Indonesia will become the center of International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP), through the implementation of the 5th International Conference from November 4 to 6, 2016, at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta.
A press release from UGM, received by Antara here on Wednesday, stated that the event was a collaboration of four universities in Yogyakarta, namely Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN), Islamic University of Indonesia (UII), and University of Ahmad Dahlan (UAD), as well as two professional associations of IAMP and the Association of Islamic Psychology (API).
Bagus Riyono, a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology at Gadjah Mada University, said, the conference 2016 is special because it is a momentum to displace the IAMP leadership and organizational management, which is now in Malaysia, to Indonesia. Thus, there will be more IAMP activities held in Indonesia.
The international conference, which will be held every two years, will hold the establishment of IAMP’s organizational management in Indonesia. As the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia is considered to have great potentials to lead the development of Islamic psychology.
This expectation has been delivered by psychologists around the world at various international conferences and during their visit to the country. Bagus hoped that this conference would encourage the development of Islamic psychology in Indonesia.
This year, the international conference features speakers from 10 countries who will deliver speeches on Child Psychology. from Islamic and Cultural Perspective. IAMP noticed various unpleasant realities are part of the daily life of Muslim children and families living in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia. Results of research on families, children in trouble, and school-based mental health will top the agenda of the conference.