Call for Pre-Conference Worksops

National Institute of Psychology (NIP) is organizing 9th International virtual conference on “Trauma, Abuse and Violence: Thriving for a World without Torture” on July 23rd, 2022. The 9th International Conference is focused on providing a premier interdisciplinary platform for social scientists, academicians, civil society organizations, and research scholars from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Trauma, Abuse and Violence.

NIP invites selected proposals for Pre-conference workshops from psychologists, social scientist and other relevant experts. We are planning to start the workshops from June 26th 2022, which marked the International day in support of victims of survival of Torture. Proposals for Pre-conference workshop should be submitted in given format (click to download). The deadline for submitting workshop proposals is Wednesday, June 10th, 2022. All questions about submissions should be directed to the conference organizer at conference@nip.edu.pk

Click here to download the Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Form


Upcoming Pre-Conference Workshops

S. No.
Resource Person

Affiliation Topic Duration Date
1 Dr. Anila Sadaf NUML University Rawalpindi Managing Trauma through Emotional Freedom Technique 3 Hours Will be announced soon
2 Anum Sarfraz
Dept of Behavioral Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NUST
Finding Inner Peace in Moments of Stress: the power of being mindful One Day Will be announced soon
3 Nosheen Mukhtar
Psychologist at ANF-MATRC
National Trainer of UNODC on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC)
Substance: Introduction & Treatment One Day Will be announced soon


Pre-Conference Workshops Successfully Conducted

S. No.
Resource Person

Affiliation Topic Duration Date
1 Dr. Aisha Zubair National Institute of Psychology Anger Management among Victims of Trauma, Abuse & Violence One-Day 04-07-2022 Conducted Successfully
(click for details)
2 Dr. Uzma Masroor Air University Art and Play Therapy for Trauma Treatment in Children One-Day 19-07-2022 Conducted Successfully
(click for details)
3 Luke Felczak Certified expressive arts therapist (ExAT)
Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST)
British Columbia, Canada
IFAD-Mapping – A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Promote Self-Regulation Among Clinicians and Other Frontline Workers 9.00am to 12.00pm
Online
21-07-2022 Conducted Successfully
(click for details)



Anger management among victims of trauma abuse and violence

by Dr. Aisha Zubair

on 4th July, 2022


A workshop on “Anger management among victims of trauma abuse and violence” was conducted on 4th July 2022 at National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Research supports that most of our accomplishments are based on how well we manage our anger and regulate our emotional skills; and Dr. Aisha Zubair, our resource person helped to identify threshold of anger, various forms of aggression one needs to manage and how can we use different strategies to cope with it at work to make us grow in our personal and professional life. The workshop focused on exploring triggers of anger, learning skills of self-awareness, understanding personal threshold of anger, social awareness, and the process of dealing with trauma and its related effects. The aim was to improve personal and team performance. Certificates were distributed after the workshop.




Art and Play Therapy for Trauma Treatment in Children

by Dr. Uzma Masroor

on 19th July, 2022


A workshop was conducted on "Art and Play Therapy for Trauma Treatment in Children" at the National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. We had 41 participants from various institutions such as Nust University, Foundation University, Air University, Quaid-I-Azam University and Federal Public Service Commission. Dr. Uzma Masroor, our resource person helped define and understand Play and Art therapy (usually used as a combined approach) is most effective for children because attempts to bring resolutions to different traumatic experiences that might influence their long-term functioning as grown-up adults. Utilizing the techniques of Art and Play Therapy, a life-long experiential and observable change can be observed. The evidence has demonstrated that Art and play not only improve quality of life but are also effective for the cognitive abilities and emotional well-being of the children. Objectives of workshop included identifying different types of childhood trauma and prevalence in children and adults. To learn the process of case formulation and treatment plan. Learning and practicing different Art and Play Therapy techniques, specific to trauma treatment with hands-on practice.




IFAD-Mapping – A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Promote Self-Regulation Among Clinicians and Other Frontline Workers

by Luke Felczak

on 21st July, 2022


National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad successfully conducted another preconference workshop (virtual mode) on topic of “IFAD-Mapping – A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Promote Self-Regulation Among Clinicians and Other Frontline Workers”. There were 76 participants from various public and private universities of Pakistan. The workshop was conducted by Luke Felczak who is currently working as an Expressive Arts Therapist in Vancouver, Canada. The four-hour workshop aimed to explain the clinicians, frontline workers, and anyone working directly with survivors of violence, consciously or unconsciously, employ their nervous system to co-regulate the nervous systems of the persons they serve. Importance of IFAD- Mapping, it is self-administered mindfulness-based intervention that frontline workers can use promote self-regulate before and after working with survivors of violence and their families. Objectives of workshop included to be able to describe what IFAD-Mapping is, be familiar with the philosophical, psychological, and psychotherapeutic basis of IFAD-Mapping. To engage in experiential learning by self-administering an IFAD-Mapping.