DCP Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPoP)



Welcome to the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP, also known as PSIGE)

The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People provides a forum for psychologists with an interest in work with older people.

Established in 1980, this group is a faculty of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) within the British Psychological Society (BPS).

It works to encourage the exchange of information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.

It is a national group with members throughout the UK. Although primarily for Psychologists, membership is open to individuals from other disciplines and voluntary groups who share an interest in work with older people. 


The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People's aims are as follows:

  • Publicising the importance of psychological issues in how we age 
  • Challenging stereotypes and age discrimination
  • Maintaining a forum for exchange of expert knowledge and skills 
  • Provide & encourage education and training about late life issues
  • Promote research which enhances the lives of older people 
  • Pioneering innovations in care
  • Collaborating with professional and voluntary groups 
  • Advising and influencing policy and services
  • Supporting members at local, national and international levels 


Membership Fees

Full Membership (£30.00) - You must be a full member of the DCP for this grade

Affiliate Member (£10.00) - You must be a student member of the BPS or in-training or assistant member of the DCP

Associate Member (£30.00) - All other