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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Currently, no official body in Malta regulates a psychotherapist’s commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD), even though regulating this is in the pipeline. In view of this, EAPTI-GPTIM recommends following the standards established by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) of which our higher education institution is a member. Psychotherapists who are EAGT and/or EAP certified practitioners and members, are obliged to maintain CPD accordingly for renewal of certification.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
as established by the EAP

You are required to complete an average of 50 hours per annum of CPD (total of 250 hours over a period of the last 5 years). This CPD can be taken in the following forms:

a) Advanced or additional professional psychotherapy courses

(Please list these, include detail of the provider (institute) and a synopsis of the course, and indicate the number of hours for each course on a separate sheet.)

b) Professional supervision for psychotherapy practice/clinical/group work and peer supervision

(Please indicate this on a separate sheet with name of supervisor/institute, hours of supervision, and the total of number of hours.)

c) Psychotherapy conference / symposium attendance

(Please list title, date and organisation for each on a separate sheet and indicate number of hours of session time attended in each. Please attach copies of all conference attendance certificates.)

d) Professional activities in psychotherapy.

(Being elected to a Board or a Committee and attending meetings. Please indicate organisation, dates of committee/board meetings, and number of formal hours of each meeting.)

e) Participation in extra psychotherapy training as a supervisor/researcher/teacher.

Minimum 250 hours shall consist of no more than 75 hours from any one category.

For further information, you may visit the EAP and EAGT websites.

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