Continuing Professional Development

continuing professional development 

All dapaanz registered practitioners are required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) activities worth 100 points annually (the requirement for associate practitioners and endorsed support workers is 75 points). CPD points need to be earned from more than one category unless you are undertaking study towards a qualification (see under formal study, category one). You will need to keep evidence of the CPD that you have undertaken in case this is requested.

how you can earn points

Activity category

Points earned

Evidence requirements

1. Formal study

Level 7+ Addiction/CEP/Counselling/Psychotherapy/Nursing/ Social Work/Psychology/Medicine/or similar

50 points per one semester course

Academic transcript

Te Taketake Diploma

100 points per year of study

Academic transcript

Level 6-7 Addiction/CEP/counselling courses

50 points per one semester course

Academic transcript

Graduate Diploma Addiction/CEP/Counselling/SupervisionPsychotherapy/Nursing/ Social Work/Psychology/Medicine/or similar

50 points per one semester course

Academic transcript

Pacific Training Course (Moana Training Institute)

50 points

Academic transcript

Workshops, seminars and conferences: Addiction/CEP/Counselling/Cultural Competency/Trauma/or similar/Online Courses/School of Addiction

10 points per half day (max 40)

 

Attendance record

2. Self-directed learning

Reflective Practice Journal (three cases)

50 points

Journal and supervisor sign-off

Personal therapy/development

5 points per session (max 15 points)

Session dates noted in CPD log

3. Learning based on work activity

Professional Development Plan

20 points

Plan signed off by Manager

Complex Case Presentation

10 points (max 30 points)

Noted in CPD log

In-Service Education Presentation

10 points (max 30 points)

Noted in CPD log

Observed practice with feedback from peer or supervisor

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Dates noted in CPD log and signed off by Observer

In-Service Education: Addiction/CEP/Mental Health (attending)

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Noted in CPD log

Providing Professional Supervision

1 point per session (max 30 points)

Dates noted in CPD log

Providing Addiction/CEP workshops

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Noted in CPD log

4. Professional activity (addiction practitioner field)

Conducting/participating as a researcher in formal research studies

50 points

Brief description provided in CPD Log/supporting material eg, published paper

Teaching Addiction/CEP/other Practitioners

30 points (max 60 points)

Course outline

National & International Conference - presenting

50 points

Conference programme

Local/Regional Conference - presenting

20 points

Conference programme

Participation in advisory/reference groups involving practice-relevant learning

10 points per half day

 

Meeting notes

Journal club participation

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Journal articles noted in CPD log

Journal articles - annotated

5 points per article (max 30 points)

Journal articles noted in CPD log