Chairs' Message

We are honoured to chair the 6th International Congress on Clinical and Counselling Psychology (CPSYC) to be held in IPV - Escola Superior de Saúde de Viseu - ESSV / PORTUGAL. We aim that clinical and counselling psychologists, practitioners, students, researchers and others from around the world will consider attending this meeting and that many of you will submit papers and posters. We have a talented and committed team of CPSYC Scientific Committee and Board of Reviewers who are working hard to make the 2018 Congress a resounding success.
 
The 2018 Congress will provide excellent opportunities for participants to exchange  ideas with each other during the poster presentations.  It will facilitate discussions, including challenges to clinical and counselling psychology;  it will provide an international forum for scientific debate and constructive interaction. Furthermore, it will provide a platform for educators, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their work; exchange knowledge, ideas, and experience; and identify solutions to existing challenges in clinical and counselling psychology. Doctoral candidates are particularly invited to present and discuss their research ideas and work in progress.
 
CPSYC 2018 Scientific Committee and Board of Reviewers welcome papers from the following and related topics:
Anxiety Disorders, Attention Disorders, Autism, Behavioural Science, Behavioural Therapy,  Child Psychology, Chronic Diseases, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Research, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Community Health, Depression, Eating Disorders, Ethics, Forensic Science, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Genetics, Health Care Access, Health Care Financing, Health Economics, Health Policy and Promotion, Health Services Innovations, Health Services Research, Intellectual Disabilities, Marriage and Family Therapy, Medical Ethics, Mental Health, Minority Health, Neuropsychology, Outcome Research, Paediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Quality of Life, Research Methods, Schizophrenia, Sexual Violence, Social Science, Social Work in Medicine, Substance Abuse, Suicide and Violence Prevention.  
 
As in previous conferences and congresses of Future Academy, abstracts from the 2018 Congress will be published by Future Academy, and full-text papers will be provided in the CPSYC 2018 European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (scientific papers of the The European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences EpSBS has been indexed in ISI Thomson Reuters) or by C-crcs in the peer-reviewed Volume as a book chapter.
 
Previous Future Academy conferences and congresses have been very successful, and CPSYC 2018 promises to be another high quality event. Viseu, itself is a beautiful city which is easy to travel around so visitors can take the opportunity to have a holiday there. 
 
We look forward to meeting with colleagues and friends—old and new—in IPV - Escola Superior de Saúde de Viseu - ESSV / PORTUGAL, 2018. 
 
Prof Dr Carlos Albuquerque, MD, PhD, Professor e Investigador
Co-Chair, CPSYC 2018 
IPV - Escola Superior de Saúde de Viseu

Dr Zafer Bekirogullari
Co-Chair, CPSYC 2017
CPsychol, AFBPsS, CSci (British Psychological Society)
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist (United Kingdom)