FOUNDER and CLINICAL DIRECTOR
ALAMINDA SPECIALIST CLINIC
Hazli Zakaria currently is the founder of Alaminda and Clinical Director of Alaminda Specialist Clinic. Previously held a post of senior lecturer and consultant Psychiatrist at Community and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Cheras, Malaysia. He received his medical degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia and Postgraduate Psychiatry Training from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His main clinical interest is adult psychiatry particularly on the recovery aspect of major psychiatric disorders mainly schizophrenia, mood disorder, adult ADHD, substance abuse and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
He is actively involved in mental health awareness program, participate in patients’ support group, media appearance and public forums. He has been conducting regular workshops for primary care doctors, mental health staffs, dialysis paramedics and general public to improve knowledge on mental illness and mental literacy in the country. He is a Fellow of Yongin WHO Collaborating Centre in psychosocial rehabilitation. He is a member of development group of Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines on bipolar disorder.
Hazli has been actively involved with Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA) since 2009 and is the current President since 2018. He is one of the co-teacher and co-ordinator for the Advanced Training Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. He is a past Board Member of Psychotherapy Section of The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section (2017-2019). He is currently the international editorial board member of World Social Psychiatry Journal. His current project is empowering mental illness patients and their family members to fight for their rights and to improve the quality service to patients with mental illness.