Annual General Meeting

Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy Annual General Meeting 2020

AGM followed by a free workshop


Extinction rebellion: How civil disobedience can impact your professional registration

The most urgent existential issue of our time is our care for the environment. We will consider whether negative political responses to direct action such as Extinction Rebellion (XR) are reflected in the responses or silence of psychotherapy’s regulatory bodies towards the climate emergency. The climate emergency, civil disobedience and professional conduct procedures represent the point where the social, political and personal intersect, and the point where we can unpack issues of power in psychotherapy.

The space will support us to explore how practitioners are increasingly asking ‘what happens to my career if I am arrested for civil disobedience’ such as during peaceful protest at an XR event? ‘Will I be accused of bringing my profession into disrepute?’ We are facing difficult truths. Philosophically, perhaps how we care for our planet reflects how we care for our clients and selves. We need to explore the forces at work in us, in our professions and in society as a whole when social, political, professional, personal and environmental relationships break down.

Dr Philip Cox (D.Psych, CPsychol, EuroPsy)
HCPC reg, BACP (Snr Accred)
BPS Psychotherapy Section Chair
BPS Psychotherapy Section e-letter editor & Facebook co-editor
BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
Psychotherapy & Counselling Union adviser for professional complaints


Event Properties

Event Date 13/06/2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 13/06/2020 1:00 am
Registered 2
Individual Price Free