We (the BPC, BACP and UKCP) promised to share with you the recurrent themes of the feedback we received in the recent SCoPEd consultation as soon as we could. As mentioned, we had some 3,000 individual comments on top of some 7,000 responses to the questionnaire. It seems, however, that we haven’t made it clear enough what this project is for and how it came about. So let’s start there with some important context and clarity.
NICE has agreed to postpone the publication of their draft guidance on adult depression to February 2020 and have also added a new consultation period prior to that date. The BPC, as part of a broad stakeholder coalition, has been supporting the call for NICE to develop its new guidelines on the management of depression in adults taking into account ‘parity of esteem’, long-term outcomes and important aspects of patients’ experience, such as quality of life and wellbeing.
We are pleased to announce the initial results of the first stage of consultation around the Scope of Education and Practice (SCoPEd) project. SCoPEd is a ground-breaking project that aims to set out the training and practice standards for counselling and psychotherapy.
We are looking for new Board members to help continue the development of the BPC.
Two clinical (Registrant) Trustees are sought who have a strong empathy with the BPC’s strategic objectives and who are looking to make a contribution to the strengthening of BPC as an organisation and the long- term development of the psychoanalytic profession.