Webinar: Int’l Engagement in Applied Psychology in the Americas

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International engagement can advance psychological science and improve service provision as long as it is done in a manner that is ethical, emancipatory, non-oppressive, affirmative, respectful, and mutually beneficial. In other words, such engagement must be collaborative, or as the joint task force’s report on APA’s Role in International Quality Assurance from the Board of Educational Affairs and the Committee on International Relationships in Psychology puts it, parties engaged in international collaborations must be “learning partners.” Furthermore, international exchanges in psychology have been predominantly along the East-West corridor, with a historical European focus and more recently an East Asian focus. This webinar seeks to expand such focus by highlighting challenges and opportunities in the North-Central-South corridor of the Americas and by offering a critical analysis of various modes of international engagement.

Andrés Consoli, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

President of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (2014), the Interamerican Society of Psychology (2007-2009), Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (2001), member-at-large of APA’s Division 52: International Psychology (2011-2013). Recipient of the Interamerican Psychologist Award for distinguished contributions to the advancement of psychology in the Americas (2015)

Andrés J. Consoli, Ph.D. (1994) is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a visiting professor of psychology at the Universidad del Valle in Guatemala. Andrés was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received a licenciatura degree in clinical psychology at the Universidad de Belgrano. Prior to joining UCSB Andrés was professor and associate chair of the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University. Dr. Consoli’ active engagement in transnational collaborations between Latin America and the U.S. earned him the Interamerican Psychologist Award for distinguished contributions to the advancement of psychology in the Americas in 2015.
Wednesday, March 30th 2015
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST, 12:00-1:00 pm PT

Non-Member of Div52 Senior $25 Early Career Psychologist $15 Student $8 Member
of Div52 Senior $20 Early Career Psychologist $10 Student $5:

Note: An Early Career Psychologist (ECP) : 10 years of practice or less since graduation.

1 CE Credits: 15 dollars

For registration questions, contact: Veronica Allen, CMP at vallen@apa.org

Register at: http://bit.ly/1QiMlPA

*CE credits are provided through Seattle Pacific University. The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 52 Midwinter EC Meeting

On Wednesday March 2nd, the Division 52 Executive Committee gathered at Pace University in New York City for the division’s Midwinter Meeting. We began a Strategic Planning process to promote membership outreach, revisiting of the division identity, and expansion of the division’s international presence.

Jean Lau Chin (Division President, 2016) commented that the strategic plan will be a blueprint for our division’s future to identify “Where have we been?  Where are we now? and Where might we go?, and to actualize the division’s potential on international psychology”

Craig Shealy (2016 President Elect) commented on the outcome of the meeting adding “If we pool our collective suggestions, perspectives, and expertise, draw upon the extraordinary knowledge, experience, and connections of our distinguished leaders, create a prominent space for our students and early career colleagues to contribute and be heard, stay focused, supportive, and constructive, and listen deeply and respectfully to one another, we have every reason to believe that we not only can fulfill our potential as the division of international psychology, but chart a dynamic course together over the next two decades.

As a first, this EC meeting was made available through online video conferencing for those who could not join us face-to-face.  This is how we intend to engage our members more actively in the division. The International Leadership Network, presidential initiative of Jean Lau Chin, is a concrete example of what the division can do for its members. The Division 52 leadership looks forward to engaging with membership to achieve our goals and invites you to join the ongoing discussion through the open forum on the Div52 Listserv. If you are not currently a member of the listserv, please send a request to lforti@pace.edu.

5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector

Call For Abstracts

We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend and register for the largest world-wide conference dedicated to work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector: the 5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector.

The specific aims of the conference are:

  • To offer multiple perspectives of violence – including biological, spiritual, experiential, legal, political, and societal – in order to enhance our understanding of the topic.
  • To offer a program of presentations at various societal levels of violence.
  • To present and exchange experiences in handling violence in order to incite collaborative responses.
  • To sensitize stakeholders to the issue of violence in the health and social services sector.

Click here for more information to attend and the abstract submission process.


January International Psychology Webinar

Topic: Cultivating Global Learning and Psychosocial Growth in International Immersion Learning and Service-Learning Returnees

Date: Thursday January 28, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 pm* ET
*There will be additional time for discussion after the webinar

Presenter: Lynette H. Bikos, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Associate Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, & Community, at SPU. Dr. Bikos’ research falls at the intersections of vocational, international, and positive psychology. She is particularly interested in the effects of international transitions and their effects on psycho-social-spiritual and global outcomes, particularly those with career development implications such as calling and vocational identity.

Instructions to Join: Click here to download the flyer for full details. Click here to register for the webinar. For registration questions, contact Veronica Allen, CMP, APA Division Services office at vallen@apa.org or 202-336-6121.

Division 52/Psi Chi International Conference Travel Grant $1,500

Call to students living outside the US who are interested in the field of international psychology and plan to attend the August 4-7, 2016 APA Convention in Denver, Colorado!

In 2015, APA Division 52, International Psychology and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, collaborated through the D52 Building Bridges Committee to offer the inaugural
Division 52/Psi Chi International Conference Travel Grant. In 2016 the travel grant will continue to provide assistance with travel costs to Psi Chi students who live outside the US,are interested in international psychology, and plan to attend and present at the APA convention in Denver, Colorado August 4-7 , 2016.

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  1. Must be a current undergraduate psychology major or a student in a graduate psychology program outside the US or a recent graduate (defined as having completed an undergraduate psychology degree between November 1, 2015 and May 1, 2016.
  2. At the time of submission, must be currently – and at least through August 2016 – living, working, and/or studying outside the US.
  3. Must be a member of Psi Chi at the time of submission.
  4. Must be a member of D52 at the time of submission (students may join at any time).
  5. Must be able to cover any travel expenses beyond the $1,500 provided by the grant.
  6. Must agree to attend and talk for 5-10 minutes about personal interests in international psychology at the D52 Awards Ceremony/ Hospitality Suite Program at the 2016 APA convention.
  7. Must attend at least one other D52 session.
  8. May not win more than one D52 travel grant.
  9. May not win more than one Psi Chi travel grant that can be used to attend APA.
  10. Must provide proof of acceptance to present research at the 2016 APA convention in Denver, CO.
  11. Acceptance of research for presentation in any format (poster, talk) and within any division or affiliated group (such as Psi Chi) program at the 2016 APA Convention.

To Apply, Students Need to Submit:

  1. Description of Interest (maximum 275 words, double-spaced):
    1. A description of
      1. your interest in international psychology,
      2. how your participation at the APA Convention will strengthen your professional interest in the field of international psychology,
      3. meaningful experiences in psychology courses,
      4. volunteer experience,
      5. Psi Chi involvement,
      6. Division 52 involvement, if any
  2. Eligibility Information:
    1. A document or email text providing:
      1. Full name
      2. Contact information (email & phone)
      3. Name of university/college
      4. Name of the undergraduate/graduate department program
      5. Year in the program
      6. Expected graduation date
      7. Member status with D52
      8. Psi Chi member ID
      9. Full name and title of endorsing faculty mentor
      10. Endorsing faculty mentor email address
  3. Faculty Mentors submit directly to Drs. McCormick and Zlokovich:
    1. A brief (200 words maximum) document or email that includes:
      1. A statement endorsing you for the travel grant,
      2. Confirmation that your interest and academic efforts in international psychology will be enhanced by attending the APA convention, and
      3. Assurance of your good standing as a student in the undergraduate/graduate psychology program.

Deadline: Before midnight (Eastern Standard Time) March 30, 2016.

Email all application materials to the Building Bridges Committee Chair:

Mercedes A. McCormick, Ph.D.
Chair of APA Div. 52 Committee on Building Bridges With Psi Chi
2013 President of APA Div. 52
Pace University, New York 10038

Application and Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed by the committee according to completeness of submission and strength of the description of interest in international psychology.

Winner Notification and Obligations:

The grant winner will be notified no later than May 30, 2016 and will be recognized in person at the Division 52 Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado on August 6th. The winner will present a 5-10 minute talk at the D52 Awards Ceremony on August 6, 2016 on the benefits of being awarded the travel grant. In addition, the grant winner will be featured in an issue of the International Psychology Bulletin.

D52 and Psi Chi will present the winner with a check at the D52 Awards Ceremony after the winner has met all obligations. Obligations are attending the APA convention, attending at least
one D52 presentation, presenting research included as part of the travel grant application, and speaking at the D52 Awards Ceremony. Any winner who does not attend the APA convention or D52 Awards Ceremony will not receive the grant funding.