Educator

UKAHPP is an equal opportunities organisation. If the procedure for applying for membership is not appropriate to your situation, please let our Administrator know so that we can respond appropriately.

Applicants must demonstrate throughout the application a capacity to work with clients from a variety of different communities and have the ability to work with issues of difference, including:

  1. cultural differences as a result of belonging to minority ethnic groups
  2. sexuality and gender differences
  3. work with people who have mental health difficulties and/or are differently abled.
  4. faith and spiritual beliefs and practice
  5. class and socio-cultural background

They need to demonstrate how they address these and give examples from their practice of how they might work with someone who is different from them.

If their original training was inadequate in these areas they need to demonstrate how they have remedied this deficit since qualifying.

Criteria for Full Membership and Accreditation

Orientation

An Educator is someone with the proven ability to teach, create and organise courses. The applicant must have a humanistic orientation. The educational activities organised must have some humanistic component, in content or form and applicants must teach in a humanistic way.

Criteria for Accreditation as an Educator

1. The applicant must have specific relevant subject training and will also have undertaken some training as an Educator. Some evidence will be required to confirm the training achieved.

2. The applicant will be currently acting as an Educator, and have a demonstrable record of educating groups and/or individuals over a period of not less than two years post-qualification. The applicant is to provide testimonials from a supervisor and one other.

3. The applicant must demonstrate skills in the organisation of individual teaching plans, courses, workshops etc., and the monitoring of such courses to check their effectiveness.

4. The applicant will provide details of supervision and/or mentoring, and demonstrate that a suitable reflective process is present throughout the planning, delivery and monitoring of a course.

5. The applicant must demonstrate an understanding and engagement in humanistic thinking and practice, both in theoretical underpinning and in experience.

6. The applicant must demonstrate a capacity to work with clients from a variety of different communities and have the ability to work with issues of difference, including i) cultural differences as a result of belonging to minority ethnic groups, ii) sexuality and gender differences and iii) work with people who have mental health difficulties and/or are differently abled. They need to demonstrate how they address these and give examples from their practice of how they might work with someone who is different from them. If their original training was inadequate in these areas they need to demonstrate how they have remedied this deficit since qualifying.

7. The applicant will submit a written account of one experience of educating an individual or group, if appropriate covering a number of sessions, outlining the intentions, methods and outcomes of the subject matter and process. Particular attention will be made to the humanistic thinking present in organising a course, planning and delivering it, and in a robust reflective process. The applicant will show an understanding of the humanistic theories underpinning their approach. The written account will be between 2000 and 2500 words.

8.  It is a requirement that accredited Full members have an ongoing Professional Executor arrangement, for which guidelines are available from the Admin office and in the members’ area of the website. If all the above criteria have been met successfully then the application will be followed by an interview with representatives of the Membership and Accreditation Committee.

Application for Educator accreditation is by means of an application form which is available on the Members’ Area of the website.

In order to apply for accreditation an applicant must be or (first become) an Associate working towards accreditation so that detailed advice and ongoing support can be provided, and to have access to the forms and guidance in the Members’ Area of the UKAHPP website.