As as a member of the conference organising committee Dr Pauline Armsby attended the recent 4th International Conference of Professional Doctorates, ‘The evolving doctorate: meeting the needs of practitioners and professions’, staged at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 10th and 11th of April 2014. The conference received excellent feedback with many delegates encouraging further activities in this area. Pauline and Dr Steven Cranfield led a very well attended workshop on ‘Issues in Designing Professional Doctorate Curricula’ with Prof Carol Costley from Middlesex University.
Dr Mark Hager, Associate Professor of Psychology at Menlo College in the USA and ICPD2014 delegate said;
“Participating in ICPD 2014 has indeed made all the difference as it continues to inform my professional practice. Whether it is teaching undergraduates who aspire to the PsyD or it is consulting with newly minted PhD and PsyD graduates, ICPD provides me with a community of scholars and practitioners who share my values, recognize my contributions and stretch me where I need to grow”.