We are asking BACP to scrap the SCoPEd project

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Jessica Tett
2 days ago
The framework doesn't make sense.

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Laura krywoszej
3 days ago
I am about to start a level 4 diploma in hopes that I would then be qualified to work with those who need it
This sort of goal post moving and inferiority feeling leaves me feeling like I'm about to waste 2 years of money, time, and everything that goes into it
This isn't just going to affect me like others who want to train, but the people its really about, those who need mental health support

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Lesley Eastman
6 days ago
Because ScopeEd is not fit for purpose and is discriminatory against older experienced therapists. BACP has taken their members fees for years and is now telling them they are not properly qualified. All the training courses they promote in their journal Therapy Today should be vetted if they are questioning the training their members receive. If they continue pushing ScopeEd forward I will be withdrawing my membership.

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Bernadette Shaw
6 days ago
I am finding the whole process distasteful and insulting. The prospect of this coming to fruition does not bare thinking about.

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Jean Thirkettle
6 days ago
Good outcomes in counselling result from the working alliance - not the labels from qualifications.

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Annie Shaw
7 days ago
I don't believe in this hierarchy... I believe it is divisive

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Cathie Hutchison
4 weeks ago
Adding layers of hierarchy is not only unhelpful but potentially encourages further discrimination of therapists by unqualified authorities. If only BACP affected then remaining a member is untenable.

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Valerie Smith
1 month ago
I'm signing because this is an ill thought out and damaging set of proposals. The criteria assigned to B and C level practitioners are already taught as standard on counselling programmes. It is insulting to newly qualified practitioners to specify they don't have this basic knowledge and competence. I say that as someone who is over four years post qualified. Rethink this BACP. put your energies to promoting understanding and recognition of this undervalued and poorly paid profession. The BACP does do well on many fronts but this is no help to counsellors and certainly not clients. It's actually very misleading. Scrap it and let's have a rethink.

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Denise Hunter
1 month ago
We are not sheep.... and some skills cannot be taught...no matter what level you are!

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David Simpson
1 month ago
I agree that it's just one more step too far.