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Statement of Variance

A variance of the ACP’s Quality Assurance Framework for clinical trainings, with regard to the pre-clinical standards for entry to the ACP approved clinical trainings and for the qualification standards for those qualifying from ACP accredited trainings in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

In the ongoing context of COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and social distancing there is concern about how students will fulfil the pre-clinical requirements in order to be able to apply for one of the ACP approved trainings as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (CAPT). The purpose of this document is as a second statement on the position of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) on these important issues, specifically with regards to clarification and temporary variance of guidance and standards for those finishing pre-clinical courses in 2021 and considering applying for the clinical trainings, those starting or in ongoing pre-clinical courses, or for those currently on CAPT clinical trainings.

This statement should be read alongside other ACP COVID-19 statements and the ACP Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for clinical trainings. The QAF sets the standards for the clinical training in child and adolescent psychotherapy including the requirements that trainees must meet to qualify.

View the Statement of Variance (January 2021) here

Previous Statement of Variance:

To read the origianl Statement of Variance published in May 2020, please click here.