UCL Doctorate In Clinical Psychology


December 2016

From Practice to Policy: Clinical Psychology and Macro-Level Working

A Half-Day Conference

Friday 16th December 2016

2pm - 5pm

This half-day conference aims to highlight the variety of ways that clinical psychologists can transcend their traditional assessment and therapy roles and attempt to improve human welfare on a larger scale. It showcases the work of a number of eminent psychologists who undertake such macro-level activities as social action and shaping local and national policy, in the UK and internationally.

The format will be a series of short (15 minute) talks highlighting the issues raised by particular macro-level projects that each speaker has undertaken. We hope that the talks will pose thought-provoking questions for the audience members, and potentially open new avenues for the kinds of work that they may possibly undertake.

The conference is intended to interest psychologists from all sub-specialities. Speakers will describe work from a range of topic areas, in a variety of settings.

Speakers include:

· Jamie Hacker Hughes: Opening address.

· Nina Browne: 'Practice to Policy': learning from clinical psychologists' journeys into policy work.

· Charlie Howard: From the streets of Camden to the Palace of Westminster: using psychology in different ways.

· Narinder Kapur: "Be the change you wish to see in the world": applying Gandhian values to healthcare policy.

· Val Curran: What sentence for ecstasy? American Civil Liberties Union versus the US Government.

· Jim Orford: Psychology versus the gambling establishment: challenging the power of a health-damaging industry.

· Glenys Parry: Problems and prospects for influencing policy: a personal perspective.

· Sally Zlotowitz: Making the personal professional and the professional personal: bringing social and environmental justice values into a career as a psychologist'.