20.Sept 2017 Oxford, UK


4th Joint Conference
SPR UK & European Chapters

SPR UK & European Chapters 4th Joint Conference

Psychotherapy practice and research: Finding the common ground

Welcome to Oxford!

This joint conference, co-hosted by SPR UK & European Chapters will focus on psychotherapy practice and clinical applications of research. The results of psychotherapy research have increasingly impacted on psychotherapy practice and delivery over past years. However, key issues remain including, among others, how to understand and apply research findings; overcoming obstacles to clinical applications, and finding meaning and relevance in research to promote effective and improved practice and clinical intervention. This international conference promises to be a lively and stimulating coming together where practitioners and researchers from a wide range of clinical modalities and research orientations share their practice, research and experiences. Innovative and up to date research will be shared alongside debate. The conference programme includes panel presentations, paper sessions, workshops and poster sessions. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues with differing interests and expertise in clinical applications of research.

The conference will be held in the beautiful setting of the Examination Schools, Oxford, UK. The conference venue can be viewed at: www.venues.ox.ac.uk A formal conference banquet will be hosted in the impressive Grand Hall at Balliol College: www.balliol.ox.ac.uk

Call for Submissions: 15 February 2017 to 15 April 2017 (extended) go to: http://www.mymeetingsavvy.com/spr-eu-uk
For further information go to: www.psychotherapyresearch.org/
For enquiries contact: susanhajkowski@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions
Deadline extended to 1 May 2017

The theme for the 4th Joint Conference
in Oxford, UK is "Psychotherapy practice and research: Finding the common ground".

The Program Committee encourages proposals that reflect constructive dialogues and open interchange of ideas and research results that have long been of interest to the SPR community

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Submit online

To submit your work, please use the folllowing link to
our online submission module:

Online Submission

(Example of a Panel submission)

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017










Meet your friends and colleagues

Paulo Machado


International Keynote Speaker

He is Director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway, Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and Chief Scientist, Theravue.com. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, 17, 29, 45), is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association. Currently his work, summarized in The Great Psychotherapy Debate (with Z. Imel, Routledge, 2015), involves understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives.


Vast number of different speeches
and activities

Afternoon around 1:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops

Details will be available online shortly - please submit!

Speakers will be announced shortly

Get together for a drinks reception on Wednesday afternoon.

around 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony

Titles to follow

Speakers to follow

Research on Psychotherapy Practice: Improving the Quality of Services

Bruce Wampold

Panels, brief papers, structured discussion, and posters - details to follow

around 9:00 AM
Scientific Program

Panels, brief papers, structured discussion, and posters - details to follow


Online registration will be announce by May 2017

Early Bird
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  • Opening Ceremony and Reception
  • Custom Badge
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Regular Rate
  • Conference Fee
  • Opening Ceremony and Reception
  • Custom Badge
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Onsite Registration
  • Conference Fee
  • Opening Ceremony and Reception
  • Custom Badge
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what people say

SPR is a place of belonging; where collegiality, inquisitiveness, aceptance, and genuine interest in one another prevail.
John Ogrodniczuk University of British Columbia
SPR is a powerhouse of psychotherapy knowledge in a friendly atmosphere.
Beatriz Gomez Fundacion AIGLE, Argentina
Being at SPR meetings is like your reference list has come to life.
Rodrigo da Cunha Teixeira Lopes Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Register now!

Online Registration will be announced by April 2017.


General sponsors

companies that support us


  • Examination Schools, High Street,
    Oxford, OX1 4BG, UK
  • susanhajkowski@gmail.com