2020 Muslim Mental Health Conference (Australia) – Islamic Psychology and Community Mental Health


Mission of Hope will be hosting a free two-day online conference focusing on the Islamic Psychology and Community Mental Health of Muslims bringing together international presenters and scholars and local clinicians.


Mission of Hope will be bringing together international and locally known academics and practitioners involved in reviving Islamic Psychology as a discipline whilst also covering the mental health issues that most affect Australian Muslims, showcase case studies, emphasise the importance of prevention, identify gaps in service provision, presenting research and building communities capacity in mental health service delivery.

We are proudly sponsored by TLC (Tender Loving Care)

TLC is committed to provide people who have disabilities with reasonable and individualised support services to facilitate access and the successful achievement of their life goals.
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The conference will be supported by the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP) and Psychology from an Islamic Interest Group – of the Australian Psychological Society.


Saturday 5 December 2020 – Sunday 6 December 2020 




Registration required



Conference Objectives

  • To share knowledge on Islamic Psychology, theology, applied, and clinical practice.
  • Increase awareness of the mental health issues facing Muslims and the need to access to culturally and faith appropriate mental health and wellbeing resources// services.
  •  To help raise the profile of mental wellbeing in this population group.
  • To help decrease the stigma of mental illness within the Muslim community.
  •  To share and support evidence-based research.
  • To provide a platform for learning, discussion support, and facilitation.

The Programme


  • Professor Malik Badri, Founder of the International Association of Muslim Psychologists  (Sudan), Distinguished Chair of Ibn Khaldun at the International Islamic University Malaysia (TBC)

Day 1 Presenters on Islamic Psychology: 

  • Professor Bagus Riyono President, International Association of Muslim Psychologists, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Professor Amber Haque, Psychology and Social Work, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (Qatar)
  • Professor Rania Awaad, Director, Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab, Clinical Director, Khalil Center (US)
  • Dr Fahad Khan, Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage Deputy and Clinical Director, Khalil Center (US)
  • Shehzi Yusaf, Clinical Psychologist, Psychology from an Islamic Perspective APS Interest Group (Australia)
  • Hanan Dover – Clinical and Forensic Psychologist – Mission of Hope, Psychology from an Islamic Perspective APS Interest Group (Australia)


Day 2 Presenters on Australian Muslim Community Mental Health


(Coming Soon)