Our primary vision for student work is that there should be a Christians in Psychology group meeting regularly in every psychology department across the country. A few aims of this group could include:
- encouraging one another in Christian faith;
- critically evaluating psychology in light of Biblical truth;
- exploring how psychology and Christianity can be integrated;
- witnessing to non-Christian peers and staff members.
There are a few groups active so far, each with a different approach. The group at Oxford has a long history with meetings including invited speakers, prayer breakfasts, and debates on a number of different topics. The group at the University of York, started in April 2003, is currently reading through the chapters of David Myers and Malcolm Jeeves' excellent book Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith. In both cases, BACIP has offered support, guidance and resources in a way that is relevant to the needs of the group. We are always happy to hear from any groups already in existence or to help set one up just let us know! Alternatively, one of the sample articles from The Christian Psychologist explains how to set up a University group read it here.
Some universities do not as yet have an active group but do have Christian students in the department. They are also listed in the table below. Please feel free to contact them if you want to know more, or even to propose the start of a Christian Psychology group.
In addition to the groups listed below, BACIP also maintains Regional Groups across the entire United Kingdom.
|University|| ||Contact Person|
|University of Cambridge|| || (SPS)|
|University of Durham|| || (University College)|
| || (Van Mildert College)|
|University of Liverpool|| |
|University of Oxford|| |
|University of York|| |