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  1. areas of chartered status • Clinical Psychology • Counselling Psychology • Educational Psychology • Forensic Psychology • Health Psychology • Neuropsychology • Occupational Psychology • Sport & Exercise Psychology • Teaching and Research in Psychology

  2. For all psychology specialisms you must have: Accredited postgraduate qualification/supervision Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)

  3. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership(GBC) You can get the GBC by completing a qualification accredited by the BPS at a 2:2 honours standard, these include: • Society accredited Undergraduate Psychology Honours Degrees • Society accredited Psychology Conversion Courses

  4. What is Clinical Psychology? Clinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and enhance and promote psychological well-being. A wide range of psychological difficulties may be dealt with including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, learning disabilities, child and family problems and serious mental illness. Clinical psychologists mainly work in healthcare settings such as hospitals and social services. Most work for the NHS but some are in private practice. Qualifications Required: GBC 3 Year Accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Prior to their clinical doctorate most clinical trainees undertake some form of relevant work experience clinical psychology

  5. What is Counselling Psychology? Counselling psychology is a relatively new breed of professional applied psychology concerned with the integration of psychological theory and research with therapeutic practice. Counselling psychologists work almost anywhere there are people. For instance counselling psychologists are currently employed in industry, commerce, the prison service the education sector, and health and social care settings. Qualifications Required: GBC 3 Year Accredited Doctorate in Counselling Psychology OR The Society’s Qualification in Counselling Psychology counselling psychology

  6. What is Educational Psychology? Educational psychologists tackle the problems encountered by young people in education, which may involve learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. Educational Psychologists work mainly within Local Education Authorities, although some may be employed by Social Services or Health, attached to independent schools or work in private practice. Qualifications Required: GBC 3 Year accredited Doctorate in Educational Psychology OR In Scotland an accredited MSc (2 years) plus the Society’s Award in Educational Psychology (1 year supervised practice ). educational psychology

  7. What is Forensic Psychology? Forensic Psychology is devoted to psychological aspects of legal processes in courts; applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, understanding psychological problems associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of criminals. Forensic Psychologists mainly work in the prison service, although they may also work for the NHS and Social Services Qualifications Required: GBC Accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology OR Stage 1 of Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology Stage 2 of Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology forensic psychology

  8. What is Health Psychology? Health psychology is the use of psychological principles are used to promote changes in people’s attitudes, behaviour and thinking about health and illness. Health psychologists are represented in a number of settings, such as hospitals, academic health research units, health authorities and university departments Qualifications Required: GBC Accredited MSc in Health Psychology Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Health Psychology health psychology

  9. What is Neuropsychology? Neuropsychologists work with people of all ages with neurological problems, which might include traumatic brain injury, stroke, toxic and metabolic disorders, tumours and neuro-degenerative diseases. Neuropsychologists work in a variety of settings including regional neurosciences centres, rehabilitation centres, community services. Qualifications Required: GBC Chartered Status in either Clinical or Education Psychology Society’s Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) neuropsychology

  10. What is Occupational Psychology? Occupational psychology is the application of psychological knowledge and expertise to identify and resolve organisational, team and individual levels of working. Occupational psychologists may work in-house for larger organisations, in both the private and public sectors (including government departments. Other are in private practice or work as consultants. Qualifications Required: GBC Accredited MSc in Occupational Psychology OR Stage 1 of the Society’s Qualification in Occupational Psychology Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Occupational Psychology occupational psychology

  11. What is Sport & Exercise Psychology? Sport psychologists work with sports participants across a range of both team and individual sports and from amateur to elite levels of competition. An exercise psychologist is primarily concerned with the application of psychology to increase exercise participation and with the general public. Sport and Exercise psychologists work in a wide range of sport and exercise settings. Qualifications Required: GBC Accredited MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology OR Stage 1 of the Society’s Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology sport & exercise psychology

  12. What is Teaching and Research? Teaching and research usually go hand in hand at the higher education level, with lecturers at Higher Education Institutions usually undertaking some research as well as teaching. All university lecturers are expected to help extend their subject by gathering psychological evidence on key research questions, and tell others what they have found by publishing articles Qualifications Required GBC PhD in psychology OR Three years postgraduate experience as a teacher of psychology teaching and research in psychology

  13. In order to use the following titles you will need to be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC):Registered PsychologistPractitioner PsychologistClinical PsychologistCounselling PsychologistEducational PsychologistForensic PsychologistHealth PsychologistOccupational PsychologistSport and Exercise Psychologist To register with the HPC you will need to complete the relevant training program that has been approved by the HPC. Please contact the HPC for more information on their entry requirements: 020 7840 9802 or 0845 300 4472

  14. Psychology Careers Information Line: 0116 252 9534 Society Qualification Information Line: 0116 252 9505