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 nine categories listed below.
  • The hours reported must be drawn from at least three of these nine categories.
  • The minimum amount of workshops towards annual CPD is 12 hours per year and the maximum amount of supervision is 10 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 that address counselling/ psychotherapy theory and practice.
  • Attending workshops/courses related to the business of counselling/psychotherapy (particularly relevant to those who are self-employed).
  • Undertaking online training modules related to counselling/psychotherapy.
  • Continuing education (higher education courses relevant to counselling/ 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 which directly relates to counselling and psychotherapy theory or practice (includes preparatory work, research etc.).
  • Writing and publishing articles or books relating to counselling/psychotherapy.
  • Working as a trainer in the field of psychotherapy, or in related fields that call for psychotherapeutic skills.
  • Supervision – maximum of 10 hours per year.
  • Total number of CPD hours since your last accreditation

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