasurer
and two additional Board members. All decisions will be taken in
a democratic manner.
4.b. At least once a year there will be a meeting of the Regular
members. Regular members attending this gathering have
the right to raise issues for discussion and to vote. The Executive
Committee will bring controversial matters likewise to this
gathering to discuss.
4.c. At least once a year there will be a general assembly meeting
in which also the Associate members have the right to information
5. Code of Ethics:
5.1. Regular Members of the ISPPI, if involved in philosophical
counseling, are requested to make a voluntary commitment to a Code
of Ethics. The Executive Committee will present a blue print of
the Code of Ethics to the next general regular year meeting.
1. The ISPPI may charge those who participate in activities and
events organized by the organization. However, such costs will be
made known in advance and participation in these activities and
events is voluntary.
Submitted by Shlomit Schuster, 1996. Rectified and accepted by the
general member gathering of that year.