Bacp Essay

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Explain the key features of a recognised ethical framework for counselling by Robert Lawrence A brief overview of the BACP The foundations of the BACP can be traced from the Standing Conference for the Advancement of Counselling, a come together of organisations inaugurated in 1970. However it wasn’t until 1977, funded by a grant from the Home Office that the British Association for Counselling was founded. In the year 2000 The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy was launched out of a general consensus by Counselling and psychotherapists that they wanted to belong to a united organisation that represented both professions. The BACP has now over 40,000 members as is the largest body within the sector. The organisation has 2 main objectives. These are – 1. To promote and provide education and training for counsellors and/or psychotherapists working in either professional or voluntary settings, whether full- or part-time, with a view to raising the standards of counselling and/or psychotherapy for the benefit of the community and in particular for those who are the recipients of counselling and/or psychotherapy. 2. To advance the education of the public in the part that counselling and/or psychotherapy can play generally and in particular to meet the needs of those members of society where development and participation in society is impaired by mental, physical or social handicap or disability. Their latest Ethical Framework encompasses all the earlier codes and is intended to steer the practice of counselling and psychotherapy in an ethical, accountable and mindful direction and is supposed to echo the ethical diversity for the practitioners dealing with the all the variety of client’s circumstances and needs. ------------------------------------------------- The Framework can be split into 3 keys features. These are (1)
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