Society for Philosophy in Practice

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Requirements for Registration

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1) Philosophical Consultancy

  • a) A philosophy degree (e.g. a first degree with 50% or more of philosophy or an M.A. exclusively in Philosophy).

  • b) Satisfactory completion of both the practical and theoretical elements of a level one course in philosophical consultancy (these are periodically organised by the SPP).

  • c) Attendance to minimum 20 hours counselling or helping skills course.

  • d) Minimum of 10 hours experience of being counselled, at least 5 of which should be with a philosophical consultant.

  • e) Supervisor's assessment, based on at least 10 supervised sessions of philosophical consultancy, that the philosophical consultant is of a sufficient standard to be on the register. The supervisor must be a philosophical practitioner. The supervisor should be SPP accredited, or overseas equivalent, or approved by the SPP. There should be a minimum of three meetings with the supervisor of 50 minutes. If face to face is impossible to arrange the supervision can be by email but must include one phone supervision.

  • f) Professional liability insurance. In the UK, contact:
      Towergate SMG Professional Risks
      31 Clarendon Rd
      LS2 9PA
      Tel: 0113 294 4000).

  • g) Agreement to abide by the SPP Code of Practice.

  • h) On-going supervision, preferably by a philosophical consultant.

  • i) Membership of the Society for Philosophy in Practice.

2) Philosophy With Children

Information, classes and training are available from The Philosophy Shop or the Sapere organisation.