Social Identity: Co-existence in a Changing World

Submissions for 2020 have now closed.

We are excited to bring you a range of Presentations, Workshops and Panel Discussions for 2020.

Consider submitting next year!

Submission Deadline: 1st June 2020

Response Date: 15th July 2020

Accepted presenters must register their attendance at IPCD by 1st September 2020 to be included in the final agenda

Submissions should be emailed to

For any other questions, please email:

General Information for Authors / Presenters

Submissions are sought for presentations, workshops and panel sessions on themes relevant to the following streams:

  1. Clinical & Health Psychology
  2. Organizational & Coaching Psychology
  3. Child & Adolescent Psychology
  4. Forensic Psychology (new stream for 2020!)
  5. Rising Stars in Psychology (new stream for 2020!)

High-quality papers in fields outside of psychology will be considered, so long as their application to psychological practice is made clear.

Topics that specifically cover the unique considerations of psychological practice in the GCC region are particularly welcome.

In all areas, the focus should be on research and knowledge relevant to professional practice. Where researchers are presenting primary research, please ensure that the practical/applied implications of the findings form the basis for the presentation.

All presentations should be knowledge-driven in nature and should not be used to simply promote or advertise any specific organisation or tool. Presenters should also bear in mind the digital format in which their delivery will now take place. There are additional skills involved in presenting engaging online material – the IPCD committee will be offering supports, tips and advice for those presenters whose submissions are accepted.

Presentations (15-20 mins)

Standard paper sessions must be maximum 20 mins in length. Presenters should allow time for a brief, 5-minute Q&A following their presentation. Speakers are encouraged to make the talk engaging and interactive within the time allowed.

Workshops (1.5 hours)

These 1.5 hour sessions should comprise practical training relevant to professional psychologists. This could include (but are not limited to) information about new or updated assessment tools; training or information about therapeutic techniques or interventions; skill development in areas relevant to delivery of psychological services.

Workshops may be provided by commercial organisations to promote a specific tool, but must include discussion of relevant evidence and evaluations. Workshops are not to be highly promotional in nature (i.e. a strong commercial emphasis) and should provide some learning outcomes that do not require initial purchase of the product. Evaluation of workshops proposals will focus on the inclusion of interactive or practical activities, so please ensure that this is highlighted in your description.

Category: Panel Discussions (30-40 mins)

Panel discussions are interactive 30-40 minute sessions where practitioners discuss issues in a particular theme. A panel of 2 or more facilitators will provide a basis for the discussion (from their own experiences) and will encourage and manage discussion from the audience. Sessions may include a brief presentation if this enables audience participation.

IPCD 2020 would like to encourage panel discussion ideas, particularly where topics may bring a diverse practitioner base together on a topic. Or where practitioners may be able to discuss best practice for the industry.

What to Submit

IPCD 2020 will require THREE (short) parts for each submission. Please see the ‘Resources’ page for examples of past submissions.


1. Brief written summary

  • A clear heading stating the proposed title, authors name(s) and affiliation(s), and the session category (presentation, workshop, or panel discussion).
  • The intended stream you would like to be a part of (if we think you would be a better fit elsewhere, we will let you know). 
  • A statement of who the potential audience for the presentation would include.
  • An abstract (or topic overview for workshops and discussions) of no more than 400 words (give word count) and include a reference list of cited literature.
  • NOTE: Please make it clear how your topic relates to the conference theme: Social identity: Co-existence in a Changing World
  • Workshops should also include a list of aims and/or learning outcomes for the practical aspect of the session

2. Presenter’s Information

  • The primary presenter must include a brief biography of no more than 100 words starting with educational qualifications (can be listed) and then describing relevant indicators of expertise including publications, projects, awards or career highlights (as sentences).
  • The presenter must include a contact email(s) that can be published to delegates and printed in the proceedings.
  • Where relevant, affiliations and commercial interests should be declared.

3. Short Video Introduction (for speakers new to IPCD)

  • If you have previously presented at IPCD, then you do not need to complete this step.
  • Please record a brief 2-3min introduction to your topic and yourself. If you are not sure what to say, here are some suggestions:
    • Name, area of work/interest, and a fun fact about yourself!
    • What is your topic, why is this important for practitioners to learn/know?
    • What are you looking forward to about attending IPCD 2020?
  • This can be recorded on an iPhone or any available device (Quicktime or other common software) and does not need to be formal.
  • Language must be English.
  • The video will be used to review presenters’ ability to engage and energize a professional audience.
  • If the video is too large to send via email, then please upload to a cloud-based platform (e.g. OneDrive, Google Drive,  Dropbox) and share with us the link. You can paste the link in the document that contains the rest of your application. Please ensure that you have given us permission to download the video.
  • Any difficulties with the video, please contact us at

Once I’ve submitted my application, then what happens? 

Proposals, once sent to, will be reviewed and rated by a panel of practitioners in the relevant field. 

We aim to have all reviews complete by mid-June, and then will be in contact with all applicants as to whether their submission was accepted.

 Accepted authors must complete registration by September 1st 2020 to be included in the final programme.

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