This event is the first in-person meeting of the Scottish branch of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU) and is co-hosted by the Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde.
The Scope of Practice and Education for Counselling and Psychotherapy Framework (SCoPEd) was adopted by its six Membership Body signatory partners in February 2023. The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Government (COSLA) published its Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy in June 2023.
What do these documents mean for the future of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession in Scotland? What are the implications for practitioners, clients, services and training in the Scottish context? We have assembled a diverse panel of stakeholders who can discuss questions arising from these two developments that are likely to shape the future of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland.
The event will provide the opportunity for practitioners, employers, service providers and training organisations to pose questions to the panel for discussion, to gain insight into what the policy and framework mean for the profession and for those it impacts; to shape the future of the profession, and ultimately for those who benefit from it, the clients.
Our panel members are: Caz Binstead, Anne Lee, Jon Levett, Adrian Martinez, Professor John McLeod, Dr Jen Remnant (Chair), Professor Kate Smith, and Paul Sweeney MSP.
You can read more details about our panel members here: https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/1newwebsite/departmentsubject/psychologicalsciencesandhealth/documents/PCU_an_CU_Flyerv2.pdf
The early bird rate ends 9th January. There is a subsidised rate for PCU members. Register here: https://onlineshop.strath.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/humanities-and-social-sciences-faculty/counselling-unit/counselling-unit-general/the-future-of-counselling-and-psychotherapy-in-scotland