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Strategic Plan

VISION

The bpf’s vision is of a society in which psychotherapy is available to everyone who needs it to promote their mental and emotional well-being. 

MISSION

The bpf’s mission is to be a strong professional organization, providing access to treatment for the public, comprehensive support to our members and education and training to the next generation of psychotherapists.  It will ensure its activities are:

  • accessible to everyone from whatever background throughout Britain who is interested in psychotherapy treatment, training or understanding;
  • offer a range of high quality, specialist training, clinical and academic services
  • demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

The bpf’s strategic objectives for 2015-2020

  1. TO IMPROVE  ACCESS TO A RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAININGS ACROSS BRITAIN

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing  routes into training;
  1. Escalator mode
  2. Distance learning
  • Ensuring trainings are delivered across and within modalities (analysis, C&A, Jungian, PA, PD);
  • Developing a training fund;
  1. Bursaries
  2. Legacies
  • Developing partnerships with other MIs.
  1. TO PROMOTE AND DEMONSTRATE THE CONTRIBUTION THAT PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN MAKE TO UNDERSTANDING  MENTAL HEALTH

This will be achieved by:

  • Engaging with policy makers through BPC;
  • Developing links with similar professionals organizations;
  • Delivering public events;
  • Delivering public  courses;
  • Promoting and conducting research;
  • Disseminating article and publications.
  1. TO IMPROVE THE BPF’S RESPONSIVENESS TO ITS MEMBERS

This will be achieved by:

  • Increasing  membership across  the country;
  • Developing membership hubs across the country;
  • Increasing  membership access to post-qualification training opportunities, continuing professional development, ensuring fairness and transparency and removing barriers;
  • Developing membership benefits;
  • Developing constructive working relationship across its Associations.
  1. TO ENSURE THE BPF IS A VIABLE ORGANIZATION FOR THE FUTURE

This will be achieved by:

  • Managing  the finances  of the bpf to minimise  risks, diversify and  maximise revenue,  maintain sufficient  reserves, and safeguard financial sustainability;
  • Putting in place a structure with clear lines of responsibilities and authority;
  • Maintaining  and developing a professional workforce, systems and processes using good, robust  working practices and technology;
  • Implementing a premises strategy.
  1. TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO PSYCHOTHERAPY TREATMENT

This will be achieved by:

  • Providing  a high quality affordable clinical service;
    1. An assessment and referrals service where people seeking help for mental distress can be assessed and referred for the most appropriate treatment
    2. Projects to meet unmet need
    3. Programme of training for front line staff/volunteers in public and not for profit sectors
    4. Referrals to bpf members thought bpf website
    5. Supervision and applied psychotherapy to a range of organizations
  • Developing  partnership with other providers e.g. IOPA, SAP, WPF
  • Developing pre treatment models for the public- walk in clinics, online advice
Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806