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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.
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.
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.
An annual clinical psychology conference with a focus on research and practice
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
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
and other offers
Discounted fee for indemnity insurance & comprehensive legal advice with Howden & Fieldfisher, market leaders in healthcare law & regulation, Travelodge & WriteUp, a software package for note-writing
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)
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