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A CALL FOR PAPER : Psychological Challenges and Treatment Modalities in the Context of Africa and its Diaspora: Reflecting on Past and Contemporary Perspectives


June 28 and 29, 2023


Hybrid mode:
On campus at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and via Zoom for broader audience

 To register, please click HERE


This conference will mobilize evidence-based knowledge on the conceptualization of psychological suffering and treatment modalities considering socio-cultural perspectives of Africa, it will seek to raise awareness among the public at large and bring answers to questions faced by mental health professionals, community/social group leaders and members, individuals facing mental health challenges, and educators.


  1. General understanding of mental health challenges through the lens of culture in Africa;
  2. Treatment modalities and their relevance in Africa and among the African diaspora: Challenges and contributions;
  3. Converging views on mental health challenges and treatment modalities: Cross-cultural and cross-continental perspectives
  4. Systemic and Institutional views on mental health challenges and treatment: Families, Schools, Faith, and Social organisations.

Submission details:

Contact for further information:

  1. University of Dar es Salaam: Dr Eugenia Kafanabo & Dr Bernadetha Rushahu, emails: soed@udsm.ac.tz; counselling@udsm.ac.tz
  2. Saint Paul University: Centre for the Excellence of Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality, email: psychotherapyresearch@ustpaul.ca



Counselling Unit and the School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Centre for the Excellence of Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (CERPS), School of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Spirituality, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON, Canada



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