The Professional Developments and Problems of British Psychological Counselling
2004, 12 (2):
Under the continuing endeavors by BACP and BAC, the professional development of counseling has been made a great progress which shows as follow: First, on the training, the courses of training have been unified and, the trainee’s development of operation has been emphasized, as well as the time and expenditure have been dealt with flexibly. Second, on the supervision, with ensuring the supervisors to function, the lifelong supervision has been carried out, the various psychological counseling approaches have been respected, and the empowering and developmental supervision have been supported. Third, on the accreditation/registration, the qualifications and standards for counselors have been strictly controlled. Fourth, on the ethics/complaint, BACP established ethics framework which are abundant and characteristic. There are some problems and bewilderments in British counseling, such as recession in school psychological counseling, inconsistent between the demands of counseling specialization and counseling practice, and so on. It is beneficial to know the psychological counseling situation of British for accelerating the healthy development of psychological counseling of China.
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