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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.

About

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 of belonging to the Faculty of Addictions include an active discussion list and at least two CPD days each year.

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

Committee

Chair: Sarah Stacey

Chair Elect: Vacant

Past Chair: Vacant

Honorary Treasurer: Vacant

Honorary Secretary: Vacant

Committee Member

  • Andre Geel
  • Tim Meynen
  • Luke Mitcheson
  • Frank Ryan

LPASS Representative: Vacant

Northern Ireland Representative: Vacant

PHE Representative: Luke Mitcheson 

Pre-Qualification Representative: Dominika Kominkova

Scottish Representative: Vacant

Welsh Representative: Lee Hogan

Join

Apply to join the faculty (students, affiliates, e-subscribers)

Apply to join the faculty (graduate, chartered, and in-training members)

Membership of the Faculty of Addictions is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.

There are three grades of faculty membership:

  • Full 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.

  • Affiliate membership

    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.

  • Associate membership

    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.

Apply to join the society

Benefits of belonging

Benefits of Faculty of Addictions membership

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. 

Member Announcement Email List

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:

  1. become a member of the Faculty of Addictions
  2. 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.

Member Discussion Email List

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)  

Getting involved with the Faculty of Addictions committee

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.