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Training Workshops Held at NIP

National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University is very keen in providing opportunities for skills development and out-of-classroom trainings. Since its inception, high quality workshops and seminars have been organized. Student at NIP and students and professional from other organizations can take part in these activities to enhance their skills and employability. 

Training and Awareness Workshops are used to explore a specific topic, to transfer knowledge, to solve identified problems, or to create something new. In funded research projects and other research endeavors, workshops are the mechanism used to gather the wider project, community, or interested people together around a particular topic.

Seminars and Webinars Held at NIP

Seminar on Climate Change and Pakistan in the Age of Adaptation
10th November, 2022

National Institute of Psychology organized a Seminar on Climate Change and Pakistan in the Age of Adaptation on 10th November, 2022 in the earth sciences auditorium. This seminar was delivered by Prof. Dr. Adil Najam. This activity was attended by honorable Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University Dr. Muhammad Ali and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences.

Dr. Adil is currently serving as Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School Global Studies, Boston University. He has also taught at MIT and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has also served as Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences. Dr. Adil was part of the scientific panel that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public understanding of climate change science. He has also worked as UN Committee on Development Policy (CDP). He was a member of the President of Pakistan’s Special Task Force on Human Development (2001) and has served on Pakistan’s Presidential Commission on Higher Education (2002). In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of the Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan. In 2019 he was appointed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. Currently Dr. Adil is working in the capacity of Senior advisor at Jinnah Centre for Character and Leadership that has been established at PF Academy Risalpur in collaboration and consultation with NIP.

The proceeding of seminar started with recitation of Holy Quran and was followed by a welcome address by Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, Director National institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University. Then Dr. Adil started it off by making a point that Climate Change is the Biggest Security Threat that we are facing, all other threats comes secondary. Through his engaging presentation he proved this point by pointing to fact that how global warming is increasing the temperature of earth. Using the example of Suzuki effect he said that as a car gets heated up when it is left out directly in sun. The science behind this heating is that the heat gets trapped into the car as there is no place to vent it out, which is actually the greenhouse effect. So the temperature of earth is increasing day by day in a similar manner but earth has no venting outlet because of which we are facing this issue. Deforestation is also an important matter of concern, specifically war ridden areas are evacuated and when people settle down in some localized areas deforestation happens. Population readjustment was also discussed from the perspective of Vanuatu, which has an international agreement with New Zealand to accommodate their population in case they sink down in water. But what of rest of the world what would they do? 

Dr. Adil mentioned about consensus of scientists that human induced earth’s increase of temperature should not be more than 1.5C but then they increased this threshold to 2.0C. Talking about repercussions of 0.5C it was mentioned that it makes the glaciers to melt with ten times increased pace and 2.5% decrease comes in crop production. Political negligence was pointed out as a big reason of not being able to reach any workable solution as politicians have been attending COP for quite long but action oriented approach had been missing that has aggravated the issue to such gross level. Importantly, those who are contributors of this devastation are other countries but the affectees are other countries and Pakistan is one of the affectee.

On a lighter note he mentioned that today Lahore has an additional season of smog and Karachi has an additional season of heat wave that are brought about by the climate change. Talking about recent floods in Pakistan, Dr. Adil mentioned that it was mere inattention to three important signals that clued upcoming floods, including the heat wave, drought, and cloud burst earlier this year. Particularly he mentioned that these floods did not happen unknowingly rather it was the 12th consecutive year of higher than expected floods in Pakistan. Talking about solutions, he mentioned about conserving the Indus Basin. Because Indus basin is the one that is inhabiting people around, from almost 5000 years. Specially monitoring water of Indus all through the country is the need of hour. Moreover, he mentioned that in addition to building dams it is also useful to replicate the idea of billion trees with building billion pounds. With reference to changing personal habits Dr. Adil mentioned about adopting the sharing practices that can serve to deal with issue at hand. After the talk, Dr. Adil patiently answered the posed questions in the question answer session.


Dr. Muhammad Idress shared that this talk proved to be an eye opener for all of us that demand actions to be taken at priority. Dr. Muhammad Ali endorsed the idea of conserving Indus Basin and additionally raised the point to control increased urbanization that can be done by providing facilitation in the rural areas so that we can keep them inhabited and people can generate livelihood from there. In the end, souvenirs were presented to the Resource Person and the Guests of Honor.

Reported by
Sara Imtiaz
Seminar Coordinator

A Seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness
25th October, 2022

The National Institute of Psychology organized a Seminar on Climate Change and Pakistan in the Age of Adaptation on 10th November 2022 in the earth sciences auditorium. This seminar was delivered by Prof. Dr. Adil Najam. This activity was attended by honorable Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University Dr. Muhammad Ali and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences.
Dr. Adil is currently serving as Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School Global Studies, Boston University. He has also taught at MIT and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has also served as Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences. Dr. Adil was part of the scientific panel that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public understanding of climate change science. He has also worked as UN Committee on Development Policy (CDP). He was a member of the President of Pakistan’s Special Task Force on Human Development (2001) and has served on Pakistan’s Presidential Commission on Higher Education (2002). In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of the Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan. In 2019 he was appointed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. Currently Dr. Adil is working in the capacity of Senior advisor at Jinnah Centre for Character and Leadership that has been established at PF Academy Risalpur in collaboration and consultation with NIP.
The proceeding of seminar started with recitation of Holy Quran and was followed by a welcome address by Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, Director National institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University. Then Dr. Adil started it off by making a point that Climate Change is the Biggest Security Threat that we are facing, all other threats comes secondary. Through his engaging presentation he proved this point by pointing to fact that how global warming is increasing the temperature of earth. Using the example of Suzuki effect he said that as a car gets heated up when it is left out directly in sun. The science behind this heating is that the heat gets trapped into the car as there is no place to vent it out, which is actually the greenhouse effect. So the temperature of earth is increasing day by day in a similar manner but earth has no venting outlet because of which we are facing this issue. Deforestation is also an important matter of concern, specifically war ridden areas are evacuated and when people settle down in some localized areas deforestation happens. Population readjustment was also discussed from the perspective of Vanuatu, which has an international agreement with New Zealand to accommodate their population in case they sink down in water. But what of rest of the world what would they do?
Dr. Adil mentioned about consensus of scientists that human induced earth’s increase of temperature should not be more than 1.5o C but then they increased this threshold to 2o C. Talking about repercussions of 0.5o C it was mentioned that it makes the glaciers to melt with ten times increased pace and 2.5% decrease comes in crop production. Political negligence was pointed out as a big reason of not being able to reach any workable solution as politicians have been attending COP for quite long but action oriented approach had been missing that has aggravated the issue to such gross level. Importantly, those who are contributors of this devastation are other countries but the affectees are other countries and Pakistan is one of the affectee.
On a lighter note he mentioned that today Lahore has an additional season of smog and Karachi has an additional season of heat wave that are brought about by the climate change. Talking about recent floods in Pakistan, Dr. Adil mentioned that it was mere inattention to three important signals that clued upcoming floods, including the heat wave, drought, and cloud burst earlier this year. Particularly he mentioned that these floods did not happen unknowingly rather it was the 12th consecutive year of higher than expected floods in Pakistan. Talking about solutions, he mentioned about conserving the Indus Basin. Because Indus basin is the one that is inhabiting people around, from almost 5000 years. Specially monitoring water of Indus all through the country is the need of hour. Moreover, he mentioned that in addition to building dams it is also useful to replicate the idea of billion trees with building billion pounds. With reference to changing personal habits Dr. Adil mentioned about adopting the sharing practices that can serve to deal with issue at hand. After the talk, Dr. Adil patiently answered the posed questions in the question answer session.
Dr. Muhammad Idress shared that this talk proved to be an eye opener for all of us that demand actions to be taken at priority. Dr. Muhammad Ali endorsed the idea of conserving Indus Basin and additionally raised the point to control increased urbanization that can be done by providing facilitation in the rural areas so that we can keep them inhabited and people can generate livelihood from there. In the end, souvenirs were presented to the Resource Person and the Guests of Honor.

Reported by
Sara Imtiaz
Seminar Coordinator

Mental Health Talk on Tolerance, Incivility, Communication, and Time Management
18th Oct. 2022

The Tuesday Seminars forum arranged a Mental Health Talk on 18th October, 2022. This was organized keeping in view the need to provide students with a forum to bring in their problems. This talk was focused on the issues of Tolerance, Incivility, Communication, and Time Management. This talk was facilitated by Ms. Sara Imtiaz.
After formally welcoming the students and worthy faculty members Director Institute Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif shed the light on the importance of Mental Health. She said that we owe to organize such talks since we belong to the psychology community. Mentioning in connection to the historical context Dr. Rubina highlighted how revealing about Mental Health Issues has been stigmatized from the earlier times which is the very reason that these issues are not openly talked about. She elaborated on how problems can emerge in different domains of life whether it is academics, family, relationships etc. About dealing with Mental Health issues she mentioned the importance of self-assessment, flexibility and objectiveness in interpreting the life events, and taking multiple perspectives. She highlighted about difference in interpreting situations on healthy lines by discussing examples from lives of students. Importantly Dr. Rubina said to students that if something is bothering you it should be conveyed so that steps can be taken to rectify it.
Dr. Imran Bukhari explained the notion of tolerance from sociological standpoint. The specific reasons underlying extremist views. Particularly he talked about extremist literature and adopting a dispositional style of attribution that makes way to generating intolerance within our society. Dr. Nelofar Rauf further talked about accepting diversity to overcome intolerance. In order highlight its significance she mentioned that acceptance of diversity is something that is adopted worldwide by different organizations so as to enhance productivity.
Ms. Raiha Aftab talked about how our behaviors become uncivil. These include those behaviors where one becomes violent. This happens because one thinks that his/her rights are not provided or there is perceived injustice or perceived isolation. In order to stay away from such behaviors she mentioned about trying to understand the context of the situations.
Dr. Sobia Masood helped the audience understand about important aspects of communication. In addition to verbal and non-verbal behaviors, Dr. Sobia mentioned listening to be important part of communication and importance becoming active listener. Verbal communication was explained in terms of different styles of communication. Adopting assertiveness in communication was required for having better communication by serving both parties involved.
Ms. Riffat Zahir talked about time management. She said that from among the too many tasks at hand one has to decide and set priorities for doing different tasks. If one actively specifies the hurdles that are keeping various tasks undone one is in better position to manage doing those tasks. Therefore identification of distractions is important.
Dr. Naeem Aslam discussed that how Mental Health is not just absence of disease. It has close ties to one’s physical health which can be attained by proper diet, doing exercise, and getting proper sleep. For attaining Mental Health he shared that how important it is to consume mental candies which can be reading a good book for one person or spending time with nature for another.
After the overview of different domains NIP students actively discussed about the confronted problems which were adequately addressed by faculty members. One of the students appraised organizing Mental Health Talk for students where students can have a different exposure than class room settings and where students can put forth their issues to be addressed by the experts.
In the end discussion was concluded on a note that mental health issues are real not fake. Removing stigma from it should be our focus so that these issues can be brought under discussion in order to deal them in an adequate manner. For doing this small practical steps are required which when taken can not only help one to stay away from mental health issues rather they would also help others around by putting them at ease. In a nutshell, “it’s OK not to be OK”. Acquiring certain useful skills better equips an individual to handle life adversities.

Reported by
Ms. Sara Imtiaz
Tuesday Seminar Coordinator

 

Islamic Psychology and Spiritual Wisdom

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily Professor of Clinical Psychology and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad 27th April, 2022

On 27th April, 2022, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily (Professor of Clinical Psychology and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad) delivered a seminar titled Islamic Psychology and Spiritual Wisdom at NIP. The seminar had been jointly organized by the National Institute of Psychology, QAU, Islamabad and Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority, Govt. of Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Tanvir Anjum (Tenured Professor, Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad) who is also serving as a member of the Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority attended the seminar as its representative.

The activity commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation followed by a ‘naat’ recital by two NIP students: Hafiz Muhammad Akbar and Tania Ashraf. Later the Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority, Govt. of Pakistan was introduced by Prof. Dr. Tanvir Anjum after which Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily commenced his insightful talk in which he comprehensively covered content on spirituality, religiosity, maladies of ‘nafs’, Muslim psychology and Islamic Psychology and conventional western psychology. He also shared a list of scholarly reading material including books and journal articles for further reading and research. After a question/answer session, NIP Director, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif gave her concluding remarks and thanked both esteemed guests for their time and presence. The activity came to a close with the distribution of shields to the guests and a group photo with them.

Effects of Drug Addiction on Brain and Body

Hometown Community Foundation
12th April, 2022

A team from Hometown Community Foundation (HCF), a non-profit organization striving to save lives from substance use related deaths, delivered an awareness seminar titled ‘Effects of Drug Addiction on Brain and Body’ for NIP students on 12th April, 2022. On this occasion, an information desk was also set up by HCF to share relevant information with the students and distribute forms amongst them for joining the organization as volunteers.

The seminar was delivered by Ms. Mehwish Tariq (CEO, Hometown Community Foundation) and Ms. Rabya Ghafoor. The speakers shared comprehensive information related to the issue of drug addiction and the initiatives that their organization takes in this regard; empowering individuals and families with knowledge to give an understanding of substance abuse disorder and addiction and providing strategies to fight against substance abuse as their primary focus. The speakers encouraged the students to join the organization as volunteers and researchers to connect to a global network of people making a difference in their own lives in their communities and in the world. They were also asked them to visit the information desk set up by HCF on NIP premises on this occasion to get forms to register for volunteering opportunities with HCF.

Cybercrimes and Cyber Security

Cyber Crime Wing, FIA
15th March, 2022

On 15th March, 2022 an awareness seminar titled ‘Cybercrimes and Cyber Security’ was delivered by Ms. Zooni Ashfaq and Mr. Najeeb ul Hassan from the Cyber Crime Wing, FIA. The activity was attended by a fully packed house of students who received the activity with immense interest.

While introducing their FIA wing, the speakers shared that the Cybercrime Wing (CCW) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) deals with the growing threats of cybercrimes and is the only unit of its kind in Pakistan which directly receives complaints and take legal measures against cyber criminals. The awareness seminar covered rich and important information with the audience including the importance of cyber security, types of cybercrime, secure usage of smart phones and other electronic devices, secure browsing, keeping one safe on the web and social media platforms, dark web services, social engineering and being cyber wise. On this occasion, information leaflets were also distributed among the attendees besides gifts which were given to the students for asking pertinent questions. In the end, the speakers were thanked for their time and input and tokens of appreciation were presented to them for doing a commendable job.

Awareness of Drug Abuse Prevention
(28th December, 2021)

A seminar on awareness of drug abuse prevention was organized by students of BS-I as part of their awareness campaign, for which Chairperson of Kareem Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation was invited on 28th December, 2021. Christina Afridi founded this organization after the death of her only child Kareem due to over-dosage of drugs. She talked about different types of drugs including heroine, ice, tobacco, cocaine and even prescription drugs which are being misused nowadays. She emphasized that teenagers need to defend themselves against drug usage and cut ties from anyone who is habitual user of drugs; she called it self-defense technique. She urged the audience to spend their energy in constructive physical activities like sports. She emphasized on the role of social connections and social support and, particularly, addressed for adults to reduce their mobile time to connect with their younger generation in real time. 

Remembering Dr. Akhter Ahsen
(21st December, 2021)

The National Institute of Psychology held a webinar in memory of the revolutionary Dr.Akhter Ahsen on the 21st of December, 2021 who is known as the father and founder of Modern Eidetic Psychotherapy. Panel members included Dr. Akhtar Ali Syed (Principal Clinical Psychologist at Brothers of Charity Services), Dr. Shazia Neelofur (Principal Clinical Psychologist at Brothers of Charity Services), Prof. Dr. Asir Ajmal (Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gift University, Gujranwala) and Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif (Director NIP).

Patient Participation in Chronic Illness Management
(14th December, 2021)

A seminar titled “Patient Participation in Chronic Illness Management” was delivered on 14th December, 2021 by Dr. Muhammad Junaid who is Assistant Professor of Marketing, Tourism, and Hospitality Management at the School of Management Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad to enlighten the students with the importance of patient education and patient participation in managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma etc. Dr. Junaid highlighted the importance of management skills in healthcare facilities. The crux of the seminar was educating the audience about importance of actively learning about the reality and management of their diseases with a point that knowledge about one’s disease increases their perception of control over it. Better education, active involvement in treatment, and psychological consideration leads to satisfaction. 

Teach for Pakistan 2022 Fellowship
(30th November, 2021)

On 30th November, 2021 a seminar was held at NIP by Teach for Pakistan by their representative Ms. Maleeha Waleed. Teach for Pakistan provides our nation’s top graduates the opportunity and support to teach for two years in low-income communities through a unique fellowship and develop the skills and convictions to lead education reform from across the social and economic systems. Seminar was helpful in generating empathy for situation in low-income communities schools during lockdown i.e., lack of electrical gadgets and internet connectivity. Audience also learnt about the need of teachers who possess the qualities of understanding, empathy, dedication, and flexible pedagogy skills and application of these personality traits while working in low-income community schools. Additionally, students in the audience were informed about the selection process of the organization and were encouraged to take part in fellowship to be a part of educational revolution in Pakistan.

 

Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes with COVID-19 Infections and its Management
(26th October, 2021)

On 26th October, 2021, Dr. Farhan Abdul Rauf (Doctorate of Medicine, Doctorate of Philosophy, Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Kazakhstan and Ukraine, respectively) delivered a seminar titled “The Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes with COVID-19 Infections and its Management” at NIP. Learning outcomes of the seminar included identification of risk factors including anemia, poor oral hygiene, dehydration, lack of required exercise, poor ventilation, consumption of tobacco or alcohol, and lack of exercise. All of these conditions can enhance the damage of COVID-19 profoundly. Audience also learnt that all these unhealthy behaviors can be precursor of four diseases which are responsible of 60% deaths around the globe that is; heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Dr. Rauf encouraged audience to look at their unhealthy life patterns in order to replace them with healthy lifestyle after attending his seminar.

 

Opinion Articles: Overview and Advantages for First Time Publishing
(28th September, 2021)

On September 28, 2021 an online seminar was delivered by Ms. Laura Gallo who is working as Director of Marketing at Applied Neuroscience Association (ANA) and as Customer Relationship Management Executive at Page Group United Kingdom. She spoke about her experience of publishing an opinion article before doing a PhD. Ms. Laura shared that opinion articles provide your insight to the research work. It can be taken as an avenue to share new perspectives for future research. While mentioning the things to consider while writing opinion articles, the first and foremost thing that was highlighted was to pursue your interests as with any kind of research since the process is time consuming. She also highlighted the importance of taking breaks in between and that one should never rush toward writing. 

Seminar by PAHSRF

Managing Director PAHSRF Maj. Syed Azhar Shah (Rtd.)
CEO PAHSRF Ms. Sana Azhar
21st September, 2021

On September 21, 2021 an online seminar was delivered by Managing Director PAHSRF Maj. Syed Azhar Shah (Rtd.). Maj. Azhar and CEO PAHSRF Ms. Sana Azhar are proud parents of a son with Autism and two daughters with Asperger’s Syndrome. Different parenting demands of parents of children with special needs and scarce facilitation at every level of service motivated both the parents to work for generating awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Pakistan Autism Health Sciences and Research Foundation was established in 2017 to fulfill this very aim. The seminar was based on two parts where the audience were told about what autism is and what areas of functioning are different among autistic individuals than non-autistic individuals. The second part covered initiatives taken by PAHSRF to address the issue at hand. It was shared that no two individuals with autism are alike, the manifestation of specific features is different among different individuals, prominent ones being repetitive behaviors and sensory issues. It was shared that it would not be wrong to say that brain wiring of individuals with Autism is different. This is the very reason that their affective, behavioral, and cognitive functioning are very different from normal individuals. In a family if one child is autistic, it increases the tendency for other siblings to have the problem. Though the condition is mostly there from birth but few may develop it over the course of their lives. About PAHSRF, it was shared that this initiative was taken up to turn down the stigmatization against individuals having ASD. The aim was to equip these individuals with various self-help skills so as to make them contributing members of the society. Certified training given to parents, teachers, and the Autistic individuals are also part of various endeavors being executed by PAHSRF. Collaborative efforts are also being done by joining hands with other institutes and organizations. The initiatives taken by PAHSRF includes reaching out to individuals with disability within the country and bringing in the expertise from the international front to facilitate groundwork being done for individuals with ASD and those linked to them.

 

Symposiums Held at NIP

One-Day Symposium on Drug Addiction:
From Prevention to Intervention

By Dr. Naeem Aslam and Dr. Jamil A Malik in collaboration with Hosla Addiction and Psychiatric Treatment Centre and International Society of Substance Use Professionals ISSUP-Pakistan
28th June, 2022

On June 28, 2022; National Institute of Psychology organized its first ever symposium on the topic of “One-Day Symposium on Drug Addiction: From Prevention to Intervention” in collaboration with Hosla Addiction and Psychiatric Treatment Centre and International Society of Substance Use Professionals.  They graced the inauguration of the ceremony with their presence which was followed by the welcome address of the Director of National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif. Organizers of the symposium, Dr. Naeem Aslam and Dr. Jamil Malik, presented keynote addresses in which overview of prevention and intervention of drug abuse and drug abuse in youth were discussed. Symposium was conducted in hybrid mode in order to accommodate a wide range of research work from all over Pakistan. Experimental studies articulated the effectiveness of mindfulness based relapse prevention and compassion focused therapy in treatment of drug abuse. Remaining papers focused on the psychological process of individuals with drug abuse and their caregivers. Symposium also included a poster presentation competition. Junaid Ghazali, MPhil scholar of National Institute of Psychology, won the poster competition. The title of the poster was “Stress and Problematic Online Gaming Mediating Between FOMO and Parent-Child Conflict Among Students: Moderating Role of Communication Pattern”. The ceremony ended with a thank you note by Director and distribution of shields and certificates to participants and guests  

Ph.D Public Defense

Sr. SpeakerTopicSupervisorDate
1.     Sofia Tabbasam CheemaRomantic Relations, Psychological Well Being and Social Hopelessness in   Adolescence: Role of Social Support and Attributional StylesDr. Jamil A. Malik17th May, 2022
2.     Hafsa Khalil ToorEarly Executive Function of Preschoolers: Role of Maternal, Paternal and   Teachers Mental State Talk and Quality of ParentingDr. Rubina Hanif20th April, 2022
3.     Syed Aziz ud Din AghaBereavement and Post-Traumatic Growth:   The Role Religious Coping, Cognitive Processes and Social SupportDr. Muhammad Anis-ul-Haque12th April, 2022
4.     Meh Para SiddiqueImpact of Schema Modes on   Dysfunctional and Adaptive Attitudes Among Young AdultsDr. Rubina Hanif28th February, 2022
5.     Sadia HudaAttitudes, Factors, and Attribution of   Responsibility for Honor KillingDr. Anila Kamal24th January, 2022
6.     Asma MunirPsychosocial Antecedents and Outcomes of Morality in AdolescentsDr. Jamil A. Malik22nd November, 2022
7.     Saira KhanRole of Personality Disorders in Prediction of Achenbach System of Empirically Based   Assessment of Problem Behaviors Among AdultsDr. Anila Kamal15th November, 2021

Co-Curricular Activities

Graduation Ceremony of M.Sc. Psychology(Fall-2018 to Spring-2021 Session)

The graduation ceremony of M.Sc. Psychology (Fall 2018 to Spring 2021 Session) was held on November 10, 2021 and the event was graced by the presence of the Director, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif herself and all the faculty members. The cake with the graduation theme was cut. At the end, all proceeded for the photo session. The worthy director was very pleased with the arrangements and the decor and congratulated the whole batch on the successful completion of their degree. 

Graduation Ceremony of M.Sc. Psychology (Fall-2018 to Spring-2021 Session)

The graduation ceremony of M.Sc. Psychology (Fall 2018 to Spring 2021 Session) was held on November 10, 2021 and the event was graced by the presence of the Director, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif herself and all the faculty members. The cake with the graduation theme was cut. At the end, all proceeded for the photo session. The worthy director was very pleased with the arrangements and the decor and congratulated the whole batch on the successful completion of their degree. 

Certificate Distribution Ceremony for Student Volunteers of NIP’s 8th International Conference

On 9th Nov. 2021,  a certificate distribution ceremony was held at the National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for NIP students who worked voluntarily with various organizing committees of NIP’s 8th  International Conference, “Mental Health and Productivity: The Challenges for Youth”.On this occasion, the conference organizer Dr. Nelofer Kiran Rauf thanked the student volunteers for their input before and during the conference and lauded their efforts. In her address, NIP Director Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif appreciated the efforts of the students who worked endlessly along with NIP faculty and staff to make the conference a success and hoped that the tradition of volunteering and participation of the student body will follow in the future too. At the end, certificates were distributed among all the student volunteers for their great service throughout the conference by Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif in the presence of the conference organizer, Dr. Nelofer Kiran Rauf and other members of NIP faculty.

Mehfil-e-Milaad held at NIP

A Mehfil-e-Milaad was organized on the eve of 12th Rabi ul Awal at the National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam Univeristy Islamabad on 18th October, 2021. The event began with Quranic Recitation followed by lessons from Seerat-e-Nabwi (SAW), Naat, and Qasida Burda Sharif.
Director NIP, Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif, appreciated the students who participated in Milaad and advised them on how they can seek lessons from the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in view of psychology as well.A collective dua was made at the end of Milaad. NIP Student Club was actively involved in organizing and conducting the event.