BACP's 19th annual research conference is co-hosted by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and takes place in Birmingham on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May.
Built on a reputation for excellence, this two-day conference offers a wealth of research compiled by those working at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy and provides a plethora of evidence, information and networking opportunities to those within the industry and anyone interested in the development of the profession.
The conference is preceded by a workshop on the evening of Thursday 9 May, led by Professor Michael Lambert, exploring how to use clinical support tools to enhance counselling outcomes. Professor Lambert also features as keynote speaker during the two-day conference, along with Professor Roz Shafran, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading and founder of the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence Based Psychological Treatment.
The conference will be opened by Amanda Hawkins, Chair of BACP and Sťamus Sheedy, Cathaoirleach of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. After an acknowledgement of Katherine McArthur from the University of Strathclyde, winner of the BACP Outstanding Research Award 2012, the initial presentations will be introduced by Dr Andrew Reeves, Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal.
Nearly 100 research projects will be presented over the two-day conference, covering subjects as diverse as supervision, school-based counselling and poetry therapy. One recurring theme which is the subject of several papers is multi-lingual therapists, and in particular the challenges and benefits of counselling in a second or third language.
More information about the research conference, including the conference brochure, full abstracts, speaker biographies and venue information can be found on the research pages of the BACP website here: http://tinyurl.com/c4s55qf