UKCP research conference 2024

Dates: Friday, 7 and Saturday, 8 June 2024
Venue: online on zoom

We are holding our annual research conference

UKCP is holding its annual research conference on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 2024. This two-day event will feature paper presentations from research-active members, as well as workshops from eminent psychotherapy researchers on emerging key areas of research.

Three invited speakers will discuss the controversies and opportunities in clinical trials on therapy, therapy in a multilingual world, and why psychotherapists and researchers used to be one in the same but have since grown apart.

The conference will also feature engaging paper presentations on a variety of topics, including how psychodynamic therapists respond to what their clients say about sex, the impact of the prison environment on relational dynamics between therapists and clients, using ecotherapy in an indoor setting, sexual inclusivity in therapy, and so much more.  

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Confirmed speakers

Hear from Alistair McBeath and Sofie Bager-Charleson about how therapist attitudes towards academic writing have changed over time and the underlying factors for the growing belief in a divide between research and psychotherapy.

Interested in multilingualism, linguistic identity and spoken language interpreters in psychotherapy? Dr Beverley Costa presents on her research with multilingual clients, multilingual therapists and therapy sessions with a spoken language interpreter.

Clinical trials and psychotherapy – doomed to be diametrically opposed? Megan R. Stafford discusses the good, bad and ugly when it comes to clinical trials and psychotherapy, including when they can be useful and when they can be harmful.

Learning objectives 

During this event, you will:

  • Learn more about key topics within psychotherapy research
  • Gain better understanding of emerging debates within the research field
  • Hear from and connect with research active members in the UKCP community
  • Learn about key research activities and priorities at UKCP from our research team

Here is an initial look at the programme schedule for this event. Please note this may be subject to change.


Who should attend? 

This event is open to any and all who wish to attend.

After this event you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can submit for consideration towards your CPD hours. 



Registration type 




UKCP Member 





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