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 setting for the Institute. The UK offers easy international access and a unique setting for studying professional issues.

Participation in the Oxford Institute is open to educators, students, and clinicians who wish to expand their knowledge of education, research, and clinical issues. The formal program includes peer-reviewed research 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 to secure an available participant slot.


Health and Safety

In planning the 2023 Oxford Institute, the organizing committee has made health and safety of all participants a priority. The Institute we will adhere to the health and safety policies and protocols of St. Hilda’s College and the United Kingdom National Health Service.

We are anticipating that COVID-19 will be of minimal concern in the Summer of 2023. However, should there be a continuation or resurgence of the pandemic, resulting in any international travel restrictions to the UK, the Institute will provide a 100% refund on any registration due to cancellation necessitated by a CDC or US Department of State travel advisory.


Continuing Education Credit

Upon request, institute participants will receive a continuing education certificate verifying continuing education credit.  


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, or 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.) All presenters must be members of IAPC (join today at, register for the Institute, and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presentation proposals submitted by individuals who are not members of IAPC will not be considered.

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

All accepted presentations will be published in the 2023 Proceedings of the Oxford Institute – a peer-reviewed international publication of the International Association of Psychology and Counseling (IAPC). Questions about program proposal submissions may be directed to