for Full Membership
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Criteria for UKAHPP Full Membership / Accreditation in the category of Therapist
UKAHPP accreditation as a therapist is valid for 5 years, after which renewal of accreditation must be applied for via an assessment process which includes Continuing Professional Development.
A therapist appropriate for accreditation by UKAHPP is a professional capable of working with people over varying periods of time and knowing when and where to refer cases that go beyond his or her own training, capabilities or facilities. There are two routes to UKAHPP therapist accreditation, and further requirements which apply to both routes.
B. Experience Route
Supervision. Applicants must agree to increase the frequency of therapy supervision if carrying a high caseload or having a high stress level. Peer supervision on its own is not regarded as acceptable for trainees and inexperienced Therapists. Evidence of therapy supervision through statements by past and present supervisors must be provided. Therapy supervision is NOT line management and should be clearly distinguished from such. A short case study is required, for which guidelines are supplied when application forms are requested.
Personal therapy. To be accredited, applicants must have had at least 105 hours of personal therapy consistent with their own core theoretical model, normally with the same practitioner. Applicants must also have experienced the same frequency and length of therapy as that which they are offering, for example, therapists offering twice weekly therapy, or longer duration therapy, must have experienced that frequency or duration themselves.
Orientation. Applicants must show understanding and use of humanistic approaches. Other approaches can be included where they are integrated with a humanistic approach.
Evidence of all training and supervision will be required, by means of application forms including training certificates, supervisor reports and case study.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: Applicants must present a case
for their acceptance in whatever form they find appropriate. This route is for people with disabilities for whom other routes to accreditation would be inappropriate. With this
exception, all applications must be made by the application forms in typescript.