Rules of the Swedish Association for Family Therapy
The name of the association shall be The Swedish Association for Family Therapy.
The purpose and objective of the association is to work for the development of family therapy in Sweden by:
Membership is obtained by paying the fee adopted by the annual meeting. Whoever adopts the association's purposes and objectives may me a member.
Membership in a national association implies membership in a local family therapy association.
Provided that the local family therapy association so decides, each member of this association will automatically become member of the national association.
The association's highest decision-making body is the Representative Assembly at the annual meeting. Each local family therapy association shall appoint a representative to the Representative Assembly as per each 50 members when submitting the latest annual report of each local association.
Each member is entitled to participate and express himself/herself at the annual meeting. Only the Representative Assembly is entitled to vote. Ordinary majority applies unless otherwise specified. In case of equal votes, the chairman of the meeting has the casting vote.
5. Fiscal year
The association's fiscal year shall be 01.07—30.06. The Board is entitled to shorten the fiscal year in order to facilitate an annual meeting in connection with Nordic congresses.
6. Annual meeting
The annual meeting shall be held during the third quarter of the calendar year. The annual meeting may however be held at other points in time in the years when Nordic congresses are held. Summons shall be sent 4 weeks in advance by way of personal notice to members, containing the agenda, At the annual meeting, the following matters shall be discussed:
7. Election committee
To the annual meeting, the election committee nominates candidates to individual appointments on the Board as well as two Auditors and Deputy Auditors.
In addition, the election committee proposes representatives to be elected for the annual meeting.
8. The Board
The Board shall consist of a representative of each local association having at least 25 members.
Each such local association shall appoint one candidate to be reported to the election committee. The representative shall be a Board Member of the local association.
The Board handles current matters between two annual meetings.
The Board is commissioned to publish the association's periodical.
The Board is a quorum with not less than half of the members present.
9. Term of office
The Board's term of office shall be one year.
Signatory is appointed by the Board.
11. Decision on alteration of rules or dissolution of the association shall be taken by two consecutive annual meetings with at least two-thirds majority.