A number of professional bodies recognise or approve the courses run by the Centre for Stress Management, and the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd.
BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It has national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good, and promotes the efficiency and usefulness of its members by maintaining a high standard of professional education and knowledge. The majority of the Centre’s courses are: Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR COACHING PSYCHOLOGY
An international professional membership body established to further the discipline and profession of coaching psychology. The Centre has achieved Approved Centre Status with the Society therefore our courses are recognised.
INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS
The Centre for Stress Management is a recognised training provider with courses accredited by the International Guild of Complementary Therapists (IGCT). The International Guild of Complementary Therapists offer membership to students, practitioners and training providers who run both “live” and distant learning courses anywhere in the world. They review the training courses provided by their members to ensure that they receive quality training. They provide information and advice to the general public and to therapists. They also provide a forum so that their members can connect with like-minded people. Visit the IGCT website if you are interested in student or full membership.
INTERNATIONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION UK (ISMA UK)
ISMA Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in stress management and is able to demonstrate evidence of the experience and qualifications required for the grade of membership for which they apply. ISMA recognises the Centre for Stress Management, Primary Certificate, Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Stress Management programmes as providing eligibility for professional membership. ISMA is the leading professional body for stress management in the UK. It has branches in many countries.
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS
The Institute's objectives are: To encourage management excellence and specialist expertise; To help members achieve their personal aspirations, fulfil their career ambitions and develop their innate potential; To support lifelong learning and encourage education in management and specialist areas; To give professional recognition to the knowledge and skills of managers and specialists. Membership Applicants will be assessed on their Education, Training, Knowledge, Skill and Experience (K.S.E.) and responsibility. Due consideration will be given to those who are qualified only by practical experience. There are many people who, through no fault of their own, have not had the opportunity to gain academic qualifications during their careers. These people may also apply for membership based on their own individual merits, practical experience and position. The IMS recognises the Certificate in Professional Development programmes run by the Centre and International Academy (a Recognised Training Provider). IMS Website.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL BODIES
INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND EDUCATION
The Centre for Stress Management is a Corporate Member of the IHPE. The Centre recommends that learners on the stress management programme may benefit from joining the Institute.