I have been silent a good while, during the time in much effort has been developed by the Humanistic and Integrative Section of UKCP (and many others also) to widening the mapping process of psychotherapy competencies being undertaken by Skills for Health.


With many thanks to John Costello, here are two links which give an idea of the Draft PSychoanalytic Competencies the Times is talking of, and where Skills for Health has got to on its competencies developing activities. (You need to click on 'Documents'.)

The Naming of Cats - by TS Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,


Here now is a better developed and researched article from The Times.

But the fact that these themes are getting public attention on this scale suggests the possibility that the British public world - at any rate the chattering classes (will this filter down even to The Sun?) has woken up to the existence of Psychotherapy!

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