The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is the learned and professional body for Psychology in the Republic of Ireland. Since its birth in 1970 the Society has grown from a mere 17 members to more than 2,500.
The PSI was established during a time when Psychology as a subject and a profession was in its infancy in Ireland. Since its creation the members of the PSI have helped shape and develop psychology as a science in Ireland and their work and commitment has given Irish psychology a voice and standing on not only the European but also the world stage.
The PSI is committed to maintaining the high standards of practice in Psychology that have been set by its members over the last 40 years and also to exploring new and innovative ways of furthering psychology as a real and applied science.
When the Psychological Society of Ireland was established its primary objective was the advancement of psychology as a pure and applied science in Ireland and elsewhere.
The PSI has helped cultivate a high standard of psychology in Ireland which is visible in both academic and professional settings. These high standards provide psychologists who study and work in Ireland with the qualifications and experience that is needed to gain membership with the PSI.
In addition to promoting a high standard of training and education for psychologists in Ireland the PSI provides its members with professional development and networking opportunities. PSI members receive the Irish Journal of Psychology, a peer-reviewed PSI publication that allows articles and research conducted by Irish psychologists to be read on an international level. Members are also kept up to date on matters in Irish psychology on a monthly basis with the PSI’s magazine The Irish Psychologist. The PSI are involved in the organizing and running of annual scientific and professional conferences, lectures and educational events along with supporting the Annual Student Conference in conjunction with the Northern Irish branch of the British Psychological Society.
In an effort to further ensure high standards in all areas of psychology in Ireland the PSI oversaw the establishment of Divisions and Special Interest Groups (SIG), membership of which is based on the applicants experience and qualifications. Each Division or SIG deals with a specific area and provides lectures, resources, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and a voice for psychologists not only within the PSI but within Ireland.
Since its inception the PSI has had and continues to have, many dealings with various government agencies with the aim of protecting, promoting and furthering the profession of psychology in Ireland. By having attained membership of both the European Federation of Psychology Associations and the International Union of Psychological Societies, the PSI is ensuring that Irish psychology is well represented not only in the European, but worldwide.
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