General guidelines & policy documents
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|Guidance for registered psychologists in making applications to the BPS Approved Clinician Peer Review panel||Description: This guidance is for Applicants who wish to use the British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Clinician Peer Review Panel (‘the BPS Panel’) as part of a recommended governance procedure in preparing a submission to a Regional Panel for approval as an approved clinician (AC). It should provide Applicants with a general guide to the approvals process, especially the identification, acquisition and demonstration of the required competencies. The guidance is consistent with the new Department of Health (DoH) Guidance Seeking Approved Clinician Status via the Portfolio Route (2016) adopted by all Regional Panels for all eligible professions.|
Author: John L. Taylor & Bruce T. Gilmer
Publication date: 2015
Size: 40 pages
|Guidance on teaching and assessment of ethical competence in psychology education|
Description: This guidance is designed to provide a framework for good practice in the teaching and assessment of ethical competence in psychology education.
|Children and Young People with Neuro-Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System|
Description: This purpose statement details the Society's views on children and young people with neuro-disabilities coming into contact with the criminal justice system.
|Diagnosis - Policy and Guidance||Description: Outlines the Society's policy on mental and behavioural disorder classification systems|
Author: Professional Practice Board
Publication date: 2013
Size: 103KB; 3 pages
Description: British Psychological Society position statement opposing sexual orientation conversion therapies.
|Data Protection Act 1998 – Guidelines for Psychologists|
Description: A brief explanation of the requirements of the DPA (1998) based on the contents of the Act and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advice
|Discussion Paper - Neuroethics and British Psychological Society Research Ethics Code|
Description: The aim of this paper is to generate dialogue around the potential neuroethical risks that society members may encounter during their research and recommend potential avenues to alleviate such risk.
Description: The Psychology Network, the British Psychological Society and the Association of Heads of Psychology discuss whether changes in undergraduate psychology education will be needed to ensure that it is fit for purpose in five years time.
|Society Editorial Style Guide|
Description: A guide for authors, editors, and members involved in producing written material for publication by the Society. Includes section on citation of sources
|The Future of A-level Psychology|
Description: Examining the future of the psychology A Level, this document is split into five sections: Preparing students for higher education; Perceptions of A-level Psychology; Variability in current A-level curricula; Practical work; and Building the community of psychologists involved psychology education.
|Psychologists as Expert Witnesses - Guidelines and Procedures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland|
Description: A guide for psychologists on acting as an expert witness covering both ethical principles and practicalities.
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