One day filled with exploration and education.

Unique keynotes, dynamic short papers, diverse panel discussions, valuable learning workshops… we look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda 2020 coming soon. 

See below for a taste of IPCD 2018!

Full Agenda and Timings 

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Please note the 2020 agenda may have last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances

Breakout Stream Sessions

Click on Tabs below to see list of accepted talks and workshops.





Category Presenter Presentation Title
Paper Angie Cucchi A study on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour in Iraq: lessons for cross-cultural practice
Paper Justin Thomas Fishing for emotional differences: Exploring cultural variation in drawings across six nations using Google’s Quick Draw.
Paper David Lee The relationships between psychotherapy and coaching: From clinician to coach, and back again?
Paper Aditi Manoj Bhatia Challenges of accessing mental health care in the UAE: Through the eyes of a newbie
Paper Angie Cucchi Mentalizing in Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders: the role of emotions
Paper Maria Weissenbock What about emotions during peri- & postnatal time? Processing? Developing? Conceiving?

For whom? For what?

Paper Aisha Utsz The Role of Nutrition in Emotion and Mental Health (Female audience only)
Paper David Lee Multimodal Therapy: The legacy of Arnold A. Lazarus
Panel Target Shaban, Anjana Chandran UAE psychology 2.0:In need of a kickstart (again)!
Workshop Shaima Al Fardan Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Workshop Marie Thompson Emotions at work: Assessing and Improving Emotional Health of Psychologists Practicing Clinically in the UAE
Workshop Monica Thompson Understanding the role of emotion in Psychosexual Problems
Workshop Sailaja Menon Incorporating Ethnic Identity & Acculturation Matrix in Therapy – A primer for working with clients from the indian sub continent
Workshop Khadeja Mousa Stop the avoidance of Exposure Therapy










Category Presenter Presentation Title
Paper Marais Bester Psychological career resources in relation to career satisfaction: an exploratory study
Paper Sayyada Hassanali Discovering the perceived role of diversity in successful firms.
Paper Khaled Fathi Employee Engagement: Why one size doesn’t fit all
Paper Shahinda Baig Using positive psychology interventions to introduce organizational change
Panel Kirin Hilliar, Ana Arinero, Alia Al Serkal Identifying & managing psychopathy in forensic, clinical & organizational contexts
Workshop Lydia Miller Why compassion in business makes sense

 More sessions to be announced in due course!



Category Presenter Presentation Title
Paper Sara Powell, Mariam El Halawani Medical Art Therapy, developing resiliency in paediatrics in UAE
Paper Lima Raj Self attitude & socialised aggressive conduct disorder among adolescents
Workshop Amy Kellogg Third Culture Kids: Addressing Unresolved Emotions Through Relational-Cultural Therapy
Workshop Sara Hassan, Nuhaila Al Rawahi Developing a culturally appropriate bullying prevention program for schools in the GCC
Panel Esra Uzsayilir, Sara Callaghan Supporting Children’s Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing in Schools
Workshop Amy Bailey, Esra Uzsayilir Supporting children’s emotional resiliency in the UAE
Workshop Kirin Hilliar, Rebecca Ferguson Engaging with bullies using motivational interviewing techniques: The importance of understanding bullies’ needs when formulating anti-bullying strategies and programs.

Plus a Special Guest still to be confirmed!




The IPCD Coaching Stream is a curated series of professional development sessions.

The below talks will feature alongside other designed sessions to be announced in due course.

Category Presenter Presentation Title
Paper Adriana Meyer Coaching Young Elite Athletes in a Dubai Academy
Workshop Joe Bruce Creating Habits: Pathways to Success
Paper Roberta Pagliarulo Working with emotions in a coaching conversation

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