DHP-Scotland, the Scottish Branch of the Division of Health Psychology, held its first Annual General Meeting on 25th February 2004. All DHP members living in Scotland automatically become members of DHP-Scotland. If you would like to become a member of DHP please see the How to join section.
The rest of this section of the website provides information on the Mission Statement, Aims and activities of DHP-Scotland, plus contact details of the DHP-Scotland committee.
MISSION STATEMENT AND AIMS
The mission of DHP-Scotland:
To contribute to health, health-care and illness outcomes in Scotland by the application of psychological theory, research and practice.
The aims of DHP-Scotland shall be:
1. To study scientifically the psychological processes of health, illness and health care
2. To apply psychology to:
a) the promotion and maintenance of health
b) the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health
c) the enhancement of wellbeing in those affected by illness or disability
3. To develop professional skills in research, consultancy and teaching/training
Division of Health Psychology : Scotland
Who we are and what we do…
DHP-Scotland, the Scottish Branch of the Division of Health Psychology, held its first Annual General Meeting on 25th February 2004. Since then we have held AGM's and Scientific Meetings, where we have welcomed a range of speakers on many aspects of health and health psychology from across the UK. We also hold three additional meetings of the DHP-Scotland Committee every year. Our general aims are to promote health psychology and support health psychologists working across Scotland. All DHP members living in Scotland automatically become members of DHP-Scotland.
The Committee includes members from across Scotland, and includes health psychologists working in the NHS and in academia. We also have two postgraduate representatives on the Committee and any students studying health psychology at postgraduate level are encouraged to make contact and to attend our meetings. We also aim to hold special events for Postgraduates from time to time. One of our major successes has been developing a pilot of NHS funded, 2 years full-time Stage 2 training posts for health psychologists, working on the Scottish Government's health improvement targets, which started in January 2008. We are also currently working to establish a seconded post for a health psychologist in the Scottish Government.
Please visit our DHP Scotland website