The primary purpose of the DCP Faculty for Addictions is to develop and foster effective psychological services and practise for people with addictions.
Membership of the Faculty of Addictions is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.
There are three grades of faculty membership:
For psychologists who are Full Members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and who work in or have an interest or expertise in the field of addictions.
For psychologists who are General (Pre-Training) and In-Training members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). Affiliate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
For General members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and non-Division members. Associate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
If you are not already a member, you can join the faculty at the same time as applying for membership of the society.
Benefits of Belonging
Benefits of Faculty of Addictions membershipShow content
The Faculty fosters effective psychological services and practise for people with addictions. It aims to raise awareness of psychological issues in addiction, facilitates communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this ﬁeld and promotes psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by addictions. Beneﬁts include an active discussion list and at least two CPD days each year.
Member Announcement Email ListShow content
The Faculty of Addictions uses its membership announcement email list to inform its members of activities and initiatives that are relevant to their interests and to make requests for engagement on topical issues.
By becoming a member of the Faculty you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Faculty of Addictions
- opt into receiving email communication and provide a working email address
These preferences can be updated by logging into your BPS website account.
If you have any queries, please contact Member Network Services.
To assist us in responding to your query please make sure to include your membership number and quote 'Faculty of Addictions announcement email' in the subject line.
Member Discussion Email ListShow content
To receive discussion list emails you will need to be
- a member of the Faculty of Addictions
- opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the Member Portal)
Getting involved with the Faculty of Addictions committeeShow content
The Faculty of Addictions relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Faculty is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers.
Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members, and together form an open and inclusive community.