UQ Compassion Symposium

This is a full-day event held at The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Our full-day conference boasts an impressive and diverse line up of practitioners and researchers.

Learn how compassion can be integrated into research, practice, work, and daily life.

About Compassion Symposium

This cross-disciplinary symposium is designed to bring together academics, clinicians, researchers, and students from different disciplines within The University of Queensland and from the community, to present on how compassion is or could be a part of their research, studies, or practice.

The compassion symposium consists of the free keynote address, and the full-day conference.

Call for Presenters

The UQ School of Psychology's Compassionate Mind Research Group is pleased to invite submissions for paper and/or poster presentations for the 2022 UQ Compassion Symposium conference on Saturday 17 September.

We are interested in research and practical applications of compassion across the lifespan (children, teens, adults, older adults) and in multiple contexts (therapy, workplace, school). Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • Compassion
  • Self-compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Empathy
  • Altruism
  • Morality
  • Positive Psychology
  • Forgiveness
  • Emotions (e.g. shame, anger)
  • Intervention research
  • Assessment research

Application requirements

Applications to present should include the following information:
Personal information 

  • Full Name
  • Organisation/affiliation
  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Brief professional bio (250 words max). To be included in the conference program.

Presentation/poster information 

  • Presentation or poster title
  • Abstract/summary (250 words max)
  • Focus (research, practice, philosophy, etc.)
  • Format (lecture, workshop, demonstration)

Submission and Review

Please submit your completed application to Allanah Yu, School Manager below. Submissions close Friday 19 August 2022.

All submissions will be notified via email of the status of their application.
All accepted speakers will receive free admission to the symposium.

Submit application

Early bird tickets: $99
(early bird discount available until 26 August 2022)
Student/NFP tickets: $99
Standard tickets: $149


School of Psychology, McElwain Building (#24a), The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072
Rooms 201 - 204

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