Regulation Update 2012

21 May 2012

So far, all attempts to regulate have been voluntary. A major breakthrough was the formation of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as an umbrella-organisation of training-bodies for all mainstream modalities of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. UKCP administers a voluntary register of psychotherapists trained by all member-organisations of UKCP. These were originally grouped together within Sections, according to their modality of working.  They included the Analytical Psychology – Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Section (AP-PP Section), concerned with psychoanalytically-oriented practitioners.

In 1992 some training-organisations from the AP-PP Section withdrew from UKCP and formed a splinter-group: The British Confederation of Psychotherapists (BCP) which has since changed its name to The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). That organisation administers a similar voluntary register of psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Early in 2009 the Council of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) was launched to replace the AP-PP Section as a much more loosely affiliated component of UKCP. The principal difference is that, whereas membership of the AP-PP Section comprised only the relevant member-organisations from that particular modality, membership of CPJA is open to individual practitioners who are either registered with or who are eligible for registration with UKCP and who have trained with one of the member-organisations of the CPJA.