The next Annual Conference and Workshops will be held at:

The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB.

on the:

13th & 14th November 2013

(Pre-Conference Workshops 11th & 12th November 2013)

Registration Rates


Early Bird rate ends on 31st August 2013
(M = BABCP/ACBS Member) (NM = Non Member)
*click here for a list of qualifying Emerging Countries
^student presenters conference fee waived

  Early Bird
Early Bird
Early Bird Student Early Bird Emerging Countries* Standard Rate M Standard Rate NM Standard Rate Student^
Standard Rate Emerging Countries*^
Full Conference
(2 day workshop & 2 day conference)
£440.00 £470.00 £315.00 £315.00 £470.00 £500.00 £345.00 £345.00
Pre-Conference Workshop Only – 2 days £260.00 £290.00 £180.00 £180.00 £290.00 £320.00 £210.00 £210.00
Pre-Conference Workshop Only – 1 day £130.00 £160.00 £95.00 £95.00 £160.00 £190.00 £125.00 £125.00
Conference Only – 2 days £225.00 £255.00 £160.00 £160.00 £255.00 £285.00 £190.00 £190.00
Conference Only – 1 day £125.00 £155.00 £85.00 £85.00 £155.00 £185.00 £115.00 £115.00


Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop 1 Monday 11th November

Dr Yvonne Barnes-Holmes - "Why learn RFT? How clinicians can use RFT to directly inform their work"

Workshop 2 Tuesday 12th November

Prof Frank Bond - "ACT beyond psychopathology: Using ACT and Contextual Behavioural Science to promote healthy and effective leaders, organisations and communities"

Download Workshop 2 Synopsis

Workshop 3 Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November

Prof Kelly Wilson - "An Experiential Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (not just for beginners)"

Download Workshop 3 Synopsis


Call for Submissions

Submissions have now closed


Key Note Speakers

Prof Lance McCracken
King's College London

Prof Kelly Wilson
University of Mississippi, USA

Prof Frank Bond
Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof Dermot Barnes-Holmes
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Dr Louise McHugh
University College Dublin


In Conference Workshops

Dr David Gillanders & Helen Bolderston
"Therapists use of the Self in ACT"

Dr Niklas Torneke
"To start learning RFT"

Martin Brock
"Acting With Compassion"


Social Programme

Tuesday 12th November 2013 - Welcome Reception - This is a free event for those attending the conference and will take place at the Mermaid from 18:30 until 20:00.

Wednesday 13th November 2013 - Follies Night - This is also a free event for those attending the conference and will take place within an easy commute of The Mermaid.



Please click here for a list of accommodation that can be found close to the venue. Please note that preferential rates have not been negotiated and all information has been obtained from the internet as a guide only. There are also additional hotels listed on The Mermaid’s own website

Alternatively please contact Eyas Ltd who will have a list of nearby hotels and can advise if any preferential rates have been negotiated.

Eyas Limited
7 Temple Bar Business Park,
Strettington Lane,
Strettington, Nr Chichester,
West Sussex, PO18 0LA

T:  +44 (0)1243 775561
F:  +44 (0)1243 776738