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Leading the way
Divisional news, including updates from BACP’s CYPF Lead Jo Holmes and BACP CYPF Executive Committee chair Emma Davies

A round-up of the latest findings and policy updates affecting CYPF

Personal critiques of new books


Counselling on the agenda

"Divisional members voted on neurodiversity as the theme [for the BACP CYPF Conference], and this is a great opportunity for the Executive Committee and divisional members to work together to implement BACP’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy"

From the Chair, Emma Davies

In training: Large cohorts

"Large cohorts offer richer diversity in terms of age, class, race, ethnicity, experience and personality type. Students might range in age from 20s to 70s, with all that this implies in terms of life experience and outlook"

Training, Sue Kegerreis

In counselling: Too much choice

"In the counselling room, when I see a child who is not rushing to pick up an activity, or one that seems unable to make a decision, I take a step back and ask, ‘What is going on for this child?"

Counselling, Linda-Jayne Elliott

In supervision: Just listening

"Once the misconception of ‘just’ [in just listening] has been identified, listening skills are often strengthened"

Supervision, Elizabeth Holt