Ref NoBPS/001/10/01/01
TitleBPS Committee on Training in Psychology 1963-1975
Extent1-bound volume
DescriptionMinutes of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Committee on Training in Psychology, later Standing Advisory Committee on Training in Psychology

cut and pasted typed text.

Details contained inside are mostly concerning:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, careers in Psychology, courses to be included in the new section of 'careers in psychology', student enrolment in psychology courses, terms of reference, course approvals, elections and other matters.
FormatBound Volume
NotesThe History of Psychology Centre is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our users. Be aware that our catalogue contains historic terminology relating to mental health which could be considered offensive. The terminology exists within the original record and has been retained to inform users on viewpoints at the time. It in no way reflects the attitudes of the cataloguers or the British Psychological Society.
Wellcome Ref: PSY/BPS/1/4/4
Related MaterialBPS/001/11/04/03/02/01 BPS Committee on the Implications of the Summerfield Report 1969-1971
AUD/002/OHP 35 Oral History interview with John Radford.
AUD/002/OHP 35
AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment.
Location16: Wellcome Library
AdminHistoryThe British Psychological Society Committee on Training in Psychology was founded in 1949 [Council Minutes 4 April 1949] to advise Council on problems arising in postgraduate training reporting at the 1951 Annual General Meeting ' [Report of the Committee on the Post Graduate Training of Psychologists' Bulletin of the British Psychological Society vol 2 No 13 page 73-74].

The Committee was then re-appointed in to advise on both postgraduate and undergraduate problems reporting at the 1953 Annual Conference 'Report of the Training Committee' Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 1953 No 19 pages 5-10] and became a Standing Committee of the British Psychological Society Council.

The Committee undertook a survey of training and appointments of 1949-1951 graduates [See Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 1956 No 28 pp 29-50 'British Psychologists 1949-1961 their Training and Placement'], launched a conference of department heads, coordinated with the Committee of Professional Psychologists on lobbying for an increase and standards for training and produced a 'Careers in Psychology' schools leaflet (1960, revised edition 1963, 'Psychology and Pyshcologists: A Pamphlet for Schools'1970), a survey of all first years students (1962), the role of the Society as an examining body; responses of employer s to the training of students in psychology; recognition and approval of new postgraduate courses and publication of 'Postgraduate Training Courses in Psychology'

Many of its functions especially Course recognition were transferred to the Professional Affairs Board which was created in 1974. It continued to exist for a short period as an advisory committee and then became the Standing Advisory Committee on Education in Psychology in1976 [reporting to the Scientific Affairs Board] not meeting but corresponding with other committees and on behalf of the Society preparing responses on relevent matters. In 1985 the creation of the 'Working Party on Matters that Cross the Binary Divide' and the 'Special Group of Teachers of Psychology' took over the remaining roles of the Standing Advisory Committee on Education in Psychology and it was dissoved early in 1986.
1950-1951 Chair Rex Knight
1952- 1954 Chair R W Russell
1955-1956 Chair Alec Roger
1957 Leslie Hearnshaw
1958 -1959 Chair Dermot Staker
1960 -1961 Chair J B Parry
1962 -1966 Chair George Westby
1967 - 1969 Chair Grace Rawlings
1970 - 1971 Chair Philip Williams Hon Sec David Castell
1972 - 1985 Chair John Radford

Compiled by Claire Jackson BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.
RulesDescription compiled in line with the following standard
ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description
ArchNoteCompiled by Mike Maskill BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.

Show related Persons records.

BPS/GB/367The British Psychological Society; Committee on Training of Psychologists; 1950-19851950-1985
BPS/GB/183Radford; John Kirby (1931-); Professor; Hon MBPsS, FBPsS, FRSA, FRAI1931-
BPS/GB/25Rawlings; Grace (1909-1988); OBE, FBPsS1909-1988
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