IMPORTANT NOTICE: Membership in SPS does not in itself imply that one is qualified to practice psychology in Singapore
- Implemented 28 August 2009 – For purpose of authenticity, SPS will require original academic transcripts to be mailed directly from the home institution. Copies of employment records, certificates & other supporting documents must be certified true copy by the awarding university, awarding organization, Advocate & Solicitor (Non-Family Member), a Notary Public, a Justice of Peace or embassy ONLY
- Reinstatement of lapsed membership attracts a reinstament fee and backpayment of past dues. If your membership has lapsed and have not received a reminder from SPS, please contact us (click here) for clarification.
SPS Constitution was amended in November 2004
The SPS does not correspond to queries on membership eligibility. Applicants are advised to examine the eligibility crtieria and apply accordingly. Criteria and categories of membership are as follows:
For eligibility to apply, the intending members shall meet the following requirements:
a. STUDENT MEMBER
For the Student Member (S$30.00 per year), the minimum requirement shall be full time or part time study with one or more Psychology courses in a tertiary institution.
The following group discount for student membership applications apply to Psychology students studying at Singapore universities:
1. For 50 applicants, 25% of the processing fee will be waived; 2. For 100 applicants, 50% of the processing fee will be waived; 3. For 150 or more applicants, 75% of the processing fee will be waived.
For bulk processing of application forms (with relevant documents and fees), they have to be submitted via your institution’s student representative and forwarded to the Secretariat’s office.
b. AFFILIATE MEMBER
For the Affiliate Member (S$45.00 per year), the minimum requirement shall be a degree in any discipline, recognised by the Society
c. ASSOCIATE MEMBER
For the Associate Member/Overseas Associate (S$60.00 per year), the minimum qualifications are one of the following:
(1) Degree with 50% of curriculum in Psychology.
(2) General degree in Psychology.
(3) Honours degree in Psychology.
(4) Master s degree in Psychology.
d. FULL MEMBER
For the Full Member (S$75.00 per year), the minimum qualifications are one of the following:
(1) A Bachelor degree in psychology or equivalent, or a Master’s degree in psychology or equivalent, recognised by the Society, with 2 years relevant work experience.
(2) A Bachelor degree in psychology or equivalent, recognised by the Society, together with a further qualification in psychology which may be a Master’s or a Doctoral degree or equivalent.
(3) A Master s or a Doctoral degree or a post graduate professional qualification in a specialized field in psychology from a recognised academic institution, such qualification having entailed supervised practical training of not less than 400 hours in a variety of settings.
(4) A licensed, chartered or registered psychologist legally entitled to practise as a professional psychologist in one of the following countries or states: an Australian state, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom or Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or such other countries as the Council may from time to time determine.
(5) Full membership with an overseas national psychological society recognised by the Society
OVERSEAS STUDENT/ASSOCIATE/FULL MEMBER
Overseas Student Member/Associate/Full Members shall fulfill the requirements as at (a), (b), or (c) above, and they reside overseas.
Only members appropriately qualified under clauses VII 2(c), (3)or (4) shall be entitled to use the following designations; Clinical Psychologist; Counselling Psychologist; Educational Psychologist; Industrialor Occupational Psychologist or any combination of these latter terms.
A Fellow must be well-established and has made substantial original contribution to the advancement of psychological knowledge or practice. Fellows of the SPS shall either be proposed by Fellows of overseas psychological societies or by the Council. Honorary Fellows shall be unanimously invited by the Council after seeking the counsel of eminent psychologists within and beyond Singapore.
UPGRADING OF MEMBERSHIP
A member who is interested to upgrade his/her membership would still be required to pay dues as stated in the due reminder however the person would be given a grace period of 3 months to submit the relevant documents for upgrading by where he/she only has to top up the difference in membership fees. Membership processing fee applies.
VOLUNTEERING WITH SPS You are welcome to serve with the Singapore Psychological Society. For more information on how you may help, please contact us (click here) .
volunteers are needed for the following :-
(1) Website development & maintenance
(2) Operations Support Team
(3) Professional Outreach Team
(4) Special Interest Group Leaders (for Counselling, Clinical, I/O etc.)
BPS JOURNALS Annual subscriptions to any of these journals are available at a 40% discount to bona fide members.
• British Journal of Psychology
• British Journal of Clinical Psychology
• British Journal of Developmental Psychology
• British Journal of Educational Psychology
• British Journal of Health Psychology
• British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
• British Journal of Social Psychology
• Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
• Legal and Criminological Psychology
• Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
• Journal of Neuropsychology
Contact Julie Neason by e-mail: Julie.Neason@bps.org.uk
Tel: +44(0) 116 252 9580
Fax: +44(0) 116 247 0787
Mail : Julie Neason, Journals Manager, The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, LEICESTER, LE1 7DR, UK
The SPS supports members in their ongoing career development and strives to maintain and improve the quality of the psychological services that members provide in various ways:
Recognition of professional standing – eligible to use the acronym of MSPS
Code of Conduct and Ethical Issues - guidelines to safeguard client’s welfare and the integrity of the profession. Members are required to abide by the Code of Professional Ethics. A copy of the Code is available on the website: http://www.singaporepsychologicalsociety.org/code.cfm
Professional Development – the society brings members with common interests together through its regular special interest groups and regular meetings.
Annual General Meeting – full members have voting rights and are kept updated on society matters as well as future directions at the AGM.
Events – the society runs talks on various topics (see calendar of events in SPS website). Discounted registration fees are available for members. Subsidised rates are available to student members.
Member Discounts – eligible members are entitled to discounts for talks and workshops organised by the society
SPS Membership Directory – general public can search the SPS membership registry online to find out whether a psychologist is a current SPS member
Networking Opportunities – provides an avenue for networking with others to communicate, exchange ideas, knowledge and information through social events exclusively for members as well as other SPS functions.
Psychology Student – the society offers membership to psychology students at a reduced rate. Student members are encouraged to network with other practicing psychologists at SPS functions.
Ezine – All members are updated on psychology related news and society matters through our electronic news bulletins.