The Faculty for People With Intellectual Disabilities is part of the Division of Clinical Psychology. We are a national group with members throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and currently have over 400 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 people with intellectual disabilities.
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 People with Intellectual Disabilities membershipShow content
The Faculty promotes awareness of current research, issues within the field and models of clinical practice at all levels of service provision, as well as within the profession, through conferences accessible to psychologists and others of all levels of experience.
Benefits include conferences and events, briefing papers and policy documents and liaising with other agencies and professional groups.
Member Announcement Email ListShow content
The Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities 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 People with Intellectual Disabilities
- 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 People with Intellectual Disabilities announcement email' in the subject line.
Member Discussion Email ListShow content
To join the discussion list you will need to be:
- a member of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities
- opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the BPS website)
To join the discussion list email Member Network Services quoting ‘Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities Discussion List’ and your membership number in the subject line
Getting involved with Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities CommitteeShow content
The Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities 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.