PWP BABCP accredition

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PWP BABCP accredition

Post by pablohoney » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:02 pm

Hello :)

Has anyone become accredited with the BABCP as a PWP? How did you find the process? Do you think in retrospect that it was a worthwhile thing to do? Really interested to hear everyone's opinons on this.

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Re: PWP BABCP accredition

Post by jamesivens » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:06 am

It was a few years ago now but I remember thinking it was quite a straightforward process. In terms of whether it was worthwhile, I know on a Trust/Service level they were quite keen for us to be accredited, and on a personal level I wanted to do it to consolidate the years hard work and there's value in being linked to a professional body. I quite liked having it on my cv as I preferred 'qualified psychological wellbeing practitioner accredited with the BABCP' than without the accreditation. I think half the people in my service at the time went for the accreditation and half didn't think it was worth the time and cost.

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Re: PWP BABCP accredition

Post by musicalhen » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:10 pm

I was a pwp for 2.5 years and never bothered as I felt personally it was a waste of money and my time - it amounts to status and nothing more. If you have been through an accredited course such as Exeter, then for me, that was enough.

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Re: PWP BABCP accredition

Post by SheRa » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:58 am

I got my accreditation for exactly the same reasons as jamesivens - I like being linked to a professional body and it felt like it was extra, and welcome, recognition for becoming fully qualified. Other professionals have to register with professional bodies - eg teachers, nurses, CBT therapists, to be able to practice, so it makes sense to me to become accredited.

I found it fairly easy to do not long after qualifying because I had had very consistent supervision, so had achieved the required hours, and kept detailed records and logs of supervision for the pwp training and for a few months after, so I was able to use most of that to submit as evidence.

I wasn't aware there'd be a yearly fee of £15 to remain accredited when I first did it, this is on top of having to be re-accredited every 3 years at a cost of £115 each time (I think it was about this amount) and the yearly BABCP membership fee. But I like being kept up to date with emails, magazines and journals about what's going on in CBT and IAPT land, which is what the membership pays for.

Basically, yes I think it was worthwhile - I like having the badge (metaphorically speaking).
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Re: PWP BABCP accredition

Post by autumnleaf » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:05 am

I find accreditation helps me to reflect and look back at my learning over time and development. I find the accreditation process straight forward. I kept my clinical skills and case management up to date on a regular basis.

I like receiving journals and updates etc. The reaccreditation asks for 5 pieces of reading a year so the journals are helpful with this.

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