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Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour.
Sport and exercise psychologist
A registrant in this part of the Register may use the title 'practitioner psychologist' and / or 'registered psychologist'. They will also be entitled to use one or more of the domain-specific titles, depending on their individual registration.
The profession of psychology is divided into seven areas or ‘domains’ of practice. The domains that will be regulated are:
Sport and exercise psychologists
Number of registrants: 21,613 (01/07/16)
Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and / or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Association of Educational Psychologists
Current renewal start date: 01 June 2015
Current renewal end date: 31 May 2017
Next renewal start date: 01 June 2017
Next renewal end date: 31 May 2019
Standards of proficiency - Practitioner psychologists
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