Welcome to the Division - for newly Qualified Psychologists

01 July 20249:30am - 12:00pmWales
  • Trainees and training
From £15
Business leaders
In person
Division of Forensic Psychology


This event is only for newly qualified forensic psychologists and creates an opportunity to meet together, to recognise and reflect on the achievement of qualification and to consider the next stages of a career in forensic psychology. 

We will be joined by service leads from across the Nations to share with us the strategic direction for forensic psychology in their services and opportunities that are arising for practitioners.  We will hear from those who have set up in private practice – how to do that, what considerations are important.  We will also hear from those offering 'top-up' Doctoral qualifications for those seeking further study. 

The DFP committee members will share why the DFP is an important part of our professional journey and how we can continue to support you in your career and progression. 

The event will also allow us to join with you to celebrate your achievement in qualifying as a forensic psychologist.  It will offer those attending time and space to network, raise issues important to them and share with us the things they want to see the committee doing to support them.

Lunch is included and those attending this event will be eligible for discounted rates for the rest of the conference (trainee rate, rather than qualified rate). 

Numbers are limited for this event at 100 and will be allocated according to those who apply, provide full information and depending on our receipt of confirmation from your training route. 

Event will be held at:

  • Principality Stadium
    Westgate Street
    CF10 1NS

How to attend

Registration is required.

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If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].


Registration must be made online.

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Bookings for this event will close at 10:00 BST on Friday 28 June 2024. We will be unable to accept any further bookings after this point.


Please note: all rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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Delegate category Registration fee
DFP Member £15
BPS Member £19.99
Non-BPS Member £25
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Welcome – me/Sally – Nic to provide a brief overview of the morning/Sally to do a 5 min - DFP who we are – what we hope to do as a professional body – and this morning. 
9.45- 10.15Celebration – each newly qualified person gets an engraved glass and is welcomed to the event
10.20-10.30How to publish your work – Geraldine Akerman 
10.30-10.40Quick Break 
10.40 – 11.00Panel intros – each panel member has a VERY short precis of their own journey – from qualification to where they are now.. and a short summary of the future directions and contact details
11.00-11.15 Newly qualified – small groups – they decide on what they want to see happen in the next 10 years in forensic psychology – what they want of the Division and what they want from organisations. 
11.15 – 11.40Feedback and panel responses.
11.45-12.00Panel open Q & A – the newly qualified people will be set up in small groups to allow them to pose questions to the panel.
12.00-12.15Top Up doc – brief overview – Cardiff Met and Nottingham Trent
12.15-12.30Closing remarks
12.30 - 1.15Lunch break
1.15Conference registration & main conference start
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