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With the need to ensure consistent and high quality counselling that is in keeping with new developments, Mind in West Essex have launched a Continuing Professional Development service (CPD). Continuing Professional Development is a term used across varying industries to facilitate the ongoing learning for individuals in their specific field, enhancing their professional skills. For counsellors, this can encourage their ability to practice effectively, safely and ethically, whilst broadening and maintaining their expert knowledge.
Our CPD service will be delivered through a series of interactive workshops by expert guest speakers, on specific areas. In compliance with the BACP, a minimum of 30 hours of CPD is essential and our workshops are a suitable and engaging method of contributing to these hours. They will have with defined learning outcomes to help support your development.
To view our CPD workshop dates, see our calendar for events that may be of interest to you. Our varied events available may also help you to identify your own CPD needs.
CPD is a learning experience that works to update your specialist area of practice, whilst enhancing your qualifications to progress your career. It also ensures you are continually updated and supported through new methods, instruments and research.
For the client, knowing that their counsellor has undertaken CPD training ensures that they are receiving high quality, current and professional counselling, giving them a considerable peace of mind.
Our service will be open to all healthcare professionals working in both the private and public sector.
If you would like to receive booking information, emails and updates concerning future CPD events with us, please sign up to our mailing list below:
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].
Previously called the Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the new ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession’ (written by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) endeavours to provide up to date guidance and sets of principles to ensure safe and ethical practice. In this, they outline the necessary requirements for all registered members, within which Continuing Professional Development is included. (If you would like to read the new framework, please follow this link: https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3103/bacp-ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions-2018.pdf)According to the BACP, CPD constitutes "Any learning experience that can be used for the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of competence, knowledge and skills to ensure that the practitioner has the capacity to practise safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice. It may include both personal and professional development." (https://www.bacp.co.uk/membership/registered-membership/guide-to-cpd/)