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Member networks

Did you know you can join over 100 specialist BPS networks, tailor-made to suit you? Joining a network gives you access to a host of exclusive benefits, including publications, discounts, articles and development opportunities.

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Our networks allow our members to communicate and collaborate with like-minded people in various scientific, professional, regional and special interest groups.

 

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Divisions

After becoming a member of the society you will be able to join one of our divisions.

These exist to help our members to further their professional interest, through training and practice, and to help develop psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge.

Our current divisions are:

 

Membership criteria

Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DSEP new applicants must have either:

  • Completed an accredited MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology followed by the Qualification in Sport & Exercise  Psychology (Stage 2)
  • OR, completed a society-accredited Doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • OR, completed of a non-accredited research PhD identifiable as being based in Sport & Exercise Psychology post-GBC

Scottish Division of Educational Psychology (SDEP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the SDEP new applicants must have completed an accredited MSc in Educational Psychology at a Scottish university, followed by the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland).

Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP)

There are several routes to Full membership of the DARTP, which must be assessed and verified through application and include:

  • Completion of a non-accredited research PhD identifiable as being based in psychology post-GBC
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a teacher of psychology post-GBC
  • Considerable, identifiable experience as a researcher in psychology post-GBC
  • Completion of a non-accredited research PhD identifiable as being based in psychology, followed by a minimum of five years’ experience working in a university psychology department (GBC not required)

Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DCP new applicants must have completed a society-accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy).

Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DCOP new applicants must have either:

Division of Educational Psychology (DECP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DECP new applicants must have completed a society accredited Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Division of Forensice Psychology (DFP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DFP new applicants must have either:

Division of Health Psychology (DHP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DHP new applicants must have either:

  • Completed an accredited MSc in Health Psychology followed by the Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2)
  • OR, completed a society-accredited Doctorate in Health Psychology
  • OR, completed of a non-accredited research PhD identifiable as being based in Health Psychology post-GBC

Division of Neuropsychology (DoN)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DON new applicants must have either:

  • Gained HCPC Registration as a Clinical or Educational Psychologist & completed the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology - QiCN (this route allows Members to join the SRCN)
  • OR, qualified as a Chartered Psychologist and subsequently gained a minimum of two years’ experience working in the field of neuropsychology

Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)

To be eligible for Full Membership of the DOP new applicants must have either:

In-Training Divisional Membership

Any psychologists enrolled on one of the accredited-training routes noted above are eligible for In-training membership of that particular Division (excluding DON & DARTP). 

Any psychologist undertaking a research PhD in psychology can apply for in-training membership of the DARTP.

There is no in-training membership grade in the DON.

Branches

The branches of the BPS are divided geographically and are designed to help our members to meet up and share/exchange ideas with other psychologists from the same area.

You are automatically allocated membership to your local branch as soon as you become a member of the society.

Our current branches are:

Special Groups

Our special groups provide a forum for members working in particular specialist fields, with a particular focus on training, practice, and professional development.

Our currently active special groups are: