Newsletter announcements

Call for applications

2012-2013 United Nations graduate student interns

APA is now accepting applications for psychology graduate student interns to work with APA‘s NGO at the United Nations. Interns work as volunteers with the APA U.N. team to help implement the Team‘s mission of promoting psychology as a science and profession that is relevant to the U.N.‘s global agenda. Applicants must be available at least each Thursday during the period of September 2012—June 2013 and live in or close to New York City to attend meetings at U.N. headquarters. For more information and how to apply, please visit International. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2012.

APA Convention grants for international attendees
The APA Office of International Affairs invites applications for the APA Grants for International Psychologists and Psychology Students to Attend the APA Annual Convention. The Grant will provide up to $400 for registration or travel expenses. Eligible applicants are psychologists and psychology students living outside the U.S. and Canada. Preference will be given to those applicants who: are from a low-income country; have submitted a conference presentation; are an APA International Affiliate, Member, or APAGS member; have not attended the APA Convention in the last two years. Deadline for both programs is May 1, 2012.
APA Convention travel awards for early career professionals

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) is pleased to announce the travel award program for early career members from all areas of psychology to attend the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando, Florida, August 2-5. Twenty award recipients will receive $750 to be applied toward their 2012 APA convention expenses. All early career APA members (within seven years receipt of their doctorate) are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to first-time attendees, those whose primary work is in basic psychological science, or those who will be presenting. International attendees are eligible for this award. For more information, visit Early Career website. Deadline for submission is March 23, 2012 at midnight (EST).

Editor, IUPsyS journal: International Journal of Psychology

The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) announced a search for a new Editor of the International Journal of Psychology (IJP) for a 4-year term (2014-2017) with options for renewal. IUPsyS seeks a mid-career or senior scholar to further develop the IJP. The Editor will work with an editorial team and editorial board, and will receive a stipend and funding for editorial support and office operations. The prospective Editor will have prior journal editorial experience, a publication record in recognized journals, an interest in international psychology, excellent mastery of English and a network of established international connections. Deadline for application is April 15, 2012. Please send (a) a letter expressing your vision, interest and qualifications, (b) a CV, and (c) four suggested references who can comment on editorial activities to Dr. Nick Hammond, Executive Officer and IUPsyS Secretariat. For questions, please contact Dr. Bruce Overmier.

Global health programs in summer 2012

The Summer Institute in Global Health comprises a four-week experience where interdisciplinary groups of students are provided exposure to the impact of globalization on physical and mental health. Participants explore these issues first through didactic seminars held on the Bronx campus of Yeshiva University and then during a two-week trip to Hyderabad. For more information, see website. Deadline for application is April 1, 2012.

The Global Health Certificate Program focuses on social and behavioral determinants of health with an emphasis on health inequities and the challenge of addressing health issues in resource poor settings. For more information, see Einstein. Deadline for application is April 1, 2012.

Fellowship opportunity: U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program

The U.S. Embassy Specialist Program provides funding for U.S. scholars and professionals to travel to Eurasia and serve U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions as policy specialists on a research topic proposed by the Embassy/Mission. 2012-13 applicants may apply for placements in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine. Application materials can be found online. Deadline for application is March 14, 2012.

Call for submissions

International Journal of Arts and Humanities

The International Journal of Arts and Humanities (IJAH) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. IJAH publishes solicited and unsolicited articles in English, in all areas pertaining to psychology and counseling, policy studies, history and culture, media and communication, African studies and development, Asian studies and development, language and culture, the Middle East, the European Union, and more. Information is available online. Prospective authors should send manuscript(s) to Online Research, Submit or Submit IJAH. IJAH is also seeking qualified reviewers as members of the editorial board. Interested reviewers and editors should send their detailed CVs to one of the above email addresses.

International Journal of Education Research

The International Journal of Education Research (IJER) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. IJER publishes solicited and unsolicited articles in English, in all areas of education, educational administration, psychology and counseling, policy studies, vocational studies, technical education, and more. Information is available online. Prospective authors should send manuscript(s) to Submit, Online Research or Submit IJER. Interested reviewers and editors should send their detailed CVs to one of the above email addresses.

Useful resources

Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a 2011 guide about psychological first aid — the provision of humane and practical support to those who are suffering serious crisis events. This guide covers both social and psychological support and provides information on supportive things to say and do for distressed people, how to approach a new situation safely for yourself and others, and how to avoid causing harm by your actions. The information was developed for use in low and middle income countries, and the information will need to be adapted to the local context and culture. For the full guide, please visit the website.

Mental Health Atlas 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Atlas 2011 represents the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders and help protect the human rights of people living with these conditions. It presents data from 184 WHO Member States, covering 98% of the world‘s population. Facts and figures presented in the Atlas indicate that resources for mental health remain inadequate and in many countries resources are extremely scarce. These results reinforce the need to scale up resources and care for mental health within countries.Download the full Mental Health Atlas.