LevelSubSeries
Ref NoBPS/002/2/06
TitleBPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) 1959-1966
Date1959-1975
Extent3-Transfer cases
DescriptionSeries consisting of minute books and correspondence relating to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical).

Includes

BPS/002/02/06/01 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) I
BPS/002/02/06/02 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) II
BPS/002/02/06/03 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) III
BPS/002/02/06/04 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) IV
BPS/002/02/06/05 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) V
BPS/002/02/06/06 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) Register, Attendance
BPS/002/02/06/07 BPS English Division of Professional Psychologists (Education and Clinical) working Party on the Role of Psychologists in General Hospitals
BPS/002/02/06/07a Papers of Alan R.Dabbs I
BPS/002/02/06/07b Papers of Alan R.Dabbs II
BPS/002/02/06/08 BPS Committee of Professional Psychologists (Mental Health) English Division-SubSeries.

For historical background and early years of the DPP see disk number 25 in the Visual archive when Grace Rawlings delivers a talk entitled 'Reminiscences at the 21st birthday anniversary luncheon of the Division of Professional Psychologists' c 1980
Ref: Aud/001/25

Sources: Biographical details taken from 'The British Psychological Society, 1901-1961' a supplement to BPS Bulletin written by Kenna, John C. (BPS London) 1962 and the BPS website <www.bps.org.uk> (viewed 06/12/2004)
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.
Transferred to Wellcome - not yet on catalogue use this reference number to request.
Related MaterialFor historical background and early years of the DPP see disk number 25 in the Visual archive when Grace Rawlings delivers a talk entitled "Reminiscences at 21st birthday anniversary luncheon of the Division of Professional Psychologists" c 1980 Ref: Aud/001/25
See BPS/001/3/02/01/21 BPS Council Papers 1966 for proposal to change name of EDPP to DECP Division of Education and Child Psychology
RelatedRecordAUD/001/25
BPS/002/2/06/08
AUD/001/25
AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment
AccessStatusOpen
Location13: BPS History of Psychology Centre, London
16: Wellcome Library
TermClinical psychology
Child psychology
Educational psychology
AdminHistoryUnder the Society's new Articles and By-Laws two separate Divisions one the English Division of Professional Psychologists and the other the Scottish Division replaced the Committee of Professional Psychologists (Mental Health) in 1959. These Divisions have no committee between them and the council but which, like the old committee were "concerned with the standards of professional education and knowledge and professional conduct of members or some of them". These divisions, and the committee out of which they grew, have kept a watchful eye on the conditions under which psychologists are employed and, for example, have sought to preserve the independence of psychology in the medical field, where the clinical psychologist is regarded, not as a mere auxilary, but as providing a service parallel to that provided by hospital departments of physics or biochemistry. They have vigorously promoted better training and standards of practice for educational and clinical psychologists; they have arranged lectures and courses and conferences on various topics. They have set up Working Parties, produced abstracts for their members and provided opportunities. They played a prominent part in the preparation of reports and psychological matters that the Society has submitted to various Government Committees and Royal Commissions.
It was felt to be divisive to other Society members and Professional was dropped from the title of the Divisions of Education and Child Psychology and of Clinical Psychology in 1966.

Today the Division of the British Psychological Society is concerned with educational and child psychology and promoting the application of psychology to the general well-being and development of schools, children and young people.
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.

Persons
CodePersonNameDates
BPS/GB/80The British Psychological Society; Division of Educational & Child Psychology; 1967-; (DECP)1967-
BPS/GB/25Rawlings; Grace (1909-1988); OBE, FBPsS1909-1988
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