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Criteria for: Psychotherapist | Counsellor | Therapist
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Membership Criteria for Educator

UKAHPP is an equal opportunities organisation. If the procedure for applying for membership is not appropriate to your situation, please let our Administrator know so that we can respond appropriately.

Criteria for Full Membership and Accreditation:

1. Orientation. An Educator in the accreditable sense must not only teach, but must actually create and organise courses. The applicant must have a humanistic orientation. The educational activities organised must have some humanistic component - either in content or in form, or both. There must be some understanding and use of the more humanistic approaches, such as the person centred, gestalt or transpersonal education. This need not be exclusive of other approaches or even the majority of work done in the past. Applicants must teach in a humanistic way.

2. Training. This may be by apprenticeship within an educational organisation in a field such as counsellor training or organisational development: in this case it has to be demonstrated that a humanistic approach has been imparted. OR the training may be more academic, through an MA or MSc or PhD, preferably in the field of education. Anything in this section should include some hands-on work in the field, and not be restricted to organising the educational activities of other people; but this hands-on part of the work need not be the majority.

3. Experience. If an educational degree has been obtained, 5 years' experience in the educational field is sufficient, and this need not have been continuous. If no such degree has been obtained, 10 years' educational experience must be demonstrated, which need not have been continuous. The experience must have been more than teaching; it must include the actual organisation of courses, workshops etc, and the monitoring of such courses to check their effectiveness.

4. Supervision. If a suitable degree has been obtained, it will be assumed that the work has been done under supervision. If no degree has been obtained, this must be demonstrated. Where humanistic styles of work have been undertaken, it must be demonstrated that some form of supervision or support group has been set up. The point is that humanistic education is more emotionally demanding than other kinds, and that this has to be recognised in some way.

5. Confirmation. There must be some evidence that the applicant is at present acting as an Educator. Suitable evidence may be the word of 2 colleagues. These can be supervisors, members of support groups, co-workers or other people involved in some way. They should not be people in the pay of the applicant or subordinate to the applicant, or students of the applicant.

6. General. All statements in every section should be supported by some form of evidence.
These need not always be formal certificates or diplomas, but should always be checkable.

7. Equal opportunities. Applicants may present a case for their acceptance in whatever form
they find appropriate. This is for people with disabilities for whom other methods of application would be inappropriate. With this exception,

all applications must be made by the application forms which are obtainable from:

Ian Doucet UKAHPP Administrator
(08457 660326)

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