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The BPS has welcomed the UK Government commitment to dementia research that was announced recently by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. With some 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and that figure expected to rise to one million in the next decade, the challenge of dementia is significant.
Over the next 10 days members will be receiving their papers for the ballot to choose the British Psychological Society’s next President Elect. The winning candidate will take up the role at our Annual General Meeting, which is being held during the Society’s Annual Conference in May.
The Society is one of 14 national organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy, recognising that efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmfu
The British Psychological Society’s  Partnership and Accreditation Team is in Hong Kong this week (9-12 February). As well as carrying out accreditation visits at two local universities, the Society’s delegation will be meeting colleagues from the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
We are pleased to announce that the British Psychological Society membership total has exceeded 50,000 individuals. This continues the yearly growth that has seen membership rise from over 10,000 in the early 1990s.
As part of the work to implement the British Psychological Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation. This work centres on how we organise our 39 separate Member Networks. These networks are important, helping us to provide a range of services for our members.
Background As part of the work to implement the Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation.
Madlove, a new participatory installation created by artist the vacuum cleaner (Jamie Leadbitter) and supported by a British Psychological Society public engagement grant, opens to the public on 5 March at FACT in Liverpool as part of their Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition.
The Society is seeking nominations of inspiring and engaging speakers for the popular 2015 Psychology4Students events.
Our 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place during the Society’s Annual Conference. It will take place at the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, at 3.20pm on Wednesday 6 May 2015. The AGM is the overarching body of the British Psychological Society.
Three members of the British Psychological Society were recognised in the New Year honours list. Professor Paul Webley, director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was awarded a CBE for services to higher education.
Registration is open for the British Psychological Society’s 2015 Annual Conference being held in Liverpool (5-7 May). Book before 17 March 2015 to take advantage of our early-bird rates.
Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
The President of the British Psychological Society is encouraging members to get involved in the organisation’s governance. This month we are launching the advertising for both the next President Elect and the next Honorary General Secretary.
The British Psychological Society notes the publication of the US Senate’s report into the CIA's campaign against al-Qaeda in the aftermath of 9/11.
The Cardiff-based pioneer of a mental health self-help scheme that has gone around the world has been honoured by the British Psychological Society. Professor Neil Frude, head of the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014 from the Society's Professional Practice Board.
The British Psychological Society and EBSCO partnership has launched a customised Discovery Service – an additional way for members of the Society to search and access a multitude of online journals and other publications, all accessible through PsychSource.
The British Psychological Society has issued its first forensic testing qualifications to Chartered members who applied via a ‘grandparenting’ route.
The annual BPS event Psychology4Students in London has sold out but there are still limited places available for the Sheffield event on the 20 November.
Professor Til Wykes, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, is the recipient of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) 2014 Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity for her part in championing the active role of mental health service users in research.
A new study of almost three million people born in Denmark between 1955 and 2006 has found that almost all mental disorders are more strongly associated with teenage or mothers in their early twenties than with mothers in their late twenties.
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychological treatments are urgently required to inform recommendations for clinical practice with young people who self-harm.
A session in the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 12 October will discuss the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment.
Psychologists and psychiatrists mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2014) with a call for improved funding for research into serious mental health conditions, including schizophrenia. The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have joined forces to emphasise the crucial role research has in better understanding mental health, improving the lives of those affected and in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health.
A talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival tomorrow (Friday 10 October) aims to inspire listeners to see mindfulness as a way of 'being', a different way of approaching everyday life,
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