The final programme for the 2016 Conference can be downloaded here

Initial programme for keynote presentations (please note this may be subject to change)

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Professor Helen Minnis

Helen Minnis is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Glasgow. Her research focus has been on Reactive Attachment Disorder: clinical aspects, assessment tools and behavioural genetics.  She is now conducting intervention research for maltreated children including a randomised controlled trial of an infant mental health service for young children in foster care and research into the differentiation between autism and reactive attachment disorder

Professor Valeria Ugazio Invited Workshop

Valeria Ugazio is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bergamo. She is a systemic family therapist, who has written widely about systemic-relational approaches to therapeutic work with the family. Her book “Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family: Permitted and Forbidden Stories” has received significant critical acclaim.

Thursday 7 July 2016

Professor Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she is co-director of the Thomas Coram Institute. Her research focuses on psychosocial issues related to identity, and includes projects focused on boys and masculinities, the intersections of racialisation and gender in children’s identities, and serial migration and language brokering in transnational families

Dr Claire Houghton

Claire Houghton is based at the University of Edinburgh. Her project “Voice Against Violence” supported young people in expressing their experiences of domestic violence, and facilitated their involvement with the Scottish Parliament, to shape Scottish legislation on domestic violence. Her work offers significant insight into the potential power of young people’s full participation in research and in policy creation.

Friday 8 July 2016

Professor David  Pilgrim

David Pilgrimis Honorary Professor of Health & Social Policy at the University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. His career has been divided between working as a mental health policy researcher and as a clinical psychologist in the British NHS. His books include Understanding Mental Health: A Critical Realist Exploration (2014, Routledge) and A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (with Anne Rogers, 4th Edition, Open University Press, 2014).  He is currently writing a book on the public policy challenge of child sexual abuse.

Dr Andy Fugard – Invited workshop

Andy Fugard is a lecturer in educational psychology at University College London.  He has worked on the national evaluation of the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme, and was Research Lead at the CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium, a grassroots learning collaboration of mental health professionals from services across the UK. His current research aims to improve evidence-based decision making, e.g., modelling the effectiveness of school and community-CAMHS based mental health interventions and predictors of treatment resource needs.