Criteria for approval

Criteria exist for entry into the practitioner and supervisor trainings as well as for the approval of courses and training providers. Courses that do not meet these criteria are not suitable for Couple Therapy for Depression status. See the Commissioning and Training Guide for details of approved training entry criteria and content.


IMG-5172Applicants for Couple Therapy for Depression supervisor training should:

  1. Be accredited Couple Therapy for Depression practitioners
  2. Have a statement of support from a Couple Therapy for Depression supervisor in order to progress to the next level of training
  3. Have service level support to provide supervision to therapists new to Couple Therapy for Depression, who might in the first instance work outside the individual’s own service or region, in order to complete accreditation requirements.
  4. Undertake and successfully complete a further two cases (i.e. an additional two cases to the ones required to reach practitioner level). The additional two cases should also be recorded and rated independently (two recordings for each couple).
  5. Have a minimum of two years’ experience of providing supervision in another context and where possible have undertaken a recognised training programme in supervision.
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Accreditation of Training Courses

BSCPC will assess trainings and grant provisional and full accreditation. Provisional accreditation is designed for proposed trainings and is designed to help them reach the required standards. Proposed trainings that are granted provisional accreditation will be able to recruit trainees. Once they evidence that they meet the required standards they will be granted full accreditation.

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