A publication of the Office of International Affairs
March 2009 | Vol. 20, No. 2
MARCH/APRIL 2009 FEATURED ARTICLESAmena Hassan
Professor Norbert Schwarz is a German psychologist working in the United States and his career is the embodiment of enhancing and consolidating scientific collaboration between European and North American colleagues.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- APA Board and CIRP Meet with Chilean Diplomats
Description of a dinner meeting between the Committee on International Relations in Psychology and and Chilean Embassy.
By Merry Bullock, PhD
- Russian Psychologists Visit APA
Topics included accreditation systems for programs and universities in the United States, educational requirements for becoming a practicing psychologist in the US, including doctoral and post doctoral training, and licensing issues.
By Lynn Bufka, PhD
- Psychologist from Tanzania Meets with APA Staff
In Tanzania, psychology as a discipline does not stand on its own. At our universities, for example, there are no departments of psychology.
By Amena Hassan
- IUPsyS Initiates Policy Development for Sexual Identity Inclusion and Sets Expectations for LGBT Inclusion in Capetown 2012
A formal action by the IUPsyS is likely to encourage the submission of LGBT-related program proposals at the 2012 International Congress of Psychology in Capetown. This builds on the great success during the 2008 ICP, including the addition of program index terms for LGBT issues.
By Clinton W. Anderson, PhD
- Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) Grants 2009 Scientific Meeting Support Fund to Six Applicants
The APA International Scientific Meeting Support Fund was created to foster the exchange of knowledge among psychologists across the world. APA’s Committee on International Relations (CIRP) selected six new organizations for support in 2009.
- Chicago School of Professional Psychology Introduces International Psychology PhD
The program offers a unique degree with two areas of concentration: Organizations and Systems, and Trauma Services.
By Amena Hassan
- International Book Review: Selected Review from PsycCRITIQUES on Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide
Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide describes the enormous and worldwide scope of the problem of sexual slavery as well as the types of sexual slavery by culture and country.
By Danny Wedding, PhD
- History of Psychology Goes International
For the last ten years (1999-2009), historians of the psychological sciences in Argentina have been meeting annually for the presentation and discussion of scholarly papers.
By Wade E. Pickren
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Senior Director's Column: It's Time for Psychology to Step Up
The vision of a vigorous science enterprise and a strong science-to-policy link dovetails well with APA’s newly revised mission statement “… to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.”
By Merry Bullock, PhD
UPDATE ON 52
- International Programming and Division 52 Meeting to be Held at the Western Psychological Association Convention in April 2009 in Portland, Oregon
A variety of sessions on International Psychology will be held throughout the convention.
By Lynn H. Collins, PhD
- United Nations Report: APA Sponsors Program at the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women
A central theme for the 53rd session was “The Equal Sharing of Responsibilities between Men and Women, including Caregiving in the Context of HIV/AIDS.”
By Neal S. Rubin, PhD
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Child Trafficking From Prevention to Protection: Community Based Collaboration
Although human trafficking for sexual exploitation is not a new phenomenon, it has dramatically increased so that the number of individuals involved is now 10 times greater than those victimized by the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century.
By Rita Chi-Ying Chung, PhD