I take my training seriously, and want to provide you with more in depth information which is of particular use if you were thinking of accessing counselling and blogging seems a practical way to do this.
Also, as part of my Accredited Membership of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) under Working to Professional Standards I am required to record my Continuous Personal Development (CPD) documenting any learning I undertake, its relevancy to my practice, how I aim to achieve and evaluate my learning and consider what benefits this may provide my practice. This information can be requested at any point by the BACP to provide evidence of adhering to my pledge to continually develop professionally.
CPD is personal to each counsellor and I’m no exception. How I decide to undertake any training is driven in the main by my interests. And my interests can be generated by books, films, and sometimes people I work with.
Over the coming months I will review my training for 2016/17 giving you an insight into my learning. Included will be book reviews as these often provide an opportunity to explore topics on a much deeper level and further develop my skills and experience.
I begin with Infant Loss and Bereavement because I have a particular interest in this topic and forms an important aspect of the work I focus on. Until recently it is a subject rarely talked about and yet is more common than you would initially think, “up to one in four women will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth” (Tommy’s, 2017). Current news articles, television soaps and celebrities are raising awareness and helping people to be more open about their loss and seek help if they are struggling.
See next weeks Blog for detailed information on Infant Loss and Bereavement training previously undertaken and more recently updated.
Tommy’s. (2017) Statistics about pregnancy. [Online] Available at: https://www.tommys.org/our-organisation/why-we-exist/pregnancy-statistics (Accessed: 12 June 2017)