SUSSEX COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Extraordinary General Meeting
Including Presentation on Registration by Sally Aldridge
BACP Registrar and Director of Registration
Saturday 20th April 10am – 2.30pm
at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD
This is a warm invitation and request for you to join us at our EGM and Special Event on registration in April.
Following on from the 2010 regulation debate we are delighted to welcome back Sally Aldridge from the BACP to update us on the current situation regarding regulation and registration. The BACP have now instituted their online register, which is in its first phase of inviting accredited members to sign. Many of you are not yet accredited but can become eligible to go on the register by taking a proficiency test set up by the BACP. This is an issue which affects each and every one of us, and now is your chance to ask any questions you have about the registration process and clarify your concerns.
Regarding our EGM, as you know SCAP has experienced some major challenges over the last 18 months. At the AGM in October it was decided that the current committee would continue until March/April 2013. Through the tireless work and dedication of the committee since then, the organisation is back on track and looking forward once again to brighter times. Many of the current committee have served in post for three or four years and, understandably, some of them will be stepping down at the AGM [due in July/August]. The majority, however, will be continuing and this is testament to the enjoyable nature and the culture of friendship and co-operation that has been fostered on the committee.
We would really like to see as many of you as possible attend the EGM, to support SCAP in moving forwards. At the AGM we will need to fill the committee posts of 1) Chair 2) Vice Chair and 3) Secretary which will become vacant. We would ask you to consider whether you would like to take up any of these roles, or if you know of anyone suitable who might be interested. Anyone who has advanced IT skills and could help to manage website liaison would also be very welcome. Anyone interested can be co-opted at the EGM and will shadow the current committee until the AGM: we won't just leave you to get on with it! There will thus be time to decide if anyone would like to take on the named posts. As mentioned previously, the nature of the committee is really friendly and supportive. Being a committee member is an excellent opportunity to network and make valuable connections in the counselling world. Committee hours also count as CPD hours and it looks great on your CV!
We look forward to seeing you all on the day, and urge you to give us your support so we can continue to provide a professional organisation representing counsellors in Sussex. For those of you who have not been to the Brighthelm Centre it is round the corner from our usual venue and only a few minutes walk from the station and nearby buses. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided during the day.