Social Identity: Co-existence in a changing world

IPCD invites submissions for Short Papers, Workshops and Panel Discussions

Please follow the submission instructions below

Submission Deadline: 1st May 2020

Response Date: 1st 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 promote or advertise any specific organisation or tool by the author. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to use the event for networking. It is expected that accepted authors will actively participate in the event and interact with other delegates outside of their presentation.

Papers / Presentations (30 mins)

Standard paper sessions must be maximum 30 mins in length. Presenters should allow time for a brief Q&A following their presentation. Speakers are encouraged to make the talk engaging and interactive within the time allowed.

Paper sessions will be open to all attendees, including students and the general public.

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 may not be entirely promotional in nature and should provide some learning outcomes without 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.

Workshop sessions will limited to a professional/practitioner audience only.

Category: Panel Discussions (1 hour)

Panel discussions are interactive 1-hour 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.


1. Brief written summary

  • A clear heading stating the proposed title, authors name(s) and affiliation(s), and the session category (paper, workshop, 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 you can try sharing on Dropbox or Google Drive. If none of these are available then please email us and we will send a link for upload.

Note that those accepted to the clinical/health or child and adolescent psychology streams may be asked to provide further information (CV / PPT slides / reference list) as part of our accreditation submission. Please be prepared to send these in when requested.

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

 Accepted authors must complete registration (including any visa applications to relevant authorities) by September 1st 2020 to be included in the final programme.

Accepted authors will be offered a discounted rate on conference registration but must purchase a ticket to be included in the conference proceedings and agenda. Any cost of travel and accommodation will be at own cost; however, IPCD team can advise on budget options in the area.

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