Pro state-regulation organisation 'INTEGRITY?' opens for business
Integrating Psychological Therapies and Society? more
Cognitive Behavioural Kultur
Documents forwarded by an anonymous correspondent detail the operational processes of the national Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy programme [IAPT] now in rollout.
IAPT Outcomes Toolkit .pdf, 84pp
IAPT Key Performance Indicators .pdf, 40pp
A Response to the HPC's July 2009 PLG Recommendations for the Regulation of Counsellors
UNWISE, UNJUST, UNTRUTHFUL
by Guy Gladstone
July 2009, The Health Professions Council opened a 'Consultation' on the Recommendations by the Professional Liaison Group [PLG] including the draft Standards of Proficiency specifying registrants' legal obligations. See reviews below.
Nine of the reviews are available in book form from lulu.com:
Compliance? Ambivalence? Rejection?
Nine Papers Challenging The Health Professions Council 2009 proposals for the state regulation of the psychological therapies
Edited by Richard House and Denis Postle
eIpnosis review of HPC Standards of proficiency for counselling and psychotherapy
A Tick-Box Doxology?
eIpnosis cultural overview of HPC Standards of proficiency for counselling and psychotherapy
eIpnosis review of the PLG Recommendations for State regulation ofthe Psychological Therapies:
Draft HPC Standards of Proficiency a personal critique from a humanistic perspective
By John Gloster-Smith, MAHPP
HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL CONSULTATION
The PLG's Proposals for the Statutory Regulation of Counselling & Psychotherapy
SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE from
Dr Richard House
Psychoanalytic community reviews
Vorauseilender Gehorsam (anticipatory obedience)
Reflections on the British Assocation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists preparations for life in a post-regulated counselling landscape more
with Health Professions Council Regulation
a eIpnosis video interview with Dr Richard House 17mins
Regulatory excellence? Really?
On this page we contrast two contradictory perspectives on the performance of the Health Professions Council that emerged recently, one compiled by an Alliance participant, the other reports an adulatory message from the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence [CHRE] more
De-Railing SR -
As the tickbox disease of state regulation gathers its strength for the final assault on the psychological therapies, here are a few items of news that might bring some cheer to those beginning to be concerned about how this 'NHS regulation' will affect their work.
WAR OF THE WORLDS:
Derek Hirsh Gale -
HPC Arts therapist
The last day of Health Professions Council Fitness to Practise Hearing: Allegation Number: FTP01170
eIpnosis Editor 'Named and Shamed' - Vichy Revisited
eIpnosis marks what may be the last of meeting of the Health Profession Council's Professional Liaison Group [PLG] with a further account of the parallels between the PLG's role in the capture of psychological therapies by the state and the WW2 Vichy government of France.
State Regulation of Psychologists:
Lords Seal Terms of Armistice
May 5th, 2009
WAR OF THE WORLDS:
The State V Mr Gale
- the first three days
This iconic Health Professions Council [HPC] ‘fitness to practise’ hearing is the first to feature a UK psychotherapist, Derek Hirsh Gale. Mr Gale, a practitioner with a decades long practice, is defending himself against allegations of exploitation and abuse of power.
An eIpnosis Report by Denis Postle
Ambivalent about state regulation of the psychological therapies? Browse these suggestions
The College of Psychoanalysis in conversation with the HPC
20 years of ethical hiatus - A celebration.
Health Professions Council - Value-free Regulation?
Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The British Psychoanalytic Council and the Health Professions Council:
Reflections on Legitimacy and Reputation
The eIpnosis report on the historic December 4 Professional Liaison Group HPC meeting produced a 'smokescreen of affront' from the BPC and the HPC that avoided engagement with our frank 'truth-telling' about this shocking meeting. Read what they said in this eIpnosis response
Administering the Kiss of Death - A Vichy Moment
The inaugural meeting of the Health Professions Council Professional Liaison Group for Counselling and Psychotherapy Regulation. December 4 2008
Refusenik Therapists Defy Health Professions Council
An Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy Against State Regulation launched January 12th DETAILS
Protecting the Client Experience
A Catastrophe Theory Map of Civic Accountability in the Psychological Therapies
Health Professions Council Sheds New Light on Symptom Removal
Ignoring Dissent Creates Assent
Documents which the HPC's Professional Liaison Group [PLG] had in front of them at their inaugural meeting on December 4 2008 eIpnosis REVIEW
Messages from Taxonomist Heaven
An account, with detailed Freedom of Information Act evidence, of scandalous ethical distortion and values incongruence in the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards [NOS] for Counselling and Psychotherapy development process
The Interminable Terminological Confusion of Statutory and State Regulation
Regulator and regulated have recently rediscovered 'statutory' as a smokescreen for their confluence with state control.
The UKCP and Tick Box Regulation an Arranged Marriage.
UKCP Conference: Transforming Times - UKCP at the Heart of the Profession and the Wider World of the 21st Century? November 15 2008
A valiant if flawed attempt by the UKCP to breathe life into a profession facing capture and dissolution eIpnosis conference report
Counselling in Primary Care - Make-over mania?
eIpnosis in conversation with a Primary Care counsellor
'....The new proposals are actually getting rid of the term 'counsellor' and people are to be called 'psychological therapists' and what we understand, and certainly what has happened in other areas, is that existing counsellors have been required to undergo further training, sometimes one day a week, in a university for a year in CBT, no matter how experienced they may be or no matter how well trained they may be...' more
Validity In the Psychological Therapies - Why Love Provides a Better Benchmark Than Science eIpnosis video 26 mins. Video | DVD £5 post free .
Autumn Special from Wesley Tantrum
As the state prepares to administer its kiss of death to the psy field, psy folk are occupying one or other of three positions. These positions are most readily grasped ornithologically:
VULTURES are getting ready for the pickings
OSTRICHES are keeping their heads down/in the sand
ROOSTERS are telling everyone to wake up
And there are three further species, though one is extinct. Read on
Towards Post-professional Practice: Principled Non-Compliant Practitionership in a Post-Regulation Era
by Richard House
'...to what extent can we preserve a radical countercultural space in a psychotherapy field which becomes increasingly professionalised and subject to the audit culture’s worst excesses?' more
Interview with counsellor Rose Budd,
eIpnosis 'Fitness to Practise Consultant' Charles Layton tries to give voice to the passive majority of practitioners who appear to be aquiescing in the introduction of SR. more
Troubled Times In A Paperweight Palatinate
Wesley Tantrum reports from the UKCP Court, Buxton, March 2008
Overview of what SR entails and outline of what is at stake
- Economics - Zeitgeist - Responsibilities - and Contradictions & Anomalies - . more
Tim Brown sends this one page account of why SR is problematic to people who quiz him about it. more
Response to Skills for Health Draft Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic National Occupational Standards, Roger Litten, Association for Lacanian Psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom June 2008
'We have had enough...' RESIGNATION FROM THE UKCP Join the list of practitioners across all modalities who have decided to resign, or intend to resign from their UKCP registration.
Why Analytic Practitioners Should Say No To The HPC by Ian Parker, CFAR
Skills for Health Draft Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic National Occupational Standards - A Response from The Psychoanalytic Consortium
STOP SR List of 360+ practitioners who reject present plans for state regulation of the psychological therapies. The list is still open, sign up.
It’s not too late to halt state regulation - petition 1200+ signatures - sign up
Soul Women Natalie Brooks on how 'for the passionate woman politics is dull, dry and devoid of soul'.
UKCP March AGM report by Ian Parker, CFAR
Submission to the recent BPS consultation
Reference Group Membership list,and 'Project Infrastructure' for the Skills for Health (a subsection of Skills for Business) task of writing National Occupational Standards [NOS] for the Psychological Therapies.
Guess who heads the list... Lord John Alderdice... representing, apparently, the House of Lords.
Consultation (now closed) on the State Regulation of Psychologists
21 December - 22 March. EDITORIAL, REVIEW and CONSULTATION DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS
An Alarming Development The Health Professionals Council Road Map for the Statutory Regulation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the United Kingdom
Roger Litten - Association for Lacanian Psychoanalysis in the UK
UKCP, BACP, BABCP and BPS - announce 'MOCK' Application for New Professions Membership of the HPC