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The External Oversight Committee for Human Givens Therapy (EOC)

The Committee's purpose

The Committee has been established to protect the public's interest in the use of human givens therapy specifically when delivered by Registrants on the Human Givens Institute Professional Register.

Members of the External Oversight Committee for Human Givens Therapy:

  • Dr. Stephen Hill (Chair)
  • Harold Mozley (Deputy Chair)
  • Julie Farmer (Head of Access QAA)
  • Jenny Waddington (HG Practitioner)
  • Zoe Williams (Lay member)

Our main activities are:

  • To ensure that the public interest is protected in the advancement of the safe and effective use of human givens therapeutic interventions, in general, and in particular where vulnerable individuals seek professional help as a result of social, emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties;
  • To monitor and advise upon the standards and activities of the Human Givens Institute (hereinafter referred to as HGI), to ensure that professional practitioners' interests are balanced by the public interest;
  • To monitor potential conflicts of interest between the Human Givens College and the Human Givens Institute and if necessary mitigate against them.
  • To hear and adjudicate on any complaints against the Human Givens Institute;
  • To review any significant increase in complaints brought to its attention by the HGI Board, in association with the RPSC, and advise on corrective action if indicated.
  • To hear and adjudicate on decisions of the HGI’s Registration panel regarding appeals made by unsuccessful HGI applicants to the Professional Register;
  • To regularly audit the Professional Register, to ensure that the data is accurate, transparent, current, unbiased and provides the public with the information needed to choose a safe and effective practitioner to work therapeutically;
  • To review the public interest element of the competencies required for the titles: ‘Human Givens Practitioner, Human Givens Counsellor, Human Givens Therapist, Human Givens Supervisor and any others proposed by HGI. The competencies include those required for the functions of ethical marketing, finance and practice management as well as those of a therapeutic nature.
  • To make recommendations to HGI about all of the above issues and any new, or amended existing standards that HGI proposes, including its Code of Ethics and Practice
  • To report to the PSA any unreasonable refusal by HGI to implement the External Ooversight Committee for Human Givens Therapy’s recommendations.

Complaints against the Human Givens Institute

If you wish to make a complaint the Human Givens Institute itself (as opposed to an individual human givens therapist), please read the following document EOC complaints procedure and complete the EOC complaints form

Note: If you have a complaint against an individual human givens therapist, please follow the HGI complaints procedure.


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