Accepted Abstracts

List of conference participants and the details

No Name Address Email ID Topic Oral or Poster


1 Paul Ban Fellow, Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne, c/-76 Berry Street

Clifton Hill, Victoria 3068, Australia


Is the International Practice of Family Group Conferences Relevant to Bhutan?




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2 Ven. Pepiliyawala



Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.


Elderly Care in a Buddhist Perspective as it is a Meritorious Deed for Ultimate Bliss Oral No biographical details
3 Karen Anderson



Practitioner Scholar, School of Arts and Humanities Edith Cowan University

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027


Social Work and Palliative Care: Understanding Chronic Sorrow



4 H.M.D SubodiniHerath Lecturer, School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development ,No 488A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya,  Sri Lanka


Invisibility Within the Visibility: A Study on the Accessibility of Inclusive Education for Physically Disabled Secondary Level Children at Schools Oral  
5 Ugyen Tenzin Teacher,

Dorji Lingpa Foundation.


Understanding social work profession in Bhutanese context


6 Muhammad ArshadAbbasi Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore-Pakistan


Social Work Field Education in Pakistan: Policies, Practices and Problems




7 Matthew Jackman Monash University, Department of Social Work, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia


From Personal Mental Distress to Political Global Mental Health Advocate: A Political Autoethnography on Transformational Recovery through Lived Experience and International Social Work Practice in 2018.


8 Dr. Prateeti Barman Assistant Professor

Department of Social Work

Royal Global University

Guwahati, Assam, India Reproductive Health Rights and Social Work


9 Dr. SonamPelden School of Arts & Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, WA 6027 Schools are providing a safe harbour and a sense of belonging to their students: Beginning to seek alternate stories to suicides





Amrit Subba, &Sam Subba


Bhutan Sharing and Loving Youths (BSLY), Thimphu


The Spirit of Youth Volunteerism in Bhutan- A Case of Bhutan Sharing & Loving Youth (BSLY)


Oral Key ideas needed
11 Karen Anderson



Practitioner Scholar, School of Arts and Humanities Edith Cowan University

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027


The Presence of Death, Loss and Grief when Supporting Others. A Reflection on Grief and Loss Counselling when the Counsellor is Dealing with those Issues in their Personal Life.


12 Ven. SangabopuraAkhila MSW, B.A in Special (Buddhist Culture), Dip in Buddhist Counselling (BPU)


Social Work Intervention for Establishing Religious Harmony and Peace in Sri Lanka.


13 Bhuvan Israni


Defense Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR)




Oral CV
14 Dr. Ganeshman Gurung Lecturer, Samtse College of Education Social Work Initiatives at SCE Oral No biographical details
15 Vicki Banham Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027


The Right to be Listened to: Acknowledging the Child’s Voice in Family Court Processes Oral  
16 VenOmalpeSomananda Senior Lecturer (Community leadership), Department of Buddhist culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka,


Effectiveness of Community Based Drinking Water Project: A Practicable Based Study




  Need to send biographical details
17 Kristin Diemer Senior Research Fellow and kNOwVAWdata course co-convenor, School of Health Sciences, 161 Barry St Level 6, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia, 3010


kNOwVAWdata: Improving National and Regional Capacities to Measure and Monitor Violence against Women in Asia and the Pacific


18 Akimoto, T

Fujimori, Y

Gohori, J

Matsuo, K

ARIISW, Shukutoku, University Japan Exploring Buddhist Social Work: Outline of the Joint Research Project


Oral Keywords and biographical details required.
19 Karen Anderson



Practitioner Scholar, School of Arts and Humanities Edith Cowan University

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027


Principles of Practice when Providing Psychosocial Care in Palliative Care Settings.


20 Percy, I. D.



Mental Health Social Worker, Private Practice, 544 William Street, Mt Lawley, Western Australia 6050


Mindfulness in Bhutan and Australia: Implications for Social Work Practice


21 Natalie Long Curtin University (Sessional) 10/10 Roebuck Drive, Salter Point, Western Australia 6152


International Social Work Fieldwork: Australian Social Work Student Placements in Nepal


22 Muhammad Ibrar



Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Suicidal Ideation among the Youth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


Oral Need to send the biographical
23 YesheyKhandu


Chief Program Officer, Department of Occupational Standards, Ministry of Labour& Human Resources, PO Box: 1036, Thongsel Lam, Lower Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan /


Design Thinking as an Empathetic Approach to Improving Social Service: The Kolkata Patient Referral Experience from Bhutan.


24 Gunrathne, L.U.


Jayawardana, B.H.


Lecturer, National Institute of Social Development,

PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University Australia A Study on Effectiveness of localized Community Work Models in Sri Lanka


Oral Need to send the biographical
25 Julie Dickinson Social Worker, Private Practice, 4/254 Rokeby Rd. Subiaco, Western Australia 6008


Social work beginnings in Bhutan


Oral Need to send us Keywords
26 J. Thatparan Sri Lanka Capacitating Initiatives in Order to Achieve Better Prevention of and Response to Violence against Children Oral Contact add required
27 Sajjad Hussain.


Lecturer, Department of Social Work, University of MalakandChakdara, Dir (Lower), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan


Social Work and Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan




28 Dr.RoseNembiakkim Director School of social work, Room no: 05, Section H, Block 15, Indira Gandhi National Open University


Social work intervention with Tribal women: A public health concern


29 Saumya


Assistant Professor, School of Social Work,Block 15, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),New Delhi-110068,India


Research in Social Work: Trends and Perspectives


30 Chris Trotter Monash University ,1(B) Littlewood St  Hampton, Vic 3188 Australia


Effective Social Work with Involuntary Clients



31 Fiona McDermott Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, School of Primary & Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University PO Box 197 Caulfield East VIC 3145, Australia




Writing up research for publication


32 Mehwish Maria UNICEF Pakistan Social work in South Asia and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


33 TashiDendup Human Resource Audit Division, RCSC


Community Volunteerism among Youth-led Groups under Young Bhutan Network, Thimphu


34 Dr. SonamPelden


Ms. TashiPelzom


School of Arts & Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, WA 6027


Pioneering Supervision training for school guidance counsellors in Bhutan: reflections and lessons for the field.



35 Aravind Unni


Thematic Lead – Urban Poverty Reduction, Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), New Delhi Street Vending in the “Smart” City: The case of the Smart City Mission, Street Vendors’ Rights and Implications for Social Work Practice


36 Dr.Sayantani


Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Room No. 7, Section H, Block 15, Indira Gandhi National Open University, MaidanGarhi, New Delhi: 110068


Experiences of BSW learners at IGNOU



37 Rinchen Wangmo


Teacher, Phuntshopelri Primary School, Samtse, Bhutan


De-Suung and Volunteerism: My Engagement, Experience and Learning



38 Joseph Riamei


TISS Guwahati, India


Social Work Education: Challenges and Concern in North East India


Oral No biographical details

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Note: All the selected participants are required to make a 15 minutes power point presentation and send to via email, latest by 20th April, 2019.