For 25 years, the BACP Research Conference has been a place where researchers and practitioners come together to exchange ideas on important research findings, presented in open discussion with constructive critical debate and helpful dialogue. The conference fosters a climate where all are welcome to share in both the learning and social experience.

Over this time the conference has been attended by representatives - both presenters and delegates - from 23 countries, making it a truly international event.

Keeping clients at the centre of research and policy

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we had to cancel our 2020 annual research conference scheduled for May in Bristol, but you can now watch highlights of the event on line.

Online event: Keeping clients at the centre

Inform your practice with the latest research

Keynote speaker

Dr Nick Midgley, University College London:
What can therapists learn from a randomised controlled trial? The case of the IMPACT study

Watch the latest presentations and webcast discussions on how your practice can benefit from the latest research. You'll also be able to download a CPD certificate and selected presentation slides.

Online exhibition

An exhibition of the posters submitted for the BACP annual research conference 2020, showcasing a broad range of new ideas in counselling and psychotherapy research.

You'll be able to access the exhibition until 2 November 2020.

Counselling and psychotherapy postgraduate researcher (PGR) forum

This forum aimed to bring together people who are considering doing a PhD with those who are doing or have recently completed one. 

Presenters talked about their PGR experience, such as things that have been particularly challenging and helpful, or their current concerns. Please email if you're interested in joining the forum.