Division of Educational & Child Psychology

Joining and benefits

Membership of the division is open to members of the British Psychological Society.

If you are not already a member you can join at the same time as applying for membership of the Society.

Members of the British Psychological Society who join the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) enjoy a number of benefits.

These include:

  • A hard copy of Educational and Child Psychology, quarterly;
  • A hard copy of DECP Debate, quarterly;
  • Discounts on CPD opportunities, books, and conferences hosted by the DECP;
  • Access to news, guidance and resources;
  • Access to a members only area of the DECP website with presentations and handouts from previous CPD events
  • Opportunities to publish and disseminate research through the division’s publications and conferences;
  • Dedicated CPD events for trainee and newly qualified educational psychologists;
  • Opportunities to contribute to and participate in the work of the DECP, raising awareness of children and young peoples’ psychological and learning needs;
  • Opportunities for trainees to get involved as representatives and/or associates;
  • The opportunity to contribute to the promotion and development of the educational psychology profession.

Membership is available at the following levels:

Student membership: 

Students membership is for Psychology students who do not yet hold graduate basis for chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (GBC). Student membership is discounted and offers unparalleled opportunities for early-career psychologists to learn about the profession, engage with current issues and access information and resources.

Graduate membership:

Those who hold GBC are eligible to become graduate members of the DECP. The DECP supports and caters for graduates and trainee educational psychologists by offering reduced membership fees, full access to resources and CPD opportunities, and by hosting dedicated events including the annual TEP conference. 

Chartered Membership

Qualified psychologists with chartered membership have additional opportunities to become involved in the work of the DECP. They may be appointed or co-opted as DECP committee members and they may also nominate or receive awards for contributions to the profession. 


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