Ethics and Practice

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Promoting “the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology pure and applied” and “the efficiency and usefulness of members” are core to the charitable aims of the Society. Members expect the Society to represent their views and defend their profession. And that means, in part, discussing the distinctive contribution of psychology and psychologists.

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The current edition of Private Eye (publication date 4th August 2016) outlines concerns about the regulation of psychologists. In particular, the journalists comment that; “providing psychologists don’t use one of the … so-called protected titles … any can offer their services without the need to be registered and regulated by the UK’s watchdog the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Even if serious concerns or complaints are raised about them, they remain immune from investigation because they’re not registered”.

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A free public event discussing the ‘Replication and Reproducibility in Psychology’ will take place this afternoon (26 May 2016) between 2 and 7:30pm at the Royal Society in London. You can follow it on Twitter - #PsycDebate.

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Acquire core skills for the design of psychological interventions appropriate to your work context

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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A clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice

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An exploration of Liberation Psychology: in its original context and applied to social problems of the UK today.

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Learn about ethno-cultural counselling and geo-crisis psychological interventions

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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The first set of discipline specific guidance documents for expert witnesses in England and Wales developed jointly by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Family Justice Council (FJC) are available online.

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Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.

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Publications within the archive section are over 5 years old and, in line with BPS policy, are no longer regarded as reflecting the Society’s current position.

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Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession.

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Learn how the Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and how it should meet the court’s expectations.

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Learn essential knowledge of becoming an expert witness to the court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends
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Monday 23rd May 2016 - Tuesday 24th May 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

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In recent months the BPS, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and UK Council for Psychotherapy met with officials from the Government’s new Joint Health and Work Unit to scrutinise Government plans to help jobcentre clients who experience mental ill health.

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The British Psychological Society (BPS) denounces the reported proposal by the Indonesian Psychiatric Association to classify lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities (LGBT) as mental illnesses.

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Dr Amanda Wood, a Chartered Psychologist, has been awarded funding to visit the USA to research the provision of psychological support for military families, both serving and beyond, and in particular children.

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A US academic who spent 16 months embedded in three American psychology baby labs reports that he observed numerous examples of researchers cutting corners and bending the rules of science.

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has published a revised version of its framework for research ethics. The framework sets out what it considers to be good practice in social science research.

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Dr Pelham Carter will discuss some of the similarities and stark differences between online and ‘offline’ research.

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Explore and experience the process of enhancing existing and developing new ways of relating to ourselves

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A hands-on, practitioner-focused workshop designed to help occupational psychologists, HR professionals and business coaches utilise a range of proven constructivist techniques in their daily practice

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Unfortunately this workshop is now cancelled. 

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Unfortunatley this workshop is cancelled. 

 

This workshop aims to make intersectionality tangible and provide practical support for those developing intersectional research and practice.

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