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Member Networks

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 visit the online resources page.

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 for information about how to join the society.

For more information please consult the tabs 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.

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

Our current branches are:

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:

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

Divisions

Divisions help members to advance their professional interests, with a focus on training and practice and the development of professional knowledge and skills.

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 5-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 5-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:

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 2-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:

Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP)

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

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).

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.

For members who have completed an accredited postgraduate professional training.

For those who hold, or wish to appy for, the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), and are enrolled on an accredited postgraduate professional training.

For members who are not eligible for full or in-training divisional membership.

Faculties

Both the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Neuropsychology also have specific faculties which are open to members of the main division.

For further information on the existing faculties please visit their webpages.

To apply for faculty membership please download and complete the application form below:

Sections and Special Groups

To apply to join one of our existing sections or special groups please download and complete the application form below:

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