Division of Clinical Psychology

Benefits of DCP

Benefits of membership of the Division include:

  • Professional status easily recognised by employing authorities and other professional bodies. 
  • Clinical Psychology Forum and other publications, keeping you informed of current events and issues of importance to the profession. 
  • Access to the Division's Member Query System, answering your professional queries. 
  • Discount on registration for the DCP Annual Conference and CPD events
  • Automatic Membership of your local DCP Branch enabling you to participate in the business and scientific meetings of the branch with consequent professional benefits of involvement at a local level. 
  • Access to the Members' Area of the DCP and British Psychological Society websites. 
  • Members joining the Division at General (Assistant) or In-Training membership grade will automatically also become members of the Division's Pre-Qualification Group, whose purpose is to ensure that members have a voice within the profession. The Group gathers and distributes information and knowledge on current developments that impacts on their members. 
  • Full Membership of the Division provides eligibility for nomination to serve on the national DCP Committee, your local branch committee, sub-committees and working parties of the Division. 
  • Eligibility for membership of our various Faculties specialising in various areas of clinical psychology. 
  • Your membership will increase the representation of the Division, and enable it to press with more weight for changes to benefit the profession and its members. 
  • Knowledge and expertise of service user and carer reps with direct involvement in DCP Networks and Committees.
  • Asssistance with the completion of HCPC CPD profiles: profiles for different professional bands, a CPD query forum, a CPD helpline & CPD approval scheme to check if CHPC appropriate
  • Through the DCP Branches and Nations a point of liaison with managers through Heads of Psychology Services (HOPS), identifying areas of development & concern. 
  • Co-ordinated input into consultation documents circulated by Scottish & Westminster Parliaments, thereby ensuring a psychological perspective on issues relating to future legislation.
  • Journal access through ATHENS via the CPD resources tab on the BPS website

Scotland specfic

  • Quarterly newsletter with articles from one NHS health board.
  • Representation at relevant cross party groups within the Scottish Parliament.
  • Uni-professional training events that are relevant to the needs of the profession, through liaison with NHS Education (NES).
  • Regular parliamentary updates summarised as relevant to psychologists in Scotland