Name: Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
1.1 The name of the organisation is the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, hereafter referred to as MIP.
1.2 The inauguration of MIP took place on 23 July 2004. The constitution and the Chair of that meeting was voted in.
1.3 The Quality & Ethics Committee review the constitution on a regular basis. Changes may be introduced to the constitution as required.
Aims and Objectives of MIP
2.1 To train members of the public in the profession of psychotherapy and supervision to post-graduate levels.
2.2 Members of the public who show a genuine interest in the services that MIP offers, will be mainly professionals subject to meeting the training criteria as specified in the Diploma handbook.
2.3. To uphold the high standards of excellence in the areas of psychotherapy, supervision and training both in the areas of competence and professional ethics.
2.4 MIP will review and monitor the ethical behaviours of all their members for the public benefit in the profession of psychotherapy and supervision for the public benefit.
2.5 In the pursuit of excellence within all our trainings, we will be constantly reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the standards of our trainings and education within MIP.
2.6 MIP, through the training programmes, will promote the principles of therapeutic work, eg: awareness, motivation, communication, reflection, in the search for meaning.
2.7 MIP will maintain the principle for all its trainees to be in therapy and supervision throughout their training and up to accreditation.
2.8 MIP encourages and supports members at all levels – trainee and post-graduate to be committed to therapeutic support and supervision for the life of their professional career.
2.9 All members will adhere to all MIP’s policies and procedures.
2.10 To promote professional development via conferences, meetings and workshops.
To promote the development of psychotherapy and supervision
3.1 To provide a framework and forum for the discussion of critical issues in the areas of psychotherapy and supervision; and work in conjunction with colleagues and professional organisations towards the recognition of psychotherapy.
3.2 MIP will participate with and encourage it’s members to become involved with the relevant professional bodies.
3.3 To promote the professional development of members by encouraging them to attend conferences, events and workshops.
3.4 To promote and encourage research in the areas of psychotherapy and supervision.
3.5 Specifically to monitor and support the opportunity of research with MIP at local, regional and national levels.
3.6 MIP will work on a non-profit basis, where all profit gained will be put back into MIP for future trainings, research and maintenance.
3.7 All the above, in terms of financial means, will be shown in the accounts and be available to the directors of MIP.
MIP core values
4.1 All members acknowledge the dignity of all human beings.
4.2 Belief in the worth, dignity and creative potential of every person.
4.3 All members have the capacity to think.
4.4 All people have different learning styles and speeds.
4.5 All people have an intrinsic human value regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or any other diversity.
4.6 The client/therapist relationship is the foundation of all treatment and the welfare of the client takes priority.
4.7. MIP will promote a willingness in both the client and therapist to adopt an
I’m OK-You’re OK position. The therapist will encourage the client towards personal autonomy and responsibility.
Membership Categories and Voting Rights
- Directorship – business and professional directorship of the Institute is held by Bob Cooke, simultaneously as both Managing Director and Director of Trainings. Also, there are six other directors who complete the Board of Directors within the MIP organisational structure.
- Qualified Member – individuals who have gone through the MIP accreditation process and are registered with UKCP.
- Graduate Members – trainees who have successfully completed their four years training and graduated from MIP.
- Trainee Members – trainees who are on the four year psychotherapy training course, who have passed their clinical competencies and are in supervision whilst practising.
- Student Members – are at the beginning of their training and have not passed their clinical competency assessment.
- All members, whether directors, qualified members, graduate members, trainee members or student members, have equal voting rights.
Entry Registration and Exclusion
6.1 Admission of members shall be subject to approval, initially, by the Managing Director and then the Board of Directors.
6.2 Entry on to the various committees of MIP will be voted by all members at the AGM.
6.3 The Board of Directors have the right to refuse membership to MIP and onto the various committees; they will state the reasons for their refusal in writing.
6.4 The Quality and Ethics Committee of MIP has the power to suspend or exclude a member for an ethics offence, subsequent to the ratification of the Board. This may be brought before a General Meeting by an involved party.
Entitlements and Obligations of Members
7.1 Motions brought forward at the AGM must be put in writing and need to reach the Board of Directors no later than one month prior to the AGM.
7.2 Attendance at the AGM – the member is entitled to vote and to elect.
7.3 Entitled to all the advantages incorporated in membership to MIP.
7.4 Formal appeals from applicants in respect of the non-granting of membership.
7.5 Voting by proxy at AGM must be through written authorisation of another member to vote on the absent member’s behalf.
8.1 All committees report to the AGM and are as follows:
(a) General Meeting
(b) Extraordinary General Meeting
(c) The Board of Directors
(d) Quality and Ethics Committee (Q&E)
(e) Research Sub-Committee
(f) Social Committee
8.2 The Quality & Ethics (Q&E) Committee must include:
* Two members of the Board of Directors.
* One or more representatives of the training body.
* One or more clinical representatives.
* All representatives of the Q&E Committee are elected by the AGM.
* The Q&E Committee meets bi-monthly to review and update existing policies and procedures and/or new legislation.
* The quorum for the committee is three members.
* The Q&E Committee is responsible to the Board for ensuring acceptable standards in the delivery of training at MIP and in the provision of clinical services.
* The Q&E Committee oversees the personal wellbeing of the trainees registered on MIP courses, in terms of ethical issues.
* The Q&E Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors at MIP and sends a copy of the minutes of its meetings to the administrator at MIP.
* The Q&E Committee reports on its activities to the AGM.
* The Q&E Committee can report on any matter which requires the urgent attention of the Board of Directors, via the Managing Director.
* The Q&E Committee Annual Report will contain the following:
- Feedback from committee meetings.
- Updates to new policies and new legislation
- Feedback on any complaints or ethical issues
The Board of Directors
9.1 The membership of the Board of Directors will be no fewer 6 members and not exceed 12 members. The members shall be drawn from individuals who are professional psychotherapists and also from lay members.
9.2 The Board of Directors meets annually.
9.3 The members of the Board of MIP will be responsible for determining the policy and direction of the Institute.
9.4 Evaluating and monitoring the activities and performance of MIP through the Annual Reports and the various committees within MIP.
9.5 Composing, evaluating and guiding the fee structure for trainees working for MIP. This includes all outside trainees/trainers full or part time.
9.6 Ending or terminating the services of trainers or staff.
9.7 Receiving the annual accounts of MIP.
9.8 The Board of Directors shall be formed by the Managing Director.
9.9 The Board of Directors may call an Extraordinary Meeting of MIP if needs arise.
9.10 There needs to be a quorum of three members of the Board to make a decision.
Dissolution of the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
MIP shall be deemed dissolved if a vote of two-thirds of its membership at the AGM is in favour of dissolution upon recommendation of the Board.
MIP DIRECTORS 2020
- Bob Cooke
- Josie Couet (lay person)
- Rory Lee Oakes
- Stephanie Cooke
- Debbie Tennant (lay person)
- Janet Fengeros
- Hannah Moss (lay person)
- Karen Burke
- Amanda Onwueneme