SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007 FEATURED ARTICLES
The new guidelines include humanitarian agencies and other social support systems along with mental health workers as active participants in promoting mental health. Treating survivors with dignity and enabling them to participate in and organize emergency support is one of the main objectives, as well as supporting local contributions to mental health and psychosocial support.
The objective of Psychology Day at the United Nations includes providing an opportunity for UN Ambassadors, staff, and other NGO representatives to be aware of the presence of psychologists at the UN as well as to know what psychology has to offer to the United Nations.
An important professional activity outside the usual “job description” is service to the discipline through a variety of activities that support its development.
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Psychology in Action: Finding International Potential in Early Childhood Development
This article focuses on finding international potential in early childhood development.
By Amena Hassan
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Giving Away a World of Psychology
Highlighting the mission and activities of the International Beliefs and Values Institute.
By Craig N. Shealy
- Learning About Familias in Mexico City
In July, 2007 the 31st Interamerican Congress of Psychology (SIP; Congreso Interamericano de Psicología) was held in Mexico City.
By Danny Wedding, PhD
- Presidents from Around the World Gather to Discuss Perspectives on Psychology
Presidents and representatives from eighteen psychological associations and two regional societies, gathered to share their views on the state of psychology in their countries and regions, exploring the present opportunities and challenges faced by psychologists and the people they serve.
By Amena Hassan
- Latin American Student Conference Awards Prizes for Best Papers
Organized by a team of active and enthusiastic graduate students, the first meeting of the Latin American Student Association was held in Lima Perú and attracted nearly 2,000 student participants from nine Latin American countries.