Professional Development

Our CPD policy was updated in 2012 and approved by the
For the individual psychologist CPD can provide benefits at several different levels including:
The BPS Learning Centre has created some FAQ's about the process of CPD.
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
The BPS Learning Centre provides useful information and guidance on CPD and professional development:
The workshop provides an overview of the importance of behaviour change to health care services and explores the challenge involved in designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions. Timetable
This interactive one day course will provide attendees with an overview of the key stages involved in planning, undertaking and reporting online qualitative research.
This workshop will provide an awareness of psychological factors underlying sport and exercise injuries.
This workshop will include an overview of IPV exploring assumptions, (active participant involvement in applying material to clients) and an introduction to current challenges deriving from theoretical developments.
This workshop will cover understanding trauma, including defining trauma and the neurology and psychology of trauma and trauma and domestic violence, including trauima and victimisation, trauma and perpetration and working with traumatised individ
The course considers two topics spread over two days. The first day is devoted to evidence that suggests a substantial number of patients treated for psychological problems do not benefit and that therapists routinely fail to identify such cases.
Whether you are in the fore-front of CPP developments in your area or wondering what on earth this is all about, this day is for you!
This workshop will provide an overview of the major sleep disturbances, particularly insomnia, delayed sleep phase, reduced need for sleep and hypersomnia.
Formulation is a key competence for all clinical psychologists. Team formulation is a more recent and specialised development in the area. There are a number of current projects and evaluations by the facilitators and others.
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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.
This practical workshop is designed as an introduction to the Method of Levels, a cognitive therapy based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT).
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:
National assessors advise employers on whether applicants meet the standards for appointment.
National assessors in health and social care provide guidance to employers recruiting and selecting Band 8c and above Applied Consultant Psychologists. Information for employers and search for a national assessor
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The BPS Learning 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 available f
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