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NEW Membership Levels

aligning with the SCoPEd Framework's columns

The Human Givens Institute (which holds the register of human givens therapists) was one of the six organisations, along with BACP, UKCP, NCPS, BPS and ACC, involved in developing the SCoPEd shared standards framework for psychotherapy and counselling, which was officially adopted by all of the partners in February 2023.

Each organisation has developed appropriate pathways for their own members to move between the SCoPEd framework’s 3 columns, given the appropriate experience and training; these were shared and agreed with their fellow organisations.

This page outlines the new mechanisms and membership levels that have been developed by the HGI in response, to enable HGI members to move between columns. These will come into effect in February 2024.

New Membership Categories

To align with the new SCoPEd framework, we are introducing new membership categories and updating some of our previous titles. From February 2024, our membership categories will be –

Trainee Member of the HGI – HG.Dip.P. (Trainee) – replaces GHGI Membership

A current student who has passed Part 2 of the Human Givens Diploma and is working towards Part 3. 

Registered Member of the HGI (MHGI) – Column A of Scoped framework

A qualified HG practitioner, who has successfully passed the all 3 parts of Human Givens Diploma and registered with the HGI.

Accredited Member of the HGI (MHGI-Accred) – Column B of Scoped framework

A more experienced HG practitioner, who can demonstrate the required hours of training and therapy and safe, effective and ethical practice.

Senior Accredited Member of the HGI (MHGI-Snr Accred) – Column C of Scoped framework

A highly experienced HG therapist, capable of taking an active role within the professional community, who can demonstrate the required hours of training and therapy and safe, effective and ethical practice.

Fellow of the HGI (FHGI)

Fellowship of the Human Givens Institute is bestowed on Registered members of the Human Givens Institute who have been actively involved and experienced in delivering HG therapies either through private practice or as an employed practitioner and who have demonstrated recent evidence of their commitment to advancing standards and best practice as well as the leadership and development of the Institute, it’s principles and it’s members.

Movement Between Membership Categories

Members who wish to do so will be able to move between our membership categories, aligned to the standards of the SCoPEd columns, where they have the relevant skills, training, knowledge and experience to do so. Application forms are now available in the Members' Area and we will begin to accept completed applications in February 2024.

To be able to move between membership categories you will need to demonstrate that you

  • Meet the practice requirements
  • Are safe, effective and ethically sound in your practice
  • Meet the SCOPED competencies for the relevant column

The application process is based on Recognition of Prior Learning. This allows you to draw on all of your training and experience to demonstrate that you meet the membership requirements This is a one-off application. You will not be required to do this every year. Once you have achieved a membership level, you will simply renew your membership each year.

Becoming a Registered Member

Registered membership is open to all those who have completed and passed the Human Givens Diploma. This automatically places you in Column A of the SCoPEd framework. To register as a member, you must complete the membership application, including the ethics section and provide details of your insurance and supervision arrangements. The hours of training and practice undertaken to complete the Diploma are counted in applications for Accredited and Senior Accredited Membership (see the Guidance in the members area for further details).

If you are currently a Member of the HGI, you will automatically become a Registered Member.

Becoming an Accredited Member

You can apply to become an accredited member if meet the practice requirements and can demonstrate the necessary competencies for Scoped Column B. You can find the application form and guidance on completing the form on the members area (under Essential Information).

The application form has been designed to support your development and reflection. It is in three sections:

  • Practice requirements
  • Competencies
  • Case studies

You will be required to provide evidence that you meet the practice requirements (including hours of therapy practice and training) alongside a statement from your supervisor. In the competencies section you will be asked to draw on your own casework to demonstrate that you meet those competencies in SCoPEd Column B that are not already taught and Assessed within the HG Diploma. In the final section, you will be asked to draw upon your learning and experience to respond to three case studies.

Becoming a Senior Accredited Member for Registered Members

You can apply to become an accredited member, as a Registered Member, if you meet the practice requirements and can demonstrate the necessary competencies for Scoped Columns B and C. In addition to the competencies for an Accredited Member, Senior Accredited Members must be able to demonstrate:

  • Leadership – that you have taken an active member of profession
  • Training at level 7 or equivalent
  • That you can undertake research
  • That you have undertaken significant personal development and self-reflection to be able to practice and play an active role in the profession
  • That you have developed your understanding of theory and ability to think critically

We have developed an application specifically for Registered Members to apply to become Senior Accredited Members, recognising that some of our current members are probably in a position to evidence that they meet the requirements. You can find the application form and guidance on completing the form on the members area (see: Essential Information).

The application form has been designed to support your development and reflection. It is in three sections:

  • Practice requirements
  • Competencies
  • Case studies

You will be required to provide evidence that you meet the practice requirements (including hours of therapy practice and training) alongside a statement from your supervisor. In the competencies section you will be asked to draw on your own casework to demonstrate that you meet those competencies in SCOPED Columns B and C that are not already taught and Assessed within the HG Diploma. In the final section, you will be asked to draw upon your learning and experience to respond to three case studies.

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Added January 2024

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Date posted: 14/02/2024