KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hanan Dover MAPS
TOPIC: Living Islam and Psychology: Working Within the Intersection of Faith and Psychological Practice in the Therapy Room
Hanan is an accomplished Clinical and Forensic Psychologist having established Psychcentral, a successful psychology clinic that serves culturally and linguistic communities of Western Sydney. Hanan is the Vice-President of the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP), Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Colleges of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists within the APS. Hanan is the Former Convenor and current Executive Member of the Psychology from an Islamic Perspective Interest Group of the APS, and the Convener of the Muslim Mental Health Professionals Network in Sydney.
Hanan has also completed four degrees in the area of psychology whilst currently finalising her fifth university degree as a PhD Candidate at the Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine. Her current PhD research is on the area of refugee mental health, resilience, and religious coping.
Hanan has served as an active Muslim community representative for over 20 years. She had founded Mission of Hope which is Australia’s very first culturally and religiously appropriate health and community development not-for-profit / charity organisation. She is currently the Project Director of Hayat Line, Australia’s first Muslim crisis helpline to be launched in 2018.