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The Bulletin of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities

What is the Bulletin?

The Bulletin of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities is published three times a year.

It aims to keep clinical psychologists working in the field of intellectual (learning) disability informed about:

  • Updates on Faculty and other relevant BPS activities
  • Updates on service provision and legislation related to people with intellectual disabilities, both at national and regional level
  • Innovative practice and latest research
  • CPD/Forthcoming events and reports on events sponsored by the Faculty that have taken place

The Bulletin also provides a means for clinical psychologists, trainees and assistants to make contact with colleagues working with similar issues or projects.

The editorial group are happy to consider suggestions for special issues.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Three issues per a year

Editorial board:

  • Kate Theodore
  • Sabiha Azmi
  • Hayley Thomas

To contact the editorial team please email [email protected]

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Who are the contributors?

Clinical psychologists, trainees, assistant psychologists, researchers and academics working with people with intellectual disabilities.

The Bulletin has a wide readership, and as such is an ideal vehicle for promoting discussion and reporting research.

Trainees and assistants as well as qualified clinicians new to publishing their work are likely to find the Bulletin a useful medium for raising their profile and bringing their work to the attention of others.

What are the criteria for publication?

Contributions are welcome on any topic relating to clinical psychology and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The Editorial Team may also commission papers.

The length of papers can be anything from a short report of 500 words through to a substantial research feature of up to 4000 words, including references and tables.

The title page of your submission should clearly state the title, full author details and the category your contribution falls within (e.g. Updates, Innovative Practice, CPD).

Submissions must follow the BPS House Style, which follows APA style for referencing.

From June 2020, we are asking contributors submitting substantive articles to include an easy to read summary of the article.

Our aim is to make the findings of articles in the Bulletin more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities.

We also think it will make the Bulletin easier for all readers to scan the main findings of the papers included.

Therefore for each submission, please include an easy to ready summary in place of an abstract. This should:

  • Summarise the content of the paper in bullet points (3 – 4 bullet points maximum)
  • Express this summary using straightforward language
  • State simply why the work is important and should matter to people with intellectual disabilities.

How to submit

Please submit your copy electronically to The Bulletin at [email protected]

Submissions can be made at any time and will be considered for the next edition of The Bulletin.

Hard copy subscriptions to The Bulletin of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities are not available.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online.

Members of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities can download copies of this publication for free.

For any queries please contact [email protected] quoting 'The Bulletin of the Faculty of People with Intellectual Disabilities subscriptions' in the subject line.

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