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SPR UK Chapter Student Awards
5th Joint UK & European SPR Chapters Conference
19-21 September 2019, Krakow, Poland

The SPR UK Chapter is delighted to announce that five travel awards of £300 + registration fee will be available to support students presenting at the forthcoming 5th joint UK & European SPR Chapters Conference.

Student Awards are awarded by the UK Chapter to offer financial support to students to attend meetings, who otherwise would not be able to do so.

Student members of SPR UK Chapter are eligible to apply. Applicants are invited who meet the following criteria:

i.    Current student membership of SPR UK Chapter at the time of application and receiving the award
ii.    Current registration on a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Programme
iii.    First authorship on a paper or poster presentation that is submitted and accepted for the conference
iv.    Awardees are required to register for and attend the conference to present their work and receive the award in person
v.    Awardees are asked to write a short account about the conference from their perspective for the SPR UK Chapter newsletter
In order to apply, please submit your abstract and the relevant documents showing that you meet the eligibility criteria to Felicitas Rost at
The deadline for submitting your application is 15th July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by email as soon as possible after the deadline and awards will be handed out in the form of a cheque at the UK Chapter meeting at the conference.




Past Student Travel Award Recipients


4th UK and European Chapters Joint Conference, Oxford, UK

  • Emily Blackshaw, University of Roehampton
    When Life Gets in the Way: A systematic review of the assessment of life events in change over the course of psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Merih Fidan, University of Leicester
    Elephants in the room! Counselling non-English speaking clients through interpreters
  • Jeanette Hennigan, Middlesex University/ Metanoia Institute
    UK secondary school therapists’ online communication with their clients and potential development in this area
  • Sally O’Keeffe, University College London
    A typology of therapy dropout in depressed adolescents
  • Rita Maroun, UCL/Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
    The meaning of SSRI medication: a retrospective account from adolescents clinically referred and treated for depression’
  • Afra Turner, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
    Learning to Continue to Develop Professionally: An Exploration of Therapists’ Experience of Continuing Professional Development in a Higher Education setting: A preliminary study

48th International Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

Phillippa Harrison, University of Sheffield
Expected engagement in person-centred/experiential and cognitive behaviour therapies: The development and potential utility of the Sheffield Engagement in Therapy Scale (SETS)




47th International Annual Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Alex Desatnik, University College London
    Do we do what we think we do? - An exploration of manualizing psychotherapy
  • Daniel Hayes, University College London
    Associations between demographic and case characteristics on child and young person (CYP) reported shared decision making (SDM) in CAMHS; What approaches for promoting shared decision making are used in child mental health? A scoping review’; What does shared decision making look like in child mental health: A qualitative study with young people, their parents/guardians and clinicians



46th International Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA

Charles Frost, University of Manchester.
Exploring Trainee Counselling Psychologists’ Perceptions of the Scientist-Practitioner Model in Relation to their Training and Future Careers

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