Top 5 Psychology Conferences in Europe in 2018
As the field of psychology includes both clinicians and researchers, there is a particular value in psychologists attending conferences in order to get input from colleagues with a more clinical or more empirical approach and to hear about developments in related fields. But with so many conferences being held each year, you may struggle to decide which psychology conference you should be attending.
To help with this, we've compiled a list of 5 of the top academic conferences in psychology that are being held in Europe in 2018. Click the conference name to jump down and find out more information about that academic conference.
Or if you're based elsewhere (or just planning a little trip), head across the pond and check out our insight into the top ten academic conferences in the USA.
Top 5 Psychology Conferences in Europe in 2018:
- 11th international congress of Clinical Psychology
- 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
- BPS Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018
- 20th International Conference on Psychological Sciences
- 2nd World Congress on Facial Expression of Emotion
11th International Congress of Clinical Psychology
Dates: 25th - 28th October 2018
Host: European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
Location: Granada, Spain
Description: This is a major academic conference for professionals in the field of clinical psychology, with keynote speakers from the subfields of neuropsychology, anxiety disorders, diagnostic guidelines, family therapy, e-health, CBT for couples, transdiagnostic treatments, sleep disorders, and more.
There will also be conversation hours with two prominent psychologists: Antonio Puente, President of the American Psychological Association, and Thomas H. Ollendick, Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Tech.
23rd World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
Dates: 23rd - 27th July 2018
Host: Charles University
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Description: Including speakers from the UK, France, Australia, the US, Lebanon, Germany, Israel, and more, this psychology conference brings together professionals and researchers from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and other mental health subjects. This includes topics such as family therapy, paediatric psychiatry, parenting skills training, social media interventions for children's mental health, treating learning and attention issues among youth, and psychosis among young adults.
In addition to the presentation of papers and lectures, there will be symposia, special interest study grounds, workshops, and social events.
What's a workshop, you ask? Check out our insight into the difference between a workshop, a seminar, a conference and symposium.
BPS Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018
Dates: 5th - 6th July 2018
Host: British Psychological Society
Location: London, UK
Description: This event is in commemoration of the passing of twenty years since the founding of the Psychology of Sexualities Section of the BPS. The conference will bring together researchers in the field of sexuality studies and will include presentations on topics such as incorporating sexualities and gender into equality and diversity training, the experiences of trans students, a history of gender identity services in the UK, gender nonconformity in children, the intersections of sexualities and race, and sections on identity and asexuality.
20th International Conference on Psychological Sciences
Dates: 27th - 28th August, 2018
Host: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Location: Paris, France
Description: This diverse international psychology conference brings together researchers, scientists, practitioners, and educators in the fields of the psychological sciences to discuss issues covering conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, and theoretical work. This includes the presentation of papers on the meeting of psychology and ecology, psychological factors in physical diseases, the influence of emotions in decision making, the academic influence of social media on students, and conflict management strategy and team psychological safety.
2nd World Congress on Facial Expression of Emotion
Dates: 11th - 13th October 2018
Host: Facial Emotion Expression Lab
Location: Porto, Portugal
Description: This specialist conference is focused on the reading of human faces as applied to the fields of health, forensic, educational, organisational, and safety psychology. The program includes key note addresses, lectures, panels, discussions, symposia, oral presentations, and poster sessions.
Keynote speakers will present of topics including the role of emotions in group relations, the role of facial expressions in virtual environments, and the challenges of learning facial expressions as a face transplant recipient.
If you are interested in learning about other psychology conferences occurring in the rest of the world, such as in Northern America or in Asia, then you can head to our website Conference Monkey. There you will find an extensive list of conferences from around the world covering subjects like economics, politics, geography, sociology, and history as well as even more conferences in psychology.
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