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Support and Deliver CPD

There are several ways for our members to get involved in supporting the professional development of others, from delivering CPD workshops to acting as a reviewer and assessing submitted proposal abstracts.

Could you deliver a CPD session for us?

We are always looking for people to deliver CPD sessions for our members. CPD plays an integral part of the process of adapting to change and is essential for maintaining and enhancing our members professionalism and competence.

If you are interested in offering workshops or professional development events please submit a proposal using the button below:

We are currently seeking proposals for delivery via the following presentation methods:


A web based seminar or webinar is an online, interactive presentation, usually up to 1 hour in length.

It allows presenters to:

  • Share presentations, applications, and content
  • Manage audio – broadcast to participants
  • Share delivery with other presenters
  • Manage, track and respond to audience questions

And allows participants to:

  • Interact – ask questions and contribute to the programme
  • Access the event with just computer and phone
  • Access CPD regardless of location


A face-to-face event, held at our London or Leicester office. Usually a full day. Max 36 attendees.

Proposals are currently sought in the following topic areas:

  • Autism - the delivery of psychological services for people with Autism.

  • Behaviour change - psychologically informed behaviour change interventions and initiatives.

  • Brain Injury and Justice - psychological interventions for working with offenders who have neurological disorders including Traumatic Brain Injury.  

  • Children & Young People's Mental Health - interventions that support the mental health of students in schools and colleges.

  • Coaching - supporting our members on the Register of Coaching Psychologists with CPD relevant to the Knowledge and Experience Framework.

  • Dementia - to include best practice, application of psychological therapies and neuropsychology.

  • End of Life Care - such as best practice in palliative and end of life care, and managing end of life experiences.

  • The Mental Capacity Act - allowing psychologists to consider the implications of capacity to consent and best interest decisions.

  • The Mental Health Act - understanding and application of the Act and related legislation.

  • Obesity - frameworks from psychological science, behaviour change initiatives and stigma and bias in service delivery.

  • Psychotherapy - supporting our members on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy with CPD linked to the Principles of the Register.

  • Public Mental Health - the application of psychological interventions with individuals and groups.

  • Research Excellence Framework - supporting members in understanding the Framework.

  • Safeguarding - promoting good practice in responding to disclosures, responsibilities and available support.

  • Suicide - psychological interventions, theory and application.

  • Work and Health - the application of psychological science when working with contemporary workplace issues or psychological micro-processes at individual or group level. 

  • Writing for Publication - for example, writing for publication in non-academic outlets.

Guidelines for submissions

Our submission system will ask you to complete the following sections:

  • Title

    Please consider the marketing potential of your title. Keep it short but descriptive.

  • Overview

    An outline of your proposed session. This information will form the main part of the advertising. This is your opportunity to ‘sell’ the opportunity to potential delegates.

  • Learning Outcomes

    Please provide up to 5 learning outcomes for the session. What can attendees expect to learn?

  • Target Audience

    Any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required. Remember, our members are looking for CPD that will add value to their capability as a professional by increasing their existing knowledge and skills.

  • Theory

    A brief summary of the recent psychological theory underpinning the submission and how it will be applied

  • Ethics & Professionalism

    How will you demonstrate high professional and ethical standards?

  • Facilitator

    Please provide a brief biography for each facilitator / presenter including membership numbers if applicable. Please contact us if there will be more than three presenters to discuss further.

Your submission should total no more than 1000 words (exclusive of the title).

Tables, images and file uploads are allowed.

Please note the contents of your submission will be used in advertising.

We are currently looking for Chartered Psychologists to act as reviewers to consult over proposals.

This is a voluntary role for those willing to contribute their time to the peer review process for submitted abstracts and to help maintain the quality assurance of our CPD programme.

If you are an external organisation who organises CPD activities (such as training events, conferences or online learning) then why not consider having them approved by the BPS?

The CPD Approval Scheme is the Society’s model of approving programmes or events that meet our stringent ethical, professional, and practical standards.

It enables CPD providers, including HE institutions, to have their programmes or events approved by the BPS, and offers a great opportunity to attract more delegates and gain access to our 50,000+ members through our approved CPD directory.

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