A publication of the Office of International Affairs
March 2012 | Vol. 23, No. 1
MARCH 2012 FEATURED ARTICLESWael M.Y. Mohamed, MD, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Introducing the 2012 APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology
Drs. Puncky Heppner and Tina Richardson will serve as co-chairs of CIRP for 2012.
- The United Nations holds its annual Commission on the Status of Women
The 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women focused on the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty eradication and development.
- A special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology focuses on disasters and the Canterbury earthquakes
The New Zealand Psychological Society released a special journal issue featuring research and a range of professional experiences related to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in the Canterbury region.
- 2012 APA-USNC travel and mentoring program at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2012)
A group of mentors, early-career psychologists and graduate students have been selected to participate in the APA-USNC Travel and Mentoring Program in South Africa.
- The Division of International Psychology: Blending tradition with innovation
By Neal S. Rubin, PhD
- Recently published
A summary of recently published books relevant to international psychology.
- Book review: The Perils of Polyglottism
Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber discuss the interaction of global economics and multilingualism in their book: How Many Languages Do We Need?
- Newsletter announcements
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Psychologist prescriptive authority movement in Europe
New Mexico State University, in conjunction with the Netherlands Institute of Psychology, will begin a new iteration of psychopharmacology classes to train prescribing psychologists.
By Elaine S. LeVine, PhD
- Global mental health: Finding your niches and networks
Dr. Kelly O’Donnell lists 10 relevant areas of focus in global mental health and provides resources for connecting with colleagues and learning more about the field.
By Kelly O'Donnell, PsyD
- A Jefferson Science Fellow in global health
Dr. Robert Balster discusses his fellowship at the USAID Global Health Bureau, providing the scientific expertise needed to impact international policy decisions.
By Robert L. Balster, PhD
PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UN
- How might psychologists commemorate United Nations’ International Volunteer Day?
This column highlights the importance of psychologist participation in volunteer projects and suggests ways that psychologists can take part in the U.N.'s International Volunteer Day.
By Juneau Gary and Neal S. Rubin, PhD