NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2007 FEATURED ARTICLES
Continuing the International Mission: A Year With the Committee on International Relations in PsychologyBy Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD
The CIRP committee achieved all of their goals in a year which were to start a speaker’s bureau for the United Nations APA delegates to utilize for programming, advance awareness around the genocide in Darfur, and advance international awareness globally through our APA convention programming.
The broad international outreach begun with APA President Sharon Brehm’s invitations to all presidents of national psychology associations to attend convention in 2007 and will continue in 2008 as President-Elect Alan Kazdin extends a warm invitation to colleagues who have been Fulbright scholars, fellows and students.
- UN Report: The 2007 International Day of Older Persons
Each year, October 1st is the day set aside by the UN as the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) and in celebration of this day, the Committees on Ageing in New York, Geneva, and Vienna each hold a special program to recognize and generate awareness on issues concerning ageing.
By Florence L. Denmark
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Senior Director's Column: Pole Sitting and Aspirations for 2008
In this issue, the leaders of two of APA’s international governance groups – CIRP (the Committee on International Relations in Psychology) and Division 52 (the Division of International Psychology) recap some of the successful initiatives in which they and their members have been involved.
By Merry Bullock, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Council Elects New CIRP Members
Each year three members of the Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) end their term and three new members join the committee, elected by APA’s Council of Representatives.
- APA Recognizes Psychologists for International Work
The American Psychological Association (APA) gives two awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to international cooperation and advancement of psychology—the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and the APA International Humanitarian Award.
- Division 52 Report: Reflections on 2007
Michael J. Stevens reflecting on everything he accomplished while sevrving as the President of APA's Division 52 - International Psychology in 2007.
By Michael J. Stevens
- British Psychological Society Welcomes Visitors
The Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society will take place in Dublin, Ireland (2 - 4 April 2008) and feature keynote speakers talking about the science of well being, challenges for a global development psychology, the orgin of concepts and many more topics.
- Research on Icelanders' Psychological Help Seeking Patterns
In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in international work and collaboration between psychologists in the United States and scholars around the world.
By Stefanía Ægisdóttir
- Past President Gerry Koocher Speaks at International Conferences
Past President Gerry Koocher spoke at International Conferences about ethical challenges and the roles of invisible psychologists, those who work out of sight of people affected by their efforts.
By Gerald P. Koocher, PhD