MEPA 2017 was organized by Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) was established in November 2010, to unify psychologists and other mental health practitioners in the Middle East. The Middle East Psychological Association was created to address the needs of mental health clinicians and to provide them resources and ethical standards. The Middle East Psychological Association has several goals. For one, it aims to unify all the psychologists and mental health clinicians and serve as the primary psychological organization for the Middle East. The organization also aims to be a resource for the Middle East community and to destigmatize the practice of psychology, which has traditionally been a Western phenomenon. The Middle East Psychological Association will also provide ongoing professional development activities in the form of workshops, training, and public information for both consumers of mental health resources and social service professionals.
This conference was attended by approx. 200 Clinical Psychology, Business/Occupational Psychology, Educational & child Psychology, etc. from the Middle East and overseas. This three-day conference highlighted professionals, students and for the general community tracks, panel discussions along with networking lunches and dinner. The MEPA 2017 conference and expo aim to raise awareness and further destigmatize the perception of the mental health field within the Middle East region. The conference will allow participants the opportunity to collaborate with numerous professionals and colleagues in addition to providing updates on current topics, trends, theories, techniques, products, and research within the field.
This conference was supported by an esteemed organization like American Psychological Association, The Chicago School of Professional Psychological, ithraa, The Emirates Practice, Viennese, Heriot-Watt University, United Arab Emirates University, Ultra Medical and Middlesex University Dubai etc.
MEPA 2017 successfully concluded with each attendee carrying home the knowledge and best practices shared during the three-day deliberation.