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Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference

Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th November 2016 at The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” - Hamlet

The Universities of Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick are looking forward to welcoming you to the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference on Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th November 2016 at The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Conference will start at 12:00 on Monday with registration and lunch and close after lunch on Wednesday at 14:00.

The focus of the 2016 conference will include sharing innovative practice and considering how we have adapted to the changes in the BPS 2014 accreditation criteria. We hope to have contributions from most of the UK training courses, with additional presentations from the BPS, DCP and distinguished keynote speakers.

The programme this year offers a mixture of workshops which include sharing ideas / information with time for discussion and a celebration of innovative practice. Depending on interest and offers we are hoping to offer shorter sessions which mirror the popular Show and Tell sessions from recent conferences. We also have our usual sub-group meetings, AGM and a taste of something different...

We recognise that conversation and networking are key aspects of the conference, so there are realistically timed coffee breaks, lunches and space to explore the area or socialise. Time has also been reserved for discussion of late breaking issues.

Conference Programme

We are very pleased to announce the Conference Programme is now available (please note this is a draft and subject to change).


Submissions for presentations closed at 10.00am Monday 13th June 2016.


The Conference will be held between two venues:

The Stratford Manor Hotel, will host the Conference and the Gala Dinner on Tuesday evening and accommodate 100 delegates overnight
Distance from the Train Station: 3.5 miles
Parking: Free parking on site

The Stratford Hotel, will accommodate 50 delegates overnight
Distance from the Train Station: 0.3 mile
Parking: There is limited parking at The Stratford, therefore this hotel is ideal for those travelling by public transport.

We will be providing coach shuttle services between the two hotels at numerous times throughout the day.

We are now working on an exciting programme and very much hope you can join us.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227772.


Monday 7th November 2016

Draft agenda, subject to change

12:00Registration & lunch at The Stratford Manor
13:30Conference Welcome - Helen Dent & Reg Morris
14:00BPS And DCP Executive Vision “Looking at the way in which the BPS may influence government policy over the next five years” Esther Cohen-Tovée
15:00Refreshments & Socialising
15:30Parallel Conference Sessions
17:00Keynote: ‘The Modern Prometheus’ Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham
18:00Day one close
19:30Dinner & Socialising at Stratford Manor

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Draft agenda, subject to change.

09:30Parallel Conference Sessions
10:30Refreshment Break
10:45Parallel Conference Sessions
11:45Refreshment Break
12:00Keynote: GTiCP User Involvement Sub Group
12:45Lunch & Networking
13:30Parallel Conference Workshops
14:30Parallel Conference Workshops
15:30Refreshment Break & Free Time
15:30GTiCP Committee Meeting
19:30Gala Dinner & Entertainment - The Stratford Manor

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Draft agenda, subject to change.

09:30Conference Sessions
11:00Refreshment Break
11:30Clearing House update, Sarah Newman; AGM and General Meeting; Plenary: Jan Hughes & Gary Latchford, Leeds
13:30Grab & Go Lunch & Conference Close

Additional Information

Click here to download further information.

PDFBPS Booking Terms & Conditions
PDFGTiCP Conference Useful Information
PDFGTiCP Draft Programme