There are many ways to get involved in UKCP and help shape the psychotherapeutic profession – from sharing your views in our surveys and consultations, to joining a committee, speaking to the media, or standing for election as a trustee.
You can help shape our work by joining one of our committees. You’ll share your experience and expertise alongside other psychotherapeutic professionals or lay members to develop specific areas such as standards of education, training and practice.
If you’re interested in ethics and complaints, you might consider joining our team who sit on Adjudication Panels at complaints hearings, where your expert knowledge and support will contribute to making decisions on members’ suitability to practice.
Or you could consider becoming an elected member of our Board of Trustees and contribute to setting our overall strategy and policy, defining our goals, evaluating performance and ensuring that we comply with our governing documents and charitable objectives.
Look out for vacancies on our committees or adjudication panels, and the call for nominations for our Board elections, on our website and our regular emails.
You can also contribute to shaping our work by responding to our surveys and consultations. We survey members from time to time to understand what’s important to you professionally so that we can best support you.
We also seek your feedback through consultations on proposals such as revised of standards of education and training which will influence psychotherapy training.
Look out for invitations to share your views on our website or by subscribing to our email news updates.
Alternatively, you can join our Members Forum – a regular meeting which any member can attend and participate in discussions about UKCP’s work and strategic direction with other members and representatives from UKCP’s leadership.
Contact Governance Manager Alex Crawford on email@example.com to find out when the next Forum is being held and register your attendance.
We encourage members to get together to discuss practice issues and developments within the profession by forming special interest groups and psychotherapy clubs, which we promote to other members.
Special interest groups usually arise from informal peer groups of members who share a professional interest in a particular area. There are currently two active special interest groups:
Psychotherapy clubs are run by members for members. They can take many forms, from more formal talks for a larger group to informal get-togethers where members can network, have fun, drink, eat, learn, socialise, supervise, create. We currently have active Psychotherapy Clubs in Hampstead, Liverpool and Norfolk.
If you’re interested in finding out how to set up your own group or club, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To raise the profile of the profession with the public and policymakers, we regularly collaborate with members to create content on topical issues which we publish in a variety of ways. Input from members is a vital part of this work.
To register your interest in becoming a media spokesperson, please complete our short online form.
To suggest or pitch a topic, or find out more about getting involved, in: