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DCP Faculty of the Psychology of Older People

Established in 1980 the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People provides a forum for psychologists to exchange information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.

The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People provides a forum for psychologists with an interest in work with older people.

Established in 1980, this group is a faculty of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) within the British Psychological Society (BPS).

It works to encourage the exchange of information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.

It is a national group with members throughout the UK. 

Although primarily for Psychologists, membership of Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) is open to individuals from other disciplines and voluntary groups who share an interest in work with older people. 

Aims

The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People's aims are as follows:

  • Advising and influencing policy and services
  • Challenging stereotypes and age discrimination
  • Collaborating with professional and voluntary groups 
  • Maintaining a forum for exchange of expert knowledge and skills 
  • Pioneering innovations in care
  • Promote research which enhances the lives of older people 
  • Provide & encourage education and training about late life issues
  • Publicising the importance of psychological issues in how we age 
  • Supporting members at local, national and international levels 
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