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Santiago de Compostela 2019

The 2019 annual conference for the European Association of Psychology and Law will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain!

The scientific program will address the key issues in psychology and law. Different areas of forensic psychology and criminology will be explored, such as eyewitness testimonies, investigative interviews, lie detection and credibility assessment, risk assessment, recidivism, treatment of offenders and victims. Researchers and practitioners from Europe and other parts of the World are invited to share their recent scientific work and field experience concerning new challenges faced in legal processes.

The official website can be  visited here: EAPL conference 2019

The EAPL-S is very happy to announce that there will be a pre-conference workshop by Dr. Julia Korkman on interviewing children in sexual abuse investigations. Julia will discuss interviewing styles with us, illustrate it with case examples and then we will do some exercises to put it all into practice.

  • Between the poles of facilitation and suggestive influence – Interviewing children in sexual abuse investigations
  • Dr. Julia Korkman
  • This full-day workshop will take place on July 16th (The day before the start of the conference)
  • The event is exclusively for student members (If you are not a member yet, go to the EAPL website to sign up!)
  • It is free of charge
  • Signing up below is mandatory

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Are you a student and planning to join the EAPL conference in Santiago? This years host university has kindly offered special prices for student accommodation in the residence hall.
Individual rooms are available from €15 (+ 10% VAT) per night, and double rooms from €25 (+ 10% VAT) per night. Please note that reservations have to be made before MARCH 15th, by sending an email to eapl2019@gmail.com.

If you are looking for a roomshare, please fill in the form to get in touch with other student members: https://goo.gl/forms/IanPsgAQSlEDXFQl1

Keynote speakers

Dr. Aldert Vrij
Aldert Vrij is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK). His main research interest is deception, resulting in more than 500 publications, which have been widely cited (> 18,000 citations and H-index 68). He received grants from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High value detainee Interrogation Group, and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $8,500,000. He works closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating it’s findings. His 2008 book Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection. In 2016 he received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contribution to investigative interviewing.
Dr. Geoffrey Reed
Senior Project Officer for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization. Prior to joining WHO in 2008, Dr. Reed served for more than a decade as Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development at the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC, USA. He holds a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Reed’s academic achievements are widely recognized. He has received the Career Service Award from APA Division 38 (Health Psychology) and the Public Service Award from APA Division 42 (Independent Practice). He has published numerous scientific articles, the most recent focusing on the results of field studies to determine the structure and content of the chapter on Mental and Behavioural Disorders of the Eleventh Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).