Professional Registration

The Registration Board of the Hong Kong Psychological Society was set up in May 1994. The Professional Register contains the names and specialties of qualified psychologists recognized by the Hong Kong Psychological Society.

 

Registered psychologists are Members of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and are bound by the Society's Code of Professional conduct.

 

A Registered Psychologist must

  1. Be a Member other than an Honorary Fellow of the Society in good standing, AND
  2. Normally possess a higher degree in psychology obtained from an institution recognized by the Society, AND
  3. Have at least one year of post qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable by the Council.

 

Complaints

Any complaint against a Registered Psychologist will be pursued according to the Procedures for Handling Complaints set out in the Appendix to the By-Laws. Breach of the Society's Code of Professional Conduct, upon the order of the Council, can lead to removal from the Register the name of the psychologist concerned.

 

Use of Abbreviations

Members of the Society whose names appear on the Professional Register, are entitled to use the designation ‘Registered Psychologist’. The use of titles in abbreviation is as follows:

(i)     RP(HKPS) : Registered Psychologist
(ii)    RCP(HKPS) : Registered Psychologist who is also a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
(iii)   REP(HKPS) : Registered Psychologist who is also a member of the Division of Educational Psychology
(iv)   RCoP(HKPS) : Registered Psychologist who is also a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
(v)    RIOP(HKPS) : Registered Psychologist who is also a member of the Division of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

 

Society-based Professional Registration

The public is reminded that at this moment there is no legal requirement for a person to register in order to practice as a psychologist in Hong Kong. Until a statutory list of qualified psychologists appears, the Registration Board of the Hong Kong Psychological Society will assume the responsibility for registration of qualified psychologists and will regularly update the Society-based Register.