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Professional Development

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CPD is a key element to achieving and maintaining chartered status.

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The CPD plan and summary log tables are designed to adapt to your requirements and th

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Our CPD policy was updated in 2012 and approved by the

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

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The Professional Development Centre has created some FAQ's about the process of CPD.

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CPD is defined as 'any process or activity that provides added value to the capability of the professional through the increase in knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary for the appropriate execution of professional and technical dutie

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The Professional Development Centre provides useful information and guidance on CPD and professional development:

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Our qualifications are work based learning designed to enable people to develop and demonstrate the competencies required for practice in the UK.

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If you are currently at Band 8c or above with substantial experience of recruitment and selection at a senior level you may apply to become a national assessor.

You will need to meet the following criteria:

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National assessors advise employers on whether applicants meet the standards for appointment.

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The Professional Development Centre is committed to making sure members are able to take part in appropriate professional development. 

A number of online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules are avai

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As a Learned Society, we aim to promote, advance and disseminate psychological knowledge

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In line with our feature raising awarness of adult autism, below are some useful questions and answers about the topic.

What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates

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The Society offers a Qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology Stage 2

Completing this qualification gives you the necessary post-graduate training to achieve the Society’s Chartered Status and be eligible to apply for registration

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Qualification in Occupational Psychology (QOP (Stage 2))

The Society’s Qualification in Occupational Psychology is called QOP (Stage 2).

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The Society offers a Qualification in Health Psychology Stage 2 (QHP Stage 2).

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The Society currently offers the Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2).  The Qualification consists of two years’ full-time supervised practice (or part-time equivalent).

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The Society offers the Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP)

If you want to practice as a Counselling Psychologist in the U.K. this is one of the main routes.

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The Society offers the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) which confers eligibility for entry onto the Society's Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

If you want to work as a Clinical Neuropsychologist this qua

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The Society makes a number of awards available each year to recognise excellence in research, practice teaching and educa

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Looking for a supervisor?

The Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

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A Fellowship is recognition of significant contribution to the advancement or communication of psychological knowledge or practice either by research, teaching, publications or public service, or by organising and developing the work of others.

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The Society runs an annual public engagement grant scheme.

Through these grants we aim to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and releva

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The Professional Development Centre is the Society’s training and development portal.

It provides learning and continuing profe

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