The British Psychotherapy Foundation
By Steven Flower, Chair
This has been a long gestation and a difficult labour, but the baby is doing well. On 31st March 2013, the merger of the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP), the London Centre for Psychotherapy (LCP) and the Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy (Lincoln)was completed and a new organisation, the British Psychotherapy Foundation, was formally established.
The Centre for Workforce Intelligence has recognised psychological therapies as effective treatments for a wide range of mental health needs and welcomes the publication of the review of the psychological therapy workforce.
The CfWI was formed following a review of the future of the NHS workforce in 2008. Its review recommended that the required standard for a psychological therapist is:
Leading UK psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy organisations' statements on reparative therapy and sexual orientation
The leading organisations in the UK for psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy all have issued statements either opposing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or opposing 'reparative' or 'conversion' therapy.
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