Open Letter to BACP, UKCP, and BPC – SCoPEd and the Covid-19 crisis

23rd March 2020Dear BACP, UKCP and BPC,As you are aware, there has been a huge impact on our profession of COVID-19 which is likely to last for a very long time. Many counsellors and psychotherapists are now at real risk for their livelihoods. Many others ore overwhelmed with additional work. In addition, all are facing unprecedented pressures on their family relationships, mental health and wellbeing.There are huge and complex issues about practice, training and placements moving online, which are likely to be seismically profession-changing on a permanent basis. You have admitted that SCoPEd has been very poorly received by thousands of professionals and many organisations. While no doubt well intentioned, the fact that SCoPEd is now undergoing lengthy reiterations and is in the phase of damage limitation should give you the greatest pause for thought even in normal times.These, however, are anything but normal times. Our profession has no appetite now for fundamental and widely opposed restructurings of standards and competencies....
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