The Scottish Division of Educational Psychology represents the distinct context of Scotland with its own issues and practice, shaped by separate legislation and policy setting mechanism, and serves to communicate between practising psychologists in Scotland and The British Psychological Society.
Why should I join the Scottish Division of Educational 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 Scottish Division of Educational 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 SDEP MembershipShow content
When you become a member of the SDEP you gain a professional voice and receive many essential benefits including:
The option to attend our Annual Conference
Attend high quality presentations, present a poster or a paper and meet other members of SDEP at our annual conference – at exclusive low rates.
Additional opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
Enjoy preferential rates for Professional Development workshops, offering comprehensive CPD opportunities, designed annually to meet the training needs of division members.
Access to our Educational Psychology in Scotland publication
Receive an hard copy of EPiS delivered right to your door.
The chance to take part in the development and direction of the division
Join the SDEP committee and influence the profession’s development by playing a part in policy decisions and other working groups.
Member Announcement Email ListShow content
The Scottish Division of Educational Psychology (SDEP) 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 SDEP you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Scottish Division of Educational 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 'SDEP announcement email' in the subject line.
Getting involved with the SDEP CommitteeShow content
The Scottish Division of Educational Psychology 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.
If you would like to become involved in the executive please come along to the Annual General Meeting and volunteer. The AGM is always held at the annual conference in September.
To get elected you need to complete a form and have two members of the SDEP support your nomination. Elections will be held at the AGM.
The committee consists of four executive posts: the chair, the secretary, the treasurer and membership secretary. In addition there is a past chair and up to six ordinary members and up to three co-opted members. Committee members sit for three years subject to re-election at the AGM.
SDEP Training Committee
The Training Committee of the SDEP is separate to the executive. The committee plays an important role within the BPS validating the training courses and accrediting services for supervising Educational Psychologists (Probationers).
The Training Committee meets four times a year and consists of members of the SDEP and six standing members.
The six standing members are the directors of the two training courses in Scotland, a student representative from each of the training courses, a representative from the probationers’ network and an administrator from the British Psychological Society Head Office.
The SDEP Training Committee appoints a chair person and a past chair. Committee members sit for three years subject to re-election at the AGM. They can extend their stay on the committee for a further 3 years at the AGM.