Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)
For the FHT, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a essential part of good professional practice as well as a fundamental principle of professional ethics. For the public, service users and employers, CPD provides the reassurance that as individuals, and as a profession, FHT members are committed to upholding standards.
FHT Members and Fellows are expected to complete a minimum of 10 CPD points per membership year.
CPD For Therapists and Reiki Practitioners
All registered Therapists and Reiki Practitioners under the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), are required to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date through continuing professional development (CPD). This development can be in the form of work-based learning, formal & educational activities
and self directed activities. Basically anything that can help advance a therapists Reiki Practitioner professional development and improve their knowledge.
All FHT registered Therapists / Practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 10 points per registration year. For example, if you registered on the 1st September 2016 then you have an obligation to complete your 10 points by 1st September 2017.
All of our courses and events we offer count towards CPD points as listed on page 7 of the FHT CPD guide.
Since many Therapists / Practitioners work on their own, studying with groups and others Therapists / Practitioners allow them to exchange information and knowledge about the profession. There is no better place to do this than with our hands-on dissection classes and events that take place regularly at the Therapy Rooms.
Why Should Therapists Reiki Practitioners Undertake CPD?
Apart from being required by most regulators to undertake a certain amount of CPD every year, there are also plenty of other benefits for both your patients and yourself.
Benefits for Patients:
Improvement in the quality of care provided to patients
Reassurance that the therapist / practitioner is up to date with new techniques
Improved patient confidence in the therapist’s abilities
Benefits for You:
An opportunity to improve your medical knowledge and career
Improved relationship with professional groups and other therapists / practitioners
A great way to make new contacts and friends and a chance to network
Greater awareness of developments in the field of medicine & Reiki therapy