The need for safe and competent psychological services has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the legislated requirements for Quality Assurance activities by the College remain as relevant as ever. Members, other than those with a Retired Certificate of Registration, must ensure that they are keeping up with developments in their areas of practice and that their knowledge and skills are up to date.
Members with “odd” Registration numbers, as well as those members with Certificates of Registration Authorizing Supervised Practice or Interim Autonomous Practice must make their online Declaration of Completion of the Self-Assessment Guide, including renewal of their Continuing Professional Development Plan, by June 30, 2021. They must also submit the separate Declaration of Completion indicating fulfillment of the requirements of the 2019-2021 CPD cycle, by June 30, 2021.
The College recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to engage in in-person activities. If members are unable to meet any of the QA requirements for reasons related to the pandemic, they are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, describing the specific obstacles preventing completion of the requirements. Members who have been unable to obtain the required minimum number of CPD credits, for reasons related to the COVID- 19 pandemic, are reminded to use the Alternate Declaration which may be found along with the regular Declaration on their member page.
Self-Assessment and Continuing Professional Development Planning
Members required to complete the Self-Assessment Guide and Continuing Professional Development Plan this year will notice that some changes have been made to the length and format of the documents. These were made in response to the many comments and suggestions from members who responded to the survey conducted by the Quality Assurance Committee this year.
Self-Assessment Guide Survey Results
A survey was sent to those members who had recently completed the Self-Assessment Guide and 796 responses were received. The Committee continues to review the extensive and detailed responses as part of its ongoing review of the Self-Assessment program. Quantitative information about responses to the following survey items provides some information about member experiences with the Self-Assessment requirements: