The theme of the 2020 DCP Annual conference is:
‘New Adventures in Clinical Psychology: Personal, Professional and Political Partnerships’.
As we enter a new decade, the role of Clinical Psychologists is evolving as the profession aims to respond to and influence the challenges society faces. Within and outside the therapy room, Clinical Psychologists are working in increasingly diverse settings in order to confront issues of social justice, austerity and inequality. Whilst this will inevitably lead to challenges, it will also lead to new adventures. It will also force us to develop more effective partnerships, personally, professionally and politically, beyond our usual systems.
The DCP 2020 Conference is seeking submissions, which highlight the diverse and complex roles that Clinical Psychologists can play in relation to the big issues in society. We look forward to providing a platform for quality research and practice from within the NHS, public services as well as the independent and third sector. As in previous years, we would particularly welcome submissions that are led by or co-produced with Experts by Experience.
This year there will be a ‘Children, Young People and Families stream’ organised by the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPF), which will be taking the place of a separate CYPF annual conference. We are welcoming submissions relating to New Adventures in Clinical Psychology relating specifically to children, young people and their families. Please specify whether you would like your submission to be considered for the CYPF conference stream when completing your submission.