For 27 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.

28th Annual BACP Research Conference:
Striving for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research, practice and policy

We are now accepting submissions for our 2022 Research Conference ‘Striving for equality, diversity and inclusion in research, practice and policy’ with co-hosts The University of Abertay. The conference will take place in Dundee and online on 20 to 21 May 2022 and content will be available to view on-demand until August 2022. 

We welcome abstract submissions on any topic, but all submissions should address the theme of equality, diversity and inclusion either directly or indirectly. We accept abstract submissions from all methodological perspectives and all theoretical orientations, from students, practitioners and experienced researchers alike. We're looking for research papers, discussions (in-person only), methods workshops (in-person only), lightning talks, poster presentations and symposia. Unless noted, all submissions can either be delivered online or in-person. An abstract is required for every submission type as they all undergo blind peer review by an independent panel. 

BACP is committed to improving EDI by recognising and addressing barriers to entry into the profession and supporting a skilled, competent and diverse workforce to deliver therapy to people from all sections of UK society. BACP believes in creating a 'counselling profession of the future'. We are working towards embodying the values that underpin equality, diversity, and inclusion to address individual and structural and societal discrimination at all levels. This includes a continuous focus on embedding EDI into training, professional development, research, communications and membership.

For further details and how to submit, please see our submission guidelines.