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Benefits of belonging

Belonging to the Society is an integral part of being a professional psychologist. It is recognition of your professional status and reflects your aspiration to represent the highest possible professional standards.

Together, our collective membership has a powerful voice in raising the profile of psychology, developing standards and advancing the discipline.

Our members matter to us, and we continue to look at adding value to Society membership through additional member benefits such as:

Psychologist appointments

Job vacancies and careers advice.


Free online access to the Society’s academic journals, selected Wiley-Blackwell journals and EBSCO's Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection, and much more, including unified searching with EBSCO Discovery Service.

Networks and communities

Network and communicate with like-minded people in scientific, professional, regional and special interest groups.

Conferences and events

Reduced rates for our members.

The Psychologist

Free subscription to the Society’s monthly magazine.

Professional Development Centre

Discounts on CPD courses.


Discount of 35% on books from BPS Blackwell and 20% discount on selected books from Oxford University Press.


Free online CPD planning and recording system.

Other publications

Substantial discounts on other publications via the BPS Shop.

Library membership

Access Europe’s largest psychology library at Senate House in London.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Standard and enhanced record checks -  formerly 'CRB checks'.

Competitive rates 

Discounts for professional indemnity insurance.

Members benefits 

A package of discounts and offers on a range of green and ethical purchases including family days out.

Influence and engagement

Opportunities to join a committee, special interest group and take part in consultations.

Media opportunities

We regularly put journalists in touch with members from our database of media experts.

Support for Independent Practitioners

Through the discussion forum run by our Professional Practice Board.

Test Reviews (Graduate and Chartered Members only)

Access reviews of over 150 psychological and psychometric tests for free. Tests have been reviewed by an editorial team of Chartered Psychologists.

Find out more about membership grades and applying