IPSIG stands for Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group we are a branch of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. We are a growing resource of information for cognitive therapists. We are also a trusted source if you are searching for an accredited therapist - Find A Therapist.
Here at the IPSIG we recognise that Independent Practitioners are a creative, diverse bunch that enjoy the freedom of thinking outside traditional service delivery parameters when it comes to providing the best care for our patients.
The articles you will find on this site reflect these values and whether you are contemplating independent practice or have already found your niche we hope that you will find the content challenging, thought provoking and relevant to your work experience. We really want to encourage a dialogue with our members so please feel free to comment and if there are topics that you would like to see covered or would like to share your practice experiences with us we would be delighted to hear from you - Get In Touch.
IPSIG Committee Members
Founder of IPSIG
Chairman BABCP, IPSIG
It is intended that IPSIG will consist of BABCP members who are wholly or partly self employed and interested in the development of positive aspects of independent practice.
The general aims of IPSIG are to ensure that issues of independent practice and particular challenges arising from the nature of independent practice are discussed and resolved in a manner which is consistent with the advancement of the practice of cognitive behavioural therapy, in accordance with the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
The type of issues to be discussed may well include the impact and provision of supervision on independent practitioners, the relevance of regulation, gaining access to training, and sharing information relating to ethics.
It may also provide a forum which will be of assistance to the Association as the SIG will have an insight into the impact which particular activities may have upon independent practitioners.
Feedback from the IPSIG Committee
With Regard To The Draft Strategic Plan
This feedback is informed by a Survey Monkey survey of our membership and a consultation we held as part of a training day on May 11th 2019. The survey asked very general, open questions and was intended to canvas for ideas and suggestions rather than identify what proportion of our membership would support specific proposals. Whilst the proposals below are informed by the survey and training day, they represent the collective opinion of the IPSIG Committee.
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