On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Department of Psychiatry at KMC/KTH organized a certificate distribution ceremony for the successful candidates of the 4th batch of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Certificate Course in Khyber Teaching Hospital. The psychiatrist Dr Mian Ifthikhar Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion, while the Medical Director of MTI KTH, Dr Muhammad Siraj, was the guest of honour.
The Ceremony started with a recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by a Welcome note by Professor Bashir Ahmad, a history of the CBT Course by Dr Imran Khan Chairman Deptt: of Psychiatry followed by expression of views by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor. The Medical Director of MTI KTH applauded the efforts of the Department of Psychiatry and expressed his continued support for such training and teaching in future.
The successful candidates were awarded Certificates by the Course Director, Chief Guest and Guest of Honor.
The CBT Certificate Course affiliated with Khyber Medical University was initiated in January 2017 by Professor Dr Bashir Ahmad it is the first and only such course in the country and so far has successfully trained around 100 Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Physicians from all over the country and Afghanistan. Professor Bashir Ahmad remained the course, Director, since its inception and helped develop the faculty for the future conduction and continuation of the program. Professor Bashir feels that the faculty is now adequately trained to conduct the course in future and therefore handed over the position of Course Director to the Chairman Deptt: Of Psychiatry Dr Imran Khan.
The Ceremony ended with a group photo of the candidates with the Course Director and Chief Guest.