On April 20 and 21, 2019, VI International Psychology Conference was held at Khazar University. The conference was organized by the Psychology Department of the University and the Khazar Center for Psychological Service.
The conference began with the music performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Khazar University. Following that, video presentation, prepared by the Khazar Multimedia Center, reflecting previous conferences, was demonstrated to the participants.
Professor Hamlet Isakhanli, the Founder of Khazar University and Chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees, in his opening statement highlighted that Melek Karimova, Coordinator of the Department of Psychology of Khazar University and the Caspian Psychological Service Center have been actively participated in such seminars, trainings and conferences. He wished success to the Conference, which became a tradition, indicating that psychology is developing as a science field and that it is a positive state of affairs. Then, Associate Professor, Irada Khalilova, Rector of Khazar University, affirmed the importance of such conferences and wished success.
Elnur Rustamov, the Head of the Psychology Scientific Research Institute, who was invited to the Conference as a guest, also highlighted the importance of this activity, saying that the idea of the Conference deserves a credit.
Melek Karimova, Coordinator of the Department of Psychology, gave a detailed information about the main speakers of the Conference, who were invited from Turkey. Particularly, the following experts were invited to the Conference: Professor H. Ertuğrul Köroğlu, the Founder of the Uzunluğu Psychiatric Hospital, Meliha Tuzgöl Dost, lecturer of the Hacettepe University, Külteğin Ögel, Psychiatrist Professor of the Moodist Hospital, Associate Professor Ümid Sahranç, Sakarya University Teacher and Dr. Alp Karaosmanoğlu, Head of the PsychoNet Center.
On the first day of the Conference, experts provided brief information on their topics. In the second part of the first day of the Conference, Professor Ertuğrul Köroğlu delivered talk on “Motivational meeting and strengthening motivation” techniques. Dr. Alp Karaosmanoğlu then informed about the Scheme therapy and its essential features. Another interesting topic appertained to Professor Külteğin Ögel, which he delivered with the presentation on substance addiction. He focused on the rules for working with drug addicts.
On the second day of the Conference, the guests strengthened the recommendational part with more practical exercises.
In the second part of the second day of the Conference, Associate Professor Meliha Tuzgöl Dost and Associate Professor Ümit Sahranç delivered the workshops. Associate Professor Ümit Sahranç along with a detailed discussion of positive psychotherapy, also commented upon the implication rules. Furthermore, the Associate Professor Meliha Tuzgöl Dost, organized practical training, giving detailed information about emotionally centered psychotherapy.
After the Conference a dinner with guests was organized.
At the end of the Conference participants were awarded with certificates and gifts.