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    2016 UKCP membership survey – the findings

    Published: 23 Mar 2017

    In June 2016 we launched our first full membership survey for five years. We wanted to hear about how important it is for you to be a member of UKCP, what you value about your membership, what you want from it and what you don’t. The findings are now in and we want to take this opportunity … 

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    Budget: no news is bad news for mental health

    Published: 8 Mar 2017

    Today, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. We are extremely concerned that the budget does not commit to any extra spending for mental health. The Government itself has highlighted the injustice of inadequate access to mental health services. This situation is impossible to address without extra money. Chief executive Janet Weisz said: ‘This budget simply fails to … 

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    UKCP and Psychologies magazine launch a new partnership

    Published: 7 Mar 2017

    UKCP has signed a unique deal with Psychologies Magazine to raise the profile of high-quality psychotherapies – and our full clinical members who provide them. This partnership is a new venture for both UKCP and Psychologies. It will run for an initial six-month trial period, which will be extended for a year if successful. For just £20, … 

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    Election for a UKCP Trustee

    Published: 23 Feb 2017

    Please note that nominations for this position are now closed.   Key election dates Date/time  Action  Thursday 23 February 2017 Nominations open  Monday 20 March 2017 (5pm)  Nominations close  21 March – 7 April 2017  Vetting of candidates  Monday 10 April 2017  Candidates are announced and campaigning begins  Friday 5 May 2017  Campaigning closes  Monday 8 May 2017  Voting opens  Tuesday 23 May 2017 (5pm)  Voting closes  Thursday 25 May 2017  Candidates notified of results Friday 26 … 

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    Psychological bodies call for suspension of sanctions system

    Published: 20 Feb 2017

    Leading psychological therapy bodies have today called on the Government to suspend its benefit sanctions system, saying it fails to get people back to work and is damaging people’s mental health. The call came in a joint response to the Government’s consultation, ‘Improving Lives’, from the British Psychological Society, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, … 

  • UK organisations unite against Conversion Therapy

    Published: 16 Jan 2017

    Major UK organisations have been working against Conversion Therapy for a number of years, publishing a Memorandum of Understanding against the practice (2015) and updating the document to warn against conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality). Aware of concerns regarding the future of Conversion Therapy in the USA, and pleased … 

  • UKCP responds to Prime Minister’s mental health pledge

    Published: 9 Jan 2017

    Earlier today Theresa May made a speech on the future of mental health care. UKCP chief executive Janet Weisz has responded to the Prime Minister's pledge. She said: 'Theresa May is right to highlight the injustice of lack of access to mental health services, but her words must be backed by investment. 'High quality psychotherapy can make a … 

  • Judicial Review decision – joint BACP and UKCP statement

    Published: 21 Dec 2016

    The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has recently been subject to a Judicial Review regarding its professional conduct processes. The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) was named in the proceedings as an interested party. The issues were twofold. Firstly, a claim was made that BACP should not hear a complaint that was similar to … 

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    Welcome to your new website

    Published: 30 Nov 2016

    This is the culmination of a huge amount of work to upgrade our digital systems, which has been going on for well over a year. We have learnt the lessons from the past and have made sure that members have been involved in the development of the new site at every stage, from consultations and … 

  • New report confirms key concerns of the main psychological therapy organisations

    Published: 29 Nov 2016

    The report published yesterday by the National Audit Office confirming that there is no clear evidence welfare sanctions work confirms key concerns of the main psychological therapy organisations.