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DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology

DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology

Welcome!

The Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology is a special interest group with a clinical focus, for all psychologists practising in a physical health setting (e.g. cardiac, diabetes, oncology, surgery, pain, rehabilitation, renal etc).

The Faculty, which operates within the Division of Clinical Psychology, came into being in December 1998, following on from the Forum for Clinical Psychologists working in Physical Disability and Rehabilitation.

Aims

  • To promote the professional and scientific work of members of the Division with an interest in people with physical health problems and disability 
  • To foster effective clinical services to people with physical health problems and disability, their families and carers 
  • To promote awareness of good clinical practice, current research, and service issues, through study days accessible to psychologists of all levels of experience 
  • To provide an advice and support network which is easily accessible to individual psychologists working in the field of physical health and disability 
  • To disseminate psychological knowledge about the needs of people with physical health problems and disability, and services required to meet their needs 
  • To advise on training of psychologists at all levels and training of other professionals working with people with physical health problems and disability 
  • To advise other relevant organisations/bodies about the psychological needs of people with physical health problems and disability and the services required to meet these needs 
  • To advise the Society and Division on matters related to physical health and disability 
  • To facilitate the development of local groups in pursuit of the aims of the Faculty

Membership

There are three cateogaries of Faculty membership:

  • Full membership of the Faculty is open to Full members of the Division of Clinical Psychology. Full members may vote in the AGM and stand in the Committee.
  • Affiliate membership of the Faculty is available to In Training and General (Pre-Training) members of the Division.
  • Associate membership of the Faculty is available to General members of the Division and individuals who are not members of the Division of Clinical Psychology.

For more information please download the Benefits of membership.

How to join

Please complete the faculty application form and return with the relevant payment to:

British Psychological Society
PO Box 87
Oakengates DO
TF3 3WT

Member Announcement list

To facilitate quick and effective communication with members, the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology uses an email list system. Members of the Faculty can join these email lists to receive information about the Faculty.

Email discussion list

The Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology has developed an e-mail discussion list for the Faculty membership. This e-mail discussion forum aims to

  • Help individuals working in a clinical health psychology setting exchange information and opinion and to seek views of colleagues about services, policy implementation, employment and other matters.
  • Enable the coordination of responses to consultations

To subscribe to the discussion list, please contact the List Administrator.

Email announcement list

The Faculty has also developed an email announcement list for its membership. By joining this list, you will be kept up to date with information about the Faculty, relevant Society initiatives and forthcoming workshops. The announcement list is also used to alert members to new policy and guidance produced by the Department of Health, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and other bodies

To join the email announcement list, you must have opted into e-communications from the Society via your online account. For details of how to do this, please visit the Membership Announcement Lists - Support area of the website and follow the instructions for opting in under "Not receiving announcement messages and believe you should?"

Please note, you must be a member of the Faculty to join both lists. For further information on joining the Faculty

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