What’s haunting SCoPEd? asks Andy Rogers

Back in February, in the midst of the third national Covid lockdown in the UK, two colleagues and I attended a Zoom meeting with representatives of the SCoPEd Technical Group. We were invited to the meeting following our coordination of an open letter from members of the person-centred community who were concerned about the direction … Continue reading “What’s haunting SCoPEd? asks Andy Rogers”

Open letter from person-centred community calls on BACP to halt the SCoPEd project

An open letter from hundreds of person-centred practitioners and supporters of the Person-Centred Approach has been published, calling on BACP to halt the controversial SCoPEd project for counselling and psychotherapy and to ‘open a more inclusive dialogue about the future of the field’. The letter (reproduced in full below and also sent to UKCP, BPC … Continue reading “Open letter from person-centred community calls on BACP to halt the SCoPEd project”

Maps, Languages & Lost Continents: Person-Centred Therapy and the SCoPEd Project

Andy Rogers takes at look at the telling absence of the Person-Centred Approach in the development of the SCoPEd project. There is so much to say about SCoPEd that it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, many elements of the project – the motivation, methodology, evidence-base, hierarchical structure, consultation process, conflicts of … Continue reading “Maps, Languages & Lost Continents: Person-Centred Therapy and the SCoPEd Project”

Joint letter to BACP, UKCP and BPC on the SCoPEd consultation results

In response to the SCoPEd initial consultation results, a joint letter to BACP, UKCP and BPC has been signed by the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the National Counselling Society, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union and the College of Psychoanalysts. Dear Chairs and Chief Executives of BACP, UKCP and BPC, … Continue reading “Joint letter to BACP, UKCP and BPC on the SCoPEd consultation results”

SCoPEd Consultation: Methodologically Challenged

Richard House Ph.D., former Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Psychology at the University of Roehampton, subjects the SCoPEd framework consultation exercise to critical analysis. Introduction and Context In this commentary I wish to deconstruct, and subject to critical analysis, the apparent methodology used by the psy sponsor organisations in their recent SCoPEd consultation process. In … Continue reading “SCoPEd Consultation: Methodologically Challenged”

SCoPEd: Butchering Psychopractice

Denis Postle (ARCA; Independent Practitioners Network) interrogates the power relations of the SCoPEd project. SCoPEd seems to be yet another instance of ethical sleep on the part of its authors, BPC, UKCP and BACP, institutions that aspire to the high ground of human sensibility and civic accountability. One of the long-standing deficiencies of the psy trainings … Continue reading “SCoPEd: Butchering Psychopractice”

Against SCoPEd: actions and materials

The consultation for the draft SCoPEd competence framework for counselling and psychotherapy closed on Friday 22 February 2019. If you are concerned about SCoPEd or you just want to understand more about the project, here’s a summary of some of the materials and activities that have emerged in response, which hopefully will help you to join the … Continue reading “Against SCoPEd: actions and materials”

A damaging business paradigm: latest SCoPEd response

The sixth in our series of responses to the BACP/BPC/UKCP SCoPEd project, following responses from Andrew Samuels, Andy Rogers, David Murphy, Arthur Musgrave and Joe Suart. Here, Keith Barber (UKCP registered psychotherapist) critiques the consultation process, differentiation, methodology and the framework itself. Consultation Process The clear implication of the introductory remarks to these questions is … Continue reading “A damaging business paradigm: latest SCoPEd response”

SCoPEd: new consultation responses

Two therapists – one a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor and supervisor, the other a UKCP Registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist – share their SCoPEd consultation responses with the Alliance.   Arthur Musgrave, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor. The consultation questions This consultation exercise seeks answers to four questions – How will the framework affect clients or patients in … Continue reading “SCoPEd: new consultation responses”

The questionable evidence base of SCoPEd

David Murphy, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, interrogates the claim that the SCoPEd framework is ‘evidence-based’.   A cornerstone of the SCoPEd approach to generating their competences is to arrive at their findings having drawn from an ‘evidence base’. This is apparent in two separate claims made in the opening two paragraphs. Here the … Continue reading “The questionable evidence base of SCoPEd”