Our members undertake a range of activities to develop professional awareness in contemporary thinking, which includes elements of reflective and reflexive practices. Normally these consist of clinical supervision, research, attendance at conferences and workshops or private study, as outlined in our CPD Policy.
As one of the requirements for re-accreditation, we want to support our members during lockdown to find new ways of undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Normally a minimum of 20 hours of CPD in any given year, and 250 hours across five years, is expected of members. This won’t change in light of Covid-19, but we recognise you may be struggling with the ‘usual’ CPD being available. We want to reassure you that we are being flexible in our expectations around what CPD you’re getting, and how you’re getting it.
Our members are finding new and creative ways of undertaking CPD, and more are becoming available and accessible every week. These include webinars, online training sessions, remote-meeting networking, remote peer meetings, remote committee work, online courses and extensive reading.
We encourage our members to contact their organisational members/colleges to find out what they’re recommending, to communicate their concerns, and to see what support/CPD they might be putting together which is specific to their modality.
As a starting point, we have listed some useful places to find resources which could help you accrue CPD hours.
We listened to our members’ feedback and launched a series of webinars which are available to watch online. Our live webinars and recordings are an exclusive benefit for UKCP members so please email our Communications Team for more information on how to access the videos.
- Lockdown: Sexual and Domestic Violence, with Erene Hadjiioannou
- Covid-19 and the financial impact on my therapy practice, with Paul Silver-Myer
- Remote working, with Catherine Knibbs
UKCP organisational members’ events pages
Association of Core Process Psychotherapists
Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy
Association of Jungian Analysts
Centre for Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy
Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research
Centre for Transpersonal Psychology
Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists
If you are a UKCP organisational member and would like your online events added to this list, please email email@example.com.
There are many organisations aiming to provide CPD online. We encourage members to contact their organisational members/colleges to verify if the chosen training meets the requirements for CPD hours.
Reaccreditation and annual audit
We anticipate that organisational members will be supportive, flexible and pragmatic when undertaking their annual CPD checks and reviewing reaccreditation submissions, much like we will in relation to the annual random audit. This is reflected on our organisational members guidance page. If you are struggling to meet requirements around CPD hours, you should communicate any concerns you have with your organisational member/college.