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Bio-Roysircar

Gargi Roysircar is the Founding Director of the Antioch Multicultural Center for Research and Practice at Antioch University New England and Professor of Clinical Psychology. She conducts research on disaster mental health in international settings, the effects of acculturation and enculturation on immigrant mental health, multicultural competencies in practice and assessment, and training graduate students in culturally informed practice. She has over 100 journal articles and chapters on these topics.
Dr. Roysircar has participated in counseling in earthquake-destroyed Haiti, tsunami-affected fishing communities in Southern India; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita-affected communities and first responders in the United States Gulf Coast; and in Southern African orphanages that serve HIV/AIDS-infected and affected children and women. She has provided psychoeducation in flood-ravaged Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Dr. Roysircar trains her counseling teams in disaster trauma, culture-centered skills specific to a community disaster, and in clinician self-care and resilience.
Dr. Roysircar is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) (Divs. 17, 45, 52, and 56). She was the first woman and first Asian editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development from 2004-2011. Her awards include APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology 2012 Best Practice Award; an American Psychological Foundation grant (2015-2016) for trauma assessment and counseling with Palestinian children in the West Bank; and the 2017 Division 35 Psychology of Women Strickland Daniel Mentoring Award. Her recent co-authored book is “Theories and Strategies of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Relevance across Cultures and Settings” (2018, SAGE) ISBN 9781412967594. Her instrument, the Multicultural Counseling Inventory (MCI), is the most frequently cited instrument among published self-report multicultural competency scales. Dr. Roysircar served on the APA Taskforce for Re-envisioning the Multicultural Guidelines for the 21 Century, adopted by APA, August 2017. Dr. Roysircar’s 44-year teaching career has been spent in three countries across three continents.
See http://www.antiochne.edu/multiculturalcenter
See U-tube video on disaster mental health services in Haiti http://youtu.be/Uno4vEPP8Yc
Haitian children’s resilience and vulnerability assessed with House-Tree-Person (HTP) drawings. Traumatology (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000090
First responder mental healthcare. Evidence-based prevention, postvention, and treatment services. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000192

Bio-Lykes

M. Brinton Lykes, PhD, is Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, USA. Her accompaniment of survivors of war and gross violations of human rights draws on cultural resources, the creative arts and participatory action research methodologies to analyze the causes and document the effects of violence, working with local protagonists to develop programs that rethread social relations and transform social inequalities underlying structural injustices. Her current anti-racist feminist work focuses on: (1) migration and post-deportation human rights violations; and, (2) violence against women in armed conflict and post-conflict transitions. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters, co-edited four books and co-authored three others. The American Psychological Association recognized her multiple international by awarding her the International Humanitarian Award in 2013 and the Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender in 2014. She also received Division 27/SCRA’s Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action in 2017. She is co-founder and/or a board member of several local and international NGOs including the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights, Women’s Rights International, Impunity Watch, and Grassroots International.

Bio-Leung

Alvin Seung-Ming Leung is Dean of Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1988. He joined CUHK in 1996 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Houston, respectively. His research and publications focused on career development and assessment, cross-cultural and multicultural counselling, and counselling in educational settings. Alvin has been engaging actively in training counsellors, teachers and psychologists for over 30 years in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, as well as internationally. Alvin has authored more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of American Psychological Association (APA) and Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. He received the “Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of the Counseling Profession” Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology of APA, and the 2009 “Distinguished Alumni Award” from his Alma Mater, College of Education of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2011, his co-edited book, “International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide” received the 2010 Ursula Gielen Book Award from the Division of International Psychology of APA. In 2015, he received the “Life Time Contribution Award” from the International Section of the Division of Counseling Psychology of APA. Alvin has led many funded research and development projects, including the CLAP for Youth @ JC, a large-scale career development intervention project organized and funded by the Hong Kong Charities Trust (2015-20).

Bio-Leung

Alvin Seung-Ming Leung is Dean of Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1988. He joined CUHK in 1996 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Houston, respectively. His research and publications focused on career development and assessment, cross-cultural and multicultural counselling, and counselling in educational settings. Alvin has been engaging actively in training counsellors, teachers and psychologists for over 30 years in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, as well as internationally. Alvin has authored more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of American Psychological Association (APA) and Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. He received the “Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of the Counseling Profession” Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology of APA, and the 2009 “Distinguished Alumni Award” from his Alma Mater, College of Education of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2011, his co-edited book, “International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide” received the 2010 Ursula Gielen Book Award from the Division of International Psychology of APA. In 2015, he received the “Life Time Contribution Award” from the International Section of the Division of Counseling Psychology of APA. Alvin has led many funded research and development projects, including the CLAP for Youth @ JC, a large-scale career development intervention project organized and funded by the Hong Kong Charities Trust (2015-20).

Bio-JulieSpencer-Rogers

Dr. Julie Spencer-Rogers received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to teaching at the Dept. of Psychology/Child Development at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she also is an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). Previously, she was an Assistant Research Professor at the Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Statistician at the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Spencer-Rodgers’ research interests lie in the areas of culture and the self, intercultural relations, social cognition, and social stigma and its mental/physical health consequences. In her current work, she is examining variables (e.g., group affirmation, dialectical thinking) that moderate the relationship between perceptions of discrimination and mental and physical health (e.g., neuroendocrinological and cardiovascular responses). She has published over 30 peer- reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters, and most recently, an edited volume on dialectical thinking with Kaiping Peng (forthcoming, The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of Dialectical thinking, Oxford University Press). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIMH, NHLBI), and the American Psychological Association.

Her professional honors include the 2011 Early Career Award from the International
Academy of Intercultural Research and the 2004 best paper of the year award (Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award) from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Dr. Spencer-Rodgers has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in cultural psychology, health psychology, research methods, and statistics.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, she speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently, and has conducted research in many countries including China, Japan, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

2018-D52-Taylor

Laura K. Taylor (PhD) is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research is framed by an intergroup developmental approach to study risk and resilience processes for youth in settings of protracted conflict. Laura’s work has implications for youth outcomes, such as aggression, prosocial behaviours and social identity, as well as broader psychosocial processes, such as shared education and intergroup relations, which may fuel or constrain conflict. Toward this end, she studies how and why violence affects behaviours and attitudes related to conflict transformation, primarily during childhood and adolescence. Through teaching and mentoring, Laura engages undergraduate and graduate students in research that is sensitive to the psychological needs of individuals and communities, particularly in divided societies. Laura has published a co-authored book and over 40 peer-reviewed articles in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Social Development, among others. With collaborators, Laura’s current programmatic lines of research include: Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood for Peacebuilding, funded by the National Institute for Health Research; Pioneering Parents: Promoting Healthy Intergroup Relations through Shared Education, funded by the Spencer Foundation; Helping Kids! Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations and Peacebuilding in Divided Societies, funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), and British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section; and the Impact Evaluation of PEACE IV: Children and Young People Aged 14-24, funded by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). More information available at: https://lauraktaylor.wordpress.com/

2018-D52-Duggan

Emily Duggan is a clinical psychology and neuropsychology doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, completing her internship this year at the Charleston Consortium Internship Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from the University of Victoria. She is also a former recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (the Canadian equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship) granted through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Ms. Duggan’s primary research program is aimed at developing valid and reliable psychometric neuropsychological tools and frameworks, particularly in the areas of intelligence, executive functioning, creativity and cross-cultural assessment in neuromedical and normative populations. With international psychology integral to the work she does, Ms. Duggan is a team-leader of a multinational project examining epidemiologic associations between cognition and physical function in aging. Last year, she completed a research consulting internship in the field of industrial-organizational neuropsychology in Cali, Colombia and her doctoral research comprises series of projects contributing to intelligence assessment and screening in Latin America. Outside of her research and clinical work, Ms. Duggan devotes herself to the mentorship of women in science and is an accomplished musician. After completing a post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship, Ms. Duggan plans to work as a clinical and research neuropsychologist in an academic medical center continuing her cross-disciplinary work in differential neuropsychology and higher-order cognitive abilities.

2018-D52-Canetto

Silvia Sara Canetto (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology and Gerontology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA; M.A., General Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Doctor of Physiological Psychology, University of Padova, Italy) is Professor of Psychology in Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Psychology, where she is core faculty in the counseling and in the applied-social- and health-psychology programs. At CSU she also has Affiliate Status in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, the International Development Studies, Program, and the Human-Development-and-Family-Studies Department.

Silvia was born, raised and educated in Italy. She came to the United States for a third graduate degree. She was a legal alien in this country for many years before becoming a U.S. citizen. Therefore, the United States are the exotic site of her international cultural studies (of Americana culture); and home.

Her research focuses on cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behavior; and on cultural scripts of gender, science and engineering. She also studies culture and women’s human rights. She teaches, with an accent, courses on women, men and gender; and on lifespan developmental psychology, all from a transnational/intersectional perspective.

She is author of over 200 publications. One of her articles, entitled “The gender paradox in suicide” is the third top cited article in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. She received the American Association of Suicidology’s Shneidman Research Award for outstanding early contributions to suicidology. She has also been elected "Fellow" of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America.

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