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Building better psychological futures in Northern Ireland

20 February 2019

Building better psychological futures is the theme of the 2019 annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch.

The programme for the conference, which will take place at Hilton Hotel Templepatrick on 11-12 April 2019, features topics including austerity, equality, chronic conditions, trauma and resilience.

BPS president Professor Kate Bullen will be giving a keynote address on the psychological and psychosexual impact of male urogenital cancers.

Six keynote speakers have been confirmed:

  • Professor Cherie Armour, Ulster University
  • Professor Kate Bullen, University of Brighton
  • Professor Anke Ehlers, University of Oxford
  • Dr Jo Hart, University of Manchester
  • Professor Malcolm MacLachlan, Maynooth University
  • Professor Valerie Morrison, Bangor University

Professor Morrison’s keynote will be a public lecture on making sense of chronic illness and its impact: patient and carer beliefs, coping and outcomes.

The programme also features a workshop on developing an impact-literate approach to psychology interventions.

Professor Nichola Rooney, chair of the BPS Northern Ireland Branch, said:

“We have an exciting programme that concentrates on matters of topical concern to psychologists and provides the most up to date research and practice evidence. I look forward to meeting people from across Ireland and beyond in April."

You can register for the conference online, where you will also find details of hotel accommodation at the venue.


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