Work on the SCoPEd framework is ongoing. The next iteration will be published in early 2022 and will be the first to include the contributions and collaborations from the experts by experience (EbEs) and the new partners. Publication was anticipated to be in December 2021, however moving it to early 2022 will ensure that the updates are finalised across the partners and that the framework design meets accessibility requirements.

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

Following the collaboration on the latest iteration of the framework , ACP have reviewed their role in the partnership and will be continuing in the capacity of observer to support the ongoing work of the SCoPEd partnership.

Dr Nick Waggett, Chief Executive, ACP said: "ACP joined SCoPEd as we believe in collaborating with other counselling and psychotherapy bodies to improve standards, protect the public and increase understanding of our profession. We have decided to step aside from the current process as we now recognise that a framework focussed on work with adults is not able to sufficiently represent the specialist training and practice of ACP registered child and adolescent psychotherapists. As such, continuing with the process would not have met our aims. We have appreciated the opportunity to work with fellow accredited registers on this important project."

Psychological Professions Network conference 

The SCoPEd partners* have been invited to present at the Psychological Professions Week conference in November as part of the Improving career pathways in psychological professions session.

BACP will deliver a presentation on behalf of the SCoPEd partners and the event will also include a panel debate. 

Next steps

The partners continue to collaborate on finalising the next iteration, and the details of all changes will be communicated when the framework is published.

* The SCoPEd partners are: Association of Christian Counsellors, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, British Psychoanalytic Council, Human Givens Institute, National Counselling Society and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.