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17th World Summit on Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy , will be organized around the theme “Transforming Mental Health care through application of Positive Psychology with Psychotherapy & promoting a Science of Mindfulness for Well-being”
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Positive psychology is the branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life. It is the study of happiness that examines how ordinary people can become happier and more fulfilled.
One of the principle aims of Positive Psychology has been to correct this imbalance by propelling the field into supplementing its hard-won knowledge about suffering and mental illness with a great deal more knowledge about positive emotion. Positive psychology represents a commitment to the sources of psychological wellness, such as positive emotions, positive experiences, positive environments, and human strengths and virtues.
Positive Psychological interventions have many different applications and the most common use is for the treatment of mental disorders, most commonly using psychotherapy. The ultimate goal behind these interventions is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to target the root cause of mental disorders.
- Track 1-1Happiness, Positive Ageing, Positive emotions, Positive Education
- Track 1-2Religious philosophies & Medical ethics
- Track 1-3Wisdom, Justice & Compassion
- Track 1-4Meditation & Yoga - The Role of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology
- Track 1-5Mindfulness Programs in Positive Psychology
- Track 1-6Learned Optimism, Resilience and Subjective Well-being
- Track 1-7Mindfulness & Compassion, Strengths, Health
- Track 1-8Spirituality & Trans-personal Psychology
- Track 1-9Holistic Psychology & Medicine
- Track 1-10Strengths and virtues, Flourishing
Philosophy is the investigation of general and basic issues concerning matters, for example, presence, learning, values, reason, psyche, and dialect. It is concerned with a wide range of questions including knowledge, ethics and the nature of mind. Philosophy addresses about the way of brain and activity, including both philosophical and mental examination. It is firmly identified with religion, arithmetic, common science, training and governmental issues. Philosophy was customarily separated into three noteworthy branches: Natural philosophy, Moral philosophy & Metaphysical philosophy. Philosophy of psychology alludes to issues at the hypothetical establishments of present day brain science. Some of these issues are epistemological worries about the approach of mental examination.
Philosophy of psychiatry is for the most part worried with the part of qualities in psychiatry: got from philosophical esteem hypothesis and phenomenology, values-based practice is gone for enhancing and adapting clinical basic leadership in the exceedingly complex environment of psychological well-being care. Philosophy of psychopathology is predominantly required in the epistemological reflection about the certain philosophical establishments of psychiatric arrangement and confirmation based psychiatry. Its point is to reveal the valuable movement fundamental the depiction of mental wonders.
Resilience is the way toward adjusting great despite difficulty, trauma, injury, disaster, dangers or critical wellsprings of push for example, family and relationship issues, genuine wellbeing issues or work environment and monetary stressors. It signifies "bobbing back" from troublesome encounters. It is an individual's capacity to appropriately adjust to stretch and misfortune. Push and difficulty can come fit as a fiddle of family or relationship issues, wellbeing issues, or work environment and monetary stressors, among others.
- Track 2-1Positive Emotions and Psychological Resilience
- Track 2-2Ethics: beliefs about the principles of conduct
- Track 2-3Logic: the technique of reasoning
- Track 2-4Epistemology: beliefs about belief
- Track 2-5Metaphysics: beliefs about reality
- Track 2-6Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies
- Track 2-7Mysticism, Faith, and Scientific Culture
- Track 2-8Religion and Peace Studies
- Track 2-9Linguistics, Language & Education
- Track 2-10Ethics and Science
- Track 2-11Aesthetics: beliefs about the principles of beauty
Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy, a process of psychological method for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. It is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
- Track 3-1Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- Track 3-2Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Track 3-3Jungian Psychology or Analytical Psychology
- Track 3-4Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs)
- Track 3-5Cognitive therapy
- Track 3-6Family & Group Therapy
- Track 3-7Psychodynamic therapy & Interpersonal therapy
- Track 3-8Psychosis & Psychometrics
- Track 3-9Advances in Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders
- Track 3-10Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies
Since the nineteenth century deep sense of being is frequently isolated from religion, and has turned out to be more situated on subjective experience and mental development. It might allude to any sort of important action or joyful experience, yet without a solitary, generally concurred definition. There is no single, generally concurred meaning of deep sense of being. Reviews of the meaning of the term, as utilized as a part of academic exploration, demonstrate a wide scope of definitions, with an extremely constrained comparability. As indicated by Waaijman, the customary significance of otherworldly existence is a procedure of re-arrangement which "means to recoup the first state of man, the picture of God. To fulfil this, the re-arrangement is situated at a mold, which speaks to the first shape: in Judaism the Torah, in Christianity Christ, in Buddhism Buddha, in the Islam Muhammad. In current times the accentuation is on subjective experience. It might indicate any sort of significant movement or delighted experience. Waaijman brings up that "most profound sense of being" is stand out term of a scope of words which signify the praxis of otherworldly existence. Some different terms are "Hasidism, consideration, kabbala, religious austerity, enchantment, flawlessness, dedication and devotion". The term soul signifies "vitalizing or crucial guideline in man and creatures".
Gotten from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga implies union of the individual awareness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian assemblage of learning. The art of Yoga guzzle itself the complete substance of the Way of Life, including - Gyan Yoga or logic, Bhakti Yoga or way of reverential euphoria, Karma Yoga or way of merry activity, and Raja Yoga or way of psyche control. Raja Yoga is further partitioned into eight sections. At the heart of the Raja Yoga framework, adjusting and binding together these different methodologies, is the act of Yoga Asana.
Yoga is additionally a gathering of physical, mental, and otherworldly practices or teaches which began in antiquated India. Many consider have attempted to decide the adequacy of yoga as an integral intercession for malignancy, schizophrenia, asthma, and coronary illness.
- Track 4-1Mind & Body Resilience
- Track 4-2Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
- Track 4-3Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
- Track 4-4Promoting wellbeing and Building resilience for Mental Health
- Track 4-5Spiritual care in health care professions
- Track 4-6Modern & Traditional spirituality
- Track 4-7Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and the Perennial Philosophy
- Track 4-8Meditation & Chanting
- Track 4-9 Positive Health and Well-being
- Track 4-10Aging and Resiliency
Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective that emphasizes the study of the whole person. Humanistic psychologists look at human behavior not only through the eyes of the observer, but through the eyes of the person doing the behaving.
The humanistic perspective is an approach to psychology that emphasizes empathy and stresses the good in human behavior. In politics and social theory, this approach calls for human rights and equality. In counseling and therapy, this approach allows a psychologist to focus on ways to help improve an individual’s self-image or self-actualization the things that make them feel worthwhile.
- Track 5-1Understanding of Human Nature and the Human Condition.
- Track 5-2Orientation to Scientific Research
- Track 5-3Hierarchical theory of Human Motivation of Abraham Maslow
- Track 5-4 Person-centered or client-centered therapy of Carl Rogers
- Track 5-5Depth Therapy, Holistic Health Approach, Encounter groups, Sensitivity training
Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions & disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nursing that has specialised in mental health and cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, dementia and many more.
Mental health nurses are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. They work as members of an interdisciplinary treatment team that provides well-rounded medical care for the whole person.
- Track 6-1Mental health counseling
- Track 6-2Mental Health Rehabilitation
- Track 6-3Mental Illness & Treatment
- Track 6-4Women Mental health care
- Track 6-5Psychosis & Psychological Disorders
- Track 6-6Mental Health in Women & Children
- Track 6-7Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Borderline Personality, Suicide Prevention, ADHD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Track 6-8LGBT or GLBT - Sexual orientation, Sexology, Prejudice / Violence, Diverse genders, Sexualities, Relationships and Lifestyles
Child & Adolescent psychology is an understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents, and how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and health status of children and adult.
Child Psychology includes Psychological development in child (development throughout the lifespan). This branch of psychology focuses on the psychological processes of children from birth to adolescence. It takes note of the psychological changes that occur from infancy.
Adolescence is hard time for a child, all the psychological and physical changes occur during this teen age. It is refer to as transitional period in life of an individual.
Child psychologists assess and treat children and adolescents. They help children cope with stresses like divorce, death, and family or school transitions. Their clientele may include children with a variety of developmental issues, from learning disabilities to severe mental illness.
- Track 7-1Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Track 7-2Anger Management for Women
- Track 7-3Adolescent Depression and Risk Factors
- Track 7-4Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents
- Track 7-5Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents
- Track 7-6Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Track 7-7Infant & Teenage Depression in Child
- Track 7-8Aggression & Anxiety in Children
- Track 7-9Child Abuse, Prevention and Neglect
- Track 7-10Adult Development and Aging
- Track 7-11Early Childhood Care and Development
- Track 7-12Psychological Disorders - Children and Adolescents
Cognitive Behavioral Psychology is a specialty in professional psychology that reflects an experimental-clinical approach distinguished by use of principles of human learning and development and theories of cognitive processing to promote meaningful change in maladaptive human behavior and thinking.
Behavioural therapies are based on the way you think (cognitive) and/or the way you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change, or recondition, our thoughts or behaviour to overcome specific problems.
- Track 8-1Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Track 8-2CBT for Emotional, Psychological and Psychiatric disorders
- Track 8-3CBT for Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Addiction & Trauma
- Track 8-4CBT Strategies and Techniques
- Track 8-5Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Track 8-6Dialectical behavior therapy, Cognitive emotional behavioral therapy
- Track 8-7Cognitive Triangle: Thoughts, Behaviour & Feelings
Psychology has been defined in different ways. Some people have defined psychology as an art. Other people have defined psychology as a science. Many text books define psychology as the science of mind and behavior. Psychology involves the study of human nature and/or behavior. Different opinions come from different perspectives.
A practitioner who studies the human mind and human emotions and behaviour, and how different situations have an effect on people is known as Psychologist.
Psychiatry is a medical attention which is meant for treatment, study, and diagnosis, prevention of mental disorders. It includes the various behavioural, affective, and cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. Psychiatry treats mental disorders, which are conventionally divided into three very general categories: mental illnesses, severe learning disabilities, and personality disorders.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disorders.
- Track 9-1Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Track 9-2Telepsychiatry & Geriatric Psychiatry
- Track 9-3Psychological & Psychiatric Disorders
- Track 9-4Consultation- Liaison Psychiatristry or Psychosomatic Medicine
- Track 9-5Dementia, Mood Disorders, ADHD & Sleep Disorders
- Track 9-6Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Applied Health Psychology, Traffic Psychology
- Track 9-7Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Eating disorders, Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
- Track 9-8Paediatric psychiatry
Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. It is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families; consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice.
A mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional illness, including obsessive-compulsive disorder is known as a Clinical Psychologist. A psychologist can specialize in chronic illness like diabetes or obesity, mental problems like depression and anxiety, and psychological problems like bipolar or schizophrenia.
- Track 10-1Mental illness and Psychological Disorders
- Track 10-2Psychological Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
- Track 10-3Psychological Research & Case Reports
- Track 10-4Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders
- Track 10-5 Social workers and Nutritionists.
Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors.
Sport psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations.
Sport psychologists are interested in two main areas: (1) helping athletes use psychological principles to achieve optimal mental health and to improve performance (performance enhancement) and (2) understanding how participation in sport, exercise and physical activity affects an individual's psychological development, health and well-being throughout the lifespan.
- Track 11-1Personality and Motivation
- Track 11-2Applied sport and exercise psychology
- Track 11-3Belief, Self-Talk and Performance Enhancement
- Track 11-4Psychosocial Factors in Physical Activity
- Track 11-5Debate over the professionalization of Sport psychology
- Track 11-6Educational Sport psychologists
Industrial and organizational psychology (also known as I–O psychology, occupational psychology, work psychology, WO psychology, IWO psychology and business psychology) is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and individuals in their workplace.
The specialty focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to the solution of problems at work.
I/O Psychologists are scientist-practitioners who have expertise in the design, execution and interpretation of research in psychology and who apply their findings to help address human and organizational problems in the context of organized work. They contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance, motivation, job satisfaction, occupational safety and health as well as the overall health and well-being of its employees.
- Track 12-1Organizational Management & Development
- Track 12-2Situation Awareness & Decision Making
- Track 12-3Safety culture: Patient & Product Safety
- Track 12-4Individual assessment and psychometrics
- Track 12-5Team effectiveness & composition
- Track 12-6Job Satisfaction, Motivation,Leadership,Communication
Evolutionary educational psychology is the study of the relation between inherent folk knowledge and abilities and accompanying inferential and attributional biases as these influence academic learning in evolutionarily novel cultural contexts, such as schools and the industrial workplace.
It is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits such as memory, perception, or language as adaptations, i.e., as the functional products of natural selection.
Psychologists working in this field believe that most human behavior can be explained by understanding psychological processes; that the behaviors we exhibit today are a result of the evolutionary pressures faced by our ancestors. Individuals displaying such psychological characteristics historically had a benefit in terms of survival and reproduction, leading in turn to the natural selection of these traits within the population as a whole. The basic research they are conducting is providing a new and interesting perspective on why people take the actions they do, and the potential evolutionary psychology reasons behind human behaviour.
- Track 13-1Educational Research and Improvement Reports and Studies
- Track 13-2School Psychology of Learning & Teaching
- Track 13-3Survival and individual level psychological adaptations
- Track 13-4Emotion and motivation
- Track 13-5Evolutionary Psychology and culture
Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that is concerned with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influence a person's cognition and behaviors. It is scientific in its approach and shares an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science.
Neuropsychology is one of the more eclectic of the psychological disciplines. It helps doctors understand how brain malfunctions occur, and what happens when they do. By understanding these neurological disorder problems, doctors can help possibly treat and prevent them.
- Track 14-1Neuroimagiing & Neurocognitive Disorders
- Track 14-2Memory in Aging and Dementia
- Track 14-3Clinical & Cognitive Neuropsychology
- Track 14-4Autism, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease
- Track 14-5Neuropsychologists
Community psychology goes beyond an individual focus and integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and systemic levels.
Social Psychology is the branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual in the context of society. It studies the manner in which the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behavior of the individual influence and are influenced by social groups, so it is known as the "Science of society".
Community psychologists can work as educators, professors, program directors, consultants, policy developers, evaluators; and researchers in community organizations, universities, or government agencies to promote mental health and community well-being.
- Track 15-1Theories, concepts and values in community psychology
- Track 15-2Collaboration and community strengths
- Track 15-3Self-Help & Mutual Support Groups
- Track 15-4Research & Intrapersonal phenomena
- Track 15-5Social Psychological and Personality Science
Addiction is a medical condition that is characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. It is a disorder of the brain's reward system which arises through transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms and occurs over time from chronically high levels of exposure to an addictive stimulus.
Addiction results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.
Approximately 3 out of every 100 Canadians are dependent on alcohol or drugs and 3 out of 100 Canadians have problems with gambling. Nicotine is also a major addiction in Canada, with about 17% of Canadians smoking regularly.
The types of addiction seen with drug use are defined in the DSM-IV-TR, but it uses the terms substance abuse and substance dependency. The main lists of Addictions to Substances are Alcohol, Tobacco, Opioids (like heroin), Cocaine, Cannabis (marijuana) & Prescription drugs. The other types of Behavioral or Process addictions are Gambling, Food, Sex, The Internet, and Work.
- Track 16-1Insights in Addiction Research
- Track 16-2Substance or Drug abuse disorders
- Track 16-3Drug Rehabilitation
- Track 16-4Addiction to Food, Internet, Gambling, Porn & Sex
- Track 16-5Behavioral Addiction & Mechanism
- Track 16-6Diagnosis & Treatment
Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. It is a proficiency in professional psychology that involves the application of psychopharmacological principles, scientific data and clinical practices to individual psychopathology and problems across a range of populations. It uniquely blends the scientific study of behavior, its biological basis and the interaction of medication with the latter to produce acute and long term therapeutic changes in normal and abnormal behaviour functioning.
In psychopharmacology, researchers are interested in a wide range of drug classes such as antidepressants and stimulants. Drugs are researched for their pharmaceutical properties, physical side effects, and psychological side effects.
Psychopathology is a term which refers to either the study of mental illness or mental distress or the manifestation of behaviours and experiences which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment. Most notably, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists are particularly interested in this area and may either be involved in clinical treatment of mental illness, or research into the origin, development and manifestations of such states. Psychiatrists in particular are interested in descriptive psychopathology, which has the aim of describing the psychiatric symptoms and syndromes of mental illness.
- Track 17-1Role of Antipsychotic & Antidepressant Drugs
- Track 17-2Psychopharmacological research
- Track 17-3Neurotransmitters: Psychoactive Drugs
- Track 17-4Research study on Psychiatric & Mental disorders
- Track 17-5Effects of Drugs on Animal and Human behavior
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings develop over the course of their life. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan. Developmental psychology helps us understand how a person grows, ages, and develops during different stages in his life. Understanding this allows us to live our lives to the fullest potential possible.
Charles Darwin is credited with conducting the first systematic study of Developmental psychology.
Developmental psychologists study a wide range of theoretical areas, such as biological, social, emotion, and cognitive processes. A developmental psychologist will usually specialize in certain ages and stages during people's lives. The duties and responsibilities of a developmental psychologist will often vary, depending on his specialty. A professional specializing in childhood development, for example, may evaluate children to determine whether or not they have developmental disabilities. On the other hand, a developmental psychologist specializing in older adults may try to find ways that make it easier for elderly people to live more independently. Empirical research in this area tends to be dominated by psychologists from Western cultures such as North American and Europe, although during the 1980s Japanese researchers began making a valid contribution to the field.
Applied psychology is the field that uses psychological principles to improve the lives of human beings and solve human problems. Psychometrics, or the measurement and evaluation of psychological variables such as personality, aptitude, or performance, are an integral part of applied psychology fields.
- Track 18-1Social and emotional development
- Track 18-2Life stages of Psychological development
- Track 18-3Physical and Biological interventions: Psychiatric medication, Electroconvulsive therapy & Physical care
- Track 18-4Attitudes, social cognition, social influence, and decision making,
- Track 18-5Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation
Behavioral science is the systematic analysis and investigation of human and animal behaviour through controlled and naturalistic observation and disciplined scientific experimentation. It attempts to accomplish legitimate, objective conclusions through rigorous formulations and observation. It mainly focuses on the behavior of human beings and animals and it abstract the empirical data to investigate the decision processes and communication strategies within and between organisms in a social system.
- Track 19-1Social Sciences (Relational Sciences) & Neural Sciences (Information Sciences)
- Track 19-2Anthropology & Sociology
- Track 19-3Critically evaluate Empirical Research Reports
- Track 19-4Theories of Behavioral Science
- Track 19-5Behavioural Problems in Children & Adults
- Track 19-6Cross-cultural Psychology & Behavioral genetics
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