A one-day symposium on “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- rising above the trauma” was organized on 2nd July 2022 in Kinnaird College (KC), Lahore. The symposium was aimed at orientating the participants about mental stress and disorders resulting from any trauma.

Renowned and learned personnel in Clinical Psychology like Dr Rafique Dar, HOD The University of Lahore (UoL) Dr Syed Imran Murtaza, Medical Superintendent, Fountain House Lahore, Dr Rehana Mushtaq, Assistant Professor Riphah International University Lahore, Dr Mirrat Gull Senior Clinical psychologist PACT, Dr Saima Majeed, Associate Professor Forman Christian College – A Chartered University (FCCU) & Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) and Lt Col (R) Imtiaz Mehmood, CEO Creative Dimensions, attended the occasion and shared how PTSD developed in response to traumatic life experiences. They also discussed myths & facts about PTSD in detail.

The students of Professional Certification in Clinical Psychology presented psychodrama, a video titled Myth & Facts (hope beyond hurt) and a documented video based on PTSD as result of domestic violence.

The event was moderated and organized by Ms Rukhsana Mehmood, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Course Facilitator of PCCP at the Kinnaird Centre for Learning and Cultural Development (KCLCD), Kinnaird College, Lahore. Dr Noshaba Hassan Murad, Director University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore, Ms Maha Jamil Director KCLCD and Mr Rizwan Anwar Executive Director KCLCD, Kinnaird College for Women were also present at this occasion. At the end of the event, certificates were distributed among guests and participants by Dr Rukhsana David, Principal Kinnaird College.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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