SCoPEd (Scope of Practice and Education) is a ground-breaking project to map professional competencies for the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

It is being undertaken in collaboration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

SCoPEd is looking to 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.

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BACP Chief Executive Hadyn Williams, Chief Professional Standards Officer Fiona Ballantine Dykes and Chair Andrew Reeves are interviewed by Faisal Mahmood.

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