University of Roehampton co-hosts annual British Association for Counselling (BACP) Conference

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Psychology academics, practitioners and students will gather next week in London for an international leading conference in counselling psychology which is co-hosted by the University of Roehampton and the British Association for Counselling (BACP).

In its twenty third year, The BACP Annual Research Conference 2018 entitled Counselling changes lives: Research that impacts practice will welcome academics, practitioners and students from twenty-three countries across the globe. Presentations, panels and workshops will explore cutting-edge research in counselling psychology and clinical practice on the 11 and 12 May.

Academics, practitioners and students from the Department of Psychology who are presenting at the conference include:

  • Professsor Mick Cooper
  • Dr Jane Hunt and Dr Igi Moon
  • Dr Edith Steffen and Claire Vowell
  • Patricia Joyce
  • Adam Gibson
  • Gina di Malta
  • Tamara Vaughn
  • Dr John Rae and Sarah Cantwell
  • Dr Hilary Bruffell
  • Branca sa Pires
  • Shiri Gurvitz
  • Dr Jean O’Callaghan
  • Emma Kay
  • Meera Dhesi
  • Megan Stafford
  • Dr Jacqueline Hayes
  • Natalie Hadiprodjo

Dr Diane Bray said ‘The conference will showcase scholarship and counselling psychology practice and critical debate for exchanging ideas and learning the latest advances within the field.  We are proud to co-host this major event and hear from world-leading researchers and practitioners as well as current PhD students’

The conference will also see the launch of a major new book that reviews research findings in the child and adolescent therapy field Essential research findings in child and adolescent therapy (Sage publications).  The book is co-edited by Dr Jacqueline Hayes and Professor Mick Cooper and contains two chapters by Dr Hayes reviewing the latest evidence in the field and its implications for practice.

Find out more on the BACP conference website.

Ruth Anderson, a Professional Doctorate student at the University of Roehampton will receive the Certificate of Recognition PCCS Books Student Prize 2018 for her conference submission ‘Cancer patients' experiences of the therapeutic relationship during therapy: a review of studies using a systematic approach’. The award will be given on Friday 11 May at the conference.

100% of the Department of Psychology research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its impact (REF 2014). We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in three distinct areas: psychology, the arts and play therapies, and counselling psychology.