submission deadline for proposals: october 16th 2020

The conference planning committee invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations to be delivered via online and live streaming to be presented at the 2020 Muslim Mental Health Conference, hosted by Mission of Hope. The event is supported by the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP) and Psychology from an Islamic Perspective Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society (PPIG).

Proposals may be empirical studies, practical therapeutic strategies, or general mental health considerations relevant to the topic of Australian Muslim Mental Health. We invite mental health practitioners, religious leaders with experience in counselling in mental health to submit proposals.

All submissions should be based on mental health of Muslim in Australia. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address integrated approaches of mental health of Muslims, applied practical strategies, and mental health awareness.

A range of topics can include, but not limited to: faith-based cultural competency, refugee issues, spirituality and therapy, mental health awareness, treating and understanding addiction, trauma-informed care for Muslims, COVID 19 experiences, role of religious leaders in mental health services, help-seeking behaviour and mental health stigma, child and adolescent mental health, domestic violence, racism and Islamophobia, family therapy and Islamic history of mental health interventions.

Proposals should include a cover sheet and no more than a 300-word summary. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation and primary findings. Summaries should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include any identifying information in the proposal

To submit your proposal for the 2020 Muslim Mental Health Conference - Australia:

  • • Attach your proposal and completed cover letter and email Conference Convenor Hanan Dover on
  •   hanan@missionofhope.org.au
  • • Identify in the subject line of the email: Proposal for 2020MMHC
  • • Notification of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email after October 16th 2020.