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Division of Clinical Psychology

The Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) exists to promote the professional interests of Clinical Psychologists across the UK.

The DCP works closely with a number of organisations including the NHS, the government, and multiple professional bodies and groups in the voluntary sector, to promote and develop clinical psychology as a body of knowledge and skills.

For any queries regarding the work of the Division of Clinical Psychology please contact the Member Networks Team

Public Health and Prevention

A significant amount of evidence indicates that wider social and economic factors give rise to psychological distress. Yet approaches to improving mental and physical health remain overwhelmingly individual.

As services struggle to meet growing demand within ever-tighter financial constraints, there is an urgent need to refocus attention on primary prevention of health difficulties.

The Public Health and Prevention Sub-Committee was established to promotes awareness of, and innovation and practice in, preventative work both within the profession of clinical psychology and in the wider mental health community.

This page will host news items and resources to support clinical psychologists work in prevention and public health. We will also use this page to advertise opportunities to get involved in this work and to help members to further their own development.

Public Health and Prevention Survey

At present there is little systematic knowledge of the range of preventative activities undertaken by clinical psychologists in the UK, or any formal networks linking practitioners to facilitate mutual support, sharing ideas and good practice.

The DCP’s Prevention and Public Health Subcommittee are conducting a short survey to finding out “who is doing what, with whom” in relation to public health and prevention.

We would like to make contact with clinical psychologists who are interested in prevention and invite them to share examples of prevention-oriented work from their own practice.

If you are currently involved in preventative work of any kind – even if this is just at the ideas / planning stage – we would be grateful if you would complete this short survey.

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