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Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2020

Incorporating the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPF) Conference.

22 - 23 January, voco St John's Solihull

Join us in Solihull to explore 'New Adventures in Clinical Psychology: Personal, Professional and Political Partnerships' at the 2020 DCP Annual Conference.

Across two days, 22 and 23 January, our keynotes and presenters will be laying out the future of clinical psychology.


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.


Key Submission Dates

May 2019 On-line submission system opens
3 July 2019

The deadline for Symposia, Oral Presentations, Pecha Kucha and Workshop submissions


September 2019 Notification of submissions outcomes for Symposia, Oral Presentations, Pecha Kucha and Workshops
18 September 2019 The deadline for Poster submissions
October 2019 Notification of submission outcomes for Posters


Further information about Pecha Kucha Submissions

Pecha kucha is a very specific and structured presentation format. Each presentation lasts for just seven minutes, and comprises exactly twenty slides, with just twenty seconds allowed per slide.

This very concise format encourages presenters to put across their points succinctly, without heavy use of text.

View an example of a pecha kucha

How to submit

Submissions are now CLOSED

Once you have read through the guidance documents below, please make your submission via the online application portal by clicking the "Submit" button below. You will need to create an account if it is the first time submitting to BPS Conferences.

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