Continuing Professional Development

Acceptable CPD Activities and Evidence

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Provisional Accreditation CPD

There are no specific requirements for CPD within a Provisional Accreditation application. You may include CBT specific CPD to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning CBT skills through workshops or other teaching after your training if you wish, or if you are using these to contribute to the required number of taught CBT hours for Provisional Accreditation.

Provisional Guidelines

Full Accreditation CPD

On your full Accreditation application, you are expected to give evidence of engagement in five activities drawn from across the range of listed acceptable types of learning and development activities (see downloadable list above).

You are required to complete a separate reflective statement for each.

Within this, you are required to include at least six hours of CBT skills workshop(s) per year and complete reflective statements for these.

You must be able to provide evidence for each activity.

Reflective Statement Template

Reflective Statement Sample

Full Accreditation Guidelines

Reaccreditation CPD

The CPD requirements for reaccreditation are engagement in five activities drawn from across the range of listed acceptable types of learning and development activities (see downloadable list above). This must include at least six hours of CBT skills workshops.

Reflection is encouraged, and Reflective Statements are recommended but not a requirement.

You only need to submit details of your CPD if you are selected for random reaccreditation audit. In this case, you will be asked for details as well as evidence of the previous twelve months’ CPD only, recorded on the form below (in addition to as supervision records). You may wish to use this document to contemporaneously record your CPD.

CPD Evidence for Audit Template

CPD Evidence for Audit Sample

Reflective Statement Template

Reflective Statement Sample

Reaccreditation

Supervisor Accreditation CPD

For an application for Supervisor Accreditation, you should provide evidence of engagement in at least one CBT specific supervision-related CPD activity per year for the two years prior to application. Reflective Statements are required for each of these. One of these per year can be included within the five practitioner CPD activities. It is recommended that you complete Reflective Statements contemporaneously.

Supervisor Accreditation

Supervisor Reflective Statement Template

Supervisor Reflective Statement Sample

Supervisor Reaccreditation CPD

Accredited supervisors should engage in at least one CBT specific supervision-related CPD activity per year which can also count as one of the five practitioner CPD activities.

If you are selected for audit, details of only the previous twelve months’ supervisory CPD (and trainer if applicable) should be submitted on the CPD Evidence for Audit document, along with your practitioner activities.

Evidence of the activities should be provided. You may wish to also use this document for contemporaneous recording of your CPD.

Supervisor Reaccreditation

CPD Evidence for Audit

CPD Evidence for Audit Sample (S/T)

Reflection is recommended, and we suggest that you record Reflective Statements contemporaneously, however they are not a requirement for Supervisor Reaccreditation audit.

Acceptable Supervisory CPD Activities:

There are many activities that could be included as evidence of sustained commitment to development as a CBT Supervisor. The activities need to be specifically related to CBT supervision. The list below is not exhaustive and you may include other activities if they contribute to your skills and development as a CBT Supervisor.

Activities might include:

  • attendance at workshops
  • courses relating to CBT Supervisory Practice and skills
  • attendance at conferences and seminars relating to CBT Supervisory Practice
  • involvement in relevant research
  • relevant publications by you
  • reading relevant books and journals etc.
  • involvement with Supervision SIGs,
  • relevant media involvement.

The hours spent developing CBT Supervision services may count once only.

Providing CBT Supervision, and undertaking Supervisory Supervision do not count as relevant CPD activity.

Trainer Accreditation CPD

For an application for Trainer Accreditation, you should provide evidence of engagement in at least one training related CPD activity per year for the two years prior to application. Reflective Statements are required for each of these. The activities don’t have to be CPD specific, but if they are, one of them per year can be included within the five practitioner CPD activities.

It is recommended that you complete Reflective Statements contemporaneously.

Trainer Accreditation

Trainer Reflective Statement Template

Trainer Reflective Statement Sample

Trainer Reaccreditation CPD

Accredited trainers should engage in at least one training-related (but not necessarily CBT specific) CPD activity per year which can count as one of the five practitioner CPD activities referred to above only if it is CBT specific.

If you are selected for audit, details of only the previous twelve months’ training CPD (and supervisory if applicable) would be recorded on the CPD Evidence for Audit document along with your practitioner activities.

Evidence of the activities should be provided. You may wish to also use this document for contemporaneous recording of your CPD.

Trainer Reaccreditation

CPD Evidence for Audit

CPD Evidence for Audit Sample (S/T)

Reflection is recommended and we suggest that you record Reflective Statements contemporaneously, however they are not a requirement for Trainer Reaccreditation audit.

Acceptable Training CPD Activities:

There are many activities that could be included as evidence of sustained commitment to development as a CBT Trainer. The activities might not necessarily be specifically related to CBT (as is required for supervisor CBT CPD), but Accreditors would expect you to demonstrate their relevance to CBT Training Practice.

Activities might include:

attendance at workshops or courses relating to Training Practice and skills
attendance at conferences and seminars relating to Training Practice, for example learning to use presentation skills, presentation aids such as PowerPoint or interactive whiteboards
involvement in relevant research
relevant publications by you
reading relevant books and journals etc.,
involvement with Training SIGs
relevant media involvement.

The hours spent developing CBT Training services or CBT Training programmes may count once only, and first delivery of any ‘Train the Trainer’ programme may count, but subsequent repeated delivery hours may not be counted again.

Providing CBT Training, and undertaking Training Supervision do not count as relevant CPD activity as they are considered as part of your usual job.

If the activity is CBT specific, it may also be used as evidence of your practitioner CPD, but if it is specific to training but not CBT, it should only be shown as trainer CPD.