ACTO welcomes into Membership, therapists who have responded to recent events by taking additional training in online therapy.
We also see training in online therapy as a career progression - not a once-for-all achievement.
From 1st October, ACTO will have three levels of Membership:
Level 1 ACTO Membership
Will be open to therapists who have undertaken 80 hours CPD with an ACTO OnlineTraining Provider.
It is recognition to others that you have taken seriously the difference between face-to-face- and online therapy.
Level 2 ACTO Professional Membership
Will be for therapists who have done an ACTO Level 2 (‘Certificate’) training with an ACTO Online Training Provider which has included tutor-led assessment of skills and written presentations.
This is the equivalent of the previous ACTO Professional Membership and shows that you have a comprehensive and assessed level of understanding of online therapy.
Level 3 ACTO Senior Professional Membership
Will be open to therapists who have completed an ACTO Level 3 course with an ACTO Online Provider - of 200+ hours.
This will show that you have achieved a high level of expertise in online therapy.
ACTO Professional Members and ACTO Senior Professional Members will be listed on the ACTO Therapist Directory.
We are also developing a ‘Grand-parenting and Assessment Procedure’ to enable ACTO therapists to progress though Membership.
There will also be categories of Student Membership and Associate Membership
Our Online Training Providers will be asked to indicate clearly which level of Membership each of their trainings will meet.
For more information on our new Membership Structure, please read and/or download the document below.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a pause in processing new applications, in order to upgrade our processes.
We anticipate re-opening new applications from the beginning of October.