News stories and Information

Proposed CPD bi-monthly reading group. Open to all members.

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SCAP encourages members to form local reading groups. Members read a relevant book, chapter or article, meeting once every two months for a few hours of discussion. The meetings will be informal, and contribute to CPD. CPD includes time spent reading, so could add up to 5, even more hours.

If you’re interested in joining a Patcham-based reading group please contact Eileen Palmer on 07733258745 or email

If you’d like to start a reading group in your area, Horsham, Forest Row, Eastbourne, Chichester or elsewhere please contact Eileen for help and support.

Therapy ‘has long-term benefits for Mothers with depression’

Researchers found that women who had been diagnosed with depression during pregnancy experienced significant and lasting benefits from CBT therapy.


Cognitive behavioural therapy has significant positive effects on a mother’s mental health, income, employment and parenting skills even seven years after the birth of the child, according to the first study of its kind.  The international research project into the impact of depression on pregnant mothers and their babies, led by Professor Sonia Bhalotra from the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, could have major implications for public policy.  Read more

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Next deadline date: 24 July 2017

Book Reviews

Review a book for the printed magazine
and recieve a £20 book voucher and have your article published in our quaterly printed magazine. Approx 300 words per review/article.

This book is reviewed in the forthcoming edition:

Safe with Self-injury 'A practical guide to understanding, responding and harm-reduction'. Kay Inckle, PCCS publishers.

How to mentor or coach a perfectionist.

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authors: W. Brad Johnson and David G Smith

Bring up the topic of perfectionism in a room full of corporate CEOs, university professors and you’ll see the same knowing smiles and nods of the head.  Many of them will extol the virtues of seeking perfection, and more than a few will include the pursuit of perfection among their notable strengths. The erroneous notion of “good perfectionism” is so widespread that many people struggle to distinguish toxic perfectionism from positive characteristics such as desiring achievement, striving for excellence, and setting high personal performance standards. Research by psychologist Thomas Greenspon indicates that it is a mistake to conflate perfection with a striving for excellence. read more

Silence the critical voices in your head

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Harvard Business review -

There’s one debilitating behaviour that most of us fall victim to with great regularity: listening to critical voices in our heads. Whether they originate from external criticism or our own fears and doubts, these negative voices tell us we’re not good enough, kind enough, or productive enough. Research shows that echoing negative thoughts inside our heads increases our chances of depression, isolates us from others, and inhibits us from pursuing goals. In this artcle from the Harvard Business Review, it outlines four steps how to 'move past negativity and into productivity' - read more here.

NEW Ethical Framework from BACP

From 1 July 2016, BACP have launched and will implement the new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This is the first major rewrite in 15 years and BACP report that this is grounded on a full consultation with its members.

A full copy of the framework will be available in the July issue of 'Therapy Today' as well as articles discussing the new framework. What will the new framework mean for you and your work? Contact Us

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Neonatal Therapy

Sally Meyer, who contributed the article on neonatal therapy in our last issue, would like to point out that we used an edited version of her article.

If you’d like to view the unedited version you can find it here