Back in July 2020 the latest draft iteration of the SCoPEd framework was published. Shortly after all members of BACP, British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) were sent a questionnaire.
A total of 8,364 members responded to the questionnaire, which is a response rate of 14% across the three partners. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to complete this questionnaire and share their views with us.
The aim of the questionnaire was to gather a general understanding of members' thoughts on the latest version of the draft framework and the project itself, and to select participants for the next stage of the project; the bulletin board.
The bulletin board took the form of a two week online discussion forum. The independent market research agency running the bulletin board used responses to both scale questions (strongly agree to strongly disagree) and open comment questions to select a wide and varied range of participants. The bulletin board could only accommodate a limited number of participants so the importance of selecting a cross section of members that was representative of the full membership and opinions on SCoPEd was paramount.
The bulletin board has now finished and detailed analysis of the discussions is taking place. In the meantime, we’re pleased that we’re now able to share some headline data from the questionnaire with our members.
I am familiar with the updated SCoPEd framework:
- 60% strongly agreed or agreed
- 23% were neutral
- 16% disagreed or strongly disagreed
6% strongly agreed, 54% agreed, 12% disagreed, 4% strongly disagreed
I understand the aims of the SCoPEd project:
- 66% strongly agreed or agreed
- 18% were neutral
- 14% disagreed or strongly disagreed
7% strongly agreed, 59% agreed, 10% disagreed, 4% strongly disagreed
I feel supportive of the SCoPEd project aims:
- 46% strongly agreed or agreed
- 31% were neutral
- 22% disagreed or strongly disagreed
8% strongly agreed, 38% agreed, 13% disagreed, 9% strongly disagreed
I can see where I’d fit within the SCoPEd framework:
- 48% strongly agreed or agreed
- 27% were neutral
- 24% disagreed or strongly disagreed
7% strongly agreed, 41% agreed, 17% disagreed, 7% strongly disagreed
I feel that my voice as a member is being heard in relation to the SCoPEd project:
- 30% strongly agreed or agreed
- 39% were neutral
- 26% disagreed or strongly disagreed
3% strongly agreed, 27% agreed, 14% disagreed, 12% strongly disagreed
I feel positive about the SCoPEd project being able to deliver on its aims:
- 31% strongly agreed or agreed
- 39% were neutral
- 28% disagreed or strongly disagreed
3% strongly agreed, 28% agreed, 16% disagreed, 12% strongly disagreed
In its current format I would support this iteration of the SCoPEd framework as a structure for the future of the profession:
- 34% strongly agreed or agreed
- 31% were neutral
- 31% disagreed or strongly disagreed
4% strongly agreed, 30% agreed, 16% disagreed, 15% strongly disagreed
Percentages do not add up to 100% as the ‘Do not wish to respond’ option has not been included.
Broadly speaking the data shows that the majority of members who completed the questionnaire felt familiar with the updated framework and that they understood the aims of the project. A large proportion stated support for the aims and felt they could see where they fit in the latest version of the framework.
The data relating to whether members feel heard, are willing to support this iteration of the framework or believe the SCoPEd project will deliver on its aims suggests a broader range of feelings among members and highlights that there is still important work to be done.
We’re currently looking into responses from BACP members specifically, with a view to sharing more in-depth data with our members in due course.
The SCoPEd framework is a ground-breaking shared standards framework, developed by six Professional Standards Authority accredited bodies, including BACP, which represent over 75,000 counsellors and psychotherapists
Read the January 2022 version of the SCoPEd framework
SCoPEd frequently asked questions
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about SCoPEd