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Wider Psychological Workforce Register

By paying your registration fee when renewing your registration each year you confirm that you continue to meet the requirements to be registered on the Wider Psychological Workforce Register and that you have fulfilled the required standards of supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

CPD and Supervision Requirements

The table below details the CPD and supervision requirements for the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and Clinical Associates in applied Psychology (CAAPs) roles.

Further information about CPD and supervision requirements for Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and Clinical Associates in psychology (CAPs) will be made available when the register launches for these roles in Autumn 2021.

Role

CPD and Supervision Requirements

PWP

As part of annual renewal of registration, registrants will be required to make a declaration that they have fulfilled the required standards of supervision and CPD. This is verified by selection of a randomised audit sample.

Annual CPD requirements for PWPs:

  • PWPs are expected to engage in a minimum of five activities drawn from across the range of listed acceptable types of learning and development activities.

  • A CPD reflective statement is required for each of the five activities.

  • At least three of the five reflective practice statements of CPD activity each year must directly relate to relevant CBT informed approaches or CBT principles.

Supervision requirements for PWPs:

The Supervision requirements are based on the IAPT Manual 2020 (page 20)

  • PWP Registration requires regular live assessment of practice as part of the Clinical Skills Supervision arrangements. This involves at least two instances of live assessment per year demonstrating two different interventions using the IAPT PWP intervention skills assessment mark sheet or an approved assessment document. A Clinical Skills supervision report must be provided for these two Clinical Skills supervision assessments. The supervisor will review two live treatment tapes of different interventions and provides a report based on a form of competency assessment.

  • Registered PWPs will continue to have at least 1 hour per week of individual Clinical Case Management Supervision (CCMS), and on average 1 hour per fortnight of Clinical Skills Supervision (CSS), focused on case discussions and skills development. CCMS and CSS logs are to be submit as evidence as part of audit requirements.

CAAP

As part of annual renewal of registration, registrants will be required to make a declaration that they have fulfilled the required standards of supervision and CPD. This is verified by random audit.

Annual CPD requirements for CAAPs:

  • CAAPs are expected to engage in a minimum of five activities drawn from across the range of listed acceptable types of learning and development activities.

  • A CPD reflective statement is required for each of the five activities.

  • At least three of the five activities and reflective practice statements of CPD activity each year will be in an area relevant to their scope of practice with either children, young people and families or adults depending on the specific population the CAAP has been trained to work with.

  • These reflective statements should demonstrate how the CPD undertaken has furthered knowledge and skills in psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation with either children, young people and families or adults depending on the specific population the CAAP has been trained to work with.

Supervision requirements for CAAPs:

  • Registered CAAPs will continue to have fortnightly clinical supervision pro rata for a full time member of staff.

Recording your supervision and CPD

As members of the society, you will have access to the BPS MyCPD platform to record your supervision and CPD.

The MyCPD platform supports you to plan your development and record activities, including the upload of evidence e.g. certificates and reflect on your learning. You can also generate reports on all of the content.

It is expected that you will record all of your required supervision and CPD activities on this platform.

If you are selected for audit you will be required to evidence that you have met all the requirements by providing a report of the required content.

Find out more about maintaining your registration on the Wider Psychological Workforce Register including the acceptable types of CPD learning and development activities and the society's approach to audit.

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