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1 The Role of the Professional Organisation Prof. Ray Miller Past President ( ) The British Psychological Society

2 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller2 Bringing Psychology to Society The proper study of Mankind is Man Alexander Pope ( ) The proper study of Mankind is Man Alexander Pope ( ) The British Psychological Society (BPS) The British Psychological Society (BPS) –Not a Trade Union –Learned Society – ~48,000 members –Charitable Body –Founded over 100 years ago (24 October 1901) –Royal Charter 1965, Register 1987

3 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller3 BPS Foundations Science and Practice Science and Practice –Study of mind and behaviour –Evidence based –Scientist practitioners –Across lifespan and social settings –Focus on normal as well as disorders Health and Social Care – tripartite collaboration Health and Social Care – tripartite collaboration BPS- science, discipline, knowledge and skills, professional organisation NHS - service provider and employer AMICUS/Unite - union, employees/employment issues

4 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller4 BPS Annual Report

5 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller5 Object To promote the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology, pure and applied and especially to promote the efficiency and usefulness of Members of the Society by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge. To promote the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology, pure and applied and especially to promote the efficiency and usefulness of Members of the Society by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge.

6 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller6 Organisation Offices in Leicester and London Offices in Leicester and London Office services in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff Office services in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff ~130 Staff ~130 Staff

7 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller7

8 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller8 BPS on the web BPS on the webwww.bps.org.uk

9 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller9 Strategic Plan

10 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller10 Main Functions Protecting members of the public Protecting members of the public Setting standards for the training of psychologists Setting standards for the training of psychologists Providing the public with information on psychology Providing the public with information on psychology Providing support to members Providing support to members Hosting conferences and events Hosting conferences and events Preparing policy statements and responses Preparing policy statements and responses Publishing Publishing Setting standards in psychological testing Setting standards in psychological testing Maintaining the History of Psychology Centre Maintaining the History of Psychology Centre

11 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller11 Charter, Statutes & Rules

12 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller12 Code of Conduct Code of Conduct

13 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller13 Codes of Practice

14 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller14 Professional Practice Guidelines Professional Practice Guidelines

15 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller15 Division of Clinical Psychology Division of Clinical Psychology

16 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller16 DCP Publications DCP Publications

17 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller17 Partial List Partial List

18 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller18 Training and Chartered Psychologists Graduate basis of registration (usually a 1 st or 2 nd class honours degree: minimum 3 years) Graduate basis of registration (usually a 1 st or 2 nd class honours degree: minimum 3 years) Experience of psychology in practice (Assistant) Experience of psychology in practice (Assistant) Advanced training to Doctoral level (minimum 3 years) Advanced training to Doctoral level (minimum 3 years) Includes practical placements, therapeutic and research skills as well as academic theory to meet Occupational Standards (Standards of Proficiency) Includes practical placements, therapeutic and research skills as well as academic theory to meet Occupational Standards (Standards of Proficiency) Ongoing CPD requirement Ongoing CPD requirement Voluntary regulation now to become statutory Voluntary regulation now to become statutory

19 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller19 Governance Board of Trustees Board of Trustees Representative Council Representative Council Membership and Professional Training Board (MPTB) Membership and Professional Training Board (MPTB) Professional Conduct Board (PCB) Professional Conduct Board (PCB) Professional Practice Board (PPB) Professional Practice Board (PPB) Psychology Education Board (PEB) Psychology Education Board (PEB) Publications and Communications Board (P&CB) Publications and Communications Board (P&CB) Research Board (RB) Research Board (RB)

20 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller20 Governance 2 Standing Committees Ethics Committee Ethics Committee Joint Committee for Resources in Higher Education Joint Committee for Resources in Higher Education Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities Subcommittees and Working Groups Audit and Risk Management Committee Audit and Risk Management Committee National Honours Group National Honours Group Personnel Sub-Committee Personnel Sub-Committee President's Reference Group on Statutory Regulation President's Reference Group on Statutory Regulation Subsystems (Member Groups) Branches, Divisions, Special Groups, Sections Branches, Divisions, Special Groups, Sections

21 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller21 BPS Membership

22 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller22 Scottish Branch

23 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller23 Branches Importance of local responses to local issues Importance of local responses to local issues Local branding of corporate responses Local branding of corporate responses Key role of local Branch expertise Key role of local Branch expertise New roles for Branches – delivering Society strategy locally New roles for Branches – delivering Society strategy locally Devolution – Scotland, N Ireland, Wales Devolution – Scotland, N Ireland, Wales Sub-systems within Branches Sub-systems within Branches A new look at autonomy and accountability A new look at autonomy and accountability

24 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller24 Divisions

25 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller25 Divisions DECP SDEP DCP DOP DFP DCoP DTRP DHP DoN DSEP Special Groups Social Services Coaching

26 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller26 DCP Membership

27 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller27 Sections

28 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller28 Sections Psychotherapy Education Lesbian & Gay Qualitative Methods in Psychology Social Maths, Stats & Computing Developmental Cognitive Psychobiology History & Philosophy Psychology of Women Transpersonal Consciousness & Experiential

29 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller29 Challenges Success breeds complexity (34 main subsystems) Success breeds complexity (34 main subsystems) Limits to sub-system growth? Limits to sub-system growth? Increased expectations, changing environment Increased expectations, changing environment Cost of an expanding bureaucracy Cost of an expanding bureaucracy Deficit Budget – staff costs, inflation Deficit Budget – staff costs, inflation Unity in Diversity – Autonomy, accountability and corporate responsibility Unity in Diversity – Autonomy, accountability and corporate responsibility Charitable status and the role of Trustees Charitable status and the role of Trustees

30 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller30 Opportunities Member recruitment and retention Member recruitment and retention New member grades? New member grades? Member services (improved communication) Member services (improved communication) CPD, Information, Support, Infrastructure, Ethics Advice, Mediation, Rehabilitation Income generation/ cost reduction Income generation/ cost reduction Statutory Regulation Statutory Regulation Increased importance of professional body to balance regulatory body

31 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller31 Statutory Regulation legislation passed April sBPS press need for Statutory Regulation 1970sBPS press need for Statutory Regulation 1987Register of Chartered Psychologists 1987Register of Chartered Psychologists 1990sAttempts to introduce Psychologists Bill in Parliament or Lords 1990sAttempts to introduce Psychologists Bill in Parliament or Lords 1999Health Act – regulation by Order 1999Health Act – regulation by Order 2001HPC set up (operational 2002) 2001HPC set up (operational 2002) 2002John Hutton (Health Minister) says HPC is route for Psychologists 2002John Hutton (Health Minister) says HPC is route for Psychologists 2003/4BPS negotiates with DoH – applies to HPC 2003/4BPS negotiates with DoH – applies to HPC 2005Consultation on HPC regulation 2005Consultation on HPC regulation 2005/6Foster Review/ Donaldson Review 2005/6Foster Review/ Donaldson Review 2007White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety 2007White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety 2008HPC Threshold of Entry & Standards of Proficiency Second Consultation on HPC Regulation 2008HPC Threshold of Entry & Standards of Proficiency Second Consultation on HPC Regulation 2009Legislation passed. Register opens 1 July 2009Legislation passed. Register opens 1 July

32 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller32 BPS Position BPS is in favour of the principle BPS is in favour of the principle Regulator should be independent, robust and effective Regulator should be independent, robust and effective Any new system must improve public protection and achieve registration of all who need to be regulated Any new system must improve public protection and achieve registration of all who need to be regulated Entry threshold should be Doctorate (D/level 12) Entry threshold should be Doctorate (D/level 12) Concerns over Grandparenting Concerns over Grandparenting Government agenda – now NHS workforce management? Government agenda – now NHS workforce management? Changes in HPC – even less input from professions? Changes in HPC – even less input from professions?

33 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller33 Donaldson and Foster July 2006

34 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller34 White Paper Feb 2007

35 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller35 Current Situation Legislation passed, April 2009

36 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller36 Statutory Regulation 1 July 2009

37 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller37 Joining the BPS Joining the BPS

38 9 June 2009 Role of Professional Organisation Ray Miller38 Your Professional Body

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