Keynote Address, Invited Lecture and Workshop

39 keynote addresses in national and international conferences, and over 99 invited lectures/workshops in 44 countries.

Topics

  • Youth Mental Health

  • Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescent

  • Culture and Mental Health

  • Adolescent Addictive Behavior

  • Procrastination

  • Role of Family in the Development and Stability of Mental Disorders

  • Transdiagnostic Approach to the Treatment of Mental Disorders

  • Schizophrenia – A Cultural Perspective

Keynote Addresses/Invited Lectures & Workshops – selected (from 2010)

 

Canada & USA

 

  • The nature and treatment of depression in adolescents. In-Conference Workshop. 6th World Congress of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy. Boston, USA. June 2010.

  • A cross-cultural comparison of anxiety in youth: Values, traditions, and beliefs. International Symposium: Arab Youth Identity Research Group. University of Windsor, Canada. May 2013.

  • Transdiagnostic early intervention program for children and adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. In-Conference Workshop. 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2018). Montreal, Canada. June 26-30, 2018.

 

 

Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, & Malaysia

 

  • Don’t panic, be cool: Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Distinguished Public Lecture, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. August 18, 2011.

  • Cultural and family aspects of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: Implication for treatment. Keynote address, 2nd South East Asia Psychology Conference. Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. September 26-28, 2012.

  • Innovative approach in the psychological intervention for anxiety disorders in school children. Workshop: Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. September 12-13, 2012.

  • Youth mental health: From epidemiology to prevention. Invited lecture: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia. October 2012.

  • Innovative approach in the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Workshop: 3rd Asia Pacific Rim International Counseling & Psychotherapy Conference 2013, Kuching, Malaysia. August 15-18, 2013.

  • Cultural Aspects of Anxiety Disorders in Young People: Implications for Treatment. Invited lecture: Griffith University, Australia. August 27, 2014.

  • Cultural aspects of anxiety disorders in Adolescents: Implication for intervention. Invited lecture: University of Adelaide, Australia. September 10, 2014.

  • Course and outcome of anxiety disorders in adolescents: Implication for prevention. Invited lecture: Flinders University, Australia. September 11, 2014.

  • Anxiety disorders in adolescents: From epidemiology to intervention. Invited lecture: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. March 16, 2015.

  • Supervision and grant proposal writing. Invited lecture: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. March 24, 2015.

  • The prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Invited workshop.The 5th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS). Singapore. March 25, 2015.

  • From Borneo's tropical jungle to the city of London: Personal accounts and tips on how to become an academic. Invited lecture: Adelaide University Malaysian Student’s Association. University of Adelaide, Australia. August 19, 2015

  • Youth mental health. Invited lecture: Flinders University, Australia. September 10, 2015.

  • Cultural and Familial Aspects of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Implication for Prevention. Executive Dean’s Lecture Series: University of Adelaide, Australia. October 10, 2015.

  • Cultural themes and madness (schizophrenia) among the Iban of Borneo. School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia. October 8, 2015.

  • Transdiagnostic intervention for emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents. Invited lecture: University of Adelaide, Australia. August 11, 2016.

  • Don’t panic: Stay cool. Invited workshop: University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, Australia. September 10, 2016

  • Youth Mental Health: Where to from here? Invited lecture: University of Sydney, Australia. September 19, 2016.

  • “Super Skills for Life” for implementation in residential child care. Invited workshop: Office for Child Protection PSW's and Residential Care Managers, Government of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. September 12, 2016.

  • Integrating “Super Skills for Life" in Schools and Social Services. Invited workshop: Department for Education and Child Development. Government of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. September 28, 2016.

  • Cultural factors in the development and prevention of anxiety disorders in young people. Invited lecture: Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. October 4, 2016.

  • What is “super” about Super Skills for Life? Invited lecture: Caritas Salford. April 26-28, 2017.

  • Don’t panic – Stay cool. Invited lecture: Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. May 2017.

  • Theory of change for ToyBox project in Malaysia: Workshop with key stakeholders. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May 22-24, 2017.

  • Theory of change for ToyBox project in Malaysia: Workshop with key stakeholders. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Sarawak, Malaysia. May 26, 2017.

  • Addressing mental health needs in schools. Keynote address: 13th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Kuching, Malaysia. August 6, 2018.

  • Pandemic and Anxiety: Adapting to the New Normal among Adolescents. Penang International Mental Health Forum 2020, organised by the Penang Education Council and the Ministry of Education (Penang state). Delivered via zoom on October 7, 2020.

  • Challenges and opportunities in adapting evidence-based interventions for the prevention of youth anxiety and depression across cultures. State of the Art’ lecture: The 24th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP 2020), Singapore. Delivered via zoom on December 4, 2020.

 

 

Japan, Philippines, & China

 

  • Intergenerational transmission of anxiety in Japan and in England. Workshop (as part of the British Council funded project). University of Miyazaki, Japan. February 2010.

  • Developmental psychopathology: Theory, research and clinical implications. Nanjing University, China. May 2010.

  • The nature and treatment of adolescent depression. Nanjing University, China. May 2010.

  • Developmental and social aspects of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: Implications for prevention. Keynote address, delivered in conjunction with the 108th Anniversary celebration of Nanjing University, China. May 2010.

  • Youth mental health. Invited lecture. De La Salle University, Philippines. October 2013.

  • Innovative approach for the prevention of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Workshop to be delivered at the: Joint conference of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychologists 4th Congress and the Psychological Association of the Philippines 50th Annual Convention. Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines. October 2013.

  • Anxiety Disorders in Young People: Implication for Resilience Building. Keynote address at the: Joint conference of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychologists 4th Congress and the Psychological Association of the Philippines 50th Annual Convention. Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines. October 2013.

  • Anxiety disorders in young people: The role of family and culture for prevention. Invited public lecture. De La Salle University, Philippines. February 2015.

  • Psychological Interventions for Children and Adolescents. Invited public lecture. De La Salle University, Philippines. February 2015.

  • Workshop on how to build a research program on youth mental health. Invited workshop. De La Salle University, Philippines. February 2015.

  • Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. Invited workshop. De La Salle University, Philippines. February 2015.

  • Anxiety in Adolescents: Familial and Cultural Aspects. Invited lecture. Opole University, Poland. June 2015.

  • “Super Skills for Life”: Early Intervention programme for mental health problems in school children and adolescents. Invited lecture, Naruto University of Education, Naruto, Japan. March 2017.

  • “Super Skills for Life”: Transdiagnostic intervention for mental health problems in young people. Invited lecture, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. April 2017.

 

India, Pakistan, & United Arab Emirates

 

  • Family and cultural aspects of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: Implication or treatment. Keynote address: International Conference of Applied Psychology (ICAPP). University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. December 2012.

  • Adolescent depression: From epidemiology to mental health literacy. Invited lecture: Fatima Jinnah Women University. Rawalpindi, Pakistan. December 2012.

  • Innovative approach in the prevention of anxiety disorders in children. Invited workshop: Fatima Jinnah Women University. Rawalpindi, Pakistan. December 2012.

  • Enhancing socio-emotional well-being of children and adolescents using “Super Skills of Life” program. Keynote address: Conference on Family Wellbeing: A Global Perspective. Bharati College, University of Delhi, India. February 20, 2018.

  • Prevention/Early intervention of anxiety disorders in young people. Keynote address: 44th National Annual Conference of India Association of Clinical Psychologists. Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India. February 24, 2018.

  • Psychology research. Invited lecture. Amity University – Dubai Campus. Dubai. United Arab Emirates. October 7, 2018.

  • Super Skills for Life: Transdiagnostic program for the prevention of emotional problems in young people. Invited workshop: International Psychology Conference Dubai. Heriot Watt University Campus, Dubai. United Arab Emirates. October 5, 2018.

  • Cultural aspects of anxiety disorders in young people: Implications for treatment. Keynote address: International Psychology Conference Dubai. Heriot Watt University Campus, Dubai. United Arab Emirates. October 6, 2018.

  • Childhood and Adolescence and their Psychological Wellness. Keynote Address: “International E-Conference on Psychosocial Wellness & Rehabilitation: Challenges for Practitioners during Pandemic” (ICPWR-2020). University of the Punjab, Lahore. December 2, 2020.

 

UK & Ireland

 

  • Childhood anxiety. Invited lecture: The fifth Workshop on Dancing Eye Syndrome: Clinical and Basic Science. The Cosener’s House, Abingdon, Berkshire, UK. February, 2010.

  • Journey into Narnia – Assessment of children and techniques for working with children. Invited lecture: Workshop co-organized with Brentwood and Westminster Catholic Children’s Societies. London, UK. February  2010.

  • Looking Back: 5 Years of the International Conference of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Keynote address: 5th IInternational Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London, UK. July 2010.

  • CBT Techniques for working with children. Invited lecture: Workshop co-organized with Brentwood and Westminster Catholic Children’s Societies. London, UK. July 2010.

  • Chairing the round-table discussion on autism. Italian Embassy Summit on Autism. Royal Institute of British Architects. London, UK. October 2010.

  • The causes of anxiety in young people and the importance of early intervention. Keynote address: Anxiety and Depression 2010. 3rd National Conference: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment in the Child and Adolescent. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Hallam conference centre, London, UK. October 2010.

  • Public event (Organizer) as part of our British Council – funded project “Development of employability and entrepreneurship skills training programme for students at the University of Ibadan”. Roehampton University, UK. April 2011.

  • Managing anxiety disorders in children and young people. Keynote address: Children's Mental Health Conference. The University of Glasgow, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Glasgow. May 2011.

  • The causes of anxiety in young people and the importance of early intervention. Keynote address at the Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Conference of The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health East Anglia Branch. Peterborough, UK. June 2011.

  • Cultural factors in social phobia. Keynote address: 6th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, UK. July 2011.

  • Coping with Social Anxiety Program for Children. Workshop for primary school teachers (As part of the anxiety prevention project funded by The Education, Children’s and Cultural Services Directorate (ECCD) of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames). Richmond, UK. September 2011.

  • Cross-cultural aspects of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Invited lecture: Kingston University, UK. October 2011.

  • The causes of anxiety in young people and the importance of early intervention. Keynote address at the Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Conference of The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Devon and Cornwall Branch. Torquay, UK. November 2011.

  • A CBT anxiety programme in a primary school setting: Helping teach emotional and social skills. Keynote address at the Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Conference of The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Devon and Cornwall Branch. Torquay, UK. November 2011.

  • Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: From Epidemiology to prevention. Keynote address at the St George’s Annual Research Day. St. George's, University of London, UK. November 2011.

  • Anxiety disorders among young people with and without Williams Syndrome: Prevalence and early intervention. Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. University of Birmingham. February 2012.

  • From Borneo's tropical jungle to Roehampton: Personal accounts and tips on how to become an academic. Psychology Society, Roehampton University, London. February 2012.

  • Adolescent Depression. nscience UK, John Adams Hall, London. March 2012.

  • Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.  Keynote address at the Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Conference of The Association for Child and Adolescent, North Wales and Merseyside Branch. Ellesmere Port, UK. May 2012.

  • Mental health literacy in adolescents: A cross-cultural comparison. Keynote address: 7th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2012.

  • Depression in Adolescents: From Epidemiology to Mental Health Literacy. Keynote address: 8th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2013.

  • Cultural aspects of youth mental health. Keynote address: 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2014.

  • 3 workshops: Protecting Infants and Toddlers from Domestic Violence:  Development of Diagnostic Protocol For Infant & Toddler Abuse and Neglect & its Implementation to Public Health System (JUST/2011-2012/DAP/AG/3283). Roehampton University, London. June 2014.

  • Cross-cultural considerations in child and adolescent anxiety.  Keynote address: Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Conference of The Association for Child and Adolescent, Oxford and Reading Branch. University of Reading, UK. October 2014.

  • Research Activities at the Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing: Opportunities for Collaboration. Keynote address: 10th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2015.

  • Anxiety and depression in adolescents. Keynote address: European Symposium on Adolescent Research & Research Method Workshop, Roehampton University, London. November 2015.

  • Cultural and Familial Aspects of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Implications and Prevention. Keynote address: Psychology Students’ Dissertation Conference, University of West London. May 27, 2016.

  • Journey to madness: A cross-cultural perspective. Keynote address: 11th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2016.

  • Transportability of evidence-based transdiagnostic psychosocial intervention to diverse cultures. Keynote address: 12th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University, London. July 2017.

  • Anxiety disorders in young people: From cross-cultural to intervention studies. Keynote address: Annual Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Research Conference. University of Liverpool. July 2017.

  • Using “Super Skills for Life” programme for the prevention/early intervention of anxiety and depressive disorders in young people. Association of Christian Counsellors UK conference on „Tackling the Crisis in Mental Health for Children and Young People“. Bridge Community Church, Leeds, UK. November 30, 2019.

  • Cultural Aspects of Anxiety Disorders in Young People: Implications for Treatment. Invited speaker: Culture & International Mental Health 2020 (Turning The World Upside Down) – via zoom. Organized by the University of Manchester, Global Mental Health & Cultural Psychiatry, and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. 18th November 2020.

 

Bulgaria & Poland

 

  • Anxiety in Adolescents: Familial and Cultural Aspects. Invited lecture: Opole University, Poland. June 7, 2015.

  • Polish adaptation of the “Super Skills 4 Life”: Transdiagnostic early intervention for internalising problems in children.  Invited Workshop: University of Opole, Poland, December 8, 2017.

  • Is there a future for diversity and inclusion in EABCT? Round table discussion: 48th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Sofia, Bulgaria. September 7, 2018.

  • Adapting CBT-based interventions for anxiety disorders in children and young people across cultures: Challenges and potentials. Keynote address: 48th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Sofia, Bulgaria. September 8, 2018.

Greece, Romania, Spain, South Africa

 

  • Workshop on “The treatment of depression in childhood and adolescence” as part of the Workshops on Evidence-Based Treatments: What Research Tell us about which Interventions work with which Problems at Alexandru Ione Cruz University in Iasi, Romania. July 2011.

  • Anxiety in children and adolescents. Invited lecture: Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain. May 2012.

  • Cultural and family aspects of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: Implication for treatment. Keynote address: The International Congress of Community Life at School. Universidad de Almería, Almeria, Spain. May 2013.

  • Family and Cultural Aspects of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Treatment. Keynote address: First International Congress of Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents. Madrid, Spain. November 21, 2015.

  • Adolescent Depression: Progress and Unresolved Issues. Invited lecture: Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain. December 13, 2016.

  • Super Skills for Life: An international update. Invited lecture: Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain. December 12, 2016.

  • Greek adaptation of the “Super Skills 4 Life”: Transdiagnostic early intervention for

  • internalising problems in children. Athens, Greece (Organized by the University of Nicosia). March 4, 2017.

  • Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents. Keynote address: Third International Congress of Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents. Seville, Spain. November 18, 2017.

  • Anxiety and depression in children and adolescents: Transportability of evidence-based psychosocial interventions to diverse cultures. University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. May 6, 2019.

  • Evaluating the real-world effectiveness of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy-based transdiagnostic programme for emotional problems in children and adolescents. Keynote address: Fifth International Congress of Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents. Oviedo, Spain. November 15, 2019.

 

Portugal

  • Innovative approach in the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Workshop:  Stress and Anxiety Research Society. Faro, Portugal. July 2013.

  • Anxiety disorders in young people: Implication for resilience building. Keynote address: What will I be like when I grow up: (In)Adaptive developmental trajectories. ISMAT – Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portugal. May 2014.

  • Super Skills for Life. Invited Workshop: What will I be like when I grow up: (In)Adaptive developmental trajectories. ISMAT – Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portugal. May 2014.

  • Parent-child interaction: Community versus clinical samples. Invited lecture: International Symposium INTOVIAN (Protecting infants and toddlers from domestic violence). University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal. November 21, 2014.

  • “Super Skills for Life”: Transdiagnostic treatment protocol anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Workshop: Portuguese Association of Behaviour Therapy. Lisbon, Portugal.  October 19, 2019.

 

Austria & Croatia

 

  • Anxiety in children and adolescents - case analysis and early intervention. Invited lecture: Department of Educational Psychology at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria, November 2011.

  • Cultural aspects of anxiety in young people. Invited lecture for the symposium “Awareness-creativity-innovation – A case study. Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria, April 2012.

  • The Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents. Workshop: Stress and Anxiety Research Society,  University of Zagreb, Croatia. July 6, 2016.

  • The role of family and social environment for adolescents with drug/substance use disorders. Invited lecture: Expert meeting at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna, Austria. June 4-7, 2018.

  • Treatnet Family study – Preliminary results. Invited lecture in Engaging families and communities in drug use disorder treatment symposium. Sixty-Third Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna, Austria. March 2-6, 2020.

  • Treatnet Family (TF): Feasibility Study in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Hanoi (Vietnam). Invited presentation: Expert Working Group Meeting in support of the Pillar IV of the Vienna Declaration: Investing in families for effective drug prevention and treatment. Virtual meeting organized by the Paris Pact Coordination Unit. Vienna, Austria. December 15-16, 2020.

 

Turkey

  • Super Skills for Life. Invited workshop. Bahcesehir University, Turkey, Istanbul. May 18, 2015.

  • Using Super Skills of Life to prevent Anxiety disorders in Adolescents. Keynote  Address. Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association, Culture University, Istanbul, Turkey. May 11, 2018.

  • Transdiagnostic prevention program for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Keynote Address. 1st Congress of the Association for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies (ACBP). Ankara, Turkey. October 21, 2018.

  • Super Skills for Life. Invited workshop. Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey. October 22-24, 2018.

  • Developmental Psychopathology research. Invited lecture. Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. October 26, 2018.

  • Counseling in the UK. Roundtable discussion: 20th International Congress on Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Samsun, Turkey. October 25-27, 2018.

  • Super Skills of Life to prevent emotional problems in young people. Invited workshop for practitioners, Istanbul, Turkey. July 13, 2019.

  • Using Super Skills of Life to prevent anxiety and depression in young people. Keynote  Address. 21st International Congress on Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Antalya, Turkey. October 24-27, 2019.

Germany

  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology research at Roehampton. Invited lecture at Technical University Dresden, Germany. May 2011.

  • Angst und Depression bei Jugendlichen. keynote address at a conference in conjunction with the 10th year Anniversary celebration of a coordination agency that offers psychosocial care for children with cancer and their families (“The Koordinationsstelle psychosoziale Nachsorge für Familien mit an Krebs erkrankten Kindern“). Munich, Germany. March 2013.

 

 

Cuba & Russia

 

  • Innovative Approach in the Prevention of Anxiety disorders in Children and Adolescents. Invited lecture at Moscow State University, May 21, 2012.

  • Family and Cultural Aspects of Anxiety Disorders in Young People: Implications for Treatment. Keynote address at the 7th International Conference on Health Psychology (PSYCHOHEALTH 2014), Havana, Cuba, November 13, 2014.

  • The Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents (Prevención y tratamiento del Trastorno de Ansiedad en niños y adolescentes). Invited workshop at the 7th International Conference on Health Psychology (PSYCHOHEALTH 2014), Havana, Cuba, November 10, 2014.

  • Anxiety and Depression among Young People. Invited workshop at the 8th International Conference on Health Psychology (PSICOSALUD 2017), Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2017.

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