Panel Discussion on Role of Psychologists in Crises Intervention


A panel discussion entitled, Role of Psychologists in Crises Situations was arranged on 27th November in the auditorium of Earth Science Department. This panel discussion was a joint effort of National Institute of Psychology, QAU and Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA). Many notable psychologists participated in the event. Dr. Jahanzeb Khan, Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Dr. Salma Siddique, Dr. Anila Kamal, & Dr. Tahir kalilly expressed their valuable views on the topic. Dr. Farah Malik moderated the panel discussion. Students from different recognized institutes like, IIUI, Bahria University, COMSATS, F-7/2 College, attended the event. Discussion forum highlighted the role of psychologists during crises and disasters. How they can help people to develop a recovery plan for themselves and their families. How they may work with children to help them cope with what’s going on. Lastly, how psychologists can provide the necessary information for seeking longterm psychological assistance after the crises is over.


Worthy Vice Chancellor of Quad-i-Azam University, Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf honored the event through his presence. His address in the end appreciated the efforts of NIP in coordinating such an event. The event was successfully organized under the supervision of Dr. Rubina Hanif, Asst. Prof, NIP, who motivated the students, faculty and guests to be the part of this discussion.