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Clinical Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
Occupational Psychology
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Teaching and Research in Psychology
Graduate Basis for
Chartered
Membership (GBC)
Accredited
postgraduate
qualification/supervision
You can get the GBC by completing a qualification
accredited by the BPS at a 2:2 honours standard, these include:
o Society accredited Undergraduate Psychology Honours
Degrees
o Society accredited Psychology Conversion Courses
What is Clinical Psychology?
o Clinical psychology aims to reduce
psychological distress and enhance
and promote psychological wellbeing. 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.
o 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:
o GBC
o 3 Year Accredited Doctorate in
Clinical Psychology
o Prior to their clinical doctorate
most clinical trainees
undertake some form of
relevant work experience
What is Counselling Psychology?
o Counselling psychology is a relatively
new breed of professional applied
psychology concerned with the
integration of psychological theory
and research with therapeutic
practice.
o 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:
o GBC
o 3 Year Accredited Doctorate in
Counselling Psychology
OR
o The Society’s Qualification in
Counselling Psychology
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:
o GBC
o 3 Year accredited Doctorate in
Educational Psychology
OR
o In Scotland an accredited MSc
(2 years) plus the Society’s
Award in Educational
Psychology (1 year supervised
practice ).
What is Forensic Psychology?
o 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.
o Forensic Psychologists mainly
work in the prison service,
although they may also work
for the NHS and Social Services
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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
What is Health Psychology?
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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:
o GBC
o Accredited MSc in Health
Psychology
o Stage 2 of the Society’s
Qualification in Health
Psychology
What is Neuropsychology?
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Neuropsychologists work with
people of all ages with
neurological problems, which
might include traumatic brain
injury, stroke, toxic and metabolic
disorders, tumours and neurodegenerative diseases.
Neuropsychologists work in a
variety of settings including
regional neurosciences centres,
rehabilitation centres, community
services.
Qualifications Required:
o GBC
o Chartered Status in either
Clinical or Education
Psychology
o Society’s Qualification in
Clinical Neuropsychology
(QiCN)
What is Occupational Psychology?
o Occupational psychology is the
application of psychological knowledge
and expertise to identify and resolve
organisational, team and individual levels
of working.
o Occupational psychologists may work inhouse 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
What is Sport & Exercise Psychology?
o Sport psychologists work with sports
participants across a range of both team
and individual sports and from amateur to
elite levels of competition.
o An exercise psychologist is primarily
concerned with the application of
psychology to increase exercise
participation and with the general public.
o Sport and Exercise psychologists work in a
wide range of sport and exercise settings.
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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
What is Teaching and Research?
o 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.
o 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
o GBC
o PhD in psychology
OR
o Three years postgraduate
experience as a teacher of
psychology
In order to use the following titles you will need to be registered with the
Health Professions Council (HPC):
Registered Psychologist
Practitioner Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist
Counselling Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Health Psychologist
Occupational Psychologist
Sport 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
Psychology Careers Information Line:
0116 252 9534
Society Qualification Information Line:
0116 252 9505