An inquiry into the relevance of the current model of continuing professional development to the work of psychotherapy

Fender, David John William (2015) An inquiry into the relevance of the current model of continuing professional development to the work of psychotherapy. Other thesis, Middlesex University / Metanoia Institute. [Thesis]

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Abstract

Originally conceived as a doctoral research project into continuing professional development
(CPD) for psychotherapists this report touches only on a few of the key themes identified.
A qualitative enquiry with five therapists was supplemented with a questionnaire completed by
forty one therapists and a review of the CPD requirements of the leading professional bodies.
This research indicates that therapists are dedicated to self-development but the nature of their
development is more emergent than planned; and life experiences, learning from clients and
acceptance in the professional community are valued above more traditional concepts of CPD.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
B. > Theses
Item ID: 18520
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 16:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 16:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18520

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