Workshop on Continuum of Care Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

Workshop on Continuum of Care Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

The Psychology Department, University of Central Punjab Lahore, organized a Preconference Workshop on “Continuum of Care: Treatment of Substance Use Disorder” at the University of Central Punjab on 29th March 2022. The workshop was held as part of the International Conference on Substance Use Disorders held on 30th-31thMarch, 2022.

The guest speakers included Prof Dr Uzma Ali, Professor and Director of the Institute of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi and Dr Sobia Aftab, Associate Professor at the University of Karachi.

Prof Dr Uzma Ali has produced 6 M.Phil and 13 PhD scholars. In addition, she has published more than 50 research papers in national and international Journals. As AD/Editor, she manages two HEC recognized Journals, i.e. Pakistan Journal of Psychology and the Pakistan Journal of Clinical Psychology. She is also a Certified Trainer of Hypnotherapy, National Guilds of Hypnotists (USA).

Dr Sobia Aftab is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Master Practitioner of NLP (USA). She is a Fulbright Post-Doc Fellow; Assistant aEditor, PJP; Assistant Book Review Editor, PJCP; and Member Advisory Board, PJW. She is also a member of the Editorial Board, PJAP. She is involved in teaching, research, and clinical practice—her research focus is in the field of Clinical Psychology, especially mental health issues and scale adaptation and development.

The workshop aimed to introduce the participants to the various techniques and strategies used in psychotherapy as a form of treatment for individuals suffering from substance abuse. In addition, the workshop also stressed relapse prevention and care of substance abuse patients. In the end, Dr Shazia Hasan (HOD, Psychology Department) presented a shield and souvenir to the guest speaker. Certificates of Participation were also distributed among the participants.