Two days filled with exploration and education.

Over 5 unique keynotes, workshops, papers and panels.


Change is the new norm

In its fifth year, IPCD 2017 is dedicated to the role psychologists and related professionals have in enabling positive change, with four dedicated streams.

Agenda at a glance 

Please Note: the agenda shown here is for general scheduling information only and actual presentation timings may vary on the day.

Delegates will receive the final confirmed agenda during registration at the event

Breakout Stream Sessions

Category Submitting Author Presentation Title
Paper David Lee The relationships between therapy and coaching: From clinician to coach, and back again?
Paper Khadeja Mousa A Phenomenological Study of Identifying as Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual in a GCC Country
Paper Chasity O’Connell Exploration of FOMO, or the “Fear of Missing out’ and its connection to psychological distress and well-being
Paper Natalia Gomez Carlier The Evolution of Mental Health and Wellbeing services in UAE: Embracing Art Therapy
Paper Seham Al Yousef Interventions recommended to combat a stigma of mental health problems to access Mental Health Care Services
Paper Justin Thomas Hashtag UAE: Exploring psychological variables through social media in the Arab world.
Paper Justin Thomas Mindfulness and its Resonance with the Islamic Tradition
Workshop Ian Delahunt Stress Management and The Chimp Paradox
Workshop Alina Vasilache Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Paper & Roundtable Sue Partridge Developing our practice-why we all need clinical supervision.
Workshop Lydia Miller Behavioural experiments across the anxiety disorders. Creative ways to facilitate change
Workshop Kennon Rider Rethinking Treatment for Infidelity
Workshop Marie Thompson Which trauma-focused approach when?
Category Submitting Author Presentation Title
Paper Marija Vucic From Ideas to Actions! The role of identity, psychological resources, and leadership support in career change
Paper Maya Mattar How Female Leaders in the Arab World Experience the Developmental Journey- An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
Paper Simon Boag The march of robots: the transformation of talent practices in the 4th industrial revolution
Paper Martin Adams Hybrid Assessment: The Value of blended assessment in talent identification and development
Workshop Radhika Punshi

Ehsan Fahmi

Strengths-Based Programs and Their Impact on Happiness & Work Engagement
Workshop Mark Batey The Three Brains of Leadership for Optimal Decision Making
Category Submitting Author Presentation Title
Paper Nasreen Kawash Emotional Intelligence, Youth and the 21st Century Skills
Paper Sarah Rasmi Intergenerational conflict and conflict management in Arab mother-daughter pairs
Paper Abiodub Musbau Exploration of Gender, Parenting Styles and Alcohol Locus of Control in Attitude towards Alcohol among First Year University students
Paper Nadia Ayub Religious Identity and Psychological Well-being: A Gender Difference among Muslim Adolescents
Workshop Andrew Wright Art Therapy, Play Therapy and early childhood. Drawing development and the importance of play in early years
Workshop Esra Uzsayilir Using attachment based theory to enhance therapeutic change in school and therapy settings.
Workshop Yara Mirdad Fostering Growth Mindset, Grit, Resilience & Self Efficacy Amongst Region’s Youth
Category Submitting Author Presentation Title
Paper Steve Page

Ruwan Wanigasekera

Introducing a coaching ethos within a large UAE-based organisation; a case study of successes and lessons learned
Paper Sriram Rajan How Coaching influences business and Leadership paradigms
Paper Farheen Jeelani Exploring coaching styles preference: through conversation about personality, coaching and leadership style(s).
Workshop Veronica Munro The art of developing a beautiful mind: Achieving sustainable behavioural change and happiness)
Workshop Tracey May Cultural Intelligence for Coaches

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