Continuing Professional Development

What is CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain as you engage in additional training beyond any initial training. CPD is a commitment by members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent and achieve their true potential. The CPD process helps you manage your own development on an annual basis.

 

Why do CPD?

CPD is important in that it promotes:

  • The ethos of personal responsibility

  • The ethos of professional governance

  • The ethos of lifelong learning

  • The practice of professional regulation

 

What are the key features of the CPD process?

CPD needs to:

  • be a documented process

  • be self-directed: driven by you, not APCP

  • focus on experiential learning, reflective practice and review

  • help you set development goals and objectives

 

What will it do for you?

CPD is a requirement of professional membership of APCP. It can help you to reflect, review and document your learning and to develop and update your professional knowledge and skills.

 

What do APCP require of its members with regard to CPD?

As a member of APCP, you must participate in a minimum of one APCP training event per annum and demonstrate that you have engaged in a minimum of 30 hours CPD if you are practicing in the field of counselling, or a minimum of 50 hours, if you are training or recognised as a practitioner in Psychotherapy.

(Download APCP annual renewal form)

 

How do I book a place for a CPD event?

Members – please log into your Easypay Account

To book additional CPD outside of the 12 hours covered in your membership fee please advise Christine at chris.garry@apcp and if places are available, she will send you a payment request, additional CPD is billed at €12 per hour.  Payment of the invoice secures your place. Do not book over 12 hours as the system will not recognise these bookings and you may lose your place.

Non–Members please contact chris.garry@apcp.ie CPD fee for non-members is €120

Online Learning

Programme of CPD Events 2022

The 2022 suite of Continuing Professional Development events will support the membership in their everyday practice both as Counsellors and as Psychotherapists.