There are several ways for our members to get involved in supporting professional development, from delivering CPD workshops to acting as a reviewer and assessing submitted proposal abstracts.
If you are a BPS Group considering arranging or running some professional development activities, please get in touch with the Professional Development Centre Manager to discuss how we can support you.
If you are an external organisation who organises CPD activities (such as training events, conferences or online learning) then why not consider having them approved by the BPS?
See the CPD Approval Scheme tab below for more information.
Could you run a workshop for us?
Workshop proposals are currently being sought in the following topic areas:
Forensic models of sexual and violent offending as applied to brain injury
Brain development, and effects of adversity, illness and injury
Screening and assessment
Accessing advice/supervision: vulnerable young people / adults in criminal justice
Training of other staff
Traumatic Brain Injury and ADHD
Children & Young People's Mental Health
Working with people with dementia – best practice
Living with co-morbidities, depression, personality disorder & other mental health difficulties
Issues around rights and inclusion, and how these can inform best practice
Best practice in palliative and end-of-life care
How to manage end of life experiences
Capacity to consent
Best interest decisions
The Mental Health Act
- Integrating psychological evidence into obesity services
Public Mental Health
Research Excellence Framework
How to deal with historic sexual abuse
Child protection – best practice
Safeguarding vulnerable adults – best practice
Work and Health
- Writing for publication in non-academic outlets
If you are interested in offering workshops or professional development events please download and complete a proposal form and email it to us at:
We are looking for members to act as reviewers to consult over proposals.
This is a voluntary role for those willing to contribute their time to the peer review process for submitted abstracts and to help maintain the quality assurance of our CPD programme.
To register your interest as a reviewer, please click here.
The CPD Approval Scheme is the Society’s model of approving programmes or events that meet our stringent ethical, professional, and practical standards.
It enables CPD providers, including HE institutions, to have their programmes or events approved by the BPS, and offers a great opportunity to attract more delegates and gain access to our 50,000+ members through our approved CPD directory.
For more information about the process please consult our CPD Approval Scheme Guide.
To apply for CPD approval please download and return the application form.
The Professional Development Centre is looking to deliver a series of webinars on the topic of obesity.
Submissions are sought on the following topic areas:
- current, innovative theories & frameworks from psychological science
- psychologically informed behaviour change interventions and initiatives
- the impact of stigma & bias on clinical practice and service delivery.
Could you deliver a session for us? Click here to submit.
Guidelines for submissions
The submission system will ask you to complete the following sections:
|Overview||An outline of your proposed session|
|Learning Outcomes||Up to 5 learning outcomes for the session|
|Target Audience||Any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required|
|Theory||A brief summary of the recent psychological theory underpinning the submission|
|Ethics & Professionalism||How will you demonstrate high professional and ethical standards?|
|Facilitator||Please provide a brief biography|
Your submission should total no more than 1000 words (exclusive of the title). Tables, images and file uploads are allowed.
Submissions will close on the 12th of January 2018 and we will look to deliver the sessions in the spring.