DCP Faculty of Addictions
The primary purpose of the DCP Faculty for Addictions is to develop and foster effective psychological services and practise for people with addictions.
The faculty aims to raise awareness of psychological issues in addiction, facilitates communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this field and promotes psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by addictions.
Becoming a member of the Faculty of Addictions will give you discounted access to regular CPD events.
The aims of the faculty are to:
- Act as a source of expertise to the DCP on matters relating to addiction
- Advise and influence relevant organisations and policy about the psychology of people affected by addiction issues.
- Facilitate communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this field
- Liaise with other professional bodies with similar professional interests
- Promote psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by addictions
- Provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of issues, experiences and findings in addiction work
- Raise awareness of psychological issues in addiction
- Alcohol Change UK
- Alcohol and drug misuse - prevention and treatment guidance
- Alcohol and drug use and trauma-informed practice: companion document
- Arbias (Alcohol Related Brain Damage Rehabilitation)
- Fingertips - co-occurring substance misuse and mental health issues
- Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
- The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
- The Department of Health
- The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- The Scottish Government
- The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Chair: Sarah Stacey
Honorary Secretary: Tim Meynen
Honorary Treasurer: Vacant
- Andre Geel
- Callum Gray
- Giedre Zlatkute
- Luke Mitcheson
- Lee Hogan
- Mani Mehdikhani
- Michelle O’Sullivan
- Venetia Leonidaki
DCP Pre-Qualification Representative: Callum Gray
If you would like to apply for any vacant positions, please complete a Statement of Interest form.
If you would like to find out if there are any other positions available, please contact the Member Networks Team.
Membership of the Faculty of Addictions is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.
There are three grades of faculty membership:
For psychologists who are Full Members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and who work in or have an interest or expertise in the field of addictions.
For psychologists who are General (Pre-Training) and In-Training members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). Affiliate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
For General members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and non-Division members. Associate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
If you are not already a member, you can join the faculty at the same time as applying for membership of the society.
Benefits of belonging
The Faculty fosters effective psychological services and practise for people with addictions. It aims to raise awareness of psychological issues in addiction, facilitates communication and support among psychologists and other professionals working in this ﬁeld and promotes psychological research which enhances the lives of people affected by addictions. Beneﬁts include an active discussion list and at least two CPD days each year.
The Faculty of Addictions 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 Faculty you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Faculty of Addictions
- opt into receiving email communication and provide a working email address
These preferences can be updated by logging into your member portal.
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 'Faculty of Addictions announcement email' in the subject line.
To receive discussion list emails you will need to be
- a member of the Faculty of Addictions
- opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the member portal)
The Faculty of Addictions relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Faculty 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.
The first point of contact for any queries regarding the work of the DCP Faculty of Addictions should be the Member Network Services Team.
The Member Network Services team provides support to all our Member Networks.