Pre-Conference Worksops

Psychological First Aid and History Taking Skills from Patients

by Ms. Sadaf Arif

on 23rd September, 2021


Virtual workshop titled “Psychological First Aid and History Taking from Patients” was conducted by Ms. Sadaf Arif on September 23rd, 2021. The major focus of the workshop was to train the students who aspire to work in the field of clinical psychology. Workshop included extensive content starting from introducing oneself to patients till terminating the history taking sessions, communication skills, addressing linguistic barriers during sessions, mental status examination, and addressing ethical considerations. Training used variety of methods of learning including videos, quizzes, and role plays.



Unlocking Potential through Psychological Intervention

by Dr. Uzma Masroor

on 20th September, 2021


Workshop titled “Unlocking Potential through Psychological Interventions” was conducted by Dr. Uzma Masroor at National Institute of Psychology on September 20th, 2021. The workshop received an overwhelming response from professionals of the field and students. Workshop included extensive activities on identification of the problem, goal setting for that problem, and application of intervention in order to overcome the problems to acquire full potential. Dr. Uzma Masroor performed various imaginary and self-hypnosis exercises. Workshop ended with distribution of certificates and a group photo.



Caring for Self: A Guide to Physical, Psychological, Spiritual Health

by Ms. Sara Imtiaz

on 10th September, 2021


A one day workshop on the care of self was conducted at National institute of psychology. The presenter was Ms. Sara Imtiaz on the 10th of September 2021. The workshop discussed important aspects that are needed to take care of one’s emotional, physical and mental health. The workshop highlighted the idea that self-care is not synonymous with self-indulgence or being selfish. Self-care means taking care of oneself so that everybody can be healthy and performs our duties well. It can also help care for others. In short it can help us do anything to accomplish our goals and accomplish a lot in a day. Self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with daily stressors. Activities were conducted during the activity to highlight the ways participants could improve self-care routines for physical, mental and psychological health.



Emotional Intelligence for Vitality and Productivity

by Dr. Saima Kalsoom

on 8th September, 2021


The workshop focused on understanding our emotions and making use of optimum intelligence for maintaining our own emotions and those of others. The workshop elaborated upon the personal autonomy in maintaining our emotional health highlighted though different exercises how it is impossible to separate our feelings from our thoughts. The workshop presenter also highlighted how the brain is wired to make our emotions an essential part of who we are. We all feel excitement, fear, anger, joy, shock, concern, and thousands of other feelings. And those feelings affect all of our thoughts and actions, every day. Being self-aware is the key to understanding emotions. Some people can’t see it; they try to avoid their emotions. They suppress them, ignore them, and avoid them. And this is why they will stall in their work, their personal relationships, and their lives. And others think they know themselves better than anybody and refuse to take anybody’s suggestions to make themselves more emotionally intelligent. They are likely to be alienated. Self-awareness is where EI begins. The workshop also focused on the ability model of EI. Self-direction is about taking control of what goes on in your head. The workshop highlighted that interpersonal savvy individuals take time to know themselves and others.



Enhancing Wellbeing: Learning Basic Counseling Skills

by Ms. Saira Khan

on 3rd September, 2021


A one-day training workshop was delivered by Ms. Saira Khan on basic self-awareness for counseling skills like listening, rephrasing and the art of questioning. The workshop was attended by upcoming psychologists and professionals from the field of psychology and related disciplines. It was relevant to those who are seeking to enhance their interpersonal skills and develop a basic understanding of counseling process. The workshop overall focused on communication skills, counseling skills and skills that are needed to prepare participants for developing a basic understanding of a counseling session. The participant learned about and practice interpersonal and counseling skills.



Stress Management

by Dr. Raazia Bukhari

on 26th August, 2021


The second pre-conference workshop was successfully conducted by Dr. Raazia Bukhari (Assistant Professor/ Clinical Psychologist at SAZBIST, Islamabad). The workshop highlighted the step by step procedure of Stress Management, starting from defining stress and how to manage stress through different activity based techniques like daily mood charts, automatic thought record, decatastrophising and behavioral experiments. She provided the attendees with comprehensive procedures about how to overcome stress during Covid 19 situation. A helpful step by step guide on stress caused by social media through facebook, instagram and twitter was provided, along with how social media helped people during quarantine to overcome their pandemic stress. Different yoga and meditation techniques were shared via video clips. Along with this attendees also performed various mind and body relaxation techniques. Director NIP, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, thanked participants and resource person at the end of workshop and distributes certificates.



Inaugural Pre-Conference Workshop (Virtual)
A User’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

by Ms. Laiba Ashraf & Mr.Fareed Ahmed

on 9th July, 2021


The first pre-conference workshop was successfully conducted by Laiba Ashraf (Social Media Director and Vice President of Young Psychological Association, Writer, and Psychologist). This workshop highlighted the step by step procedure of social media marketing starting from how to launch product in market through social media, finding out target audience for content sharing, finding appropriate platforms to share brand, publicizing the brand, business advertising, generating result charts and focusing on techniques or tricks related to it to market the product/business without spending money. The second half of the workshop was conducted by Fareed Ahmed (President and Director of Young Psychological Association) whose focus was on practical implementation of previously learned knowledge. He provided the attendees with step by step procedure about social media marketing through Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. A helpful step by step guide to media marketing was provided, along with detailed social media app usage guidance. Director, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal, thanked participants and resource persons at the end of the workshop.