Wednesday, October 15, 2008


It would be nice to think that you are all BAPCA members and that there would be no need to post or circulate this. But knowing otherwise, here is the guts of an email I received yesterday, inviting comments on that hottest of potatoes (I'm never quite sure if there's an 'e' in that plural?) - STATUTORY REGULATION.

Please read, respond, circulate to colleagues.

Here it is...


Dear BAPCA member,

The Health Professions Council has launched its call for ideas on the proposed statutory regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors.

The call for ideas seeks the views of stakeholders, organisational and individual, on a number of relevant topics including information about the potential size of the occupational field, existing voluntary registers and education and training programmes. They also welcome the views of stakeholders on other relevant topics.

The call for ideas runs until 24 October 2008. You can download a copy of the document from the HPC website or they can provide hard copies on request. You can find the call for ideas at:

Please forward your comments to Di English at and the CG will co-ordinate a BAPCA response.

Aside from this HPC are also pleased to receive your individual response.

Andrea Uphoff

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