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Bapca in Action

Here you learn about some of BAPCA commitments to develop and promote the Person-Centred Approach in the UK and worldwide. You might also have an overall view of the constant work that the coordinating group does with the co-operation of BAPCA members.

Minutes from BAPCA meetings...

BAPCA is constantly working to support its members and promote the PCA in the UK and worldwide. If you are a BAPCA member, you can access minutes of recent and past BAPCA CG and AGM meetings logging in to your online account here.

The Directories of BAPCA Members...

BAPCA has developed a widely inclusive directory to welcome all its members. You may choose to join one or more of the four groups: practitioners; supervisors; trainers; students and associated members. Click here to learn more about your options and about how to join our growing directories.

Grant to support meta-analysis research into the efficacy of Person-Centred and Experiential Therapies...

BAPCA granted £20.000 to support the meta-analysis research of the outcomes of person-centred and experiential therapies developed by Prof. Robert Elliott and Beth Freire, from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, as a sign of its commitment to promote and develop the PCA. Click here to read the summary of the results.

BAPCA raising awareness about the regulation process of counselling and other talking therapies in the UK...

BAPCA wishes to facilitate access to as much information as possible about the current move towards statutory regulation of the psychological therapies in the UK. The opinions expressed in the links and articles below, however, are from their respective authors and, unless stated otherwise, do not necessarily represent the views of the Association.

Past actions...

BAPCA Regulation Working Group's letter to Marc Seale, Chief Executive of the Health Professions Council - May 2010 > Reply Letter by Marc Seale

Coordinating Group's Response to BAPCA Members' Open Letter: The Future of the Person-Centred Approach in the UK and the Case against HPC and State Regulation

Results of BAPCA Survey on Statutory Regulation
BAPCA Coordinating Group presents the results of a survey carried out to identify members' views on the regulation of psychotherapy and counselling.

BAPCA Report: Meeting with Shadow Health Minister, November 2009 - Allan Turner and Teresa Cosgrove represent BAPCA at the meeting in the Grand Committee Room at Westminster Palace called by Anne Milton, MP and Shadow Health Minister.

BAPCA Report - The regulation of psychotherapists and counsellors, Stakeholder’s event in Manchester on 31 March 2009

BAPCA as a partner in the conference 'Psychological Therapies in the NHS: Science, Practice and Policy' 27 & 28 Nov 2008, London - Read BAPCA Report

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What is the Person-Centred Approach?

The person-centred approach is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. It is a non-directive approach to being with another; that believes in the other's potential and ability to make the right choices for themself, regardless of the therapist's own values, beliefs and ideas.

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Use our directory to find a person-centred counsellor or psychotherapist.

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BAPCA is devoted to the maintenance and development of the PCA.

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