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09:30 - 12:30


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bpf members £ 40.00
bpf trainees £ 20.00


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gdpr briefing seminar

bpf members' only event

Data protection is an important issue for all psychotherapists, especially given the highly sensitive personal information frequently handled. Compliance with GDPR is crucial, but it’s not an easy thing to grasp. It is especially important for those holding potentially highly sensitive personal information such as psychotherapists. Whether you work in a single-handed practice, or as part of a larger organisation, you will have responsibilities that need to be taken seriously, but they do not need to cause undue burden if you follow a pragmatic approach. 

Organised with our partners, the BPC, this members’ only event will be hosted and presented by two legal experts: BPC’s legal adviser, Kam Kandola, and independent GDPR consultant, David Membrey.

The first hour will be an overview briefing about GDPR and the second half will be an open Q&A workshop covering specific, practical issues for dealing with the regulations. For the workshop, if you have any specific topics or questions you would particularly like to see covered, could you please let us know in advance by listing them here: Please complete by 10th February 2020, so we can finalise the overall agenda for the day.


outline agenda for the event

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 09:35 Welcome introductory remarks

09:35 – 10:45 An Overview of GDPR and How It Applies to Psychotherapists        

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:15 Q & A Session: addressing specific practical issues with GDPR

Types of issues to be discussed include:

  • Building your privacy notice
  • How to determine your legal basis for holding personal data
  • How to handle a Subject Access Request
  • Data security/anonymisation and pseudonymisation 
  • Managing data breaches/when to report a breach to the ICO
  • Registration with the ICO

12:15 - 12:35 Dealing with GDPR in the bpf: some brief pointers for actions by bpf staff, committees and groups

12:35-12:40 Close


about the speakers

Kam Kandola has worked in the field of Professional Discipline for over 12 years and is currently the Head of Regulation and Legal Adviser at the British Psychoanalytic Council, a Professional Standards Authority accredited register. Kam set up the British Psychoanalytic Council’s fitness to practise and regulatory function and also manages the Council’s regulatory aspects of registration and continuing professional development.

Kam trained as a Solicitor with the General Pharmaceutical Council and represented the Council in various types of fitness to practise hearings. During her training with the Council, she was seconded to Blake Morgan Solicitors and Capsticks Solicitors.

Kam is also a Professional Regulatory Consultant specialising in advising Professional Standards Authority accredited registers and universities on internal fitness to practise procedures.

David Membrey specialises in charity governance, risk management and the use of information systems to drive charitable objectives. He develops strategies, business cases and requirements documents. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Alzheimer's Society, BH Live, Dance UK, Development Initiatives, Forum for the Future, LionHeart , Nuffield Foundation, Sport Aberdeen and Swanswell Trust.

He has over thirty years' experience in the not-for-profit sector having started his career working for the international development charity Book Aid International where he was responsible for finance, IT and operations. He has most recently been Deputy CEO of the Charity Finance Group where he was responsible for IT, risk management, governance and finance.

David has an MPhil from the Warburg Institute, a Diploma in Information Science from University College, London and a Diploma in Charity Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


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Ticket type
bpf members £ 40.00
bpf trainees £ 20.00