Special Interest Group

Psychology and CounsellingPsychology and Counselling

Welcome to the section dedicated to the Special Interest Group Psychology and Counselling. Here you can read more about us, our activities and our recommended reading.


About

The Psychology & Counselling Special Interest Group was founded in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1993 some eight years after the founding of its governing body - the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). 

Currently, there are 538 ESHRE members affiliated to the SIG Psychology & Counselling (November 2016). 

Some of the members of our SIG can be accessed by logging into the "Members Only" section. In this section, you will find a list by country and name and areas of specialization. With this database, contact among members is facilitated. 

Consistent with the aims of ESHRE the Psychology & Counselling Special Interest Group was established to address the psychosocial issues and needs of patients and professionals working in infertility. 

Mission statement

Our mission statement focuses on our commitment to clinical and research issues related to the psychosocial aspects of reproductive health in women and men. We aim

  • to promote awareness about the significance and importance of psychosocial issues
  • to facilitate the study and discussion of psychosocial aspects of reproductive health
  • to carry out research into the psychosocial aspects of reproductive health
  • to educate professionals about the psychosocial issues which may affect the individual and/or couple facing reproductive health problems
  • to foster cooperation and multidisciplinary collaboration among professionals working in different disciplines.
  • to cooperate with other societies having the same goals as the Psychology & Counselling Special Interest Group

IICO

The SIG Psychology and Counselling is a member of the International Infertility Counselling Organisation (IICO). On the IICO website, a list of national infertility counselling organisation and further information can be accessed.

News about the SIG in Focus on Reproduction

In the last issue of ESHRE's news magazine Juliana Pedro talks about recent and upcoming events