The Society comprises a number of Member Networks which exist to help our members further their professional and scientific interests.
To access our BPS Member Online Resources please click here.
If you are not a BPS member, but would like to join one or more of our Member Networks, please visit bps.org.uk/join-us for information about how to join the Society and access a great range of benefits.
For more information on our Branches, Divisions, Sections, and Groups, please consult the relevant tab below.
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.
Our current branches are:
- East Midlands Branch
- East of England Branch
- London and Home Counties Branch
- North East of England Branch
- North West of England Branch
- Northern Ireland Branch
- Scottish Branch
- South West of England Branch
- Welsh Branch
- Wessex Branch
- West Midlands Branch
If you live in the UK becoming a part of a branch automatically comes with your membership.
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 and skills.
Our current divisions are:
- Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
- Division of Clinical Psychology
- Division of Counselling Psychology
- Division of Educational and Child Psychology
- Division of Forensic Psychology
- Division of Health Psychology
- Division of Neuropsychology
- Division of Occupational Psychology
- Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Scottish Division of Educational Psychology
- Children, Young People and their Families
- Clinical Health Psychology
- Eating Disorders
- Forensic Clinical Psychology
- Holistic Psychology
- Leadership and Management
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Oncology and Palliative Care
- Perinatal Psychology
- Psychosis and Complex Mental Health
- Psychology of Older People
- HIV and Sexual Health
Once you have become a member you will then be eligible to join one of our sections.
The focus of these sections is on supporting the specialised scientific interests of our members and providing a forum through which they can exchange ideas and promote their research.
To join any of the sections listed below, please download and complete the sections membership form.
Our sections include:
- Cognitive Psychology Section
- Community Psychology Section
- Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section
- Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section
- Developmental Psychology Section
- History and Philosophy of Psychology Section
- Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section
- Psychobiology Section
- Psychology of Education Section
- Psychology of Sexualities Section
- Psychology of Women and Equalities Section
- Psychotherapy Section
- Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section
- Social Psychology Section
- Transpersonal Psychology Section
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:
These exist to provide support to members of the Society at undergraduate, postgraduate, training practitioner and fellowship levels.
Our currently active support groups are:
Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group
The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) is a support group for postgraduate students.
Throughout the year we hold regular events and contact members with updates and news.
Membership of PsyPAG is open to postgraduate students.