2013 International Congress on Clinical and Counselling Psychology (CPSYC)

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  • The 2013 International Congress on Clinical and Counselling Psychology (CPSYC) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 06th-09th, 2013. This congress will not only build on the success of previous C-crcs conferences and congresses, but will also seek to raise the bar in international exchange of ideas, collaborations, and cooperation among academics, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, and other practitioners.

    The 2013 congress will provide unrivalled opportunities for participants to rub minds and bounce off ideas with each other. It will seek to facilitate discussions including challenges to clinical and counselling psychology internationally, providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive interaction in a multicultural environment such as Istanbul. The congress will provide a platform for educators, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their work; to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experience; and to identify solutions to existing challenges in clinical and counselling psychology globally. Doctoral candidates are particularly invited to present and discuss their research ideas and work in progress.

    Previous C-crcs conferences and congresses were hugely successful, and CPSYC 2013 promises to be another high quality event. Istanbul is a special city and one-time European Capital of Cultural City, with its position as a bridge between Europe and Asia--the Western part of the city is in Europe, and the Eastern part in Asia. The city's important historic buildings are attractive to all visitors. I hope that the accessibility of the conference venue and its proximity to the city's major attractions provide additional reasons to attend.

    Publication Opportunities

    As in previous conferences and congresses of C-crcs, abstracts from the 2013 Congress will be published by C-crcs, and full-text papers will be provided by Elsevier in the CPSYC 2013 Proceedings and by C-crcs in the peer-reviewed Volume as a book chapter.

    Conference Topics

    The CPSYC 2013 Scientific Committee and Board of Reviewers have expanded the conference themes for 2013, and have provided added features including pre-conference continuous professional development workshops, poster presentations, and Special Interest Group (SIG) symposia. To this end, the CPSYC 2013 Scientific Committee and Board of Reviewers welcome papers from the following and related topics:

    • Addiction Studies
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Applied Research
    • At-Risk Populations
    • Attention Disorders
    • Autism
    • Behavioural Science
    • Behavioural Therapy
    • Bioethics
    • Case Studies
    • Child Abuse
    • Child Psychology
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical Research
    • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Community Health
    • Continuing Education
    • Depression
    • Disability Research
    • Eating Disorders
    • EMDR
    • Ethics
    • Forensic Science
    • Gay and Lesbian Issues
    • Genetics
    • Health Care Access
    • Health Care Financing
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Economics
    • Health Policy
    • Health Promotion
    • Health Services Innovations
    • Health Services Research
    • Intellectual Disabilities
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Medical Ethics
    • Medical Humanities
    • Mental Health
    • Minority Health
    • Motor Disorders
    • Neurobiology
    • Outcome Research
    • Paediatrics
    • Philosophy
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychopathology
    • Psychotherapy
    • Public Health
    • Public Policy
    • Quality of Life
    • Research Methods
    • Risk Populations
    • Schizophrenia
    • Sexual Violence
    • Social Science
    • Social Work in Medicine
    • Substance Abuse
    • Suicide
    • Violence Prevention
    • Youth

    Keynote Speakers

    Y. Barry Chung, Ph.D. - Professor and Program Director of Counseling Psychology, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington: "Coming Out Experience of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Persons: Family Reaction and Acceptance"

    Levent Küey, Associate Professor of Psychiatry – Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey: "Clinical and theoretical implications of subthreshold states in psychopathology"

    Precongress Workshops

    • W.C.M. (Willebrord) Weijmar Schultz, Professor Dr. – Head of section Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecologie / Sexology UMCG, University Medical Center Groningen: "Practical Management of Low Sexual Desire and Arousal in Women"
    • Zafer Bekirogullari, Ph.D, CPsychol, AFBPsS (BPS) – HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, United Kingdom: "Working with Phobias - CBT"
    • Cristian Vasile, PhD, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Ploiesti University, Romania: "Working with Social Anxiety Disorder - CBT" and "Working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - CBT"
    • Sevgi Guney, Clinical Psychologist, Fellow of CairnMillar School of Psychology – Ankara University, Turkey: "Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - CBT" and "A New Approach to Psychological Disturbances: Positive Psychology and Treatment Models"

    To attend a Preconference Workshop, each limited to 50 participants, you must register before June 1, 2013. Each workshop participant will receive an individual certificate of completion.

    Members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) attending a workshop can record attendance onto their CPD record or use BPS's online recording system, which provides a structured framework for planning and recording CPD events. BPS members can use the system to record needs and activities and print reports to fulfill requirements of an employer or regulator. For questions about CPD, check the resources' page on the BPS website or forward an e-mail to learningcentre@bps.org.uk.

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