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Webinar on "Empathizing and Supporting elderly during Covid-19"
Webinar on "Empathizing and Supporting elderly during Covid-19"

Institute of Applied Psychology organized a webinar titled "Empathizing and Supporting elderly during Covid-19".The webinar was presented by Ms. Ghazala Imran. She is an Educationist in Prince Sultan University Riyadh, Fellow Higher Education Academy UK. She is a member of Pakistan Embassy Welfare Clinic Riyadh as a Counselling Psychologist. Dr. Rafia Rafique Director IAP presided the webinar session and enlightened the audience with her valuable sharing. The main objective of this online webinar was to bring awareness about the concept of empathy and how to develop it in our community to bring compassion towards each other and specifically for elderly. In addition, physical & mental changes in late adulthood were discussed and biopsychosocial factors that contribute in successful aging were also spotlighted. Attendees took great interest in learning strategies to empathize and support elderly at this crucial period of Covid-19 Pandemic and shared their experiences.