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The BPS provides multiple ways for our members to keep their professional knowledge and abilities up-to-date, from workshops and e-learning courses, to our ongoing programme of conferences and events.

Our core skills workshops offer CPD to help you develop your professional capability and are applicable across all of the applied areas of psychology.

Please consult the tabs below for further information.


This series of four workshops is designed to help supervisors to develop, reflect on and refine their own personal practice, tailored to their own personal approach, the context in which they work, and the needs of their client groups.

The sessions are spread out to allow time for reflection and practice, and each workshop offers multiple sessions to enable you to arrange things to suit your schedule.

Completion of these four workshops confers eligibility to apply for entry onto the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS), which is designed to recognise Chartered psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

17 Nov 2018 -
15 Dec 2018 -
04 Jan 2019 -
16 Apr 2019 -
05 Jun 2019 FULLY BOOKED
30 Aug 2019 FULLY BOOKED

To join the waiting list for the next session of Workshop 1 please email [email protected]

29 Jan 2019 -
06 Feb 2019 -
17 Apr 2019 -
24 Jul 2019 FULLY BOOKED
03 Sep 2019 Book your place now

07 Nov 2018 -
15 Feb 2019 -
01 May 2019 -
30 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED
14 Sep 2019 Book your place now

05 Dec 2018 -
09 Mar 2019 -
28 May 2019 -
31 Jul 2019 FULLY BOOKED
02 Nov 2019 Book your place now

Growing numbers of psychologists work in private practice either as an adjunct to their other clinical jobs, or as their primary professional practice, however the skills for working in private practice are seldom taught on training courses and qualified practitioners must often rely on their own resourcefulness and ingenuity to develop a successful practice.

As a result this workshop is designed to cover the challenges and pitfalls of working as an independent practitioner.

The ideas and skills developed in this interactive workshop will cover a wide range of practical issues and skills designed to help you to develop your own style as a practitioner and to translate this into a commercially successful and ethically driven private practice.

To book or find out more, please click on any of the available dates listed below.

29 Nov 2018 -
25 Jan 2019 -
05 Apr 2019 Book your place now
28 Jun 2019 Book your place now
16 Sep 2019 Book your place now
29 Nov 2019 Book your place now

You may also be interested in our business development e-learning courses, such as:

This is a series of four skills-based workshops for psychologists acting as expert witnesses.

These workshops are particularly suitable for anyone considering embarking on practice as an expert witness as well as being a useful refresher for those who have to unexpectedly take on the role.

It is strongly recommended that these sessions are attended sequentially.

For more information and to book your place, simply select the available dates below.

28 Mar 2019 -
02 May 2019 -
12 Sep 2019 FULLY BOOKED

29 Mar 2019 _
03 May 2019 _
13 Sep 2019 FULLY BOOKED

11 Apr 2019 -
23 May 2019 -
03 Oct 2019 Book your place now

12 Apr 2019 -
24 May 2019 -
04 Oct 2019 Book your place now

You may also be interested in our Becoming an Expert Witness e-learning course.

This two-day workshop addresses the systemic and regulatory challenges in working with aircrew in order to equip Practitioner Psychologists with the knowldge and skills they need to meet the increasing demand for psychological assessment and intervention in aviation.

Attendees will be taught about the relevant concepts, underpinning research, and required skills needed to begin working with pilots and other occupational groups in aviation.

4-5 March 2019 -
18-19 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED

Working with the media is a key skill but one which can take us out of our comfort zone.

It can be an incredibly effective way to get your research and expertise out to a huge number of people and maximise the impact of your work.

We have a range of CPD opportunities here that will provide you with a set of tools to conduct successful media relations whether it be online, broadcast, in print or via social media.

Media Skills

Future dates for this course will be announced as and when they are confirmed.

This training will provide bespoke PR & media skills training for clinicians, leaders & key spokespeople, and will also prepare you to handle more challenging interviews on serious issues and crisis situations.

More dates are currently being arranged. Please email [email protected] to express an interest.

Communicating complex ideas

  • e-learning course

This course will help you develop skills to clearly communicate technical or specialist information to general audiences. You will learn the key steps to work through when planning any communication activity and the issues to consider when choosing and implementing your communication method. The areas of risk, uncertainty and controversy are considered as well as the specific task of dealing with the media.

You may also be interested in our Social Media for Professionals and Managing Risk in Social Media e-learning courses. 

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