During APA's 2011 Annual Convention, APA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican Psychological Society (Sociedad Mexicana de Psicologia, or SMP). Through the memorandum, APA and the SMP affirm their similar statutes, goals and vision, and pledge to work together and explore common activities in the service of their members and society. After the signing ceremony, which took place during an APA Board of Directors meeting, APA and SMP representatives discussed possible collaborative projects, including student exchange, continuing education and education guidelines.
The SMP is the eighth national psychology association that has signed a memorandum of understanding with APA. The others are Australia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
During the convention meeting, APA also met with delegates from the Norwegian Psychology Association to discuss next steps in implementing the APA-Norwegian Psychology Association memorandum of understanding. The two organizations agreed to plan joint activities on advocacy for psychologists' involvement in primary care, and on disaster response.
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