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Forensic psychologists meet in Cardiff
26 June 2012 — 28 June 2012
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Around 220 psychologists from around the UK and further afield are meeting in Cardiff for the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Forensic Psychology. The conference takes place at Cardiff Metropolitan University from 26 to 28 June 2012.
Topics in the programme include:
* Children and media violence
* The mental health of imprisoned young mothers
* The partners of child sex abusers
* Eyewitness identification when there is more than one perpetrator
* Earwitness testimony
* Televised sport and domestic violence
The keynote speakers at the conference are
Professor Ray Novaco - University of California, Irvine. Professor Novaco has extensive expertise on the assessment and treatment of anger with a variety of clinical populations, including those with a history of violence. He pioneered cognitive-behavioural therapy for anger, coining the term anger management, and has demonstrated the effectiveness of his treatment approach in multiple scientific studies.
Professor Mary McMurran - University of Nottingham. Mary is widely published in many areas of clinical and forensic psychology, particularly in the fields of personality disorder; alcohol, aggression and violence; and understanding and enhancing offenders motivation to change.
Professor Gisli Gudjonsson CBE, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, & Head of Forensic Psychology Services for Lambeth Forensic Services and Medium Secure Unit - Gisli is widely published including police interviewing, interrogations and confessions, and many aspects of clinical and forensic psychology practice. He also consults for the Criminal Case Review Commission.
Professor Jane Ireland, University of Central Lancashire - Jane is widely published in the fields of aggression, violence and expert witness. She is the Director of Assessment for Courts and Community Treatment Service and the Violence Treatment Lead and Forensic Psychiatry Treatment Lead for Mersey Care NHS Trust High Security.
For further details of the conference, including the full academic programme, visit http://www.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/21st-division-forensic-psychology-annual-conference