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.
The Society provides a number of Standards and Guidelines to assist and inform its members in regards to most aspects of their professional practice.
Society members also have access to a wealth of resources, including the British Journal of Health Psychology. This and other journals can be viewed for free via PsychSource.
The Society regularly undertakes both internal and external consulations designed to facilitate collaboration and to source expert contributions from our members.
- Read more about the details of all consultations (both those currently active and those which have been completed)
Who can contribute to Consultations?
Anyone! Provided you are a member of the Society, and have some knowledge or experience that is relevant to a Consultation Topic, then your views are valid. Even just a few brief comments can be useful.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to be involved in a current Consultation, please get in touch by:
Emailing the DHP's Consultations lead, Dr Abbie Jordan to add your name to the Specialist Knowledge List and she will notify you of consultations that might interest you. You are under no obligation to respond to any consultation calls sent to you – you can decide whether you have something to say and feel able to contribute at that time.
Look out for consultation calls via the BPS website, DHP twitter page or LinkedIn group and let Abbie know that you want to be involved.
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