Criteria for Potential SIRPA Practitioners

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Potential candidates for the full SIRPA Training must have a full professional medical or mental health qualification and be registered with, and regulated by, a recognised professional body. Practitioners who fulfil these criteria must also have been working with patients/clients in their professional field for a minimum of 3 years fulltime, or 5 years part time.

Note: Photocopies of paperwork as proof of qualification and current regulation will be required before acceptance onto the SIRPA Training Programme. Where relevant practitioners should also be registered with the Health Professions Council

Medical Qualification and Regulatory Bodies:

Doctor - General Medical Council

Physiotherapist – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Chiropractor – General Chiropractic Council

Osteopath – General Osteopathic Council

Sports Therapists – The Society of Sports Therapists

Mental Health and Regulatory Bodies:

Psychologist – British Psychological Society

Psychotherapist – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists, UK of

Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Psychiatrist – General Medical Council,

Counsellor – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, UK of

Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

N.B. The SIRPA Directors may consider other full medical and mental health

qualifications, but acceptance onto the training programme is at the SIRPA Directors'


This is an original SIRPA document, sent to the wiki by Georgie Oldfield and posted with her permission.

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