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WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY?

The Objectives of the Society are to promote and advance the scientific study and professional practice of psychology for the benefit of the community; to promote the dissemination of psychological knowledge and education, locally, nationally and internationally; and to promote high standards and guide ethical practice in the teaching, research, professional training and practice of psychology.

WHY JOIN THE SOCIETY?

By joining this learned and professional body for psychologists, you are investing in your professional study and professionalism. It reflects your aspiration to represent the highest possible standards and be networked with our professional and membership groups with similar interests that drive changes in your profession.

WHO CAN BECOME MEMBER?

The Membership consists of Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Associate Fellows and Graduate Members.

 

Graduate Members shall have satisfied the Council one of the following conditions:

  1. a bachelor degree from an institution recognized by the Council at a minimum lower 2nd class honours level or a GPA of 3.0 with psychology as the major subject taking no less than 8 courses in different areas of psychology covering at least Research Methods in Psychology and 5 out of the 6 following fundamental areas: Biological / Physiological Psychology, Developmental /Child Psychology, Cognitive Psychology /Perception /Learning /Memory, Personality /Individual Differences, Social Psychology, and History of Psychology/Contemporary Issues in Psychology; or
  2. a postgraduate qualification in psychology from an institution recognized by the Council covering the courses and fundamental areas of psychology as specified in (i) above; or
  3. such other qualification in psychology as the Council shall approve.

 

Associate Fellows must be a Graduate Member or shall have satisfied the Council that s/he possesses the requirements for Graduate Membership and shall have satisfied the Council that s/he has complied with the following conditions:

  1. a Master degree in Psychology; and 3 years’
  2. full-time relevant post-qualification working experience.

 

Fellows must be Associate Fellows or has been eligible for associate fellowship for at least ten years at the time of their election, and have contributed in a significant manner to the advancement of psychology as a science or as a profession.

 

Honorary Fellows are elected from time to time at the Annual General Meeting on the recommendation of the Council.

WHO CAN BECOME AFFILIATES?

(i) No professional qualification shall be required on the part of a candidate for election as an Affiliate provided that s/he has a long standing interest in psychology or that his or her professional occupation is normally with a genuine interest in psychology.

(ii) Members or Fellows of the Society no longer resident in Hong Kong may apply to be elected overseas affiliates with the same privileges, rights and duties as affiliates resident in Hong Kong while, recognising the impracticality for the Society of international surveillance, the Society will no longer be bound to seek an overseas affiliate’s adherence to its Code of Professional Conduct.

(iii) Affiliates are not Members of the Society, and shall not represent themselves as such.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All applicants shall attach to their Application Form an application fee $450 which shall be non-refundable, but which shall constitute a credit toward Membership or Affiliateship fee if the applicant is elected.

There is an Annual Subscription, which at present is as follows:

    As from 1 June 2012
Honorary Fellows   Nil
Fellows   $700
Associate Fellows   $600
Graduate Members   $450
Affiliates   $310

Subscriptions are payable in advance on 1 June each year. There is no pro-rata payment of annual subscription, except for transfer to a higher grade of membership.

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY?

 

Persons who consider themselves qualified to become members must complete an Application Form

The applicants for membership must normally be proposed and seconded by two members of the Society who know the applicants personally and are prepared to provide information with regard to their qualifications for membership.

If the applicants for membership are unable to find a Proposer and Seconder, they should supply 2 relevant academic/professional references. The References of Member Form

After completion, the Application Form should be sent to the Chair of the Membership & Professional Standards Committee at the registered address of the Society given above.

All relevant transcripts and other documents required on the Application Form and an application fee $450 must be enclosed with the Form. An application which is not supported by the required enclosures will not be processed. 

All applicants are required to sign a Declaration and an Undertakig to abide by the Society's Code of Professional Conduct

HOW TO BECOME AN AFFILIATE?

Persons who wish to become Affiliates can use the Membership Application Form stating the nature and duration of their interest in psychology and their professional standing and occupation.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS?

The Clinical Division was founded in 1981. It consists of qualified Clinical Psychologists, who have obtained a Master’s or higher degree in Clinical Psychology and apply their specialist knowledge and skills in the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychological problems and promotion of better psychological well-being.

The Educational Division was founded in 1987. It consists of qualified Educational Psychologists who have obtained a Master’s or higher degree in Educational Psychology. The members are involved in research, teaching, and/or applying their specialist knowledge and skills in the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems arising as a function of the schooling of children and young people.

The Industrial-Organisational Division was founded in 2000. It consists of qualified Industrial-Organisational Psychologists who have obtained a Master’s or higher degree in Industrial-Organisational Psychology. The members are employed in private, public and academic sectors, and work in areas including organisational consultancy, organisational research, personnel selection, psychometric testing, job design, performance management and appraisal, change management, consumer behaviour, human factors, and training and development.

The Counselling Psychology Division was formally inaugurated in August 2006. It consists of qualified Counselling Psychologists who have obtained a Master’s or higher degree in Counselling Psychology. The members are employed in private, public and academic sectors to deliver psychologically-based interventions or programmes which are tailor-made to fit the needs of individuals, families, groups and organisations.

From time to time the Divisions arrange meetings, workshops and seminars, aiming at the continuous sharpening and updating of the professional knowledge and skills of the members. They also publish material relevant to the practice of their specialty and for the information of the general public.

The names and specialty of the members of the divisions are indicated in the published Register of the Society.

 

HOW TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE DIVISIONS?

An applicant for Divisional membership must be a Member of the Society. For application details, please go to the respective webpage:

Division of Clinical Psychology

Division of Educational Psychology 

Division of Industrial-Organisational Psychology

Division of Counselling Psychology

 

WHAT ARE THE AIMS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL REGISTER OF PSYCHOLOGISTS?

As a first step towards the statutory registration of psychologists in Hong Kong and to provide the general public with the means to identify qualified practitioners who are bound by the Society's Code of Professional Conduct to provide a safe, effective, reliable and accountable service, the Society has established a Professional Register of qualified psychologists in 1993. The Directory of Registered Psychologists can be viewed on the Society's webpage. The Registrar issues a Certificate of Registration to Registered Psychologists for public display at the place of practice of the member upon request. The membership of the Register must be renewed every year in order to ensure that the members are actively practising and enhancing their professional knowledge and skills. The current Admission Fee is $500 and the annual Membership Fee is $200 as from 1 June 2012. The Registrar issues a Certificate of Registration to Registered Psychologists to the member upon request.

 

An applicant for registration must be a Member of the Society, possess a higher degree in psychology obtained from an institution recognized by the Society, and have at least one year of post qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable to the Council. Psychologists who want to register with the Hong Kong Psychological Society should download the Application Form for Registered Psychologist  and send the completed Form with the necessary enclosures to the Registrar at the Society's registered address.

An applicant for registration must be a Member of the Society, possess a higher degree in psychology obtained from an institution recognized by the Society, and have at least one year of post qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable to the Council.

Psychologists who wish to have their names inscribed in the Register should download the Application Form for Registered Psychologist and send the completed Form with the necessary enclosures to the Registrar at the Society's registered address.

 

An applicant for registration must be a Member of the Society, possess a higher degree in psychology obtained from an institution recognized by the Society, and have at least one year of post qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable to the Council.

Psychologists who wish to have their names inscribed in the Register should download the Application Form for Registered Psychologist  and send the completed Form with the necessary enclosures to the Registrar at the Society's registered address.

An applicant for registration must be a Member of the Society, possess a higher degree in psychology obtained from an institution recognized by the Society, and have at least one year of post qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable to the Council.

Psychologists who wish to have their names inscribed in the Register should download the Application Form for Registered Psychologist and send the completed Form with the necessary enclosures to the Registrar at the Society's registered address.

 

DOCUMENTS ON MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

PERSONAL DATA (PRIVACY ORDINANCE)

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy Ordinance), the Society would like to inform applicants and Members of the following:

    1. On a permanent basis, the Society holds personal data of its current and past members. In order for the Society to process all applications for membership or for changes in membership in accordance with the Regulations of the Society, it is necessary for the applicant to supply the Society with personal data.

    2. The information requested in the application form is needed for the identification of the person and her/his educational and professional qualifications. The information is retained, so that in the case of later disputes, the qualifications forming the basis for the membership can be ascertained. The information may also be needed in connection with election to a higher status of membership.

    3. The data held by the Society relating to applicants and to Members will be kept confidential, but

       

      1. The title, full name and membership status of Members will appear in the Society Membership Directory on the Society website, and these details may be released by the Society upon request; and
      2. The Society may provide such information to: 
        (1) Any person under the duty of confidentiality to the Society, that is to staff members of the Society and to the members of the Council and its relevant Committees and Divisions, and 
        (2) Any third party holding a court order for the disclosure of the information.

       

       

    4. The Society does not hold any personal data of persons whose applications for membership have been rejected by the Council on the recommendation of the Membership and Professional Standards Committee. The application forms and all supporting documents will be destroyed six months after the applicant has been informed of the rejection. Thereafter the Society only retains minutes to say that an application from a person of such a name has been rejected.

    5. Under the Ordinance:

      1. Any individual has the right to check whether the Society holds data about him or her, and the right of access to such data,
      2. Any Member has the right to require the Society to correct data relating to him or her, which are shown to be inaccurate,
      3. Any Member has the right to ascertain the Society’s policy and practice in relation to personal data and to be informed of the kind of personal data held by the Society.

       

    6. In accordance with the terms of the Ordinance, the Society has the right to charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any requests for access to personal data.

    7. Requests for access to data or correction of data or for information regarding policies and practices of data should be addressed to the Chair, Membership & Professional Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Psychological Society at the Society’s official address.

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