PPN UK: Paediatric Psychology Network 2011 Study Day

Making a Difference in Paediatrics: Creativity, Duality and Resilience

This year’s Paediatric Psychology Study day ‘Making a Difference in Paediatrics: Creativity, Quality and Resilience’ will offer an exciting programme focusing on positive psychological practice in the context of the current NHS.

The conference programme will enable delegates to think about ways to creatively enhance resilience in families and themselves and to deliver quality outcomes for children, young people and services at a time when achieving the best we can with the resources we have is going to be essential.

We are excited to the welcome the eminent Professor Jan Wallander from the University of California as our keynote speaker who brings a wealth of expertise in improving quality of life in children and young people with chronic illness and disability

We will also offer a range of workshops to give delegates the space to share ideas around the theme of making a difference in our clinical practice.

There will also be the opportunity for networking with colleagues working with similar conditions and in the afternoon we hope to focus on engaging with fathers to enhance outcomes including a discussion with an expert father's panel.

We are looking forward to an exciting and stimulating day which will give us all some constructive ideas to take back to our work settings in these challenging times.

This year the conference will take place at the University of Exeter in the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter in Devon. The prestigious university has a heated outdoor swimming pool, attractive campus and excellent sports facilities. It is a very short walk from the City Centre, which has many historic and picturesque sights including the cathedral and beautiful River Exe. There is an award winning shopping centre, charming places to sit and eat and while away a summer’s day.

The surrounding area of Devon with its sweeping countryside, its narrow hedged roads and lavished green fields is only a few miles from the centre. And with its pivotal position within the county, Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of two coastlines.

We are delighted to annouce that the pre-conference dinner will be held at 'Micheal Caines at ABode'. The restaurant is located on the beautiful Cathedral Green and is one Exeter's most fabulous places to dine. Michael Caines is one of Britain's most acclaimed chefs, with a vast array of awards under his belt included two Michelin stars.

Booking information

Registration open - early bird rates apply until May 2011. After this date all fees will increase by £10.

Pay online by debit or credit card on the BPS Shop.

To pay by cheque complete and return the registration form. The deadline to request invoices has now passed.

Cancellation policy: A full refund minus an administration charge of £15 will be given on all cancellations made more than 30 days before the event takes place. Any cancellation made less than 30 days before the event will not receive a refund.

Cancellation requests must be made via email. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted.

Joining the DCP Faculty for Children and Young People.

5 Bursary Places Available

The Network is funding five places at this event. Each successful bursary applicant will receive their day attendance free of charge. No other expenses or accommodation is being offered.

To receive a bursary the applicant must fall under the following criteria:

  • Psychological Assistants or Research Psychology Assistants working in paediatrics.
  • Members of the BPS.
  • No alternative sources of funding.

Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.


University of Exeter

Queens Building

Streatham Campus

Northcote House



Fri, 24/06/2011 -
09:15 to 17:00
Contact Information: 

Contact Samantha Smith for further information

Tel: +44(0)116 252 9555  

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