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Best Practice in CPD

CPD is the professional, work related aspect of your lifelong learning.

It is an integral part of the process of adapting to change, and is essential for maintaining and enhancing professionalism and competence for all members.

We promote a reflective, outcomes-based approach to CPD, therefore it is not purely about undertaking learning activities (and collecting hours or points).

Our CPD policy requires reflective practice, focussing on your capacity to evaluate your learning and how you have applied what you have learnt and the benefits to you, your clients and the services you provide.

Passionate about your profession?

Undertaking CPD will help you add value to your capability as a professional by increasing your knowledge, skills and personal qualities.

With the complexity of working life, the accelerating pace of change and the half-life of knowledge gained in initial training, continual learning is crucial if you want to stay on top.

Why not share what you’ve learnt amongst your peers and within your professional networks to further develop your understanding, and create an impact on the profession as a whole.

Engaging in CPD can bring a range of benefits

By engaging with the CPD process, you will develop your knowledge and skills beyond the minimum requirements for entry into the profession.

You will expand and fulfil your potential by incorporating purposeful learning into your professional life and your CPD record will enhance your employability and support you in driving your career forward.

You’re probably already doing it

As psychologists, reflective practice is almost second nature and is an approach that we begin during training.

Regular supervision sessions allow time and space to share what’s been learnt at work, recognise areas for improvement, and identify goals.

Whether you choose to use MyCPD or have another way of making a record, you’re on the right track.

A list of example CPD activities can be found here.


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