Following a highly successful first conference in Abertay, the University of Roehampton will be hosting the second International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (ICPCP) from 6 – 7 April 2019.

Their keynotes speakers will be John Norcross, who is a world-renowned expert on the psychotherapy relationship; and Lucy Johnstone, who led on the development of the ground-breaking Power, threat, meaning framework for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology.

The conference will be based at the University of Roehampton’s campus in South London; and will include workshops, discussions, research papers, and poster presentations on all aspects of the pluralistic approach.

This includes the development of collaboration and shared decision making with clients, integration in counselling and psychotherapy, working across diversity and difference, goal-oriented practices, client preferences, and personalisation in therapy.

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​Conference Steering Committee

  • Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton
  • Melody Cranbourne-Rosser, Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Therapeutic Practice, University of South Wales
  • Sofie Heien, Counselling Psychology Doctoral Candidate
  • Marcella Finnerty, College President, IICP College, Dublin
  • Lynn Gabriel, Professor of Counselling and Mental Health; Director, Mental Health Clinic, York St John University, York, UK
  • Caitriona Kearns, Director of Registry & Operations, IICP College, Dublin
  • John McLeod, University of Oslo, IICP Dublin, Abertay University
  • Julia McLeod, Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Abertay
  • John Rae, Reader in Psychology, University of Roehampton
  • Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, University of Chester
  • Pablo Sabucedo, Doctoral Candidate, University of Roehampton
  • Kate Smith, Head of Division of Mental Health Nursing and Counselling, Abertay University
  • Megan Stafford, Research Manager, ETHOS Project, University of Roehampton
  • Biljana van Rijn, Faculty Head of Research Strategy and Innovation, Metanoia Institute, London
  • Laura Winter, Lecturer in Education and Counselling Psychology, University of Manchester