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‘Do my hundreds of hours experience and extensive CPD count for nothing?’ SCoPEd, anger and the resistance to change.

Shepherd, Gary ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8178-1141 (2019) ‘Do my hundreds of hours experience and extensive CPD count for nothing?’ SCoPEd, anger and the resistance to change. British Journal of Counselling and Guidance. (Submitted)

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Abstract

As the UK mental health landscape changes and funding bodies become more reliant on the use of evidence-based therapies in treatment, a number of membership organisations have begun to take steps in order to compete more effectively for funds. In early 2018 the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) began a mapping project known as SCoPEd (The Scope of Practice and Education) which aimed to codify the skill sets and competencies of its members and make it easier for the public, employers and commissioners to make evidence-based selection decisions. In this paper I use Thematic Analysis and a lens of ‘resistance to organisational change’ in an attempt to understand the feelings expressed by a group of BACP members who completed an online petition designed to prevent SCoPEd progressing any further. The paper concludes that this sample of BACP members seem angry as they regard the psychological contract between themselves and the BACP to be breached. A breach of the psychological contract is serious as it suggests a loss of confidence in the organisations ability to implement change whilst maintaining the integrity and values of the group.

Item Type: Article
Status: Submitted
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF637 Counselling
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4182

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