CPD Guidelines
Continous Professional Development.

NAPCP members actively engage in continuing educational opportunities offered by the provision of in-service training in specialised areas of practice, as well as advanced courses outside of the organisation.

The NAPCP runs informative day long workshops with Specialist speakers for Continuing Professional Development and general interest. We welcome members and non-members. Workshops are held quarterly with a range of dynamic topics being covered.

The guidelines below apply to members who are already accredited with NAPCP. They do not apply to Pre-Accredited members who have recently graduated.

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CPD Guidelines.

  • An average of 30 hours per year of Continuing Professional Development is required by NAPCP.
  • CPD may come from any of the twelve categories listed below.
  • The hours reported must be drawn from at least three of these twelve categories.
  • The minimum amount of workshops towards annual CPD is 12 hours per year and the maximum amount of supervision is 6 hours per year.
  • When applying for accreditation, your supervisor will be asked to verify your CPD.

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CPD Activities.

  • Attending conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, reading groups or other shared learning environments that address counselling and/or psychotherapy theory and practice
  • Attending workshops and/or courses related to the business of counselling or psychotherapy (particularly relevant to those who are self-employed)
  • Undertaking online training modules related to counselling or psychotherapy
  • Continuing education (higher education courses relevant to counselling or psychotherapy)
  • Engaging in activities for or on behalf of a profession-related committee e.g. membership of Governing Body, committee work etc.
  • Giving a lecture or seminar on a course or a presentation at a conference/workshop that directly relates to counselling and psychotherapy theory or practice (includes preparatory work, research etc.)
  • Reviewing a book or article relevant to counselling/psychotherapy
  • Writing and publishing articles or books relating to counselling/psychotherapy
  • Experience of mentoring a member of staff in a counselling/psychotherapy context
  • Working as a trainer in the field of psychotherapy, or in related fields that call for psychotherapeutic skills
  • Engaging in self-care, and/or self-reflective activities e.g. meditation, yoga, mindfulness, personal therapy or reflective journaling. (Maximum average of 5 hours per year.)
  • Supervision – maximum of 6 hours per year

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