23rd Annual BACP Research Conference
'Research and reflective practice for the counselling professions'
19 and 20 May 2017
Co-hosted by the University of Chester
Pre-conference workshop facilitated by Professor Clara Hill,
6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Thursday 18 May 2017
"Meaning in life in psychotherapy: What's it all about?"
Please note: Only BACP members who qualify for membership on a reduced fee, together with BACP student members are entitled to pay the reduced fee for attendance at the Research Conference
For authors of conference submissions, here are some helpful tips for presenters, posters and workshops to help with your preconference preparation and to know what to expect.
Keynote presenter, Friday 19 May
Professor Clara E. Hill, PhD
"Therapist Self-Disclosure and Immediacy"
Clara earned her Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University in 1974. She started her career in 1974 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland and is currently still there as a Professor. She has been President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Co-Editor of Psychotherapy Research. Awards include the Leona Tyler Award (Society of Counseling Psychology), the Distinguished Psychologist Award (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), the Distinguished Research Career Award (Society for Psychotherapy Research), and the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award (Section on Counseling and Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research, Society for Counseling Psychology). Her major research interests are helping skills, psychotherapy process and outcome, training and supervising therapists, dream work, meaning in life, and qualitative research. She has published 223 journal articles, 76 chapters in books, and 14 books (including Helping Skills, Dream Work in Therapy, and Consensual Qualitative Research). She is married, with two children and two grandchildren.
Keynote presenter, Saturday 20 May
Professor Stephen Joseph
"Are we measuring what matters in counselling and psychotherapy research?"
Over the past twenty years Stephen has pioneered developments in well-being, posttraumatic growth, and authenticity. In this talk he will discuss the added value of these developments and their implication for the counselling and psychotherapy research agenda.
Stephen is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham where he is convenor of the counselling and psychotherapy cluster. He is a BACP registered counsellor, HCPC registered counselling psychologist, and a senior practitioner member of the British Psychological Society's register of psychologists specialising in psychotherapy. Originally he received his PhD from London's Institute of Psychiatry for his pioneering research into the psychology of traumatic stress. For the past twenty years he has been concerned with the promotion of human flourishing, and well-being and its evaluation, publishing numerous articles and chapters on these topics. His latest book is entitled 'Authentic: How to be yourself and why it matters.'
PCCS Books Student Prize 2017
The ‘PCCS Books Student Prize’ is open to any student undertaking research in person centred/humanistic counselling training. Selection of the winning paper will be made by the conference peer review group and the award is dependent upon the student presenting their research at the BACP Research Conference.
All trainees submitting a relevant abstracts to the Conference will be taken into consideration (there is no separate application to be considered for this award).
Generously sponsored by PCCS Books, the successful student will receive a cash prize of £500, presented at the Conference.
CPCAB have once again offered to sponsor the CPCAB Counselling Research Award, the aim of which is to assist with the dissemination of research that has important implication for counselling training or counselling practice.
Through highlighting significant research, documenting it on video and disseminating it for free on-line the CPCAB Award aims to make research accessible and engaging to all counselling trainees and practitioners. All relevant abstracts submitted to the Conference will be taken into consideration (there is no separate application to be considered for this award).
Selection of relevant abstracts will be made by the conference peer review group and the final selection will be made by the CEO of CPCAB. The award is dependent upon presentation at the BACP Research Conference.
Although there is no separate application forms for either of the above awards, submissions must follow the normal conference guidelines.