APA International Learning Partner Program
Initiated in 2012, the APA International Learning Partner Program is designed to promote an understanding of psychology and psychological issues in countries outside the United States. The goal is to develop opportunities for international exchange and mutual learning.
In partnership with Professionals Abroad, APA is sponsoring professional visits to countries that have traditionally been less accessible to travel and exchange. Program participants travel as a group, meet with psychology organizations, faculty, service providers and researchers, visit university, community and clinical settings and participate in cultural activities.
The details of each program's schedule are developed in part around the expertise and interest focus of the program participants.
China 2013: Led by Barry Anton, PhD, and Carol Goodheart, EdD, participants will meet with Chinese colleagues in Beijing and Xi'an to explore psychological research, education and interventions in China; the integration of behavioral and physical health; and applications of psychology across different sectors of society. The program is scheduled for June 15-22, 2013. See the Professionals Abroad website for more information and to register.
Cuba 2013: Led by Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD, participants will meet with Cuban colleagues to discuss major health issues and psychology's unique role in health care and health education in Cuba. The program will include one "mini-conference" day with presentations and exchange with Cuban psychologists on research/application topics. The program is scheduled for Nov. 3-8, 2013, with an optional extension to No. 10 for those who would like to visit rural Cuba. For more details and to register, see the Professionals Abroad website and search for "Cuba."