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Categories of Membership & Registration Status

Categories of Membership

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.

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 Full Members who continue to practise must also provide a yearly CPD return.

Not Working Members

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. parental leave).

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 in the 'Find a Child Psychotherapist' directory.

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.

Professional Standards Authority accreditation and use of the quality mark only applies to registrants practising within the UK.

Registration Status


The registrant has met all requirements to be an ACP member.

Registration due

The registrant has met all requirements to be an ACP member. During the period from 1 to 31 January this category is used for administrative purposes while re-registration is taking place and these registrants remain registered.

CPD 20XX-XX outstanding

The registrant has not completed the required Continuing Professional Development submission and will not be eligible to register for the following year until it has been received and authorised.

Under sanction/suspended

An asterisk (*) by a member's name indicates that they have been through the ACP disciplinary procedures and been found in breach of our Code of Ethics. A summary of the breach and details of the sanctions can be found here.