The APA Global Citizen Psychologist Citation recognizes psychologists who are ambassadors for psychological science in their communities, bringing their professional knowledge, experience and expertise to benefit those around them by volunteering in their community at the local, national or international level.
Dominique Eugene, PhD
Dominique Eugene, Ph.D., a multicultural Haitian American based in South Africa, is an early career clinical psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a registered play therapist and supervisor, a certified trauma specialist, and an infant-family and early childhood mental health specialist focused on community well-being in low-mid income countries. She has co-edited a book on mass trauma and emotional healing as well as written articles and presented at international conferences in the areas of play therapy, disaster and mental health, intimate partner violence, depression and cultural disparities. After obtaining her doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in 2018, where she is also Institute for Social Innovation Fellow, Dr. Eugene was named a Global Health Fellow on behalf of the Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico (HBNU) Global Health Fellows Consortium. Her current research in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, focuses on the prevalence of female offenders of intimate relationship violence. Dr. Eugene maintains active professional in the United States as well, serving on the board of the California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth (CMHACY), chairing the California Association of Infant Mental Health (CALAIMH) Social Justice Committee, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). Dr. Eugene’s work history and training demonstrates a steadfast commitment to enhancing ethnic, cross-cultural, and socio-economic diversity within the field. She exemplifies the promise of Global Citizen Psychologists effecting change both at home and abroad.
Professor Iva Žegura is a specialist in clinical psychology at the University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče in Zagreb, Croatia. Žegura has distinguished herself as a scientific and professional voice focused on protecting and promoting human rights and social justice for LGBTQI+ minority populations in the Balkans. Professor Žegura has been actively involved in several professional organizations for nearly two decades. She currently serves as Head of Section for clinical psychology in the Croatian Psychological Association (CPA) and also helped establish, and serves as Section Deputy Head of, the CPA Section for the psychology of sexuality and gender. Outside of CPA, Žegura is also active within the Section for Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity of the Serbian Psychological Association, serves on the Executive Committee of EPATH (European Professional Association for Transgender Health), and is active in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Beginning this year Professor Žegura represents CPA in the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues (IPsyNet). And in just the last year, in collaboration of CPA with the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) Board of Cultural and Ethnic Diversities, she organized a symposium to support colleagues in dealing with the consequences of two devastating earthquakes in Croatia and the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Žegura is a true Global Citizen Psychologist and ambassador for psychological science, volunteering her professional knowledge, experience and expertise at the local, Croatian and international level in aid of marginalized populations.