5 Can’t-Miss Psychology Conferences in 2017

Psychology conferences bring together professionals from around the world. These conferences include workshops, lectures and other events that can help you improve the way you work with your patients and learn more about advances in mental health care. No matter where you live or the specialty that you practice, you’ll likely find a few that you want to attend in 2017.

18th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Mental Health

Tokyo will host the 18th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Mental Health May 26-26, 2017. Positive psychology is a rapidly growing field that focuses on positive thinking and other positive ways of improving the mental health of others. Many of those attending the event are scientists and researchers, but the conference also welcomes those working as mental health counselors and in other areas of psychology. Many of the symposiums held over these two days will let you talk about your own experiences and get feedback from other professionals.

10th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching

The 10th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching will take place February 20-21, 2017 in Dubai at the Flora Grand Hotel. Hosted by the Global Psychology and Language Research Association, it will include information sessions in five different languages. Some of the psychology topics discussed during the conference include cognitive psychology, social psychology, forensic psychology and school psychology. It will also include guest lecturers talking about the importance of developing strong language skills and various teaching methods. The conference will include some discussions about online learning and distance education.

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10th International Conference on Social Science and Humanities

The Flora Grand Hotel in Dubai will also host a conference February 18-19. Called the International Conference on Social Science and Humanities, it accepts papers submitted by those planning to attend up through the early part of 2017. Even if you do not want to present your own work, you’ll want to attend to hear some of the lecturers and presenters talking about topics like changing mass media, better counseling and new products that have importance in the psychology field. Many guests also come out to discuss helping those in rural communities and those who have less resources available to them.

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology

Bangkok, Thailand will host the International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology March 13-15. Guests will come from more than 40 countries, including representatives from colleges and federal governments. Some of the topics addressed over the course of these days include parenting, positive psychology, religious psychology, experimental psychology and mental health counseling. Some of the guest lecturers will talk about the ethical and legal implications of working in the psychology field, the importance of changing counseling methods based on the age of patients and working with families.

39th Annual National Institute on The Teaching of Psychology

One of the largest psychology conferences taking place in 2017 is the 39th Annual National Institute on The Teaching of Psychology. Scheduled for January 3-6 in Florida, it is one of several events hosted by the American Psychological Association (APA). According to the official APA website, this conference will include demo sessions, a number of workshops, several presentations and guest lecturers. The demo sessions will show you methods that you can use for teaching students in your classes.

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Psychology is the study of human behavior, but various types of psychology look at specific aspects of human behavior, including language, thought processes, mental health conditions and human development. Whether you are a school counselor, a practicing psychologist, researcher or work in another field, you can learn quite a bit at one of the top 2017 psychology conferences.