APA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with la Sociedad Mexicana de Psicología

APA President Melba Vasquez and SMP President Joaquín Caso Niebla signed the MOU during the 2011 APA Convention.

By APA Office of International Affairs Staff

At a meeting of the APA Board of Directors held during the 2011 Annual Convention in Washington D.C., APA President Dr. Melba Vasquez and Sociedad Mexicana de Psicología (SMP) President Dr. Joaquín Caso Niebla signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the American Psychological Association and SMP. The MOU articulates the mutual goals of APA and SMP and agrees to identify future projects and collaborative opportunities for the associations to work together in their mission of advancing psychological knowledge and application. The APA Board of Directors welcomed and congratulated this partnership. Early discussions included such topics as student exchange, mutual participation in the associations’ annual conventions, and dissemination opportunities. APA Past-President Carol Goodheart and APA President-Elect Suzanne Bennett Johnson are attending the XIX Congreso Mexicano de Psicología in Cancún, Mexico this year.

APA has signed MOUs with psychology associations in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Jordan, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. For more details on APA’s Memoranda of Understanding, please visit the Office of International Affairs website.

SMP President Joaquín Caso Niebla and APA President Melba Vasquez signing the Memorandum of Understanding. SMP Executive Director Violeta Fajardo Vargas, APA International Affairs Director Merry Bullock, and SMP President Joaquín Caso Niebla holding the signed MOUs. Marianna Escobar Pacheco, Joaquín Caso Niebla, and Violeta Fajardo Vargas during the APA Convention Opening Session.