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The Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference provides a forum for dissemination, discussion, and debate in relation to a range of cutting-edge issues attracting attention from academics and practitioners working in the field of counselling psychology.

The 2018 conference theme is:

Building Bridges: Visibility, Equality, Inclusion, and Diversity

Message from your Chair

Last year’s conference was an enjoyable and uplifting experience and I want to encourage you all to attend this year’s conference on Building Bridges - Visibility, Equality, Inclusion, Diversity which will add to the positive energy from previous conferences.

The theme of our conference inspires me to quote Martin Luther King Jnr, who spoke of:

“the hope of a secure and liveable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood”

I have remarked before on the diversity of members that attended last year which gave me, a Black Psychologist, a sense of hopefulness about how the DCoP continues to shape itself in positive ways despite the many political, social justice, and inequalities there are globally.

When you choose to attend the 2018 conference you are sure to experience the rich conversations, nourishing and stimulating presentations/keynotes, but overall there is a sense of us being together making this event a success.

Maureen McIntosh
Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology

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