Has BPC Let Slip its Unconscious Agenda?

11th February 2009

The British Psychoanalytic Council has published on its website its own report on the recent developments at the Health Professions Council, along with its views about the process. It makes interesting reading, especially when the spectre of a hidden or unconscious agenda on the part of BPC is raised in what it reveals about its stated intention to take its own vision “forward into a desolate cul-de-sac”. Its exact words on the matter are as follows:

“A re-heated debate on the desirability of statutory regulation can only serve to divert the progressive energies needed to take this vision forward into a desolate cul-de-sac.”
Presumably, when it comes to realise what it has actually said, it will quickly publish an amended version. Or maybe it really does mean what it says and will surprise everyone, including itself!