Update
Update
CPCAB Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Update

We understand the need for support for our centres and learners as the current coronavirus situation develops.

Please use the links below to access our most current guidance and documentation, all of which will be updated as and when required:

If you are still unable to find an answer to your query, please contact us on contact@cpcab.co.uk

Video
Video
Planning for New Courses in 2020/21

As the 2020/21 teaching year approaches we take a look at the options available to CPCAB centres for running qualifications whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - July 2020

We send our thoughts and greetings to our CPCAB friends and colleagues at what continues to be a difficult time.  

In qualifications terms, we have been doing our utmost to send out clear guidance that fits in with our central government’s drive to enable as many of our UK learners as possible to achieve their qualifications at the expected time, whilst making sure that standards are being maintained. It hasn’t been easy and we are conscious that we have made more work for you at a time when you are already coping with very difficult challenges.  But as always, you have risen to the occasion and we thank you for it. As we’ve said before, please continue to check the CPCAB website for more updates as they come through.

We send you our very warmest of wishes for good health in both mind and body, and hope that you are able to take some pleasure from this very unusual summer. Stay safe. Stay well.

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Learner Update
Learner Update
Learner Update - July 2020

We send our thoughts and greetings to our CPCAB learners at what continues to be a difficult time.  

In qualifications terms, we have been doing our utmost to send out clear guidance that fits in with our central government’s drive to enable as many of our UK learners as possible to achieve their qualifications at the expected time, whilst making sure that standards are being maintained. Our aim is that nobody in the future will be able to claim that a 2020 graduate was allowed to qualify at a lower level.

We send you our very warmest of wishes for good health in both mind and body, and hope that you are able to take some pleasure from this very unusual summer. Stay safe. Stay well.

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Downloadable resource
Downloadable resource
Research Paper

CPCAB are proud to share a research paper that has recently been published by our Counselling Qualifications Professional, Cath Altson alongside her co-authors.

"A glimpse of love – the therapist’s experience of love in the therapeutic relationship" 

Thanks go to AHPb and the Self & Society journal for their kind permission to share the article and we hope you enjoy reading it!

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Podcast
Podcast
#156 - The new BACP Approved Practitioner QualificationIn our last episode of the academic year Ray van der Poel reflects on the way in which our podcasts, in association with Counselling Tutor, have enabled CPCAB to engage with learners and tutors in a new way. He also discusses the new BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification available from September 2020.
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Podcast
Podcast
#155 - Planning New Counselling Training Courses 2020/21

As you start to plan for your next courses, it is possible that not all students or tutors will be able to return to the classroom. In this podcast, Molly Ayre discusses options for a blended approach to teaching and learning.

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Centre Update
Centre Update
New BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification

CPCAB are pleased to offer a new BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification - CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to CPCAB centres who wish to take part in this exciting pilot from September 2020.

This pilot is available to centres currently approved to run our TC-L4 qualification.

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Downloadable resource
Downloadable resource
Curated Conversations

We want to get people talking by sharing a series of ‘Curated Conversations’ on important topics. The first topic focuses on diversity and the Black Lives Matter movement. It includes a podcast by George the Poet, followed by a series of thought-provoking questions and resources.

Download the information below and join in the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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Podcast
Podcast
#154 - Deliberate Practice

In this podcast Kelly Budd discusses the use of a Deliberate Practice approach and how it could be beneficial to a student’s educational journey.

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Downloadable resource
Downloadable resource
Black Lives Matter

CPCAB recognises the richness and diversity within our society and places diversity as one of the essential core 7 processes to practice. We are increasingly mindful of the need to recognise and meet the existential lived experience of each individual and the challenges this can bring for both the counsellor and the client. 

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) have brought together a selection of resources for working with race and diversity to support members and their clients. They include a keynote speech by Dr Dwight Turner who opened CPCAB and BACP’s joint diversity symposium in May 2019.

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Video
Video
Key Dates for Centre Staff and Tutors

We've put together a quick reminder of the key dates highlighted in our 'Approach to Mitigation for Regulated Qualifications' guidance that was sent to all centre staff and tutors last week.

These dates include 19th June for mitigation forms although if we could receive these as soon as possible it would be appreciated. 29th June for adapted TC L4 External Assessment submissions.

If you are a candidate reading this post, please note we can ONLY accept forms and EA submissions from your centre who will be in touch.

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Video
A Message from all at CPCAB

On behalf of everyone at CPCAB we send our best wishes at this unprecedented time.

Our Video Production Team have produced a short video to explain the work going on behind the scenes to offer continued support to our learners and centres.

To receive our latest COVID-19 updates to your inbox sign up to our student mailing list.

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Counselling Research Award
Counselling Research Award
Counselling Research Award 2020

The CPCAB Counselling Research award recognises research that has important implications for counselling training practise.

This year, the judges have chosen Kirstin Bicknell as the winner of this prestigious award. Kirstin’s research is titled 'Transforming Laughter: An exploration of therapists' responses to client laughter'.

A video about the research will be made later in the year.

Find out more and watch videos of previous winners
Video
Video
About CPCAB

To accompany the launch of our new website, CPCAB's video production team filmed this short video at our offices in Somerset. It will give you some insight into the team and ethos behind CPCAB qualifications.

(In case you are wondering, we finished filming just before Coronavirus-related restrictions on movement were introduced in the UK!)

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Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - January 2020

A warm welcome back to all of our wonderful centre staff. We hope you have enjoyed the holiday period and possibly had a much-deserved rest! As we write, the news is full of stories of harrowing events around the globe and it’s natural to feel anxious and helpless at times. We hope you are taking comfort from friends and remaining positive in the face of uncertainty. One thing that is certain, though, is that the winter has turned the corner and we are moving back towards the light and the promise of longer days. We send best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020 to you all.

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Counselling Research Award
Counselling Research Award
2019 CPCAB Counselling Research Award

The 2019 CPCAB Counselling Research Award was won by Dr Peter Blundell for his research titled “Responding to boundary Issues: A Qualitative Study”.

Dr Blundell is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. He teaches on the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, which includes supervising students through their own research projects. Peter also has a private practice in Liverpool.

Find out more and watch videos of previous winners
Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - September 2019

Welcome back to all our lovely centre staff at the start of a new academic year. We hope you all have new pencil cases and shiny shoes!

Well, the world still seems to be in a state of turmoil, the political situation a roller coaster ride and anxiety levels in various parts of our community are reported as becoming a real problem. Nonetheless, this is a beautiful time of year and, being based in a rural location as we are, we tend to live in tune with the natural progression of the seasons. Autumn brings the harvest and its associated riches; those of you with gardens will be enjoying gathering in your own produce ready for the shorter days and longer nights around the fire. We hope it’s going to be a good year for you all.

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Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - July 2019

Once again, we find ourselves at the end of a busy academic year, and we hope it's been a good one for you. It can feel as if we are still living through troubled and uncertain times, though, with uncertainty on the home front and on the global stage. At such times we value more than ever the special relationship we have with our centres, from our old friends who have been with us for so many years to the new recruits to the CPCAB family, who are still finding their way with us. Our very best wishes go to you all and we hope you enjoy your summer break. Don't forget the sun screen!

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Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - April 2019

We hope you are enjoying the extra hours of daylight and the new growth in nature that is everywhere to be seen. It is clear that we are working our way through difficult and uncertain times and our friends and colleagues may be anxious or angry. We hope that harmony will be restored soon and send you all our very best wishes for the remainder of 2019.

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Centre Update
Centre Update
Centre Update - January 2019

We wish all of you a warm welcome back after what we hope has been a happy and healthy festive break.

It's good to be able to start 2019 with some good news and our congratulations go to CPCAB's Richard Oldfield, whose dedication and hard work to the New Vision for Mental Health (NVMH) project has been recognised as making an invaluable contribution in the field of person centred healthcare. The NVMH project and website has been awarded the 2018 Presidential Medal for Excellence in Person Centered Healthcare, by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH).

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