We are delighted to announce that we're taking part in a social justice conference jointly planned by the American Counseling Association (ACA), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Each of the nations has its own unique history which informs counsellors’ and psychotherapists’ understanding of, and approach to, social justice. Therefore, we feel there is much we can learn from sharing our different histories and experiences. Find out more about the conference.

About the conference

Join us from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 October 2019 for a conference will be packed with presentations discussing different aspects of social justice. You'll hear presenters talk about the role of social justice with reference to asylum seekers and refugees, how to speak up for victims of human trafficking, cultural humanity and counselling, and rethinking suicide prevention.

You'll also be able to see three keynote presentations from Dr. Manivong J. Ratts, Eina McHugh and Maureen Slattery Marsh, Salma Yaqoob, Dr Saima Nasar and Dr Gavin Schaffer.

View the full conference programme

Conference registration will start on Thursday 10 October at 1.30pm. The conference will finish on Saturday 12 October at 5.15pm.


The price to attend the conference is £250.00. All prices are displayed in pounds sterling, to view the currency exchange rate.

If you are a BACP Member:

  • Login to your account
  • Add the conference to cart
  • Proceed to payment 

If you are a ACA or IACP member you will need to create an account. 

This can be done by:

  • Clicking on the 'To book a place' pink box at the top of the web page,
  • Sign up and create an account
  • Add the conference to your cart
  • Proceed to payment

For questions about the conference registration please email conference@bacp.co.uk

Want to attend online?

Join our online webcast and watch selected presentations from the comfort of your home or office. The webcast is separately chargeable, find out more about the webcast.


Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast, BT2 7AP

If you'd like to book a bedroom at the Europa Hotel for the conference, call the reservation team on 02890271066 (from the US dial 011 then 44 for the UK) or email res@eur.hastingshotels.com and quote booking ID 133868.

Belfast City 

Why not experience Belfast City to it's fullest using a city guide. There is so much to do and see whilst staying in the city and as a conference delegate you also have access a number of exclusive delegate offers. 

With so much choice, we would suggest checking out the restaurant guide and then see what is happening in the city during your stay. The guide also provides essential city information as well as a simple plan on how best to get around.