The BPC opposes any discrimination of any kind.

This includes, but is not limited to, any discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation. Selection of candidates for training is to be made only on the basis of qualities directly concerned with the ability to learn and to function as a psychotherapist.

It is expected that this same standard will be used in the appointment and promotion of members of educational faculties, including training and supervising therapists.

We have compiled bibliographies on sexual orientations and race, racism and ethnicity, they can assist further a psychoanalytic understanding of diversity and they can be found below.

In ‘Decolonising Psychotherapy‘, a webinar hosted by the British Psychotherapy Foundation in July 2020, Helen Morgan (BPC Registrant and New Associations Editor) examines the privilege of whiteness and practitioners’ potential degrees of blindness to cultural differences in their practice, and what can be done to bring about change. The presentation is followed by reflections from Frank Lowe as discussant.


Equal Opportunities Policy

BPC Equal Opportunities Policy
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Diversity and equality bibliographies

BPC Bibliography on Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity
- (199 KB DOC)
UPDATED JANUARY 2023 BPC Bibliography on Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity. Accessible version
BPC Bibliography Race Racism and Ethnicity
- (1 MB PDF)
BPC Diversity and Equalities Statement
- (80 KB PDF)
BPC Position Statement on Homosexuality
- (84 KB PDF)



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