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Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2019

Monday 4th November - Wednesday 6th November 2019 at Hilton Liverpool

‘Though your dreams be tossed and blown’: Human rights, social justice and clinical psychologies of resistance

Hosted in Liverpool, a city of radicalism and resistance, the 2019 Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Annual Conference will explore the importance of human rights and social justice for clinical psychology training. As a deepening neoliberalism in public institutions fuels ever greater health inequalities and squeezes social inclusion, we will be drawing on Merseyside’s rich traditions of solidarity and proud sense of community to think together about how to connect future clinical psychologists more deeply to human rights principles and mobilise psychology as a force for progressive social change.

The human rights values of participation, accountability and transparency, respect for diversity, empowerment and universality will provide a broad framework for the conference, including the historical, professional and legal accountabilities of clinical psychology theory and practice. Liverpool’s history as a city will be reflected in themes of migration, co-production, identity, power, and radical psychological theory.

Key questions for trainers will include: How might liberation psychology and other radical traditions within psychology influence clinical psychology training? How do we widen participation in clinical psychology training in the context of funding changes? How do we challenge mental health stigma? How do we decolonise the curriculum and maintain global connections? How do we support trainee and supervisor mental health and wellbeing whilst navigating tensions between our professional, social and personal identities? How do we co-produce with experts by experience and communities?

Call for Papers

Submissions are now being accepted for this conference. If you would like to submit an abstract for an Oral Presentation, Workshop, Symposia or Poster please visit the online submission system.

To download submission guidelines, please click here.

The deadline for all submission types is 23:59 Sunday 8th September 2019.

Registrations will open shortly! If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227772.