The Manchester Institute For Psychotherapy
Continuing Professional Development Policy For Qualified Practitioners
In line with the recommendations of the UKCP Continuing Document Professional Development, 2015. The protection of the public held as paramount, psychotherapists must now provide evidence of annual CPD activities, this is required as evidence of “Good Practice” in maintaining their ability to perform their profession duties competently, which is reviewed every 5 years.
In parallel, the member must comply and meet the minimum clinical practice as stipulated by the UKCP. This will also need to be reviewed for scrutiny every 5 years.
The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy (MIP) requires its members, who are practising psychotherapists or trainers, to maintain a comprehensive record of their CPD activities. Whilst recognising that CPD IS often dynamic and evolving, MIP provides the following guidelines and recommendations:
a) Wherever possible CPD activities and records should demonstrate a maintenance and improvement in standards of practice.
- b) CPD is to demonstrate active reflection on practice that allows the individual to specify which has been learned or reconfirmed.
- c) CPD is very broadly defined and can include any of the following: teaching, research, webinars, conferences, personal therapy, supervision, post qualification training and relevant work, placement or secondment experiences outside of MIP.
The list is not exhaustive.
- d) Registrants should be able to evidence how their CPD informs their practice with the client groups that they work with.
In line with the qualified practitioner’s regulatory body supervision is the practitioner’s responsibility to adhere and provide evidence for the minimum requirements as suggested. For more information please read the MIP Supervision Guidelines document.
Psychotherapists are expected to attend two full days of training each year. They must be able to demonstrate the relevance of the training event to their professional practice.
MIP will request evidence of CPD activities from any members can at any time. Forms for recording your CPD activities can be obtained from the administrator.
In line with UKCP policy members must inform MIP and the UKCP if they have a longer break than 3 months from their clinical practice. Currently the minimum CPD requirements are 20 hours per annum, with a total of 250 hours or more during a 5 year period.
This policy is regularly reviewed every 18 months and updated a minimum of every 36 months as necessary.
Reviewed December 2016