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2019 Australian Muslim Mental Health Conference

November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Bryan Brown Theatre

Culturally-Competent Evidence-Based Therapies


Mission of Hope will be hosting a two-day conference focussing on the application of evidence-based therapies with the diverse Muslim populations across Australia.  Community-based psychologists and mental health clinicians will be delivering workshops that will assist clinician enhance therapeutic applications with Muslim groups and populations.

Mission of Hope will be bringing together psychologists, clinicians, and mental health workers covering the mental health issues that most affect Australian Muslims, showcasing case studies, emphasise importance of prevention, identify gaps in service provision and research with real world therapeutic application in the form of professional development workshops.

The conference is currently supported by the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP), Psychology from an Islamic Perspective Interest Group, Muslim Social Workers Network, and the Sydney Muslim Mental Health Network.


Date: 28-29 November 2019
Time: 9:00am-5pm

8.30am (registration)


Per person: $445.00 + GST

Students: $220.00 + GST

Catering: Halal + Vegetarian



  • To increase real world application of concepts and strategies in clinical practice with Muslim clients
  • To increase awareness of the mental health issues facing Muslims and the need for 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.

International Keynote Presenter: Professor Bagus Riyono (Indonesia)

President, International Association of Muslim Psychologists

Local Presenters: 

Nasreen Hanifi – Psychologist, President, Mission of Hope

Dr Ghassan Eltatary – Psychiatrist (TBC)

Shehzi Yusaf, Clinical Psychologist, Psychology from an Islamic Perspective APS Interest Group

Nooria Mehraby – Senior Mental Health Clinician, STARTTS

Monique Toohey – Psychologist, Centre for Muslim Wellbeing

Ola El-Hassan – Social Worker

Abdul Saad – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Yaser Mohammad – Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Hanan Dover – Clinical and Forensic Psychologist – Mission of Hope


Mission of Hope will be providing free resources that they are developing

on helping the Muslim community to cope with traumatic events


The goal of the 2019 Australian Muslim Mental Health Conference is to deliver an outstanding clinically applied program led by leading psychologists, mental health clinicians, and social workers covering a diverse spectrum of cross-cultural experiences of various treatment procedures when working with Muslim populations.

Importance & Scope:

Mental Health Clinicians support people to overcome varying mental health issues intersecting with family, community, spiritual, and societal issues. Our conference will feature expert mental health clinicians competent in integrating a holistic framework on  how to understand and apply general and / or specific evidence-based therapeutic concepts with Muslim client populations groups.


  • Mission of Hope
  • IAMP
  • PPIG
  • CMWB
  • Sydney Muslim Mental Health Network

Conference Convenor:

Hanan Dover, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist



November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre
80 Rickard Road
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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