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Verbal Presentation – 20 minute sessions and Q&A.

Strengthening and Supporting the Mental Health System
1st Biennial Conference in Professional Supervision

A verbal presentation will explore a contemporary issue(s) relevant to psychologists and counsellors. The verbal presentation is designed to showcase new ideas, discuss new trends or communicate a position or outcome. The topic does not need to be a presentation of research. Case studies are also welcome.

1. Required Information

  • Title (approx. 12 words)
  • Presentation length (20 minutes then up to 10 minutes Q & A)
  • Name and institutional affiliation of each author (first author, followed by co-author/s)
  • Name/s of the presenter/s 
  • Abstract (max. 350 words) that includes:
    • Background: Provide a concise statement which places the forum in context
    • Aims/objectives: State the aim and scope of the forum
    • Method: Provide details of the format used to present and discuss the topic
    • Conclusion: State conclusions that can be drawn from the discussion, including theoretical, methodological and applied/policy implications as appropriate

Note in some cases (presentation of case studies) the sub headers may not be relevant and you are welcome to use your own.

2. Submission Format

All submissions (including abstracts) must be in Microsoft Word format only (PDF versions are not acceptable) and prepared in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Arial font
  • 10 point font
  • Single line spacing
  • 2.54cm margins
  • Presented in a single paragraph, using the following example as a guide:


Enter your presentation title in sentence case here

SURNAME, A. (Affiliation), & SURNAME, B. (Affiliation)


Aim: Type your 350-word abstract here, ensuring you keep the font as it is (Arial 10pt, single-spaced).

Design: Please ensure that you have entered your presentation title in sentence case, with a capital letter at the beginning of the first word and the rest of the title in lower case, except where a capital is necessary or where the first letter follows a colon.

Method: All authors must be entered in the format illustrated above, with surname and initial in capital letters, then affiliation in brackets. Where you have listed more than one author, please bold the presenting author surname and initial. An email address is inserted on a separate line, as per the example above, and please make sure the email address belongs to the presenting author. Please use gender-inclusive language and avoid cumbersome phrases.

Results: If using headings such as ‘Aim’, ‘Method’, ‘Conclusion’, to identify different areas of your abstract, please use bold font for these headings.

Conclusion: Abstracts will be available online prior to the Conference.

Abstract Application: Verbal


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