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Happy new year to everyone

I want to start by wishing everybody a happy New Year and a big thank you to all that supported and virtually attended our webinars throughout 2020 also another big thank you to those who donated along the way, we may not have thanked you personally but as a small organisation your donations are gratefully received and go a long way. 


I want to remind everyone of our

21st Anniversary Conference
on Tuesday, 29th June 2021 
at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
We are hoping by then we can meet face to face. It will be a stellar line-up, and we aim to keep the conference price low so that it can reach out to as wider an audience as possible.  

Please note our annual general meeting is scheduled for Friday 26 February
It will be on zoom and there will be a short prestation by one of the trustees. 
Further details will follow.

We have also scheduled the following Tuesday webinars and hope you can join us.


12th January 2021

Dr Pat Frankish, a clinical psychologist and past president of the British Psychological Society will be talking about her lifetime work with David O’Driscoll (Chair IPD). Dr Frankish has had a very distinguished career both in the NHS and forensics services and developing pioneering work in staff training and trauma-based inventions.  

Learn more about Dr Pat Frankish HERE and HERE

12.30pm - 1.30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 827 4642 8577
Passcode: 4fnAJ3
19th January 2021

Richard Curran will be in conversation with David O’Driscoll (Chair IPD) about his work as a Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist with people with intellectual disability.  

Richard Curran works in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. Richard was a consultant forensic psychotherapist and supervisor at Respond where he worked for 17 years. He led the forensic service for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities or autism. He is the Chair of the Forensic Psychotherapy Society and a long-standing member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD).

12.30pm - 1.30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 8534 1291
Passcode: VpphQ8
9th February 2021

Florian Schwanninger (Historian, Director Hartheim Centre, Austria) will develop a presentation on "Aktion T4" or the Nazi euthanasia and its aftermath in Austria after 1945.  David O’Driscoll will be chairing this session. 

Please Note.   This is a very changing and upsetting subject, with upsetting material but we believe its is important to understand the forces behind this moment.    

12.30pm - 1.30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 1920 1587
Passcode: a67r52
16th February 2021

Edel Anstey is CEO of the Royal Mencap Society and will be in discussion with David O’Driscoll (Chair IPD).  Edel will be discussing Mencap's new strategy, this is an interesting new development for Mencap, details here

Mencap's press release on new CEO

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 5454 5702
Passcode: 7vck1c
After Simon Jarrett fascinating webinar based on his new book, the publishers are offering IPD members a discount, see below.   I've just started it and I can assure you it is quite extraordinary if you're interested in the history of people with a learning disability it's an must-read. 
Those They Called Idiots: The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day by Simon Jarrett
Special offer for members!
20% off the published price with the discount code IPD20 when ordering from the Reaktion Books website.
To order please click HERE
The webinar will be for an hour and there will be time for questions.
Also, can I ASK, as we are a small organisation, we would appreciate a donation - which you can do via the website.

Please be aware we will be recording our webinars and also looking at revamping our website, once it is revamped, we are hoping to publish the recordings on the website.
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