31 August 2018
The British Psychological Society’s Annual Report for 2017 has been published online.
Among the highlights of the year it covers is the establishment of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Psychology. This was set up to spearhead our efforts to bring evidence-based psychology to politicians and policymakers at Westminster.
The report looks at the publication of the Society’s Practice guidelines, which update the guidance found in previous editions and set out best practice in areas where psychologists may currently be experiencing challenges.
Our new Qualification in Counselling Psychology, which was approved by the Health and Care Professions Council in November, is also featured. Training via this route offers greater flexibility in terms of the settings where candidates can work and their geographical location.
The report also looks forward. Sarb Bajwa, the Society’s chief executive, says in his introduction:
“After listening to your feedback in my first 100 days as your Chief Executive, I understand there is a clear desire for change in how the Society operates and how we represent and support our members.
The key areas I have identified for investment are: providing more professional support, enhancing our external impact, improving communications with our members and scaling up the ambition of our CPD and conference programmes.”