How do I become one?

To become a Chartered Member of the Society through the health psychology training route, you will need the following qualifications:

and one of the following 'Stage 2', doctoral-level qualifcations:

In Scotland, an NHS-funded Stage 2 training scheme employs a number of Trainee Health Psychologists each year. This enables Chartership through the Society’s Qualification in Health Psychology. Currently, there is not an equivalent funded Stage 2 training scheme for the rest of the UK; however, some institutions and funding bodies do offer Trainee Health Psychologist roles or funding for training.

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In order to use the title Health Psychologist, you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will involve completing Stage 2 of the Society's Qualification in Health Psychology or equivalent qualification that has been approved by the HCPC. Contact the HCPC for more information on the entry requirements for their register.

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