EBPT CPD Activities

Acceptable CPD Activities for Accreditation as an Evidence Based Parent Trainer (EBPT) Practitioner

For your annual EBPT related CPD you are expected to engage in a minimum of five activities drawn from across the range of listed acceptable types of learning and development activities. You are required to complete a separate reflective statement for each. Within this, you are required to include at least six hours of skills workshop(s) per year and complete reflective statements for these. You must be able to provide evidence for each activity.

Acceptable types of Learning and developmental activities which can be included within your EBPT CPD for accreditation are:

Clinical role
• Short courses/in service-training
• Secondment to specialist area (Parent training relevant)
• Workshops
• Journal clubs/peer review
• Skills practice groups (not supervision)
• Presentations
• Attending a Special Interest Group (SIG)
• Shadowing/doing or coaching by others (Parent training relevant work)
• Project work/structured discussion with colleagues
• Service audits
• Personal development plans (PDP), job appraisals
• Self-development
• Committee representative

Management elements (clinical role)
• Member of occupational group for managers (within Parent training) i.e. IAPT service managers
• EBPT service managers training courses/modules
• Expanding role
• Organising courses

Professional role
• Mentoring
• Lecturing/teaching
• Examining
• Accrediting
• Expert witness
• Tutoring
• Involvement with professional body (BABCP), branch meetings, SIG’s
• Maintaining or developing specialist skills - expanding role
• Job/role promotion related activity

Formal/educational role
• Member of learning/teaching committee
• Review for a professional journal - academic or ‘CBT today’ etc.
• Studying for a teaching award
• Seminars
• Distance learning
• Planning and running a course
• Writing a professional article
• Supervising clinical research
• Reading books, journals/articles (Parent training relevant)

Research role
• Presentations at conferences
• Membership of an ethics or research committee
• Working for an academic journal/selecting relevant articles etc.
• Completing a dissertation or thesis as part of an academic course (Parent training relevant)

Self-directed study
• Reading journal articles
• Reviewing books/articles
• Updating knowledge via TV, DVD, Internet/software
• Keeping files of own progress

• Public service (Parent training related)
• Voluntary work (Parent training related)
• Promoting Parent training/publicising Parent training (media etc.)

You are also required to include supporting evidence for your CPD activity and Reflective Statement.


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