Benefits of CPD

For the individual psychologist CPD can provide benefits at several different levels including:

  • Helping to ensure that psychologists are offering the most effective service they can to their clients.
  • Improving long-term career prospects and enhancing professional standing.
  • Providing documented evidence of an individual psychologist's commitment to their chosen profession and of their continued competence.
  • Providing a reference document for use both in updating a CV and in recalling details of topics studied as well as for appraisals and interviews.
  • Anticipating change and not being driven by it.
  • Ensuring best practice in the current litigious climate.

The benefits also extend to the employer/organisation, helping them to ensure professionals are capable, competent and well trained in order to effectively contribute to organisational goals and service provision.