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    Election for a UKCP Trustee

    Published: 23 Feb 2017

    We are seeking nominations for a UKCP Trustee to the Board. 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 … 

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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 … 

  • Season’s greetings from UKCP

    Published: 23 Dec 2016

    Wishing you all the very best for 2017 from everyone at UKCP! Our reaccreditation with PSA We’re delighted to share with you the news that the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has reaccredited our register for another year. Many of you will remember that the reaccreditation process did not go so smoothly last year. We are pleased to say that … 

  • 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.  

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    We’ve just launched a consultation to help us improve our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.

    Published: 14 Oct 2016

    What is ADR and why is it important? Alternative Dispute Resolution is an important part of our complaints process. Going through a formal complaints process can be a distressing experience, so it is always preferable to resolve concerns or complaints in an informal way where possible. ADR is a term that encompasses any way that a dispute can … 

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    World Mental Health Day 2016

    Published: 10 Oct 2016

    UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council have teamed up with the Refugee Council and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to support this year’s World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to combat stigma around mental health. Drawing on this year’s …