Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability

IPD conference at RCP in 2022

IPD will be holding a conference will be at the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the 1st February 2022.
Details are forthcoming. Please make a note in your diary 


David O’Driscoll – Learning Disability Today, 24 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic affected people with a learning disability disproportionally from the rest of the general population. David O’Driscoll, a grief expert, asks whether we should mark the deaths in the community in some way so people know that these deaths matter.

29th June 2021 – 21st Anniversary Conference

I want to remind everyone of our 21st Anniversary Conference
on Tuesday, 29th June 2021 
at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
We are hoping by then we can meet face to face. It will be a stellar line-up, and we aim to keep the conference price low so that it can reach out to as wider an audience as possible.  

Please note our annual general meeting is scheduled for Friday 26 February
It will be on zoom and there will be a short prestation by one of the trustees. 
Further details will follow.

We have also scheduled the following Tuesday webinars and hope you can join us.

January Webinars

19th January 2021

Richard Curran will be in conversation with David O’Driscoll (Chair IPD) about his work as a Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist with people with intellectual disability.  

Richard Curran works in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. Richard was a consultant forensic psychotherapist and supervisor at Respond where he worked for 17 years. He led the forensic service for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities or autism. He is the Chair of the Forensic Psychotherapy Society and a long-standing member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD).

12th January 2021

Dr Pat Frankish, a clinical psychologist and past president of the British Psychological Society will be talking about her lifetime work with David O’Driscoll (Chair IPD). Dr Frankish has had a very distinguished career both in the NHS and forensics services and developing pioneering work in staff training and trauma-based inventions.  

Learn more about Dr Pat Frankish HERE and HERE