DCP Holistic Faculty

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Welcome to the Division of Clinical Psychology Holistic Psychology Faculty


In November 2003, following a conference on holistic approaches within psychology, the idea arose for a Holistic Faculty within the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). The Faculty was granted official status the following year and held its inaugural meeting in December 2004. We have held conferences annually since.

Our website is designed to provide information both about the Faculty and about holistic approaches that may be of interest to psychologists


The aims of the Faculty are to: 

  • Increase awareness of an holistic approach within psychology
  • Foster its development, critical evaluation and adoption by practitioners, and
  • Increase knowledge and understanding in this field.
  • The Faculty also seeks to apply the accepted models and methodologies of clinical psychology to the psychological aspects of complementary therapies. We hope that this will help to facilitate the integration of the often fragmented psychological healing methods that exist in other therapeutic fields.

We aim to achieve the above by:

  • Promoting post-qualification training and the dissemination of information via conferences and meetings at national and regional level
  • Offering support and guidance to practitioners wishing to adopt an holistic approach
  • The production and circulation of a newsletter in electronic format
  • Promoting and publishing research into holistic therapies and providing peer review for research protocols designed by Faculty members
  • Influencing the training of clinical psychologists by seeking to promote the inclusion of holistic approaches in postgraduate training courses
  • Liaising with other professional bodies having similar interests
  • Acting as a source of expertise to the DCP concerning matters relating to holistic psychology

Membership discussion list

One of the benefits of belonging to the Holistic Faculty is joining our email networking and discussion group.

This e-mail discussion forum aims to

  • Help individuals working in a Holistic Psychology setting exchange information and opinion and to seek views of colleagues about services, policy implementation, employment and other matters.
  • Enable the coordination of responses to consultations 

To join the list, please email the Member Networks Services Team stating your name, membership number and which list you would like to join.