Work is progressing successfully on the ground-breaking project to map professional competencies for the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

The Scope of Practice and Education project (SCoPEd) is being undertaken in collaboration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The project will systematically map existing competences, standards, training and practice requirements within counselling and psychotherapy - using an evidence-based approach to identify the different and overlapping competences between them.

We hope that this ground-breaking work will help to clarify the professions for the public, trainers, employers, clients and patients and other stakeholders in this field.

Nicola Forshaw talks about SCoPEd 

If you've been to one of our Making Connections events recently you’ll have heard further detail from Nicola Forshaw, our professional standards development facilitator. To find out more watch the clip.

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