Fay Fransella (100304.2275@compuserve.com)
14 Mar 95 07:41:29 EST

Responding to Bob Neimeyer's welcome discussion on PCP training facilities I
would like to mention what the PCP Centre London has been doing since I started
running courses in 1978, Currently, the PCP Centre has a section called PCP
Education which is run by Ray Evans. This offers Foundation Courses 4 times a
year. These are basically open to all-comers and are interdisciplinary. At the
end of these, anyone may apply to go on to the Advanced Training programme. Some
may register for a Diploma in PCP in relation to counselling, psychotherapy,
research, education or whatever.

One important thing is that the Centre is recognised by the United Kingdom
Council for Psychotherapy. This means anyone who has the Cente's Diploma in
Psychotherapy is on its own Register and, thereby, on the UKCP's Register. They
are therefore entitled to call themselves "a psychotherapist". People of any
nationality can be on the PCP Centre's Register provided they meet the necessary
criteria and abide by the Centre's code of ethics and so forth. The UKCP is at
the stage of allowing its organisations to include "grandparents" - that means
the PCP Centre can invite people who have been practicing PCP therapy over the
years to be on its Register. The other term is "blanketing" - people who feel
they are doing PCP therapy can apply to the PCP Centre for accreditation.

Apart from the Foundation courses (covering 8 days of general PCP plus its
applications) and the Advanced training courses (covering a further two and a
half years), PCP Education puts on programmes of workshops and arranges in-house
courses to meet particular needs.

If anyone is interested in learning more, I suggest, in the first instance, they
contact me. My e-mail number is: 100304.2275@COMPUSERV.COM

Fay Fransella