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InPACT 2020 : International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2020


When Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020
Where Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Submission Deadline Feb 26, 2020
Notification Due Mar 19, 2020
Final Version Due Apr 2, 2020
Categories    psychology   psychoanalysis   psychotherapy   counselling

Call For Papers

International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2020 in Madeira, Portugal: LAST Call Extension - send your abstract until 26 of February, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Last Call Extension)

International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2020 (InPACT 2020)
25 to 27 of April, 2020 – Madeira, Portugal

= Important Dates (Last Call Extension) =
Abstract submissions: until 26 February, 2020
Notification to authors: from 19 March, 2020
Registration and Final Submission: until 2 April, 2020

= Keynote Speaker =
Prof. Dr. Sara Tai, BA(Hons), MSc, D.ClinPsy, CPsychol
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
School of Health Sciences, CeNTrUM (Centre for New Treatments and Understanding in Mental Health), Division of Psychology and Mental Health, The University of Manchester, UK

= Special Talk =
“How Psychoanalysis can help us to bear the thought of climate change?”
by Prof. Dr. Matthias Ammann, PhD, Psychotherapist and psychoanalyst at Equilibrium Oporto, and Climate activist, Portugal

= Conference Goals =
The goal for this conference is to offer a new approach to the discussion and presentation of the psychological science nowadays. We expect to engage and interact with authors and researchers from various countries, cultures and fields in the area. We provide the answer to expose new quality developments in research and theoretical findings in Applied Psychology. Some main areas are chosen and divided in more detailed sub-themes (see below), not omitting other topics regarding groundbreaking contributions that might benefit attendees at the conference.

= InPACT format =
The conference will cover many types of presentation formats, incorporating Invited Keynote Speakers, oral and thematic showcases. Among the conference materials, given to all registered attendees, a book will be published and provided with the Proceedings delivered at the conference. Other publication opportunities will also be available.

= Themes of Interest =
To develop the conference program, we have chosen five main broad-ranging categories in Applied Psychology, which also covers different interest areas:
- In CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: Emotions and related psychological processes; Assessment; Psychotherapy and counselling; Addictive behaviors; Eating disorders; Personality disorders; Quality of life and mental health; Communication within relationships; Services of mental health; and Psychopathology.
- In EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: Language and cognitive processes; School environment and childhood disorders; Parenting and parenting related processes; Learning and technology; Psychology in schools; Intelligence and creativity; Motivation in classroom; Perspectives on teaching; Assessment and evaluation; and Individual differences in learning.
- In SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Cross-cultural dimensions of mental disorders; Employment issues and training; Organizational psychology; Psychology in politics and international issues; Social factors in adolescence and its development; Social anxiety and self-esteem; Immigration and social policy; Self-efficacy and identity development; Parenting and social support; and Addiction and stigmatization; Psychological and social impact of virtual networks.
- In LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY: Violence and trauma; Mass-media and aggression; Intra-familial violence; Juvenile delinquency; Aggressive behavior in childhood; Internet offending; Working with crime perpetrators; Forensic psychology; Violent risk assessment; and Law enforcement and stress.
- In COGNITIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: Perception, memory and attention; Decision making and problem-solving; Concept formation, reasoning and judgment; Language processing; Learning skills and education; Cognitive Neuroscience; Computer analogies and information processing (Artificial Intelligence and computer simulations); Social and cultural factors in the cognitive approach; Experimental methods, research and statistics; and Biopsychology.
- In PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOANALYTICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Psychoanalysis and psychology; The unconscious; The Oedipus complex; Psychoanalysis of children; Pathological mourning; Addictive personalities; Borderline organizations; Narcissistic personalities; Anxiety and phobias; Psychosis; and Neuropsychoanalysis.

= Types of Contributions =
All submissions are subjected to a blind-review refereeing process and are divided in these categories:
- Oral Presentations
- Posters
- Workshops
- Virtual presentations
- Corporates can also showcase their products or services in the conference exhibitions area by contacting the secretariat or publicity email (provided below).

= Conference Date and Location=
InPACT 2020 will be held in Funchal, in Madeira island, Portugal, in VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira, and will occur from 25 to 27 of April, 2020.
Madeira island has been elected the World’s Leading Island Destination 2019 by World Travel Awards -

= Contacts =
Conference email:
Publicity email:

Conference and Program Co-Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Clara Pracana
Full and Training member of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Michael Wang
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

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