BACIP 16th Annual Conference:
Religion in the consulting room?
Theme: Religion in the consulting room?
Date: 31 March - 2 April 2006
Venue: Trinity College, Bristol, United Kingdom
Distinguished speaker: Professor Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, California
The British Association of Christians in Psychology is a body committed to the integration of psychology and Christianity. Several of us were struck some time ago by a chapter by Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, titled 'Implicit and Explicit Integration' in Edward Shafranske's (1996) book Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology. Professor Tan distinguishes between more overt practices, such as use of prayer or the Bible, and less open practices, such as post-session private prayer for the client. The dominance in the UK of the clinical practice of psychology being carried out within the UK National Health Service sharpens such issues perhaps to a greater extent than in settings more characterised by private practice. We are delighted that Professor Tan has agreed to give keynote addresses to the BACIP 2006 Annual Conference.
Siang-Yang will be joined by a selection of other speakers, including:
- Martyn Baker, PsyD (University of East London)
- Elly Farmer, BSc (Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Nicholas Gibson, PhD (University of Cambridge)
- Peter Hampson, PhD (University of West England, Bristol)
- Mark Hoelterhoff, PsyD (Lithuania Christian College)
- Joshua Morgan, BA (Azusa Pacific University, California)
- Mariola Sledz, BSc (Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London)
...plus worship led by Anita Rose, PsyD, and Revd Fraser Watts, PhD.
The conference programme and presentation abstracts and speaker details are available for download in Microsoft Word and PDF. Please note that PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The conference is being hosted at Trinity College, Bristol, a theological college providing training for ordained ministry in the Church of England. The main house of the College dates back to the 17th Century, and is set in beautiful grounds. Only two miles away from the centre of Bristol, close to both the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol’s principal railway stations, Trinity borders Durdham and Clifton Downs, a wide expanse of parkland which stretches across to the spectacular Avon Gorge and Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. The city of Bristol offers a blend of exciting new attractions and a fascinating history encompassing a thousand years of discovery, imagination and inspiration. John and Charles Wesley lived and ministered here: John Wesley’s chapel – the New Room – is the oldest Methodist chapel in the world and the Charles Wesley Heritage Centre is housed in Charles’ old home. Not far from Bristol nestling in the Somerset countryside is the small and beautiful city of Wells with its magnificent medieval cathedral and moated bishop’s palace. Close by lies Glastonbury and its folklore connections with Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur’s Avalon.
Date: Friday 31 March (6pm) Sunday 2 April (2pm), 2006
Location: Trinity College, Stoke Hill, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1JP, United Kingdom
Fee: £130 for BACIP members; £150 for non-members. Reduced rates are available for early booking, and for undergraduates and unwaged.
Registration: Registration is now closed.
Further information about the conference can also be obtained from Mrs Janet Jackson, BACIP Administrator, ; +44 (0)116 230 1057, or on our website at www.bacip.org.uk/conference/2006.shtml.
By air: Bristol is easily accessible from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), or Birmingham International (BHX). Depending on your point of origin, it may be possible to fly directly to Bristol (BRS); it may however prove more economical to hire a car or travel by train or coach for onward travel to the conference.
By road: Exit 17 from the M5, proceed along the A4018 into Bristol. Follow this road for about 4 miles to a roundabout on the edge of Durdham Down (large green open space). Turn right into Parrys Lane then left into Saville Road. At the traffic lights, turn right into Stoke Hill. Trinity College is a few hundred yards down the hill on the right hand side. For other routes please use Google Maps the postcode of Trinity College is BS9 1JP.
By train: Trinity College is easily accessible from Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway Stations. The journey from London takes approximately 1½ hours. Train timetables can be found here.
Why not help publicize our conference? You can download a poster to display at your place of work or in your department. Posters require Adobe Acrobat Reader.