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Fee increase announcement (From June 1st)

Membership Fees
 

From June 1st 2021, ACTO is introducing a small increase in its membership fees to keep pace with inflation. They are as follows:

Level 1 Member from £38.75 to £40 
Level 2 Professional Member (including directory) from  £56.75 to £60 
Level 3 Senior Professional Member from £56.75 to £60 
Associate from £30 to £35  
Student from £19 to £20 
Supervisors Directory from £12 to £15

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As the online world changes, ACTO has responded

As always, we welcome as “ACTO Professional Members”, therapists who have completed tutor-led, assessed ‘Certificate” courses (Level 2).

We now also welcome as ACTO Members  therapists who have done (unassisted) Level 1 CPD courses around online therapy.

ACTO also wants to encourage advanced training – so we have created ‘Senior Professional Membership’.

So – three levels of Membership – and three levels of ACTO Online Training Provider courses to match them.

The headlines:

  • If you were a “Professional Member” of ACTO prior to 01/10/2020, you will continue as an “ACTO Professional Member” (Level 2). Nothing to do. Nothing changes.
  • If you have done CPD (especially an ACTO Level 1 course) you can become an ACTO Member – with all the benefits of Membership – but not listing on the Professional Register.
  • For those who completed an advanced training (typically 200 – 300+ hours) or have an online supervision qualification (c. 100+ hours), you can apply for ACTO Senior Professional Membership.

How to apply

After a pause to regroup and prepare our processes and paperwork, we reopen for new applications and renewals on 1st November.

  • If you wish to join ACTO, please visit the website. There are individual pages describing the individual levels of Membership and Membership benefits – and Application forms there. ACTO Membership (Level 1) costs £38.75.

ACTO Professional Level and Senior Professional Membership (Levels 2 & 3) cost £56.75.

  • If you are renewing, ACTO will contact you, as before.
  • If you wish to upgrade your membership from Level 2 to Level 3, you can do so at this point.
  • If you wish to upgrade your membership from Professional to Senior Professional Level at a different time from your renewal, you can do so for a one-off fee of £25. This is to cover processing and ‘enhancing’ your entry on the Professional Register.
  • If your training is non-ACTO or you wish to change membership levels other than by a course, we are rolling out a ‘grand-parenting’ programme. Please contact us for further information.

We hope that you will continue to value ACTO Membership. We have an exciting programme of developments in hand.

Adrian M Rhodes

Chair, ACTO

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ACTO Guidance on Security and Privacy for Therapists Providing Online Therapy During the COVID-19 Crisis

This current document supersedes all previous guidance on the same subject