Conference Theme: “Justice”
March 31 – April 3, 2016 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
ACERP2016, located for the first time in the port city of Kobe was held alongside The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP2016). The event brought together 232 delegates from 37 different countries to present their latest research and participate in interdisciplinary discussion.
The Keynote, Featured and Spotlight speakers gave high quality and interesting presentations around the conference theme, "Justice", that were testament to their academic expertise and credentials. In her Keynote Presentation, Vickie Skorji, Director of TELL Lifeline, addressed the conference on crisis hotlines and how they provide a vital resource for people contemplating suicide and undergoing other forms of mental distress in Japan, while Professor Frank S. Ravitch, ACERP2016 Keynote Speaker, presented on "Freedom’s Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of Justice in America", outlining a clear path for balancing religious freedom and sexual freedom in the United States. On the final day, Dr Adriana Ginanjar gave an informative Featured Presentation on "Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Helping the Victims to Cope and Report", stimulating lively discussion as the conference drew to a close.