Who we are: Aims and Objectives
The PSI Division of Clinical Psychology promotes the development of clinical psychology as a profession and a science, facilitating the attainment of high standards of professional competence. We provide opportunities for our members to come together with peers and engage in training events and discussion regarding our discipline. We aim to enhance understanding the application and contribution of Clinical Psychology beyond our membership base through collaborative working with our fellow PSI divisions. We aim to develop Clinical Psychology in Ireland through policy development and collaboration with the PSI, the British Psychological Society and other bodies.
Summary information on how to become a member
There are two types of membership of the Division: Full membership and Affiliate Membership.
This is available to clinical psychologists who:
1. Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in clinical psychology and recognised by the Society.
2. Have completed a minimum of 2 years in-service training as a Clinical Psychologist prior to 1987 in accordance with the grandfather clause contained in the Society's 1999 Guidelines for the Employment of Psychologists in the Health Service.
3. Hold a Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology recognised by the Society.
This is available to (i) psychologists who are currently in the process of completing their clinical training on one of the courses or programmes recognised by the PSI; (ii) eligible psychology graduates who are workings as assistants; and (iii) Clinical Psychologists who have trained abroad on a course not recognised specifically by PSI and are awaiting the processing of their application for a Statement of Equivalence.
Graduate Basis for Membership
Those applying for membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology must have existing graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Applications for membership should be endorsed by two referee’s, who are existing members of the Division of Clinical Psychology.
To become a member, complete the online application form and submit this with additional documentation (copies of degree certificates; HSE Letter of validation, if applicable) and the appropriate fee to our Membership Secretary, as per instructions on page one of the application form.
Contacting the Committee: You can contact any member of the Committee via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by writing directly to PSI office, or by phoning the staff in the PSI Office, who will arrange to have your message forwarded to the relevant person.