Call for abstracts: Virtual Asia-Pacific Mental Health Symposium “Mental Health: Multicultural Dimensions in Asia and Beyond” 

 The Virtual Asia-Pacific Mental Health Symposium (VAMHS) will be held online on 9 and 10 April 2022, and is calling for abstracts.

Abstracts with the themes of counselling; private practice and business challenges; research; education; addictions; mental health and wellbeing; and social work are welcome. 

The deadline for PACFA members to submit has been extended until 11 February 2022, however submissions are considered as they are received, so VAMHS advises members to submit ASAP. Review the guidelines for more information

Visit the VAMHS website to submit your abstracts and papers, or email [email protected] by the deadline. 

The symposium is being hosted by the Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors (IAPS); a professional association founded in Chennai, India. Several other peak professional bodies from around the region will also be partnering with IAPS, including several Australian allied health peak bodies, and the Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors. 

The symposium will host speakers from top Australian and Indian universities and institutions, as well as international guest speakers from the US, Europe, China, and the broader Asia-Pacific Region. 

Workshops will cover: 
Adventure therapy  
Relationship counselling  
Dance therapy  
Gestalt therapy  
Yoga and mental health  
Women in a globalised world  
Grief and trauma  

Register now for the symposium. 

This event counts towards annual PACFA CPD requirements. Sessions will be recorded and made available to ticket holders if unable to attend on the day.