Membership of the UKAHPP is open to humanistic practitioners in a wide range of related disciplines and at different stages of their development. The class of membership determines the accreditation status and career stage of a practitioner's life. The category of membership identifies the discipline(s) for which accreditation has been obtained.
UKAHPP has the following classes of membership:
Associate members may be humanistic practitioners in fields such
as medicine, education, management, social work etc who do not require
UKAHPP accreditation, or may be engaged in or have had a humanistic training
and be working towards Full membership and accreditation as a Psychotherapist,
Counsellor etc. Associates agree to subscribe to the UKAHPP codes of ethics
and practice. Associate membership is not limited to any maximum period
Full members, who alone may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their
names, have all undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant
to their discipline. Full members are required to have completed satisfactorily
an appropriate training course and then to have practised under suitable
post-training supervision for at least two years. Full members are required
to be in ongoing supervision and to maintain a minimum client base.
lasts for five years after which Full members must show that they continue
to meet UKAHPP criteria in order to be re-accredited. Applicants for Full membership / accreditation must first become Associate members.
Affiliate members are members of UKAHPP who have been accredited
by other organisations, who subscribe to UKAHPP beliefs and who agree to
adhere to the UKAHPP codes of ethics and practice.
Members Emeritus are Full members aged over 60 who are maintaining a client base below that required for Full membership. They are required to have been accepted for reaccreditation at least twice, and to practice with an appropriate level of supervision and insurance. Some Members Emeritus may have fully retired from practice.
Honorary Life members are members accredited in any of the above classes who have been selected by the membership as having made an outstanding contribution to the practice of humanistic psychology. They are required to conform in every way to the criteria for their class and categories.