Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BAPCA leads call for BACP to consult on regulation

The Future Of Counselling And Psychotherapy In The UK:

An open letter to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) calling for open consultation with the membership of BACP

Since our original post, this initiative has been modified somewhat, and now aims to reach out to all BACP members.

The letter requests that BACP consult with its membership regarding:

* Increasing BACP involvement in developing an alternative form of regulation to that offered by the Health Professions Council (HPC).

* Providing an Alternative Practitioner Accountability (APA) system for BACP practitioners who do not want/intend to register with HPC should the current process continue.

Open consultation with the membership on these issues will reveal the level of BACP membership support for and against regulation by HPC.

As over 80% of its membership voted against regulation by HPC, BAPCA initiated this request. However, it has been signed by practitioners of many modalities and so is from ‘Concerned Practitioners of Counselling & Psychotherapy’.

To add your signature, feedback, comments, or to contact the coordinators of the campaign, please send an email to cppcoordinator@gmail.com. If possible, please include your membership status with BACP.

[Post edited: 25 July 2010]

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