The CYPF is primarily made up of Clinical Psychologists who specialise in working with children, young people and their families, although other professions may join as Associate members.
Membership of the faculty is open to members of the British Psychological Society.
If you are not already a member you can join at the same time as applying for membership of the 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 children and young people.
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.
Please note: if you are not a member of the Society you will not be able to access the website, download publications from the BPS Shop, or receive emails via the Member Network announcement email list.
Benefits of Belonging
Benefits of Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families membershipShow content
The faculty promotes the value of applied psychological principles and research to the world outside the profession. Supporting members to deliver high quality psychologically informed services for children, young people and their families that have a positive impact on them throughout their lifespan. They publish an annual review each year and hold an annual conference and a number of CPD days.
The Faculty also have a number of networks relating to specialist areas with the field of Children, Young People and thier Families and each networks have a discussion list to share information. Membership of the networks is free once becoming a member of the Faculty.
- Clinical Psychologists in Education
- Clinical Psychologists working with Adolescents & Families in Forensic Settings (CPAFFS)
- CPLAAC National Network
- Independent Practice Network
- Infant Mental Health Network
- Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychology Services (FICAPS)
- Learning Disability Network
- Paediatric Psychology Network UK (PPN-UK)
To join a faculty network please contact Member Network Services stating which network you wish to be part of.
Member Announcement Email ListShow content
The Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families 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 for Children, Young People and their Families
- 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 for Children, Young People and their Families announcement email' in the subject line.
Getting involved with the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families CommitteeShow content
The Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families 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.