Eligibility for Membership

Membership Criteria

Applications are invited from those registered with the GMC, GDC, NMC, HCPC, Clinical Psychologists, and University-based Academics.

Psychotherapists and Postgraduate Counsellors may be eligible for membership but please contact National Office with details of your CV and training (preferably electronically), who will then pass your application to the Academic and Accreditation Committee for decision.

Student membership (at a reduced subscription rate of £45) shall be open to students on courses leading to qualifications which would render them eligible for membership.

Holding a degree in psychology is NOT in itself a clinical qualification and BSCAH does not accept hypnotherapy qualifications as clinical qualifications.

For those who wish to pursue research rather than clinical interests, a degree in psychology IS acceptable and those with first or further degrees who are pursuing academic careers fulfil the criteria of eligibility.