Benefits


As well as becoming part of growing community of business psychology practitioners, being a member of the Association for Business Psychology offers you a wide range of benefits.

Click on each heading below to find out more.

  • Access to professional resources


    Sharing knowledge is a cornerstone of the ABP and as a result, the Association is able to offer its members access to a wide range of professional resources, including:

    • Book reviews Written by members, these offer a review of the text's purpose, key themes, content and authority on the subject
    • Feature articles Covering a wide range of topics, these thought pieces share the views of practitioners and clients on key issues pertaining to the application of psychology in the workplace
    • Event presentations* As part of our Local Events offering, members often write up a summary of the key points from the session to share with others who could not attend the event
    • Training Courses A programme of 1-day courses for those interested in the practice of Business Psychology

    *Please note that some of these resources are accessible in the Members area only.

  • Keeping you up to date


    The ABP uses a wide range of communication channels to help its members stay up to date, with access to industry news, the latest research and thinking from the field of Business Psychology.  These include:

    • Regular email alerts Providing information on forthcoming events, conferences and other ABP activities
    • Quarterly Newsletters With a round of ABP news and themed feature articles, they are a one stop shop for the busy ABP member
    • New articles every week The ABP has just launched its new website, as as part of this revamp the Association is committed to publishing new content very week, including articles and job vacancies
    • Publications The ABP are a busy bunch and are often asked to write or contribute to articles.  The publications section of the website gives members access to these latest thought pieces
  • Excellent networking opportunities


    Our members are an eclectic mix of highly experienced independent practitioners, consultants working for the UK’s top business psychology firms, in-house consultants, academics, HR professionals and aspiring business psychologists.

    With a strong in-built desire for connecting with each other, our members can take advantage of the following resources to help them network:

    • Regional Groups Established in London and the North West, they are a hive of member activity and offer a regular speaker programme
    • Local Networks Set up as informal and friendly networking groups, members get together to discuss hot topics, share ideas and connect with fellow practitioners
    • Annual Conference Bringing together an excellent line up of keynotes, session speakers and entertainment programme, this flagship event is a must in most ABP members newtorking calendar
    • ABP Connections A new service for the Association, ABP Connections helps members connect and knowledge share, as well allowing the general public to find relevant business psychology service providers
    • ABP LinkedIn Group Providing a forum for members to post content, find answers, advertise and view jobs, as well as make contacts and establish themselves as industry experts
  • Careers advice & Jobs Board


    New for 2013, the ABP now offers a dedicated Resources section and Jobs Board, offering advice for new and aspiring Business Psychologists, as well as access to the latest vacancies:

    • Jobs board Advertising the latest jobs for business psychologists and other related disciplines, including full time, part time, internships and contract positions
    • Volunteering opportunities Develop your career by becoming an ABP volunteer. Discover what opportunities are currently available, as well as the benefits of getting involved
    • How to guides Written with the aspiring Business Psychologist in mind, these guides offer informal careers advice on how get into the industry and what to do once you get there
    • ABP Accredited University courses The ABP University Accreditation programme gives students guidance on which courses will provide a suitable pathway to the discipline of Business Psychology
  • Professional recognition


    The ABP is a well established representing body withing the field of Business Psychology, and as a result members of the Association enjoy the following benefits:

    • Designatory letters As a member of the ABP you can use the letters MABP (Member of the Association of Business Psychologists) after your name
    • ABP logo* Members can use the ABP logo on their stationery and business cards
    • University Accreditation scheme This scheme offers Universities the opportunity to have their courses professional recognised as providing a suitable pathway to the discipline of Business Psychology

     

    * The ABP logo can be downloaded from the Members area

  • Influence & engagement


    The ABP's primary purpose is to champion Business Psychology, and by doing so we continually work to be the home and the voice for our members.  Whether this representation be on government policy, governance of the discipline, or in the media, ABP members can be assured that the Association working on their behalf to influence and engage:

    • Representation The ABP proactively seeks to represent its members in relation policy decisions. This has included being instrumental in ensuring that business psychology remained self-regulating and the term 'psychologist' was not protected under the HCPC regulations
    • Media opportunities The ABP is often asked to comment and contribute to pieces and by doing so raise the profile of Business Psychology,  Where appropriate, the ABP also seeks to involve its members in these opportunities
  • Member discounts


    By belonging to the ABP, members are entitled to a range of discounts on the following professional services, with more offers to follow shortly:

    • Professional liability & Indemnity Insurances from Oxygen Insurance Oxygen Professional Risks is a specialist provider of insurance products to the psychological and other people-based professions.

      Whilst not compulsory, Professional Indemnity insurance is essential for those members who are self employed or owners of small businesses, to secure protection against all allegations of professional negligence.