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HGI agrees to adopt the new SCoPEd Framework

Date posted: 08/02/2023

The Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) framework is a ground-breaking shared standards framework, developed by six Professional Standards Authority accredited bodies, including the HGI and BACP.

The SCoPEd framework transparently sets out the core training, practice and competence requirements for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults. The aim is 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.

All 6 SCoPEd partners have now independently agreed to adopt its framework – the following announcement was made today by Paul Buckley, Independent Chair, SCoPEd Oversight Committee:

SCoPEd adoption announcement

"As independent chair of the SCoPEd Oversight Committee, I’m pleased to confirm that all partners have formally decided to adopt the SCoPEd framework. This has been decided individually by each of the partners.

This means that the six SCoPEd partners have each agreed:

  • to align their membership categories to reflect the SCoPEd framework 
  • to develop a shared agreement on pathways and routes between SCoPEd columns

The partners will continue to work collectively as they move towards adopting and implementing the framework. The partners will be in touch with their members and registrants with regards to what the next steps and timelines are for their own organisation.

The SCoPEd partner organisations are:

  • Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions (ACC)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Human Givens Institute (HGI)
  • National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Collectively, the SCoPEd partners represent approximately 75,000 counsellors and psychotherapists from a diverse range of backgrounds, approaches, philosophies, and professional training.

If you have any questions, please contact your membership organisation via their usual channels.

Paul Buckley,
Independent Chair, SCoPEd Oversight Committee"

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