Professional Development

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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 Society works with the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP) to make the following awards that recognise the contributions made by psychology technicians in university departments to research and teaching.

 

BPS/ATSiP Technical Support in Psychological Research Award

Award inaugurated in 2014

This award recognises the important role that technicians play in supporting research within psychology departments.

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Postgraduate students have until the end of the week to apply for a sponsored place at the British Psychological Society’s 2016 Psychobiology Annual Scientific Meeting being held in Windermere from the 7 to 9 September. 

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Dr Kathryn Waddington, Head of Psychology at the University of Westminster and Chair of the BPS Qualifications Committee.

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The third issue of our Professional Development Centre (PDC) Directory is available to view and book online.

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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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Event information

This is an exciting workshop facilitated by Dr Esther Cohen-Tovée & Jenny Taylor, which will cover:

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The British Psychological Society 2016 Annual Conference takes place in Nottingham over the next three days (26 - 28 April). 

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A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.

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The British Psychological Society is pleased to announce that on behalf of the Science Council we can now confer two new designations.

These are:

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The current round of the BPS Research Board's Postdoctoral Conference Bursary Scheme to support the work of psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers will close on Friday 1 April 2016.

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The British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women Section welcomes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with its particular focus on gender parity.

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A free one-day event for postgraduate students and early career researchers hosted by the BPS and Senate House Library takes place today in London.

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There is only a week left left to take advantage of the early bird rate for the 2016 BPS Annual Conference being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham from 26 - 28 April.

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Only a few weeks remain to apply for the BPS 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme.

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Are you a postgraduate student who is giving a paper or poster at our Annual Conference in Nottingham in April?

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The keynote speakers for the 2016 BPS Supervision Conference being held on the 27 April in Nottingham have been announced.

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The second issue of our Professional Development Centre Directory is available to view and book online. Issue 2 lists 62 development and training opportunities from February to July including the popular supervision skills, expert witness and private practice workshops.

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Submissions are open for the BPS 2016 Supervision Conference being held on the 27 April in Nottingham. The conference is open to all psychology supervisors and will be held as strand of the 2016 BPS Annual Conference in Nottingham.

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Students who seek out challenging opportunities to develop themselves are also more likely to learn new skills for future work.

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The increasing gap between chief executive officer's (CEO) pay and that of the average employee risks undermining the morale and motivation of the workforce says research presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Nottingham. 

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Aspirational professional women would benefit from a better understanding of how to build, maintain and use their social capital to succeed in reaching the top jobs says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual

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Men in typically female-dominated occupations tend to value the social aspects of their career over financial rewards suggests research presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Nottingham. 

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Sir Cary Cooper, a BPS Honorary Fellow, has been elected as the new president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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