News & Events
LPA clarifies the picture : No corrective therapy for Homosexuality :
''I am glad to announce that LPA has signed an agreement with the Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy (JPP) and its publisher the OMICS group. This agreement states that LPA advertises its activities and the activities of its members through this Journal; LPA members receive discount on JPP articles they want to purchase online; discounts in registration fees for conferences organized by the publisher of the Journal the OMICS group; OMICS group supports LPA in organizing conferences, and other matters related to research and publication.''
Dr. Layla Akouri-Dirani.
Roundtable article :
April 22nd,2013 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Auditorium A, West Hall, American University of Beirut
For more information , click on the link below:
2013 Annual General Assembly of the Lebanese Psychological Association (LPA)
LPA is an association that is open to every psychologist in Lebanon, clinical or not, and from different schools of thought.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop , september 21 and september 22 , 2012 :
The LPA organized the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) ; a workshop on psychological flexibility on Friday September 21 and Saturday September 22 . The workshop was attended by a total of 53 people and was presented by Dr.Dindo an assistant professor at the University of Iowa’s psychiatry and psychology departments. Dr.Dindo currently conducts treatment trials examining the efficacy of brief Acceptance and Commitment therapy interventions in psychiatric and medical populations.
This workshop focused on describing the ACT model and exploring the interface between acceptance/mindfulness and values at work in ACT. Interventions practiced in the workshop might be used in a full ACT protocol or might be interwoven into many other therapeutic models and clinical settings.
Child Protection in the Medical setting : Assessment and intervention . September 16, 2012 :
The ‘’Child protection in the medical Setting: assessment and intervention’’ conference was organized on September 16 , 2012 at Gefinor Rotana hotel by the department of psychiatry at AUBMC and LPA. This event was under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. It was supported by the UNICEF. This conference was attended by 86 participants despite the closure of the roads for the Pope’s visit.
It aimed at providing people with evidence-based knowledge and skills pertaining to suspected child maltreatment in the medical setting.
Opening Ceremony of child protection in medical setting :
Trauma-Focused Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy workshop , September 14 and September 15 :
Trauma-Focused Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) workshop was organized by the LPA and the continuing medical education office at AUB on September 14 and September 15 ,2012 at Rotana-Gefinor.
The workshop was animated by Dr. Monica Fitzgerald and Dr. Ben Saunders. This workshop provided participating health care professionals with evidence-based knowledge and skills to treat children exposed to traumas.
TF-CBT is one of the best evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents victims of traumas and their parents. By introducing this therapy to Lebanese practitioners, LPA aimed at establishing an innovative evidence-based therapeutic approach in Lebanon and the Arab countries and laying the foundation for a network of professionals who will raise the standards of the psychotherapy practice.
The link to the complete material of the workshop and the conference will be posted soon.
LPA at the APA convention in Orlando, Florida , August 2012 :
Drs Khoury and Dirani at the APA convention 2012, Orlando, Florida
Drs Dirani and Khoury with the president of APA Dr. Suzanne Bennett-Johnson
All international delegates at the APA convention in Orlando, Florida.
LPA president and general secretary at the APA (American Psychology Association) :
LPA voted a member of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) , July 2012 :
During the International Council of Psychology convention which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from July 22-27th, 2012, the International Union of Psychological Science held its general assembly and meetings. IUPsyS is the only professional organization whose members are national psychological societies from all over the world. During the IUPsyS last general assembly, LPA was voted as its newest member representing Lebanon. Dr. Brigitte Khoury attended the meeting and represented LPA during the voting process. The vote was unanimous from representatives from over 50 countries, and Lebanon is the fourth association from an Arab country accepted into IUPsyS after Egypt, Yemen and Jordan. This makes LPA the official representative of Lebanese psychologists towards the international community, an important recognition for LPA and its board members who are working hard to improve the standards of the psychology profession in Lebanon.
Dr. Brigitte Khoury with the new elected board of IUPsyS at the meeting in South Africa, Drs. Thor, Cooper and Watts
Let’s talk about ethics : Mental health in the media :
LPA in collaboration with the Department of psychology at Saint Joseph University organized a round table about Ethics and the Media
This event was open/free to ANY mental health professional and students in psychology from ALL universities to raise awareness regarding ethics where mental health is concerned.
The moderator was Dr. Brigitte Khoury Secretary at LPA and the Ethics panel was made up of Ms. Rita Merhej, Dr. Michel Nawfal, Dr. Elie Karam, Dr. Rabih Chammaii , as mental health professionals and by Cibelle Samhoun from New TV as well as Ms. Layla Chamseddine from Manar TV, representing the media...
Ethics Panel with LPA Board members from left to right Ms. Rita Merhej, Dr Antoine Roumanos , Ms. Cibelle Samhoun,Dr. Michel Nawfal PR Officer, LPA Panel member With Dr. Maral Boyadjian , Dr. Brigitte Khoury , Dr. Leyla Akoury Dirani, Ms. Layla Chamseddine ,Dr. Christine N Sabieh ) and Ms. Pia Marie Zeinoun. Missing Ms. Carla Sarkis.
Leyla Akouri-Dirani President of the LPA speaking with invited media members from right to left With Ms. Cibelle Samhoun NTV, MS. Layla Chamseddine (Manar TV) -- Dr. Brigitte Khoury: Secretary General LPA
Ethics Panel left to right Dr. Elie Karam, Ms. Rita Merhej, Dr. Rabih Chammaii, Dr. Michel Nawfal Public relations officer LPA board member
LPA's general assembly on march 17 , 2012 :
27 - 28 October 2011
Intercontinental Hotel, Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon
LPA Organized in collaboration with the Society of Psychiatry Lebanon
President of the LPA ; Leyla Akouri Dirani