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 in research, practice and policy

The conference will take place in Dundee and online with co-hosts Abertay University on 19 and 20 May 2022 and content will be available to view on-demand until August 2022.

There will be 3 keynote presentations along with research papers, discussions (in-person event only), methods workshops (in-person event only), lightning talks, poster presentations and symposia.

Full details and information about how to book will be available soon.

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.