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Scope of practice and education for the counselling and psychotherapy professions (SCoPEd)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) was one of the six organisations in the UK (which included BACP, UKCP and NCS), involved in developing the Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) Framework, which was officially adopted by them all in February 2023. 

A ground-breaking shared standards framework, SCoPEd aims to transparently set out the core training, practice and competence requirements for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults, to provide a nationally recognised framework of counselling and psychotherapy which helps to align PSA-accredited registers and bring clarity and credibility to the counselling and psychotherapy profession. In time, it will also hopefully help clients/patients and services to better identify properly trained and qualified practitioners.

Work has since been carried out by each separate organisation to identify appropriate pathways for their own members to transition between the SCoPEd framework’s 3 columns, given the appropriate experience and training; these pathways were shared and agreed with their fellow organisations.  (All newly trained therapists and counsellors start at Column A, but will be able to move to the other columns once they have gained sufficient therapeutic practice, experience and ongoing appropriate learning and development.)

The HGI worked closely with Human Givens College to develop clear routes for all graduates of the Human Givens Diploma to transition from Column A up to Column C should they wish to do so (read more). As a result, the HGI is making some changes to its membership levels; HGI members are being regularly updated and will be offered support and guidance throughout the upcoming changes and application processes. For more information, click here.


August 2023

Latest News:

SCoPEd - latest update

The six SCoPEd partners have published their latest update on the important work currently underway with regards to the SCoPEd framework implementation, governance and impact assessment.

Date posted: 14/02/2024