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 firstname.lastname@example.org CPD fee for non-members is €120