DCP Faculty for Eating Disorders
The Faculty for Eating Disorders is a group for members of the Division of Clinical Psychology who either work in, or who have a specific interest or expertise in, the field of eating disorders.
The aims of the faculty are to:
- Contribute and respond to policy documents
- Liaise with other bodies, including the Royal College of Psychiatry
- Promote sharing and collaboration
- Provide professional support, for example, through the Faculty's email discussion list
Chair: Amy Wicksteed
Honorary Treasurer: Julia Coakes
Honorary Secretary: Stephen Linacre
- Caroline Foster
- David Viljoen
- Jessica Bragg
- Joanna Miatt
- Ingrid Whitaker
- Marie Reid
- Melanie Bash
Press Officer/ Web Editor: Vacant
- Chloe Morris
- Elena Coria
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.
Guidance for trainee and qualified clinical psychologists working with people with eating disorders
It is recommended that this paper is circulated to BPS approved clinical psychology doctoral training programmes in the UK.
Membership of the Faculty for Eating Disorders 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
Benefits of belonging to the faculty include an active discussion list as well as free and low cost events throughout the year.
The Faculty for Eating Disorders 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 for Eating Disorders
- 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 for Eating Disorders announcement email' in the subject line.
To join the Member Discussion List please login to your member portal and click on the Preferences tile, where you’ll be able to join the discussion list.
To receive discussion list emails you will need to be
- a member of the DCP Faculty of Eating Disorders
- opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the member portal)
The Faculty for Eating Disorders 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 for Eating Disorders should be the Member Network Services Team.
The Member Network Services team provides support to all our Member Networks.