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IUB organized the 2nd international conference on the interrelationship of social sciences and applied psychology

PR No. 462/22, dated 24.11.2022
Directorate of Public Relations, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Department of Applied Psychology, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, organized the 2nd international conference on the interrelationship of social sciences and applied psychology at Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus. The theme of this year's conference was Mental Health for All, Social Goals, Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. More than 100 delegates from various educational institutions and universities of Malaysia, Great Britain, Philippines and Pakistan participated in the conference. While inaugurating the conference, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob said that due to the increase in problems related to psychology at the global level, the process of moving towards their scientific solution has accelerated. Universities play a key role in solving the psychological problems faced by today's generation. In these circumstances, the organizing an international conference by the Department of Applied Psychology the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and bringing domestic and foreign delegates together on one platform is a good initiative. Practical support from University-based Enabling Center and Departments of Psychiatry, Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur and Sheikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan was appreciated. Prof. Dr. Rubina Bhatti, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, said that more than 34 domestic and foreign experts will deliver keynote speeches on multifaceted topics related to psychology in the conference. The recommendations of this conference will be conveyed to the policy makers and decision-making bodies so that steps can be taken for creating a peaceful and prosperous society. Conference Chair Prof. Dr Muhammad Saleem said that the Department of Applied Psychology is working on various projects along with teaching and high quality research. This conference organized in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission will prove to be a milestone for teachers and students on the subject of psychology. Papers will be presented in the conference on mental health, media psychology, impact of corona crisis, educational psychology and impact on parental psychology. The guest of honor Mohsin Rafique, DIG Jail khana jat, and Prof. Dr. Niaz Maqsood, Head Department of Psychiatry, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, spoke on this occasion. Foreign delegates participated in the conference Prof. Dr. Christopher Lewis, UK, Prof. Dr. Joselito Binano, Philippines, Prof. Dr. Rozni Bin Ismail, Malaysia, Dr. Khan Muhammad Raziuddin Tawfiq UK presented keynote speeches on important topics. Their topics include mental health of students and youth, family relationships and professional responsibilities, digital world, mental health and society, negative effects of violence and exploitation of disadvantaged groups, role of educational institutions in students' mental health. Prof. Dr. Qudsia Tariq, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Sarwar Sultan Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, Prof. Dr. Syeda Shahida Batul, Government College University, Lahore also addressed on this occasion.

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