Lived Experience Advisor needed for BABCP Practitioner Accreditation Committee

BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK and Ireland. BABCP is seeking representation from a person with lived experience of using services which provide CBT, to join the Practitioner Accreditation Committee of BABCP.

The Practitioner Accreditation Committee is responsible for overseeing decisions and processes relating to individual CBT therapist accreditation. It meets monthly via remote video or audio call and in normal circumstances meets twice yearly in person (usually in London).

The purpose of the Lived Experience Advisor role is:

  • To ensure that the Practitioner Accreditation Committee comprehensively and effectively consider participation and involvement of people with lived experience of accessing talking therapies.
  • To ensure the Practitioner Accreditation Committee considers issues relating to patient and public protection and sharing of knowledge.
  • To support the development of partnerships with other organisations where appropriate.

This is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to be involved in processes related to accreditation of CBT therapists and maintenance of therapy standards.

All applicants must have a commitment to improving patient experience and to developing excellent patient and public participation.

Lived Experience Advisors can receive an involvement payment of £150 per day/£75 per half day plus reimbursement of reasonable expenses. Reimbursement will include half a day of reading time before the meeting. The Lived Experience Advisor will be paid sessionally and will not have a contract of employment with the BABCP.

We welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified people. BABCP are an equal opportunities employer.

The closing date for applications is 13th November. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 11th December and notified the week before.

To read more about BABCP visit

The Lived Experience Advisor Application Information Pack is here.

The Lived Experience Advisor Application Form is here. Please complete this and email it, clearly marking your email Lived Experience Advisor Application.

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