Call for Papers

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1st CALL FOR PAPERS

PSYCHOSOCIAL CONNECTIONS:

PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH

1st Annual Conference of the Association for Psychosocial Studies

16-17th December 2014, University of Central Lancashire.

Deadline for abstracts EXTENDED to 1st October 2014

This extension has been prompted by many enquiries from people who have been on vacation in August. We will confirm acceptance of abstracts already submitted by September 5th and we strongly advise delegates to register promptly and reserve accommodation. There is some pressure on Preston hotels in December.

Registration:

http://www.psychosocial-studies-association.org/conference-registration/

Abstracts received in September will be considered immediately upon receipt and responses processed as quickly as possible in order to facilitate early booking for accommodation and travel. Abstracts (approximately 300 words) will be considered for a 20 minute presentation in a 30 minute slot. In addition, there are opportunities to hold a workshop, symposium or experiential session (60 minutes or 90 minutes).We have also received requests for poster presentations. Please visit the APS website for further information and the conference blog.

http://www.psychosocial-studies-association.org/aps-annual-conference/

Send your enquiries or paper, workshop or poster presentation abstract to:

apsconference@uclan.ac.uk

Plenary Panels

THE ENABLING SOCIETY

RICHARD WILKINSON, ANDREW COOPER, REX HAIGH in conversation

moderated by SASHA ROSENEIL

CULTURAL TRANSITIONS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL THEORY

CANDY YATES and PAUL STENNER in conversation

moderated by JEAN McAVOY

PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

YASMIN GUNARATNAM and RACHEL THOMSON in conversation

moderated by WENDY HOLLWAY

Psychosocial Studies is committed to the study of the ways in which the psychic and the social are fundamentally entangled with each other. Psychological issues and subjective experiences cannot be abstracted from social, cultural and historical contexts. Equally, social and cultural worlds have psychological dimensions and are shaped by intra-psychic processes and intersubjective relations. Psychosocial Studies has strong links with various fields of practice, particularly the health professions, social work and social policy, psychotherapy and counselling, psychoanalysis, group work, organisations, management, education and leadership.

This conference will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in a wide range of areas. For example: subjectivity, intimacy and personal life; mental health and well-being; politics, citizenship and social movements; sustainability and our relationship with the environment; arts, culture and media; violence, crime and social justice; gender and sexuality; race, racism, ethnicity and religion; nations and states; migration and diaspora; youth, ageing, development and the life-course; embodiment and physical and mental health; education and learning; organisations, groups, communities and collective life.

All abstracts touching upon the conference theme of psychosocial connections are welcome; however, we are particularly keen to receive proposals addressing the following themes:

  • Sustainable futures
  • Psychosocial research methods
  • Psychosocial perspectives on practice-based work
  • Culture, media and the arts

Conference address: University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR12HE

TOTAL CONFERENCE PACKAGE: includes conference registration, refreshments, lunch, evening reception and dinner on 16th December.

DAY RATE: includes conference registration, refreshments, lunch, evening reception (excludes dinner – available for £30 extra)

TOTAL PACKAGE
(includes dinner on the 16th)
DAY RATE (16th or 17th)
(excludes conference dinner)
Early Registration:Deadline 17th October 2014
waged non-members – £170
waged members – £140
unwaged non-members – £110
unwaged members – £90
Early Registration: Deadline 17th October 2014
waged non-members – £110
waged members – £90
unwaged non-members – £70
unwaged members – £50
Late Registration:
waged non-members – £190
waged members – £160
unwaged non-members – £130
unwaged members – £110
Late Registration:
waged non-members – £130
waged members – £110
unwaged non-members – £90
unwaged members – £70

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN PRESTON. There is no campus accommodation available since students do not vacate rooms over the short Christmas break. Early booking is advised to take advantage of lower rates. The range of accommodation includes city centre hotels and smaller hotels, or B&B accommodation within walking distance from the city centre. Most can be accessed via
booking.com or laterooms.com.

The Tourist Information Office has a list of approved accommodation

Email: tourism@preston.gov.uk

Telephone: 01772 253731

A small number of hotels offer the University discount rates, and these will be posted on the conference website by September.

CONFERENCE TIMES

A full programme will be issued in October.

15 December 2014

There will be an APS steering group meeting on the afternoon of Monday 15th and informal gathering that evening for people arriving on that day, at a local restaurant or pub. Please indicate if you would like to join this group by September 30th as it will be Christmas party season and pressure on places will be considerable.

16 December 2014

Conference Registration: from 9.30, Welcome 10.30, 1st Session 10.45

Conference ends 6.00 pm

Reception 6.00 – 7.00 pm

Dinner 8.00 pm

17 December 2014

The conference will end no later than 4.30pm.

TRAVEL

Preston Station is a major railway hub and is only two hours direct from London on the East Coast line. It is well connected with regional rail links. Delegates are encouraged to come by train. Preston is a compact city and the university is within walking distance from the station and city centre hotels. There will be no available campus parking.

EMAIL CONTACT

apsconference@uclan.ac.uk