Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts can be submitted for two types of sessions.

  1. Papers (15 minutes). Paper presentations will be grouped into topically related symposia. Individual papers may also be assigned as poster presentations or roundtables.

  2. Posters will be displayed throughout the congress. Poster Presentations will be scheduled in a 30 minute time block, in which authors get the opportunity to simultaneously present their poster to interested congress attendees.

Note: Abstracts are required for all formats. All poster and paper abstracts must be related to a congress theme, include an informative short title and a summary of maximum 250 words.

Abstracts must be related to one of the five congress themes.

Please select the Congress Theme via the online abstract submission form (see link below).

IMPORTANT:

Only Abstracts submitted via the Online Abstract submission form will be accepted for review!!

ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM (select congress theme):

Theme 1) Cultural and Multicultural Behavioral Health and Behavioral Disorders

Theme 2) Clinical Behavioral Health, development and Evidence-based practices

Theme 3) Evidence-based research on Behavioral Health

Theme 4) Behavioral Health and community involvement

Theme 5) Behavioral Disorders and social issues

After submission of your abstract, a review committee will select 4 abstracts per congress theme to be presented as paper at the congress.

You will receive an official invitation once your abstract has been selected for a paper presentation or a poster presentation.

Abstracts must be related to one of the five congress themes:

  • Arab Gulf Culture and psychology
  • Culturally-relevant Mental Health assessment
  • Historical and contextual factors in behavioral disorders
  • Family and behavioral disorders: evolving structures, adaptation, challenges.
  • Behavioral disorders and DSM 5
  • Behavioral disorders & well-being
  • Clinical intervention: Integrating culture
  • Early Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental Health disorders across the lifespan
  • Pediatric adolescent and psychiatric disorders
  • Health care issues: HIV/AIDS, stress, hypertension, disability
  • Role of health care providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and allied professions) in behavioral disorders.
  • Multidisciplinary approach for practices and assessments in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of behavioral health issues
  • Evidence based practices related to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of behavioral disorders
  • Ethics in professional practice.
  • Evidence-based research examining Behavioral Health
  • Multidisciplinary academic approach investigating behavioral disorders
  • Different approaches to understanding and classifying behavioral disorders.
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.
  • Ethics in research
  • Research in the Arab region: Issues, progress & challenges
  • Role of vocational and educational institutions in in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychological disorders
  • Psychological health in organizations: The work environment.
  • Successful experiments of ministries, employment agencies, social services, healthcare, education, law enforcement, transport sector, industry, media, civil society, International Organizations, etc.). in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Arab Gulf Culture and psychology
  • Culturally-relevant Mental Health assessment
  • Historical and contextual factors in behavioral disorders
  • Family and behavioral disorders: evolving structures, adaptation, challenges.
  • Behavioral disorders and DSM 5
  • Behavioral disorders & well-beingpsychological disorders.
  • Promoting Mental Health awareness and reducing stigma.
  • Mental Health promotion and wellness models
  • Mental Health First Aid for the Community
  • Nontraditional community-based intervention
  • Youth and Behavioral disorders: Challenges and progress.
  • Behavioral disorders in the educational system
  • Behavioral Health issues and suicidal behavior
  • Social Issues: Crime, sexual disorders, violence, psychological abuse and neglect, child abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders and institution-based persons.