TPCA Wider Applications (WA) Working Group (WG)
As a passionate Person-Centred healthcare professional, but not a practising counsellor or therapist, I am anxious that tPCA does not neglect the potential benefit of the Person-Centred Approach (PCA) for all professionals, persons and relationships.
BAPCA has always welcomed members who are not counsellors or therapists, and I trust this continues to be the case for tPCA. While I appreciate that significant energy will be focussed on the training, education and representation (including political) of counsellor and therapist members, the application of PCA in other areas of life, personal and professional, also needs consideration and promotion.
The WA WG could reach out to people in the community already working in a Person-Centred way, and – along with the PR WG - develop promotional material to take out to groups in the community, encouraging more diverse tPCA membership. Sharing experiences from differing environments would broaden our awareness of the universal applicability of the tPCA.
The WA WG is open to any member with an interest in the PCA beyond counselling and therapy, i.e. in all arenas. Once a core group is established, an initial online meeting would be organised by the WA WG Lead (SMC) with subsequent monthly meetings, plus quarterly meetings with the trustees (all on-line for the time being).
Anyone who would be interested in joining the WA WG, please email me on the address below. I look forward to hearing from you!
Sara Callen (SMC) October 2020