What is NIAPF?

NIAPF is primarily a group for enthusiastic assistant/associate psychologists currently working within Northern Ireland and aspiring towards a professional career in psychology. 

We do however welcome recent psychology graduates and those working in related fields to come along to our meetings.


 What does NIAPF do?

 NIAPF meets every 2-3 months in Belfast or surrounding areas. We regularly have guest speakers, mostly local Clinical Psychologists, speaking on a range of current clinical and professional issues. 


Guest Speakers 2011/2012

- Clinical Psychology trainees from Queen's University spoke about their experiences of the course and advice on the application process.

 -Dr Bernadette Salisbury, a Clinical Psychologist from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust spoke about 'Borderline Personality Disorder'.

- Dr Kevin Dyer, the course director of the Diploma/MSc in Applied Psychology in QUB, provided information and advice for applying.

Dr Tracy Millar, a Clinical Psychologist from the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust spoke about 'Community Psychology'.

- Dr Ian Taylor, a Clinical Neuropsychologist from the Northern HSC Trust gave a presentation on neuropsychological profiles.

- Dr Geraldine Scott Hayes, a Clinical Psychologist from the Belfast Trust spoke about 'Peri-natal Psychology'.


 Peer Support

NIAPF also provides the invaluable opportunity for peer support among assistants/associates working across all specialism's within the 5 Health Trusts in Northern Ireland.


The Committee

NIAPF is co-ordinated by a voluntary committee, re-elected every 12 months.

A new committee has been recently elected. Their details will be updated here shortly.




We are always seeking individuals to speak at our meetings. If you are a Clinical Psychologist and are willing to discuss any topic related to your work or research, please get in contact with us at niapf@yahoo.co.uk .