Society publishes position paper on suicide
Early identification and effective action are key to ensuring people get the care they need. This is one of the calls to action announced in our new position statement 'Understanding and preventing suicide: A psychological perspective'.
The position statement has been produced with the vital contributions of the following members: Professor Ella Arensman, Dr Catherine Crane, Professor Rory O'Connor, Professor Siobhan O'Neill, Professor Ellen Townsend and Dr Susan Rasmussen.
Exciting new addition to your member benefits
In a two-year trial the Society will cover 100% of the Article Publication Charge for members in our own 11 journals.
Membership Manager, Sally Munn said, "I am delighted that we are able to offer this exciting new benefit to all our members. This is a considerable benefit of Society membership especially to those in academia".
Practice Guidelines - new edition
The guidelines, published in August, update the Society's guidance and set out best practice to assist psychologists in areas where they may be currently experiencing challenges. Pressure on services, whistleblowing and inclusion are among the concerns reflected in the new edition.
The Guidelines can be accessed and downloaded here.
For the latest news on our structural review visit our structural review web page.
If you have any questions about these proposals or would like to provide feedback contact us at [email protected].
Flawed, but precious
Dr Lisa Morrison Coulthard (Acting Director of Policy) and Dr Jon Sutton (Acting Director of Communications) share their thoughts on being long-standing members of staff and members of the Society in this blog post.
Women in Psychology: from invisibility to influence
Professor Dame Vicki Bruce will be one of the speakers at this year's 'Stories of Psychology' event at the Senate House Library on 19 October.
Other speakers include Professor Elizabeth Valentine, Dr Katherine Hubbard, Dr Nick Midgley, Professor Jan Burns and Susie Orbach.
Annual conference submissions are open
Submissions for symposia, oral presentations, impact papers and workshops will be accepted until 2 November and posters can be submitted up until 11 January 2018.
More information can be found on the conference website.
Visit our new Accreditation web pages
The new pages contain updated information for education providers, students, those looking for an accredited course and members who would like to work with us as reviewers.
To find out more visit the Accreditation section on the website.
Award nominations open
Both the Spearman Medal and the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology are open for nominations.
The closing date for nominations for both these awards is the 1st of November.
BPS award winner produces briefing for parliament
Claire Tranter who was awarded our Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) postgraduate award produced a POSTnote on migration.
In the news
- Greg Hurst of The Times reporting on our suicide position statement
- I News quoted the Comms Team on the Goldwater rule
- The Mail Online reporting on a PAPTRP journal paper on hearing voices
- A BJSP paper on the effects of catcalling picked up by The Independent on Sunday
- The Mail Online reported research being presented at the DHP conference on eating
- DECP Chair Dr Brian Apter, quoted in the TES, talking about OFSTED inspections
- Research presented at the Cognitive Section conference on satnav users was reported by the Mail Online