5th IAMP Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

November 25, 2019

The International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP) held its fifth biennial conference in Indonesia. The conference was held at the University Club, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, for 3 days from 4 to 6 November 2016. The conference brought the theme of Islamic Child Psychology who presented speakers from 10 different countries that delivered their speeches from Islamic and cultural views. Besides, various studies on families, children with problems, and school-based mental health were presented at the event.

The conference was held in collaboration with four universities including Gadjah Mada University, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), Sunan Kalijaga State University (UIN), and Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD) also 2 professional associations namely IAMP and the Indonesian Islamic Psychology Association (API). The fifth conference was considered momentous because it also moved the IAMP headquarters that were previously located in Malaysia to Indonesia. Indonesia, according to the founder of IAMP – Prof. DR. Malik Badri—shows a high number of young Muslim Psychologists showing enthusiasm about Islamic Psychology, and they are hoped to be able to lead the development of Islamic psychology with new spirit and creativity.

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