“It’s Okay not to be Okay”


Department of Applied Psychology a Constituent Institute of Riphah International University organized an awareness seminar on Mental Health Awareness – “It’s Okay not to be Okay” on Monday 30th October 2017 at Riphah WISH(female) campus.


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily (Director Academics)/Chairman, Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Islamabad, grace the event as the guest speaker at the seminar. During the session dr. khalily demonstrate his research work on Neurofeedback Therapy in which he briefed students that how trainers have worked for decades with clients to change their brain wave patterns. They use specialized programs to train the brain to produce those groups of electrical frequencies that are thought to correlate with different brain states. Neurofeedback therapy (also called EEG biofeedback and neurotherapy) involves in modifying a person's brainwave/ electrical activity, which changes how you feel, reacts and interacts with others


Earlier dean Faculty of Social Sciences Mr. Awais Bin Wasi welcomed the guest speaker and briefed him about programs of the applied psychology department. 


Vice-Chancellor Riphah International University Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad also attends the seminar and spokes to students about the importance of psychology studies and its implication on our daily life problems. He connects the dots of Mr. Khalily research with the Islamic teachings for easy understanding and following for students.He also appreciated the imitative of the applied psychology department in organizing such informative seminar and wishes to continue same efforts in the future also.


In connection with the seminar, students of Applied Psychology Department conducted a range of awareness activities, including food stalls highlighting healthy diet for improving mental health, various dedicated games Stalls for boosting intellectual functioning, and provided information regarding mental disorders, their assessment, treatments, and prevention. Counseling Corners provided screening and psychology education for students and other guests.