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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.

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

Here are just a few ways that you could benefit today by joining the Association of Clinical Psychologists (UK).

Professional Advice

Advice and guidance to support individual clinical psychologists who may be experiencing professional difficulties


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


A web-based newsletter/blog with an emphasis on professional practice, strategic and political issues, to inform, consult and involve members


The routine use of online surveys of members to respond to consultations and to develop policy

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

– William James (1842-1910)

Members of the ACP-UK Interim Committee meeting on June 29th 2018 in Birmingham; from left to right Alistair Duff, Ruth Stocks, Mike Berger, Mike Wang, Bernard Kat, Jon Crossley, Arabella Kurtz and Aphrodite Papailiadi

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