Posted: Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 - 11:03

We have learnt from the Professional Standards Authority that their Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) team have asked the Department of Health to liaise with HMRC and the Treasury to review VAT exemption for health services provided by AVR practitioners and income tax relief on annual registration fees paid by AVR practitioners.

Posted: Thursday, 23 January, 2014 - 13:09

The BPC and member institute The Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings (APPCIOS) met with Meg Munn MP yesterday to discuss promoting the use of psychodynamic practice in schools.

Meg, a trustee of APPCIOS, kindly gave lots of useful ideas and was fascinated to hear the stories of accredited members currently making a positive difference in schools in Essex.

APPCIOS will shortly be producing a short documentary, which the BPC will make available on this website.

Posted: Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 09:48

20th January 2014

Response to Government Mental Health Action Plan

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched a Government Action Plan for Mental Health today. The plan follows on from the Mental Health Strategy, launched in 2011, and sets out 25 key mental health priorities. 

Posted: Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 12:32

In issue 13 of New Associations Mark Vernon gives us a report on the PP NOW conference and special Friday lecture with Iain McGilchrist; plus we have summaries of Frank Lowe's and Jean Knox's conference presentations that give a flavour of the day's work. We've published some moving responses to last issue's special reports on race and ethnicity. David Morgan writes on the vicissitudes of whistleblowing, Phillip Birch talks about training, and Joan Thompson reviews the poetry event at the Freud Museum. Plus much more!