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:

  1. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is achieved by completing a Society accredited degree or conversion course
  2. Society accredited Masters in Health Psychology
  3. Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Health Psychology  (two years supervised practice)

Some universities offer a Doctorate programme. After completion, this qualification will make you eligible to become a Chartered Member of the Society.

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.