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BCA AGM 2021


BCA AGM 2021

Date(s) - Saturday, November 20th, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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The main theme at this year’s on-line AGM will be the completion of the transfer into the established company limited by guarantee, as part of the process of becoming a member institute of the BPC.

We will be updating you on the progress made so far and the plans to switch to a new membership management system:

Other updates include:

  1. Draft report of the BPC re-accreditation visit which took place in July this year.
  2. Plans to add PEP-Web to BCA membership benefits (additional membership cost estimated at £50 which is a substantial saving from the individual subscription (The annual subscription is $144. The one-time entry fee for a new customer is $1,030 and will be added to your order, bringing the total to $1,174).
  3. Psychodynamic Thinking Community website (managed by APPCIOS).


Please join us to reconnect after another challenging year during the pandemic as well as celebrate the many achievements which testify to our resilience and creativity whilst we aspire to grow and thrive as a community of Psychodynamic thinkers and practitioners.


We invite full members to stand for various positions on the committee/board, which are described below. If you would like to know more about what becoming a director means, or about any of the roles themselves, please do get in touch ( or


Nominations can be sent in advance (preferably) or made at the AGM and on-line voting will take place at the AGM. If there are more nominations than vacancies, election will be by ballot (more on this in due course).

The AGM is free to attend and only open for members of the BCA (Full members & Student members).

Members of the committee and sub-committees will be available beyond the 3.00pm end time to answer questions if required.

AGM date sent out on the 5th October 2021.
Update Posted 26th October 2021:
In accordance with articles 10.a and 10.b of the constitution, members are advised of the following:
BCA AGM will take place on the 20th November 2021 (online; registration is open)
Timing: 1.30pm to 3.00pm, agenda items to be announced.


The list of nominations is as follows:

Membership Secretary: Shahrzad Khamoush

Networking Secretary: Anthea Hollingworth

Non specific role/Publicity: Tim Reynolds

Vacant roles open for nominations:


Events Co-ordinator

BCA/BPC liaison officer                                                                                                                  Ethics/Professional standards


Please send your nominations to for the list above to be updated accordingly.

Nominations can take place at the AGM and should nominees exceed vacancies, election shall be by ballot.

More details about mapping existing roles to the constitution are contained in the elections grid below:
Role 2020 -2021 2021-2022 Standing for election
Standing down (re-election not required) Or re-election 2021/2022
1 Chair Hicham Jabrane Hicham Jabrane
2 Vice – Chair Rita Odumosu Rita Odumosu
3 Membership Secretary Vacant Shahrzad Khamoush
4 Treasurer Bernard Sharp Bernard Sharp Vacancy
5 Networking Secretary Vacant Anthea Hollingworth
6 Events Co-ordinator Vacant Vacancy
7 Student Liaison Officer Sarbjit Ruprai Sarbjit Ruprai
8 BCA/BPC representative Vacant Vacancy
9 Ethics/Professional standards Vacant Vacancy
10 Publicity/non specific Floralba Hague Floralba Hague
11 Publicity/non specific Tim Reynolds Tim Reynolds Tim Reynolds
12 Non specific Dorothy Tigg Dorothy Tigg

The Committee/Board can have a maximum of 10 members

4 members elected at the last AGM will continue for another year: Chair, Vice-Chair, Student Liaison, Publicity/non-specific

2 nominees listed for Membership Secretary & Networking Secretary

4 vacancies requiring nominees before or at the AGM: Treasurer, Events Co-ordinator, BPC representative, Ethics & Professional Standards.

1 additional nomination for a non-specific role/Publicity can be considered if any of the vacancies above are not filled.

It is essential that we fill all the vacancies and the priority will be given to the BPC related roles as they are a requirement for our MI status. Please note that nominees for these roles must be BPC registrants.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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