The goal of health psychology is to study the psychological processes underlying health, illness and health care, and to apply these findings to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability, and the enhancement of outcomes for those who are ill or disabled.
Why should I join the Division of Health Psychology?
Membership of the Division is open to members of the British Psychological Society.
If you are not already a member you can join the Division of Health Psychology at the same time as applying for membership of the Society.
There are three grades of divisional membership:
Full Divisional membership
For fully qualified psychologists who are eligible for Chartered Status.
In-training Divisional membership
For psychologists in-training who hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and are working towards Chartered status and Full Divisional membership.
General Divisional membership
For members of the Society who are not currently eligible for the above grades, to join as a General Member.
Benefits of Belonging
Benefits of DHP MembershipShow content
- Association with the only national, learned society solely representing Health Psychology in the UK
- Opportunities to apply for DHP conference bursaries
- Opportunities to apply for the DHP research internship scheme Networking opportunities
- Opportunities to contribute specialist knowledge and expertise in response to requests for consultation
- Opportunities to keep up-to-date with Health Psychology news via the regular DHP newsletter
- Opportunities for personal and professional development through DHP committee involvement
- Reduced fees for the annual scientific DHP conference
- Reduced rates for high quality CPD events
Member Announcement Email ListShow content
The Division of Health Psychology (DHP) 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 DHP you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Division of Health Psychology
- opt into receiving email communications 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 'DHP announcement email' in the subject line.
Getting involved with the DHP CommitteeShow content
The Division of Health Psychologyy relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Division 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.
- Download the attributes for the Honorary Secretary
- Download the attributes for the Honorary Treasurer
The DHP Policy officer has knowledge of the regulatory frameworks and tracks major policy developments relevant to Health Psychology in the UK.
The Policy officer has a close working relationship with health professionals, commissioners and policy makers and part of the role is to draft professional reports, guidelines and position papers.
Whist working towards the goals of the DHP the policy offices also works alongside government departments and NGOs on health psychology related issues.