‘Keeping clients at the centre of research and policy’ will be the theme of this year’s research conference, taking place on 15 and 16 May in Bristol and co-hosted with the University of the West of England.

There will be a mix of research papers, discussion papers, methods workshops, rapid papers, posters and symposia, across all methodological perspectives and all theoretical orientations, from students, practitioners and experienced researchers.

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.

Pre-conference workshop
Thursday 14 May 6pm - 8pm
Dr Jeannette Roddy, Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Dr Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Leigh Gardner and David Jarvis
Taking research from concept to counselling practice: building on foundations

Conference programme

Pricing & Booking

Bookings for the conference must be taken over the phone. Please call 01455 883362 to secure a place and a member of the team will be able to help. 

Please see the cost of presenting and attending the conference.

    • Presenters - £90.00 per day**
    • BACP Members - £110.00 per day
    • BACP Student members & reduced fee - £60.00 per day
    • Non-members - £190.00 per day

**Deadline for presenters to call and pay for their conference place is 21 February 2020.

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


Mercure Bristol Holland House, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ.

For accommodation bookings at the Mercure please call the reservations department on 0117 9689868 quoting reference number 54944939.