General Information

About the Oxford Institute                      

Steeped in history and tradition, Oxford has been a seat of learning and knowledge since the Middle Ages. St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University serves as the ideal venue for the Institute and offers easy international access via London Heathrow Airport. The scholarly/scientific program of the Institute includes peer-reviewed presentations, panel discussions, seminars, and poster sessions – as well as sponsored day trips to London and the English countryside.


St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

One of the riverside colleges of the University of Oxford, St. Hilda’s College is situated on the River Cherwell near the Magdalene Bridge – a short walking distance to Cowley Street, the Oxford High Street, and attractions of the Oxford city center. The unique and scenic riverside setting of St Hilda’s College and the historic university city of Oxford contribute to making the Oxford Institute a personally and professionally rewarding experience. Since housing space is limited, early registration is recommended.


Health and Safety

In planning the 2024 Oxford Institute, the organizing committee has made health and safety of all participants a priority. The Institute will adhere to the health and safety policies and protocols of St. Hilda’s College and the United Kingdom National Health Service.


Continuing Education Credit

Upon request, a continuing education certificate issued by IAPC verifying continuing education credits will be issued to participants.


Presenting at the Oxford Institute

Presenting at the Oxford Institute has been a professional “milestone” for many past participants. Researchers, clinicians, and students who have an interest in presenting a presentation, workshop, or poster session relating to couple, marriage, relationship, or family issues are encouraged to submit a proposal to the Oxford Institute Program Committee for peer-review consideration (Details may be found in the end of this packet in the registration section.) Presenters must register for the Institute and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Students may submit a poster session proposal focusing on their research, or students may co-present with a professor or established researcher. Presentation proposals are peer reviewed and accepted on a “rolling acceptance” basis until presentation slots are filled. Accepted presenters will be notified within 30 days of registration submission of their program application acceptance. Institute programs include poster sessions and one-hour presentations. Presentations that expand clinical skills with couples and families, illuminate research, and offer interactive/experiential opportunities are given acceptance priority.