How to integrate faith and psychology

Keynote speaker: Professor Fraser Watts

For the next BACiP day conference we are delighted to be joined by Professor Fraser Watts, undoubtedly one of the world’s leading experts on the dialogue between faith and science and its implications for psychology. The day will consist of teaching and practical sessions. In the morning Fraser will talk about the origins of psychology and religious belief and how these developments in human history are related. Building on this foundation, Roger Bretherton (BACiP chair) will then lead workshop sessions in which these insights can be applied by Christians working out how to integrate their faith with a life studying or working in psychology. It promises to be an inspiring and practical day, particularly relevant to students and early career psychologists. Please do join us.


DATE: Saturday 18th November 2017

TIME:  10.30am-4pm including lunch

VENUE: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TF (find us)


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Past Conferences

Conferences are the main visible output of BACIP. They are what the majority of Steering Group’s time and thought goes into, and we warmly invite you to join us at our next conference. They are always greatly appreciated times of learning, personal challenge, and fellowship. Annual Conferences take place in the Spring, and Day Conferences take place in the Autumn. Become a member to have access to conference material.


Past Residential Conferences (Annual Conferences)

  • 2016 – Refuel: How to balance work, life, faith and church – without burning out, Dr Kate Middleton
  • 2015 – Gratitude & Guilt: The Psychology of Thankfulness and Forgiveness, Dr Liz Gulliford
  • 2014 – Altered States of Consciousness: Hypnosis, Anaesthesia and Mysticism, Prof Michael Wang, Dr Barry Hart, Dr Roger Bretherton
  • 2013 – Mindfulness and Christian Meditation, Shaun Lambert and Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt.
  • 2012 – The Bible and Psychology, Dr Jon Loose, Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt.
  • 2011 – Psychologists serving the church, Dr Sara Savage, Dr Eolene Boyd-MacMillan, Jean Reed, Dr Kate Middleton.
  • 2010 – Conflict in Relationships: Understand it, Transform it, Dr Sara Savage and Eolene Boyd-MacMillan.
  • 2009 – Dr Larry Crabb – My Journey into Spiritual Direction: Confessions of a Renegade Psychologist
  • 2008 A Sword Between the Sexes: C.S. Lewis and the Psychology of Gender, Prof Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
  • 2007 – Why would anyone believe in God? A Christian view of evolutionary psychology, Justin Barrett
  • 2006 – Religion in the Consulting Room? Professor Siang-Yiang Tan
  • 2005 – Motivation and Change: Christian Perspectives, Professor William R Miller
  • 2004 – Sex, Sexuality, and Relationships: Christian and Psychological Perspectives, Professor David G Myers
  • 2003 – Forgiveness, Professor Everett Worthington Jr.
  • 2002 – Psychology serving the Church, Fraser Watts, Rebecca Nye and Sara Savage.
  • 2001 – Neuropsychology, Evolution and the Human Condition, Professor Malcolm Jeeves.


Past Day Conferences

  • 2017 (April) – Being Mindful, Being Christian, Joanna Collicutt and Miguel Farias
  • 2016 – The Calling of the Psychologist, Jamie Hacker Hughes
  • 2014 – The Story We Find Ourselves In: The Christianity-Psychology dialogue in the UK so far..., Dr John Hall.
  • 2013 – Dementia and being human: Spirituality in a strange land, Professor Bob Woods.
  • 2012 – The Mindful Christian
  • 2011 – Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality in Dialogue, Debbie Malki and Brendan Callaghan SJ.
  • 2010 – The psychology of prayerfulness and spiritual practice, Rev Dr Fraser Watts.
  • 2009 – Children’s Spirituality, Dr Rebecca Nye.
  • 2008 – Post Traumatic Growth, Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt McGrath.
  • 2007 – The Psychology of Church: Leaders and Congregations, Professor Leslie J Francis.
  • 2006 – The Psychology of Fundamentalism, Professor Peter Hill and Dr Sara Savage
  • 2005 – New Directions in Forgiveness, Professor Everett Worthington Jr.

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