Upcoming activities

  • The International School Psychology Association will hold its 41st Conference in Basel, Switzerland, from 9th to 12th July 2019. The conference theme is ‘Empowering People For Lifelong Learning’: https://www.ispaweb.org/news/5784/

Past activities

  • September 2018: The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) 48th Annual Congress, held in Bulgaria, included a symposium titled ‘Modular and transdiagnostic approach to cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents’. Two papers addressed school attendance problems: (1) ‘Back2School: A feasibility study of a new modular cognitive behavioral intervention for youth with problematic school absenteeism’ (Thastum et al.); (2) ‘Back2School: Research design, rationale, and preliminary baseline data from a randomized controlled trial, treating school absenteeism’ (Johnsen et al.). Convenor: Daniel Bach Johnsen (daniel@psy.au.dk). Discussant: Mikael Thastum (mikael@psy.au.dk).
  • September 2016: The World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WBCT) 8th Congress, held in in Australia, included a symposium titled ‘Interventions for school refusal and truancy: A case of ‘old dogs in need of new tricks’?’. The papers in the symposium were: (1) ‘CBT and non-CBT for school refusal: What is (not) working?’ (Heyne at al.); (2) ‘CBT plus medication for school refusal: Are two treatments better than one?’ (Melvin et al.,); (3) ‘Re-engaging severe school refusers: A collaborative approach’ (McKay-Brown et al.). Convenor: David Heyne (heyne@fsw.leidenuniv.nl).Discussant: Bruce Tonge (Bruce.Tonge@monash.edu).    

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