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  • Nominations Deadlines Approaching!

    Nominate colleagues now!!

    Anastasi Graduate Student Research Awards
    Deadline: 7 June 2017

    Division 52/Psi Chi International Conference Travel Grant
    Deadline: 30 June 2017

  • **Webinar April 12

    Conversation with Harold Takooshian, 2003 Division 52 President
    Developing International Psychology Leaders Through Cross-National Teaching and Research
    April, 12, 2017, 5:30 pm EST
    Link to Join    Or dial in by phone: Participant Phone +1-571-392-7703; Participants PIN - 964511310165

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  • News Digest March 8

    News DIGEST MARCH 8 2017 - from the Division 52 listservs
    • D52 Conversation Hour: International Organizations – March 10, 5 pm EST
    • D38 Webinar: Making International Research Work - March 16,5 pm ET, DEADLINE for registration March 10, 5 EST
    • INTERDIVISIONAL WEBINAR SERIES: Conducting Asylum Evaluations, March 17, 12-1pm EST
    RESOURCES: 2 videos on UN events
    Call for Participants
    • D52 Fast Connect
    • Research Study (doctoral students)
    • Research Study (psychlogists who were international students in the US)
    Call for Papers


    • D52 Conversation Hour: Engagement in International Organizations, Partnerships and Collaborations: Pathways for Leadership Development in Psychology
      When: March 10, 2017, 5:30-6:30 EST

      Link to join: (Click Here)    NOTE: This webinar uses Blackoard - download the APP prior to signing in: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/v12/Administrator/020_The_Blackboard_Collaborate_Launcher - AND then with you click on the signon link it will download a collaboration file to your downloads folder - click on this to join.
      To join by phone: +1-571-392-7703 - Participants PIN 498850912567
      Presenter: Merry Bullock, 2017 Division 52 President-Elect
      Description: This conversation will look at the landscape of “organized psychology” – societies, associations and other professional groupings. We will explore types of involvement in these organizations and how involvement can foster the development of psychology leaders and psychology leadership in addressing international opportunities and challenges.
    • D38: Society for Health Psychology Teleconference Series: “Making International Research Work: Barriers and Bridges to Collaborating and Conducting Studies Internationally”
      Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:00 pm ET, 4:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm MT, 2:00 pm PT
      Deadline for Registation March 10, 2017
      International work can strengthen research such as by broadening perspectives, improving generalizability, and cross-country/culture comparisons. However, international research also brings unique challenges and barriers. This teleconference covers some of the barriers to international research and how they can be overcome with a panel of experienced researchers.
      Professor Shanthakumar Rajaratnam, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
      Dr. Eric Green, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States
      Moderator: Dr. Joshua Wiley, Monash University
      For this special event, members of APA Division 52 (International Psychology) are invited to participate.
      To Register: If you plan to participate, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “International Research” in the subject line by close of business on Friday, March 10, 2017. You may also submit questions in your RSVP email.
      (note: the call is limited to 125 participants.) A confirmation email, with dial-in instructions and supporting documents, will be sent no later than noon Eastern time on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
    • DIVISION 56, 35, 52, 55 INTERDIVISIONAL WEBINAR SERIES: APA Refugee Mental Health Resource Network: “Conducting Asylum Evaluations”
      Friday, March 17th from 12 noon to 1:00 PM Eastern
      Panel: Elizabeth Carll, PhD, William Salton, PhD, and Jennifer McQuaid, PhD
      Register at https://divisions.wufoo.com/forms/mr6ns4h1xmla3t/. This webinar is eligible for 1 CE credit

    APA Science Directorate offers four Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2017 – Application deadlines begin March 20.
    These intensive, five-day training programs are hosted at research institutions across the country. They immerse psychological scientists — new and established faculty, postdoctoral fellows, nonacademic scientists and advanced graduate students — in state-of-the-art research methods. Participants also have the opportunity to meet and network with other scientists who have related interests.
    Complete information about these programs can be viewed on the Advanced Training Institute website (http://www.apa.org/science/resources/ati/index.aspx)
    • Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research, Arizona State University, May 30-June 3, 2017
    • Big Data: Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research , Arizona State University , June 5-9, 2017
    • Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups , Michigan State University, June 5-9, 2017
    • Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science , University of Cincinnati, June 19-23, 2017


    Updated for 2017, our new William T. Grant Scholars application guide is now available online. The Scholars Program is a career development award tailored to early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The online application will open on April 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. Download the application guide: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2017/03/2017-Scholars-Program-Application-Guide.pdf. Browse the Scholars webpage for our program priorities and funding criteria:http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program

    VIDEO: Promoting Mental Health and Well-being for Youth at the United Nations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmC_O2QxF2E&feature=em-subs_digest
    VIDEO: Overview of PsychologyDay at the UN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OteppwFUIUM&feature=em-subs_digest

    Dear Division 52 members – please read the attached and consider signing up to participate in FAST-CONNECT – the D52 program for connecting students, ECPs, and senior psychologists!
    Contact Suzana Adams PsyD at http://This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Hello Div52 Members! As many of you may know, the FAST-CONNECT program has been a success since its 2013 launch. Fast-Connect has provided visibility for Div52 members, has facilitated networking, and has fostered collaborations and mentoring. All of these activities combined have further united Div52 members, creating a sense of family.
    The Fast-Connect Committee has completed 32 Fast-Connect threads, updated 32 profiles, and connected 96 members. Gradually, we are getting to know the expertise of Div52 members and their rich diverse cultural backgrounds. We are now looking at using Fast-Connect as one of the tools of Task Force 5. The efforts of this Task Force are directed towards expanding the reach of the division by connecting with new partners (groups, divisions, and associations in the US and abroad).
    How does the FAST-CONNECT work? With the assistance of a facilitator, a student, an ECP, and a senior professional connect via phone, email, or Skype (The senior member interviews the student; the student interviews the ECP member; the ECP member interviews the senior member) Each interviewer writes a brief paragraph about his/her interviewee (Note: This is not a professional BIO. The objective of Fast-Connect is for you to share your interests, areas of work, languages, international work, and for us to know also a little about you, as a person and member of this international family). All this information needs to be contained in just 160/180 words. Each author sends the paragraph to his/her interviewee so that it can be edited. Each author sends the edited paragraph and the photo of his/her interviewee to the facilitator. The facilitator formats the thread and then sends them to APA Div52 Listserv and Facebook. A copy of the thread is archived on Div52 Website.
    The Committee is inviting students, ECP, and senior members to volunteer as FACILITATORS and/or PARTICIPANTS. Contact us today! We are looking forward to your participation! Contact Suzana Adams PsyD at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    For doctoral students in license eligible counseling and clinical programs:
    Dear Colleagues, My name is Sarah Hatcher and I am a third year Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate at the University of Memphis. I am seeking participants for my dissertation, which is under the supervision of Dr. Elin Ovrebo. The purpose of the study is to explore factors related to
    the development of cultural competence in psychology doctoral students. Participation in the study involves completing several questionnaires
    that will take approximately 20 minutes. If you complete all the questionnaires, you will have the option to enter a raffle in which you will have a random chance to win 1 of 4 $25 Amazon gift cards. PLEASE NOTE: This study is open to participants who are doctoral students in license eligible counseling and clinical psychology programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D. degrees) accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Students must also be United States citizens to be eligible to participate. This project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB ID: #PRO-FY2017-247) at The University of Memphis. If you wish to participate in the study, please click the link below to access the questionnaires. Your responses will be completely confidential and your participation will play a role in the advancement of research on graduate psychology multicultural training.
    Link: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/c40b7d8
    Thank you for your time and interest in my study! 
    Sarah K. Hatcher, MA, Counseling Psychology PhD Candidate
    The University of Memphis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Psychologists who have completed doctoral studies in the U.S. in clinical or counselig programs:
    Dear colleagues: My name is Dr. Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky, assistant professor in the Graduate Psychology program at Chatham University. In collaboration with Dr. Shaznin Daruwalla, Dr. Hana Suzuki, Dr. Wei-Chun Vivi Hua, and Dr. Bong Joo Hwang, we seek to explore the critical identity issues in the experiences of international psychologists who graduated from clinical or counseling psychology programs in the United States.
    If you are an 18 years and older psychologist residing in the U.S. or abroad who completed doctoral studies as an international student in a clinical or counseling psychology program in the U.S., we invite you to participate in our study.
    When you proceed to the link found below, you will respond to a demographic questionnaire and a series of open-ended questions. Completion of the study will take approximately 25-30 minutes of your time. All your answers will remain anonymous. You will not be asked to provide your name and/or any information that may identify you. In order to protect your identity, please do not include your name or any personal identifying information on this survey.
    Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Please remember that you have the right to not participate. You can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. There is a chance that some of the questions might make some individuals feel uncomfortable. We strongly encourage you to utilize your expertise in counseling/clinical psychology and seek personal resources to manage any lingering emotions evoked from the study. Neither Chatham University nor any government or other agency funding this research project will provide special services, free care, or compensation for any injuries resulting from this research. Please understand that treatment for such injuries will be at your expense and/or paid through your medical plan. Any questions about this study may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have questions about the rights of research participants, you may call the Chairperson of the Chatham University Institutional Review Board at 412-365-1358. By clicking on the link below, you are implying consent to participate in the study and that you are 18 years or older. Please click on the following link to participate in this study,https://chatham.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cMfYllD4f93naWV .
    Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky, Ph.D., Chatham University

    Symposia for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held November 8-10, 2017, at the Westin City Center, Washington, DC are due April 3, 2017. See http://www.isdp.org/


    Associate Professor in Psychology, Psychology Department, Pace University-New York City Campus
    Pace University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at its New York City campus to begin September 1, 2017.
    The Psychology Department is housed within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and offers a Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology, a M.S.Ed. in School Psychology, a MA in Psychology, 2 undergraduate degrees, a combined BA/MA degree, and the potential for further growth.
    Preference will be given to candidates with a distinguished scholarly record, strong teaching skills, a history of external funding, administrative/ leadership roles in global health/public health. Specific area of specialization is open. Candidates with interest areas that are consistent with focus areas in the department (School, Child-Clinical, or Health) will be given special consideration. The Candidate may also direct the Master’s program in the Department. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter addressing all qualifications specified above, 2) statement of research and teaching interests, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) at least three recent or representative publications or preprints, and 5) at least three letters of recommendation to Betsy Tomala (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 41 Park Row, 13th floor (Psychology Department), New York, NY 10038.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; Applications received by 03/17/2017 are guaranteed consideration. Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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