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2015 - Clinically Applied: Origins of a Profession

Held on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at the Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Convened by Professor John Hall (Oxford Brookes University)

The topic of this year's symposium was chosen as a curtain raiser for the start of the 50th anniversary year of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) in 2016. It looks forward to the Golden Anniversary by looking back at the development of clinical psychology as a profession, a history that reaches back beyond the foundation of the DCP in 1966.

The four main speakers are all contributors to Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives edited by John Hall, Graham Turpin and David Pilgrim, which is due to be published by the History of Psychology Centre in December 2015.

Speakers:

Emeritus Professor Bill Yule (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London) 
'Clinical Psychology: The Early Days, 1939-1963'

Dr Jennifer Clegg (University of Nottingham) 
'Four Lensmakers: Jack Tizard, Ann and Alan Clark, Peter Mittler'

Dr Anne Richardson (formerly of University College London and Department of Health) 
'Growing Pains and Pleasures: Psychology, Government and the Profession's Health'

Professor Bob Woods (Bangor University) 
'Dementia in the 20th Century: Discovering the Person Behind the Label'

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Dr Saima Lofgren (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust) will make a short presentation on the emergence of cultural concerns in clinical psychology.

2014 - War and Its Legacy

Held on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at the Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Convened by Dr Alan Collins (Lancaster University)

This year's symposium is part of the British Psychological Society's planned series of events to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The First World War came at a time when psychology was still only beginning to emerge as an academic discipline and psychological organisations were in their infancy, particularly in Britain. After the War things started to look very different very quickly. So what impact did the War have on the development of psychological ideas and practice? Our speakers will attempt to provide some answers.

Speakers:

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes (Anglia Ruskin University, and BPS President Elect)
'From Myers to the MoD: 99 Years of British Military Psychology'

Professor Edgar Jones (Institute of Psychiatry)
'Shell Shock: The First World War and the Origins of Psychological Medicine'

Professor Michael Roper (University of Essex)
'Growing Up in the Aftermath: Childhood and Family Relationships Between the Wars'

Professor Sonu Shamdasani (University College London)
'C.G Jung, 1914-1918: From the Great War to the War Within'

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Andrea von Hohenthal (University of Freiburg, Germany) will make a short presentation of initial findings from her doctoral research on the development of psychology in Britain and Germany during the Great War.