Above 250 research papers presented on psychological practices and interventions
LAHORE: (February 11, 2019): International Conference of Applied Psychology; Practices and Interventions (ICAP-2019) attracted scholars from USA, UK, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands and Malaysia while above 250 papers were presented on key issues of psychology.
The conference (ICAP-2019) was organized by Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP), Punjab University from 6th to 8th February 2019. The first day began with the inaugural ceremony held at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore.
The chief guest for the inaugural session, Chaudary Muhammad Sarwar, Governor of Punjab, appreciated the efforts of the IAP in the promotion of psychological issues at stake and motivated the professionals to continue serving the general public.
Raiz Fatyana, Member National Assembly (MNA) and former president Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA), highlighted the need for psychological practices and interventions which can enable the needs of the masses. Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmed Akhtar, Vice Chancellor Punjab University,
appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr Farah Malik and her team for organizing a commendable event in his address.
Prof. Dr. Farah Malik, Director IAP, in her welcome address, highlighted the
significance and the importance of Psychology in day to day life. Her
address was followed by a keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Nick Hopkins,
Professor of Psychology from Scotland.
Dr. Mujeeba Ashraf thanked all in attendance and appreciated the efforts of all the organizing committees to make this event a success.
The second day began with the address of Prof. Dr. Patrice J. Dow-Nelson
from The state University of New Jersey, USA on Acculturation, Identity and the Therapeutic Relationship. Four Symposiums on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection Theory and Forensic Psychology by Prof. Dr. Miguel
A. Carrasco, Dr. Saima Sandhu, Dr. Artemis Giotsa and Dr. Akhter Ali Syed were held, followed by eight scientific sessions about various psychological
issues, concerns and practices. E-posters on various themes were displayed
to enhance the knowledge of the participants.
The last day of the conference began with the address of Prof. Dr. Najma
Najam, Prof. Emeritus IAP, on “Coming of Age in Turbulent Times:
Pakistani Psychology at Crossroads”. A symposium on Organizational
Psychology was conducted by Dr. Muhammad Imran Qureshi followed by
seven scientific sessions on various psychological themes. Condolence
reference presided over by Prof. Dr. Rafia Hassan for Prof. Dr. Akhtar
The Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony, Riaz Fatyana, MNA
appreciated the efforts of the IAP in the promotion of psychological issues at stake and motivated to continue the professionals to serve the general public. Prof. Dr. Firdaus-e-Bareen, Dean of Live sciences acknowledged the Director and the faculty members of IAP for their work and the remarkable
Chief Organizer, Prof. Dr. Farah Malik expressed gratitude to all the guests
for taking out time and coming from around the globe.
Dr. Mujeeba Ashraf, Organizing Secretary, thanked the faculty members and the participants for all their efforts in making this conference a success.
In the end, souvenirs were presented to the guests and shields were distributed among the participants.
This writer Bilal Naveed presented a paper on “Impact of political
Affiliation and Political Psyche of TV Reporters on their Routine and
Exclusive Reports” jointly with Dr. Shabbir Sarwar, Assistant Professor at
Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab.
The conference was attended by a large number of academics, researchers
and practitioners from around the globe to share joint knowledge of practices and interventions parallel to conference theme; Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Political
Psychology, Positive Psychology and Health Psychology. These academic
activities will enhance the horizons of postgraduate, M.Phil and PhD students and other participants including academicians, lectures and early career scholars.