Categories of Membership

Trainee Members - Trainee members are registered with an ACP accredited training school as well as with the ACP, and carry out clinical work in the NHS or 3rd sector, but not in private practice. They work under the supervision of a senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, who also carries clinical responsibility for their work. A full description of the training can be found here.
 
Full Members - Members who have successfully completed a training course at an ACP Approved Training school and who are working as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Full members provide a yearly return detailing relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities which must be duly authorised by an ACP approved supervisor to confirm that they are fit to practise.
 
Retired Members/Not Working - Qualified members of the Association who have retired from all clinical and non-clinical practice or who are not currently working for personal reasons (e.g. maternity leave).
 
Honoured Members - Members of distinction who have contributed to the ACP and the advancement of child and adolescent psychotherapy have become Honoured Members at the invitation of the Association. Honoured members who continue to practise must also provide a yearly CPD return.
 
Overseas Members – Members of the Association who have qualified from an ACP-UK Approved training school but who reside and work overseas. It is expected that they will organise their own CPD activities in the country in which they practise and they are not eligible to be included on the Find a Therapist site.
 
Professional Standards Authority accreditation and use of the quality mark only applies to registrants practising within the UK.