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.

BACP 26th Annual Research Conference 2020 -
'Keeping clients at the centre of research and policy'

Our next research conference will be held on 15 to 16 May 2020 in Bristol, co-hosted by the University of the West of England.

Keynote speakers

Professor Lynne Angus, York University, Toronto: Research-supported principles of change and Humanistic Psychotherapy: Implications for enhancing innovative practice and treatment outcomes

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

Call for papers

We welcome abstract submissions from all methodological perspectives and all theoretical orientations, from students, practitioners and experienced researchers.

We accept submissions for research papers, discussion papers, methods workshops, rapid papers, poster presentations and symposia. An abstract is required for every submission as they all undergo blind peer review.

For further information see:

Applications for the 2020 award have now closed. The winner will be announced at the Research Conference in May 2020.