Continuing Professional Development

BPC registrants are required to maintain their learning throughout their career with ongoing Continuing Professional Development requirement. CPD is based on on-going learning and development and focuses on learning achievements and how these have been reflected in clinical practice. BPC registrants  are normally required to have undertaken a minimum of 15 hours clinical and 15 hours general CPD and are required to declare annually they have have done so.

BPC registrants are required to maintain their learning throughout their career with ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

Clinical CPD requires registrants to present and discuss their work within a clinical forum (individual or group supervision / consultation or with a peer group) where the reflection and discussion of the work is psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic, and is appropriate to the level of intensity of clinical practice. This can be face-to-face, teleconferencing or telephone.

A minimum of 15 clinical hours per year is required. If a clinician registers in more than one category (eg adult and couples) the number of hours required is a minimum of 15 clinical hours in the main area of work plus an appropriate number of hours in any additional category.

Registrants are also required to keep abreast of contemporary issues in psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic thought and practise. This encourages involved in the wider professional context alongside patient work. Registrants are required to demonstrate a range of activities that have clear psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic relevance. Other activity is acceptable and may be included where it has direct relevance to clinical practice such as training in data protection or practical issues in running a clinical practice.

Registrants are expected to complete a range of activities; so, for example, only one activity of 15 hours spent on attending a single conference would not be sufficient.

Type of activities that would be suitable include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance at clinical seminars, conferences, lectures, workshops, CPD events, study days, and discussion groups where this involves a psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic focus
  • Further training where this involves thought about psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic theory and practise
  • Publishing papers, book reviews, conducting research or giving presentations of psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic relevance
  • Preparation involved in psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic or psychodynamic teaching, tutoring or mentoring (but not teaching itself)
  • Reading psychoanalytic / Jungian analytic and psychodynamic journals and articles
  • learning or training in ethical issues, relevant legislature or policy, and good practice guidelines (such as, equality and diversity, data protection  etc).

There are exceptions to these minimum hours of CPD;

  • Newly registered. In this case the number of hours may be counted on a pro-rata basis. e.g. if you joined in July the hours required will be 7½ hours each of Clinical and General CPD
  • Supervisory and teaching. A minimum of 5 hours clinical and 15 hours of general CPD is required
  • Pre-retirement. A minimum of 5 hours clinical and 15 hours of general CPD is required
  • NHS only. You are required to follow the requirement of your NHS employer with regard to CPD

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