The painting at the end of the sequence above is Low Tide by Mark Rothko, famous for his use of colour to express emotion:
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Working together … Working for you

The Association of Clinical Psychologists is the representative professional body for clinical psychologists. We seek to promote the profession and its members, explaining the role and competences of clinical psychologists to healthcare managers, commissioners, policy makers and politicians, the general public, and not least, our service users.

Our aim is to empower clinical psychologists to provide a psychological influence and perspective in order to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of service users and the general public.

We do this by promoting evidence-based psychological principles and opinion as applied to contemporary issues in health and social care at national and local levels. The ACP UK is also available to provide timely and authoritative comment and advice to government, policy makers and the media.

ACP-UK is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. You can read more about what this means here.

Our Goals

We seek to provide strategic and coherent professional leadership to all clinical psychologists in the UK and to support clinical psychologists in their tasks and goals.

The Benefits

Our organisation focusses on the promotion, support and representation of clinical psychologists in the UK with the overarching aim of improving health and social care and wellbeing for the population. If you become an ACP-UK member you will be joining an energetic and committed group of people who want to use their knowledge and training to make the world a better place.


Capacity to influence external representation of the profession through our regular consultations on key issues, including opportunities to lead on consultations


An annual clinical psychology conference with a focus on research and practice

The Buzz

Receipt of fortnightly news in The Buzz, our informal & popular way of keeping members up-to-date


Opportunities to develop Member Networks to share knowledge & mobilise support & representation at regular meetings & CPD events

News and

Access to news & information regarding important developments in health & social care in our Members Only Area


CPD Log for clinical psychologists – an online version for members is in development


Opportunities for involvement in Media Work (including media training), allowing you to communicate about your ideas & interests to a wider audience

Discounted fees
and other offers

Discounted fee for indemnity insurance & comprehensive legal advice with Howden & Fieldfisher, market leaders in healthcare law & regulation, and Travelodge.

We are a dynamic organisation, keen to hear from members & involve them in all that we do. Our activities & what we are able to offer to members will change & grow over time. Please get involved & watch this space!

See the membership options available by clicking here.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

– William James (1842-1910)

Speakers and Board members at the inaugural conference in Edinburgh, March 2019: from left to right – Mike Berger, Tony Lavender, David Gillanders, Helen Pote, Mike Wang, Tanya Byron, Arabella Kurtz, Jon Crossley, Sonya Wallbank, Judy Hyde, Bernard Kat, Che Rosebert, Dorothy Frizelle, Alistair Duff and Beth Parry-Jones

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