The Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) framework is being developed in collaboration by seven professional bodies. SCoPEd maps the existing evidence-based minimum training standards, knowledge and experience required for therapists working with adults.

It is an important step as part of our wider work to deliver a number of our members’ priorities – to set standards for the profession, protect clients from unsafe or unethical practice and provide members with the resources and support needed to practice.

If agreed, this shared framework would be extremely helpful and important in enabling BACP and the wider profession to engage effectively with employers, commissioners and government.

We believe SCoPEd would enable a credible, diverse and thriving counselling and psychotherapy profession that is better understood, valued and trusted by clients, employers, commissioners and society.

The diverse range of backgrounds, approaches, philosophies and professional training that our members bring to their work is a huge strength of the counselling and psychotherapy landscape and SCoPEd would enhance and embed that diversity.

We anticipate the final iteration of the framework will be agreed by the end of 2021. If BACP then adopts the SCoPEd framework, there would be a clearly defined adoption and transition period where we would work with our members to make sure their skills and experience reflect where they would be represented in the framework.

Read more about how SCoPEd would benefit our members, as well as those who employ and commission our services and wider society.

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