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Division 52 Digest – January 23, 2017

Did you know?

  • APA member benefit – 5 CE credits free for reading Monitor articles – see http://my.apa.org/apa/idm/freeCeCourse.jsf
  • Arthur Evans to be next APA CEO – takes position 20 March 2017 http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/01/arthur-evans.aspx

Calls for Nominations

Division 52 Executive Committee
Division 52 Executive Committee positions are now open for nominations. We are amidst a major strategic planning process to re-vision how the division serves International Psychology. Run for one of these positions to be part of the future forward. Please consider nominating someone or self-nominating for the following open positions:
1) President-Elect serving as president in 2019.
2) Treasurer (2018-2020)
3) Student Representative - Chair Elect (2018-2019)
Each position will begin January 1, 2018. All nominees must hold APA membership as well as be a member of Division 52. Please read the description for each position. You may be nominated or self-nominate for a position. Send all nominations or inquiries to Dr. Jean Lau Chin by 5pm February 10, 2017 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Anyone nominated for a position must send an email to Jean Lau Chin confirming her/his acceptance of the nomination. Once confirmed by the Nominating Committee, each nominee will be asked to provide a photo and a 250-word statement on why they seek the position to appear on the official ballot sent by APA to Division members.
All elected members are expected to attend the Executive Committee (EC) meetings in August at the APA Convention, the Mid-winter meeting, and monthly EC teleconferences. The two EC meetings will also be available via teleconference.

2. APA Division 52 Henry David International Mentoring Award
The Division 52 Henry David International Mentoring Award is presented annually to a member or affiliate of Division 52, who plays an exceptional mentoring role in an international context. Please see https://div52.org/awards/international-mentoring-award/. The deadline to submit materials is April 1, 2017.

3. Division 52 Outstanding International Psychologist Awards (2017)
Each year Division 52 presents an Outstanding International Psychologist Award to a psychologist from the United States to a psychologist outside the United States. Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to international psychology either through significant research, teaching, advocacy, and/or contributions to international organizations are eligible. Please see https://div52.org/awards/outstanding-international-psychologist/ . The nominations deadline is April 1, 2017.

Calls for Submissions

Call for Book Chapters
Family Life Education around the World
Editors: Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, Queens College, City University of New York, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Alan Taylor, PhD., CFLE, East Carolina University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the different types of Family Life Education programs in countries from around the world, with a wide geographical representation, addressing their development, implementation and evaluation. Family Life Education (FLE) incorporates a preventative, educational and collaborative approach to empower families and individuals to address and resolve family issues (Darling, Cassidy, & Powell, 2014).
The book will advance theoretical understanding, and inform practice by welcoming submissions from experts in family life education in different countries around the world. The volume will also present how the socio-historic, political and economic context of a country impacts its families and family services and programs. Various areas of Family Life Education will be examined, such as parenting, couple relationships, substance abuse, sexual education, poverty, domestic violence, social exclusion/inclusion, immigration, disability, etc., from an international perspective. The chapters will explore what types of family education programs exist in different countries, what are some of challenges encountered in developing, implementing, and evaluating them, and provide recommendations.
If interested in writing a chapter please contact the editors for details, required chapter structure and format.
Chapters are due by August 10, 2017. The manuscript should be of 25 double spaced pages (not including references), APA style. The chapters will be peer-reviewed.

Conference Deadline Extended
2017 Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a Section of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association.
**THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TO SQIP'S 2017 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017**
The conference will be held May 24th and 25th at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in New York City. We invite proposals for:
- Symposia consisting of 3 - 5 papers on a particular topic
- Individual papers which we will group into symposia
- Posters for our poster session(s)
For those who are interested in putting together an organized symposium, you can post ideas on the Conference Discussion Forum on the SQIP blog:
http://qualpsy.org/events/2017-conference/2017-interest-forum/

Job Opportunity

Clinical consulting opportunity for Japanese-speaking psychologists (either Master's or Doctoral level). This position involves consulting in dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials. Previous experience with clinical trials is not required because we will provide training and support throughout the study. The position is part-time (6-10 hours a week depending on your availability), you can work from home, and the compensation is very competitive. Those with psychological or neuropsychological assessment experience is preferred. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Sayaka Machizawa, Psy.D.

Mark Your Calendars!!!!

Webinar Conversations on Leadership in 2017

  • Perspectives on Internationalizing Leadership in Psychology through Teaching and Curriculum Development
    Link to sign in: (Click Here)
    When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 5:30-6:30 EST
    Presenter: Richard Velayo, Pace University
    Description: This informal webinar provides an opportunity for conversation on internationalizing teaching and curriculum development.
  • Engagement in International Organizations, Partnerships and Collaborations: Pathways for Leadership Development in Psychology
    Link to sign in: (Click Here)
    When: March 10, 2017, 5:30-6:30 EST
    Presenter: Merry Bullock, 2017 Division 52 President-Elect
    Description: This conversation will look at the landscape of “organized psychology” – societies, associations and other professional groupings. We will explore types of involvement in these organizations and how involvement can foster the development of psychology leaders and psychology leadership in addressing international opportunities and challenges.
  • Developing International Psychology Leaders Through Cross-National Teaching and Research
    Link to sign in: (Click Here)
    When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT
    Topic: How can we best encourage psychological scientists across 194 nations to overcome national barriers, and internationalize our research, to develop cross-national leaders?
    Presenter: Harold Takooshian, Fordham University
    Description: This hour discusses:
    • Why? What is the value of cross-national research?
    • Barriers? What are some obstacles to doing cross-national research?
    • How? What are some practical ways to overcome these barriers?
    See https://div52.org/iln/iln-international-leadership-network-conversation-hours/ for details

APA Call for Nominations

APA Call for Nominations for Members of a Working Group to Review Scientific Literature for High-Conflict Family Relationships with Child Involvement
Extended Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI), the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA), the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA), and the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) are currently seeking members to serve on a Working Group to review the scientific literature on families experiencing high-conflict family relationships and custody issues.
We will form a Working Group to (1) review and synthesize the current scientific literature and scholarly research in this area, and (2) recommend next steps for advancing knowledge development and application in this area. This Working Group will be nominated by the APA Boards and relevant Committees and appointed by the APA Board of Directors. The Working Group will include people with expertise in research methodology and assessment as well as in clinical, forensic, and family practice, including attachment theory and family systems theory; assessment; family law proceedings; trauma; child and adolescent psychology; child abuse and neglect, and related family issues. The Working Group will work virtually (i.e., no face-to-face meetings) and include 7 members, including one non-psychologist member with relevant expertise. The Working Group will provide regular reports on the activities and progress to the APA Boards listed above. Recommendations initiated by the Working Group will not constitute policy; rather they will be subject to formal review and approval in accordance with Association Rules.
The Working Group members must be prepared to work collaboratively under tight deadlines. Potential Working Group members must be flexible in their availability so that virtual meetings may be scheduled in a timely manner.
Self-nominations are encouraged, in addition to nominations from other sources or individuals. In order for any potential candidate to be considered, complete nomination packets must include: (a) a letter of interest (no more than one page) from the candidate stating the desire to be considered for this Working Group and willingness to meet the expectations laid out in this Call, (b) a nomination letter that includes a description of the candidate's specific expertise and qualifications relative to the goals of the specific Working Group, and (c) a current curriculum vitae.
All nomination materials must be received by Friday, February 10, 2017, submitted to the Public Interest Directorate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT. Candidates with relevant expertise not selected as Working Group members may be asked to serve as advisors and/or reviewers. Individuals who are not members of APA and those from other disciplines with relevant expertise may also be identified and consulted.

Condolences

Tony Marsella writes: It is with great regret and sorrow I write to inform you Paul B. Pedersen, an iconic leader in cross-cultural counseling and therapy, passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following a long and valiant struggle with Parkinsons'. His family and close friends grieve for him. A later announcement will provide details of memorial services.

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