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BACP Research Conference 2011
17th Annual BACP Research Conference
6-7 May 2011, Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre. Co-hosted by Society for Psychotherapy Research UK
"Research and practice"
As we look forward to the 17th annual BACP research conference, we are delighted that SPR (UK) is joining us to co-host the conference next May in Liverpool. Those who regularly attend the research conference will need no persuading of the need to develop and engage with evidence and the value of knowledge transfer. The conference is a friendly event which aims to educate, engage and entertain and it is a great opportunity to meet with fellow researchers and practitioners for discussion and debate about existing and emerging research.
This two-day conference has much to offer those working in the counselling and psychotherapy world, including researchers, students, trainers, providers and practitioners. Come and join us for what promises to be an excellent event.
***Please note the change to booking procedure - more information is at the bottom of this page***
We will be joined at the conference by two leading figures in the field who will offer keynote presentations, Professor Michael Barkham from the University of Sheffield and Dr Thomas Schroder from the University of Nottingham. Professor Barkham will present ‘'Re-privileging practitioners at the heart of practice-based evidence' on Friday 6 May, and Professor Schroder, President of SPR (UK) will present ‘Researching therapists and their practice - a shift of perspective' on Saturday 7 May.
There will be a pre-conference workshop on Thursday 5 May entitled, 'Counselling in Schools Practice Research Network', presented by Professor Michael Barkham, Andy Hill and members of the Counselling in Schools Practice Research Network. Anyone attending the conference is welcome to come along to this pre-conference workshop free of charge which will take place at 6.00-7.30pm, Thursday 5 May 2011, in the Hornby Room at Liverpool Marriott Hotel.
Conference brochure and conference booking form
Conference booking form
Conference draft programmes
The conference will take place at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, 6-7 May 2011.
Who will be there?
Built on a reputation for excellence, this two-day conference has much to offer those working in the counselling and psychotherapy world, including researchers, students, trainers, providers and practitioners.
It is anticipated that four strands will run simultaneously on each day with papers and workshops running throughout the day. Presentations are placed in strands, grouped to form coherent themes which run throughout the event giving you a wide choice from a varied programme. Posters will be presented separately; posters are displayed throughout the event and poster presenters have one minute in which to address the whole conference in order to attract interest to their research and visitors to their poster. An abstract booklet is available well in advance so delegates can plan their conference attendance. Free movement between strands is encouraged and booking for particular sessions in advance is not necessary, although sessions should not be interrupted once they are underway. Papers last for 30 minutes, workshops are for 60 minutes and symposia presentations are for 90 minutes, and each presentation allows for Q&A and feedback session.
Important notice about changes in booking procedure
Delegate bookings for this event does not include accommodation; delegate bookings include conference attendance, lunch, refreshments and conference materials.
Please note, delegates need to book their own accommodation directly and not via the BACP Events Team as in previous years. There will be no shortage of bedrooms at the conference venue (Marriott Hotel) and in addition there are numerous hotels, public houses, guest houses and hostels within walking distance of the conference venue to suit everybody. A full list of accommodation options can be supplied via the Events Team.
Why have we made these changes?
When booking large events, hotels now require a substantial percentage of the funds ‘upfront' plus a commitment that we will pay for ‘X' number of bedrooms (whether occupied or not). To lessen the risk of loss this new arrangement is necessary. However, the hotel has assured us there will be bedrooms available at a preferential rate for delegates requiring accommodation on site. This gives delegates a greater range of places to stay to suit all budgets, but as with all cities, early booking is advisable to secure your choice.