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Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by randomposter » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:39 pm

Calling all British and Irish psychologists. Please complete our survey on the future of psychology in the UK at http://lnkd.in/bhPxTUb

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Re: RCPsychol Survey

Post by hettie » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:29 pm

done!

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by randomposter » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:13 am

Hi all

Just to be clear, the above survey is for all those interested in Psychology not just qualifieds. Simply tick 'other' and in the information box describe your role e.g. 'Trainee CoP/ Trainee CP/ Undergraduate etc etc'.

So far we have had a great response and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes presented the initial results so far at his Division of Clinical Psychology Lecture in Cambridge last night, as part of the In Focus series.

Thanks again.

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by moonbeam » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Done!

Hope it helps!
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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by PsychedOut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:30 am

Will the results of the survey be made available online or via this forum?

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by Gilly » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:42 am

Heya

I've completed the survey, but one thing i also popped in the survey was to see whether or not there would be any differentiation between the BPS and the DCP - working for the DCP myself, im well aware that may people are more resentful of the overaching BPS, but very supportive and happy with the DCP/branches/faculties.

The questions in the survey only asked about satisfaction with the BPS itself, wanted to ensure that it wouldnt be taken that BPS = DCP.
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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by randomposter » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:54 pm

Will the results of the survey be made available online or via this forum?
Not clear yet. We are hoping to publish them in some form, am in talks about where this will be but am sure we will also make them available on the Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologist website.
I've completed the survey, but one thing i also popped in the survey was to see whether or not there would be any differentiation between the BPS and the DCP - working for the DCP myself, im well aware that may people are more resentful of the overaching BPS, but very supportive and happy with the DCP/branches/faculties.

The questions in the survey only asked about satisfaction with the BPS itself, wanted to ensure that it wouldnt be taken that BPS = DCP.
Hey

This isn't really an issue at this point as the main current aim is to simply get the BPS to ballot its members about the prospect of an RC. What happens if this ballot is successful would be much down the line and subject to much further debate.

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by randomposter » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:16 pm

Just in time for Christmas, please see below regarding the survey results as described in earlier posts. Thanks to all that responded. The full version is currently in the process of being uploaded to http://www.rcpsychol.com (when we work out how!). If anyone is interested, I do have the full Word version, just not sure how to share it, perhaps via email?

Below the survey results I have also copied our December update in which it describes an important BPS meeting!

Brief conclusion to the Surveys Results and Responses

In total 456 psychologists from all grades and divisions of the BPS and including some 10% non-BPS member psychologists responded to our Survey which ran during November 2013. The profile of response is similar to the profile of BPS membership.

Of all who replied, 90.4% were found to be in favour of a Royal College and 54% were shown to be dissatisfied with the way in which the BPS currently represents psychologists’ interests as a professional body in terms of providing value for money and meeting our professional needs.

The other two issues which the Campaign has been considering – reclamation of statutory registration and workplace representation of psychologists – were not found to be nearly as important as increasing the voice, reach and influence of our profession with feelings on the importance or otherwise of these two latter issues being equally divided.

The Campaign Committee will now consider these results and use them as a basis for discussion with BPS Council and Divisional Presidents prior to a former call for the establishment of a Royal College to be considered and a ballot of the BPS membership as provided by Statutes and Rules.

Thank you very much to all who contributed to this survey.

The RCPsychol Committee

Prof. Jamie Hacker Hughes – Clinical and Neuro-Psychologist (Chair)
Peter Farnbank – Educational Psychologist (Vice Chair)
Dr. Maxwell Benjamin – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Joel Dawson – Counselling Psychologist
Ms. Madeleine Devon – Academic, Research & Teaching Psychologist
Dr. Clare Eldred – Health Psychologist
Matt Harvey – Assistant Psychologist (Secretary)
Professor Abdul Malik – Academic, Research and Teaching Psychologist
Dr. Denise McCartan – Clinical Psychologist
Chris McCarthy – Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Prof. Mathew McCauley – Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
Dr. Ben Newman Wright – Academic, Research & Teaching Psychologist
Annabel Poate-Joyner – Clinical Psychologist
Clive Sims – Clinical Psychologist
Dita Stanis-Traken - Academic, research and Teaching Psychologist

December 2013

December Update
Six members of the committee: Annabel Poate-Joyner, Denise McCartan, Joel Dawson, Jamie Hacker Hughes, Mathew McCauley and Peter Farnbank, with an additional brief appearance from north of the border via Skype by Dita Stanis-Traken, met with two senior representatives of the British Psychological Society: Honorary General Secretary Prof Pam Maras and the Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology Richard Pemberton, at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Tuesday 10th December 2013. (The BPS President and all Divisional Chairs had originally been invited to attend and Prof Maras attended on the President’s behalf).

It was a remarkably positive meeting. Both were broadly supportive of our campaign and objectives and provided us with some very useful and helpful information to help clarify the ways in which our objectives might be achieved.

Our online survey provided a great deal of insight as to how the nearly 500 psychologists whom we surveyed felt about the Campaign and the BPS. It also grabbed the interest of the BPS Hon Gen Secretary and the Chair of the DCP.

What was particularly salient from the results of the survey was that while there was overall massive support for the Campaign’s Aim 1, both Aims 2 and 3 did not attract as much support as had been originally expected. Prof Maras highlighted especially the obstacles Aim 3 (workplace representation) would present along the path to achieve Royal College status. Accordingly, these two aims will now be critically reviewed, and we shall refer back to you in due course.

The Hon Gen Secretary and the Chair of the DCP requested a copy of our Campaign PowerPoint presentation and our Campaign survey, to be shared with the Council and Board of Trustees of the BPS. (A copy of this is on our website and will be updated regularly from now on.)

The way forward over the next six months is now as follows:

1. A review of Aims 2 and 3 will be carried out by your committee as soon and possible and reported back to you.

2. As much publicity for our campaign as possible is now urgently needed during January and February, through letters to Clinical Psychology Forum and equivalents and presentations at workplace, branch, section and divisional meetings, as well as increasing the tempo of the debate on social media. If you haven’t tweeted, posted, updated, written or spoken about the Campaign yet, now is the time to do so.

3. A two-page spread about the Campaign is planned for the March Psychologist, together with accompanying press releases to the professional and national press.

4. Ongoing correspondence about the Campaign in the Psychologist and elsewhere will be vital throughout March and April in the build up to the BPS Conference. Please make sure that you contribute to this in whatever way you can.

5. A symposium about the Campaign and/or a stand is planned for the BPS Conference in May and it is then planned to submit a resolution to BPS Council in June, within the terms of the objects of the Society, proposing the development of the BPS into, or its formation of, a College of Psychologists.

6. If BPS Council fails to address our resolution to our satisfaction, we can then petition them, by writing with the support of one percent of the BPS membership to convene a Special General Meeting and/or hold a ballot of all BPS members on the question in June or July. (We already have one-and-a-half times as many of the “one percent” of BPS members required for the petition).

7. Finally, in due course upon successful achievement of the resolution, we will seek a Royal Patron in order to bring about the establishment of a ‘Royal College of Psychologists’ which we are all seeking.

We need: A Campaign Press Officer, Coaching, Occupational and Sports and Exercise Psychologist Representative for the Committee and Campaign Patrons from Coaching and Sports and Exercise. If you think that you know, or indeed might be, one of these people – Get in touch!

With thanks for all your support this year and wishing you a very happy and restful Christmas in anticipation of an exciting and historic New Year.

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by randomposter » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:13 pm

90 more to reach 1000 in Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists. Could you be one? Sign up now rcpsychol.com Pls RT

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Re: Royal College of Psycholgists Survey

Post by moonbeam » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:02 pm

Bumped this post to attract more attention - although I'm not officially one of the campaigners!

12 more signatures needed to reach 1000 in the campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists. When 1000 signatures are achieved, the campaign team are able to publicise this in the media to attract greater support! I personally think this would be a great move!

For more information and to sign the petition, please follow this link http://www.rcpsychol.com/
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