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Policy for Continuing Professional Development of UKCP Members

Continuing Professional Development Policy The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy

NCHP Abide by the CPD policy of UKCP College of Outcome Oriented and Hypno-Psychotherapies (COOHP) which is outlined below


This document should be read alongside the UKCP Generic CPD Policy and Re-accreditation policy of COOHP and of NSTT.

Minimum practice

UKCP members are expected to undertake a minimum of 50 client hours per annum, if these hours are not met there is expected to be a reasonable explanation for this.

Hours of CPD

UKCP members are required to conduct a minimum of 250 hours of CPD over any five year period and a minimum of 20 hours in any one year. See below for information applicable in the case of breaks in practice. Acceptable CPD activities include:

Clinical supervision

Peer support groups

Professional qualifications or formal courses of study e.g. Masters degrees, PhD

Attendance at events such as:

  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Webinars

Private study such as:

  • Reading relevant books
  • Research

Writing of:

  • Articles
  • Case studies
  • Books

Watching relevant DVDs, online resources

Participation in profession-related work such as:

  • Committee participation
  • Attendance at professional gatherings

It is expected that a proportion of CPD will address the awareness of developments in contemporary thinking and best practice, particularly with regard to diversity and equality and members would be expected to provide evidence of reflective/reflexive practice.

There should be evidence of an appropriate range of CPD activities. It is up to the individual to determine the best mix for themselves as long as they can justify it. Each member needs to demonstrate a balance of activities which are applicable to their level of practice.

Normally registrants would be able to demonstrate a proportion of their activities via objective processes (eg certificates of attendance) and be able to justify the reason why they cannot if that is the case. Whilst we aim for as much flexibility as possible to accommodate different learning needs and styles we also recognise that in order to regulate practice UKCP will need evidence to support the claims by members.

Review of CPD

Your CPD will be reviewed at your five-yearly re-accreditation and possibly at your annual renewal by your OM (if you belong to one).