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Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, is the new President of the British Psychological Society. He began his one-year term at our Annual General Meeting, which was held during our Annual Conference in Nottingham.
Succeeding Jamie Hacker Hughes as President of the British Psychological Society will be both a
The year 2015 saw the Society making progress on a number of important matters.
The BPS Research Board has grants of up to £3000 to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.
The Membership and Standards Board is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the reputation of the Society by ensuring that high standards are consistently set and maintained in respect of membership of the Society, professional training in psy
In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.
If you have, you may want to encourage the publishers to nominate them for a BPS Book Award. This year the Society’s three Boards are inviting nominations in four categories:
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.
From 3-5 March over 200 delegates reflected on the legacy of 60 years of collaborative service from the members of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch at its annual conference.
Summary: In this interview Chartered Psychologist Dr Rachel Arnold discusses stress in sports performers.
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.
Dr Jill Winegardner is to receive the Practitioner of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board.
Thanks to all those who have renewed their BPS membership. For those who don’t pay by direct debit BPS membership was due for renewal by 31 January 2016.
Three proposed new Society Sections are currently seeking members to support their formation. With each needing to show the support of one per cent of Society members, and with our membership now exceeding 50,000, they must win the support of more than 500 supporters.
Did you know there is a blog written by the Society’s Presidential team? Once or twice a week the Society’s President, Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, shares his thoughts about the events he has attended and the latest developments in the profession and beyond.
Wednesday 2 March 2016, 10am - 4pm
Our 2016 Annual General Meeting will take place during the British Psychological Society's annual conference. The meeting will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham from 5:10pm on Wednesday 27 April.
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