Int’l conference: Experts call for focusing on health psychology

Published: April 29, 2017


LAHORE: Academicians have recommended the government broaden the scope of health psychology, define standards of training and create jobs in hospitals, think tanks and educational institutions for qualified health psychologists.

The suggestions came forward during a three-day international conference on ‘Health Psychology: Issues and Challenges’ that concluded on Friday at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore.

“All the speakers have empirically emphasised on the role of religion, mysticism and spirituality in preserving physical and mental health in the healing process,” said Dr Syeda Shahida Batool, the conference chairman, while addressing the concluding ceremony.

More than 600 scholars and faculty members from 35 universities of Pakistan and Germany, UK and Canada participated in 15 scientific sessions of the conference.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2017.

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