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PQG Annual Conference 2019

15 March 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The DCP’s Pre-Qualification Group is excited to present our 2019 Annual Conference: ‘Exploring Diverse Therapeutic Approaches in Clinical Psychology.

This year, we are inviting attendees to explore different therapeutic approaches that are delivered throughout the many different contexts clinical psychologists work.

At any stage of someone’s career but particularly at the pre-qualification level, we can find ourselves limited in the approaches we use or are aware of, whether this be in our roles as a Support Worker or Assistant Psychologist role, or during clinical psychology training.

With so many diverse ways of working out there, we hope this conference will provide a platform for attendees to learn more, explore and celebrate these different approaches, as well as enhance attendees’ ability to formulate in different ways.

Our keynote speaker presentations from leaders in the field will allow us the opportunity to consider different therapeutic approaches across different contexts, whether this be within the local community or global level, as well as reflect more on the impact clinical psychologists can have across the globe.

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Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • To learn about six different approaches delivered in clinical psychology
  • To build on formulation skills and learn how to formulate in alternative ways
  • To learn about the impact of different therapeutic approaches from experts by experience
  • To consider different approaches in different contexts and how they can be implemented and adapted at a community and global level
  • To continue to build and develop a supportive network of pre-qualified psychologists

Who is the course intended for?

We welcome anyone with an interest in diverse approaches in clinical psychology, however the day is most suited to those in pre-qualification roles (Assistant Psychologists, Research Assistants, Support Workers, Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Trainee Clinical Psychologists). The day is also well suited for service users / experts by experience who wish to engage with future clinical psychologists.

Detailed location information can be downloaded here. For those travelling by Public Transport, click here to download a voucher for a discounted return ticket on the tram.

Call for Submissions

Poster submissions are now invited for this conference. If you are interested in making a submission, please do so via the online submissions system by 12:00 Midday on Friday 1st March 2019.

Poster submission guidelines can be downloaded PDF iconhere.

Nottingham Conference Centre 
Burton Street

The Pre-Qualification Group recognizes how challenging, and sometimes isolating, the journey to clinical psychology training can be, and therefore we aims to provide a supportive and resourceful community within the profession, where we are united in overcoming the many challenges and thriving on our journeys to becoming clinical psychologists.

Many members of the committee will therefore be available to talk to speakers and attendees throughout the event (we will be wearing purple lanyards). Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We will also be hosting a wine reception after the conference and we hope many of you can join us in celebrating the day and getting to know each other better. Throughout the event, we would love to hear from you and whether you have any ideas you have the committee. Opportunities to learn more about the committee and how to join will also be discussed.


Please note that the timings below are provisional and subject to change.

09:00 Registration
09:30 Pre-Qualification Group Welcome (Kate Kimona, Co-Events Lead & Alice McNamara, Co-Chair)
10:00 Keynote speaker: Sally Zlotowitz and Youth Employee from MAC-UK 'Working in partnership with London's most excluded young people to change how we think about and design mental health services. It's time for a social justice approach'
10:45 Refreshment Break
11:00 Parallel Sessions: Compassion Focussed Therapy, Schema Therapy & Psychodynamic
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Parallel Sessions: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Systemic, Theraplay
15:00 Refreshment Break
15:15 Talk: The Minorities in Clinical Psychology Group
16:00 Keynote speaker: Dr Ross White 'Global Mental Health'
16:45 Poster winner and closing remarks
17:00 Wine Reception Social Event (all welcome)
Concessionary Members of the BPS £20.00 (£16.67 + VAT)
DCP Members £26.00 (£21.67 + VAT)
BPS Members £32.00 (£26.67 + VAT)
Affiliate Subscribers £40.00 (£33.33 + VAT)
E-Subscribers £43.00 (£35.83 + VAT)
Non-Members £45.00 (£37.50 + VAT)

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones conference&events Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]



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