Division 52 has an active program at the APA convention
CONTENTS

Announcements

APA Convention 2022
August 4-6, Minneapolis, MN

Programs

Division 52 Programs

*times are tentative and subject to change

Wednesday, August 3

2:00PM-4:50PM

Executive Committee Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Fourth Floor, Lake Minnetonka Room

Thursday, August 4

9:00AM-9:50AM

Interventions to Support Refugees and Migrants Facing Traumatic Events

Cosponsor: Division 41 – American Psychology-Law Society

Cochairs: Frances E. Boulon, PhD, Refugee Mental Health Resource Network, New York City, NY, Elizabeth Carll, PhD

Participants:

  • Julian D. Moreno, MA, University of the Andes, Bogota, Republic of Colombia, Carolina Parada, MA, Leonides Castro-Camacho, PhD, University of the Andes, Bogota, Republic of Colombia. Study of Pendular Migrants: Venezuelan Children Walking to School in Colombia
  • Deborah Stiles, PhD, Webster University. Psychological Support and Advocacy for a Honduran Family in Missouri: A Case Study
  • Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, PhD, Independent Practice, Arlington, VA. Culturally Responsive Interventions for Newly Arrived Afghans

Session Description: The Refugee Mental Health Resource Network (RMHRN) describes interventions to support refugees and migrants from Central and South America, and Afghanistan. Trauma, cultural sensitivity, advocacy issues, and global concerns are discussed

10:00AM-10:50AM

Arab American Psychology: Developmental Considerations, Risks, and Protective Factors

CE Credits: 1

Cochairs: Julie A. Hakim-Larson, PhD, North Carolina State University, Sylvia C. Nassar, PhD

Participants:

  • Mona M. Amer, PhD, American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt. Promoting “Healthy” Acculturation for Arab Americans across the Lifespan: Critique of the Evidence
  • Ibrahim Kira, PhD, Georgia State University. Identity Development of Arab Americans in the Context of Past and Current Adversities and COVID-19
  • Nancy H. Wrobel, PhD, University of Michigan–Dearborn. Mental Health Risks and Protective Factors: A Precarious Balance for Arab Americans
  • Participants/1stAuthors: Florence J. Dallo, PhD, MPH, Eastern Michigan University, Kristine J. Ajrouch, PhD

Session Description: This symposium provides an update of issues important to the promotion of the mental health and well-being of Arab American immigrants and their children. The issues addressed are acculturation patterns, trauma, multiple risks, and protective factors.

12:00PM-12:50PM

Gender Violence in Mexico

Cosponsors: 35, 45, 52, 56

Chair: Yvette G. Flores, PhD, University of California–Davis

Participants:

  • Luciana Ramos-Lira, PhD, Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatria, United Mexican States. Sexual Abuse in Mexico: Gender Similarities and Differences on the Impact of Abuse on Health
  • Miriam Camacho Valladares, MA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, United Mexican States, Sarai Villegas Moreno, BA, Emma Gonzalez Gutierrez, BA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, United Mexican States. Psychology Students as Forensic Experts: A Training Model to Address Gender Violence

1:00PM-1:50PM

The Role of the Global Psychology Alliance in Addressing Sustainability and Climate Action

Chair: Amanda B. Clinton, PhD, MEd, APA

Participants:

  • Carlos P. Zalaquett, PhD, MA, University of Pennsylvania. Psychological Programs for Climate Change and Sustainability in the Americas
  • Luis Carrizo, MS, Coordinadora de Psicologos del Uruguay, Montivideo, Uruguay. Psychology and Global Climate Change: Sustainability in Uruguay
  • Terri F. Morrissey, MBA, BA, Independent Practice, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. How will we get Institutions and Organisations to Change Habits of a Lifetime?
  • Sofia Romalho, PhD, Ordem dos Psicologos, Lisbon, Portugal. Awareness and Education on Climate Change: The Case in Portugal
  • Richard B. Plenty, PhD, MA, Independent Practice, London, United Kingdom. Global Issues Require Global Initiatives: Role of Task Forces in Combatting Climate Change

Session Description: The work of the Global Psychology Alliance on Sustainability and Climate Action will be showcased by representatives from The Americas; The Philippines; Ukraine, New Zealand and Europe to highlight the role Psychology can play in Global Issues

2:00PM-2:50PM

Strategies to Decolonize Psychological Practices When Working with the Latino Population

CE Credits: 1

Cochairs: Juan A. Valdivia Vázquez, PhD, Seton Hall University, Maria-Cristina Cruza-Guet, PhD

Participants:

  • Elizabeth Terrazas-Carril, PhD, Ediza Garcia, PsyD, Texas A&M International University. A Spanish-English Bilingual Certification Program: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Sara Castro-Olivo, PhD, Wualu Altamira, MA, Israel Arevalo, MA, Texas A&M University. Best Practices for Working with Latinx Populations in School Settings
  • Maria-Cristina Cruza-Guet, PhD, Seton Hall University. Formal and Informal Social Support Needs of Undocumented Latinx Populations: From the Perspect
  • Juan A. Valdivia Vázquez, PhD, Viviana Sánchez Sol, BA, Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, United Mexican States. Psychometric and Cross-cultural Test Adaptation Practices across English-Spanish Languages

Session Description: This symposium presents projects conducted in the US and in Mexico that address cultural aspects (emotional development, Spanish-language skills, testing accuracy, etc.) as a strategy to enhance psychological services offered to the Latino population

3:00PM-3:50PM

The Future of Education and Training in Psychology: Integration of International Contexts

CE Credits: 1

Cochairs: Brigitte Khoury, PhD, Seton Hall University, Susan Nolan, PhD

Participants:

  • Viviane De Castro Pecanha, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Teaching Psychology and Training Psychologists Across the World
  • Brigitte Khoury, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Republic of Lebanon. Transforming Psychology Education and Training in the 21st Century
  • Breeda Mcgrath, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Integrating global content into psychology training curriculum

Cosponsor: Division 01- Society for General Psychology
Session Description: Psychology programs are not up to date on global issues and are often experienced as inadequate in preparing graduates to meet the challenges of society today. Essential topics need to be included such as human rights, advocacy, health management.

4:00PM-4:50PM

Cultural Engagement, Remotely: Praxis as Researchers, Therapists, and Educators During COVID-19

CE Credits: 1

Cochairs: Lora L. Erickson, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Joyce Green, PhD, Loyola Marymount University,

Session Description: Drs. Erickson and Green will cover a variety of topics related to how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of both education, research, and clinical practice. The presenters will highlight the necessity of cultural engagement and responsiveness.

Friday, August 5

8:00AM-9:50AM

Toward an Inclusive and Peace-Oriented Decolonized Approaches of Well-Being

Cosponsors: 48, 32, 45, 52

Chair: Nahid Nasrat, PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Participants:

  • Valerie Fletcher, MA, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Developing Anti-Oppressive Psychological Tools: Experiences of Working with Minority
  • Tom Matthews, PhD, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Decolonizing Psychosocial Well-Being Models in the United Kingdom Using Peace Psychology Theories
  • Maryam Riaz, MA, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Developing Anti-oppressive Psychological Models in the United Kingdom

9:00AM-9:50AM

Asian Immigrant Faculty of Psychology in the United States: Navigating Unique Experiences and Development

CE Credits: 1

Chair: Scarlett (Seong-In) Choi, PhD, Springfield College

Participants:

  • Katie K. Koo, PhD, University of Georgia. Surviving or Thriving? Lived Experiences of International Women Faculty in the United States
  • Hannah Lee, PhD, Indiana University Northwest. Unique Challenges in Questing Tenure
  • Scarlett (Seong-In) Choi, PhD, Springfield College. Success and Growth in the United States: Leadership Development for the Asian Immigrant Faculty

Session Description: Foreign-born scholars are increasing in the field of psychology in the U.S., make significant contributions to the local and global community, but experience marginalization. Their well-being, career, and leadership development will be discussed.

9:00AM-9:50AM

Groundwork with Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Best Clinical Practices, Advocacy, and Pedagogy

Cosponsors: 41, 1, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18, 27, 45, 52, 53

Chair: Cassandra A. Bailey, PhD, University of Denver

Participants:

  • Lavita Nadkarni, PhD, University of Denver. Translating Knowledge Into Action: Service-Learning Partnerships with an International Perspective
  • Aimee Hilado, PhD, LCSW, University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Accompaniment and Mental Healthcare Models to Address Well-Being in Refugee Resettlement Programs
  • Monica Indart, PsyD, Rutgers University. Reclaiming Dignity: Repairing the Damage of Structural Violence
  • Ahmad Adi, MD, MPH, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. Forensic Mental Health Examinations in Immigration Law: Principles and Trauma Narratives

10:00AM-10:50AM

Mental Health Needs and Recommendations in Humanitarian Crisis Settings: Frontline Lessons Learned

CE Credits: 1

Chair: Sita G. Patel, PhD, Palo Alto University

Participants:

  • Vicky Bouche, MS, Freedom Fund, London, United Kingdom, Hannah De Ville, MA, Sita G. Patel, PhD, Palo Alto University. Mental Health and Modern Slavery: A Global Report of Lessons Learned
  • Alfonso Mercado, PhD, Palo Alto University, Kathleen Hawkins, MA, Daniela Gonzalez, MS, Alex Garcia, MA, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Frances R. Morales, MA, Sita G. Patel, PhD, Palo Alto University. Understanding Mental Health and Human Rights Among Migrant Families along the Texas-Mexico Border
  • Sita G. Patel, PhD, International Medical Corps, Washington DC, DC, Claire Whitney, LCSW, Irene Thomas, BA, Independent Practice, Washington, DC, Erica Mcknight, JD. Suicide Prevention in Humanitarian Settings
  • Mina Dailami, MA, Irene Thomas, BA, Sita G. Patel, PhD, William Froming, PhD, Independent Practice, San Francisco, CA, Karen Froming, PhD, Alain Lazaret, BA, Catholic Relief Services, Bangui, Central African Republic. Gender and Symptom Presentation among Victims of Sexual Trauma in the Central African Republic

Session Description: Describes four global mental health projects involving multi-sectoral collaborations between scholars, frontline health workers, community members, and humanitarian aid agencies, to address mental health needs in humanitarian crisis contexts.

11:00AM-11:50AM

POSTER PRESENTATION I

1:00PM-1:50PM

Invited Address: Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture–Psychology as a Means of Attaining Peace Through World Law

Sponsors: APF, 52

Chair: W. Bruce Walsh, PhD, American Psychological Foundation

Speaker: Neal S. Rubin, PhD, Adler University. Psychology and Human Rights: What Are Our Obligations to Protecting and Securing the Rights and Dignity of Everyone and to Envisioning and Creating the World We Want?

4:00PM-4:50PM

Presidential Address by Kurt Geisinger, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Div 52 Presidential Address: The national and international reasons why psychologists need to know about human rights

5:00PM-7:00PM

25th Anniversary Celebration & Social Hour
*Immediately following Presidential Address

Hilton Minneapolis, Second Level, Marquette Ballroom VIII and IX

Saturday, August 6

9:00AM-9:50AM

Family and Child Violence, Trauma and Resilience in International and Cultural Context—ACEs and PACEs

CE Credits: 1

Cosponsors: 48, 27, 37, 52, 56

Cochairs: Grant J. Rich, PhD, York University, Toronto, Canada, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, PhD

Participants:

  • Wismick Jean-Charles, PhD, Walden University, Grant J. Rich, PhD. Restavek Children in Haiti: Trauma and Resilience
  • Debbie Papadakis, MD, MA, York University, Toronto, Canada, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, PhD. Mindful Hypnotherapy for Resilience in Turbulent Canadian Families: Focus on Immigrants and Refugees
  • Skultip Sirikantraporn, PsyD, Ly Ngoc Ky Duyen, Ngan Huu Phuc Nguyen, Grinnell College, Phuc Huynh Le, An Ha Nguyen, Franklin & Marshall College, Phuong Bich Pham, Anh Mai Vu, Walden University, Grant J. Rich, PhD. Gender and Family Based Violence in Vietnam

9:00AM-9:50AM

The Involvement of International Psychologists in Human Rights and Social Justice Issues

Cosponsors: 52, APA of Graduate Students

Cochairs: Brigitte Khoury, PhD, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, Guiseppina Marsico, PhD

Participants:

  • Camila Perez, PhD, University of Concepción, Chillán, Chile. The Mapuche People: Constructing Indigeneity amid Dispossession
  • Saths Cooper, PhD, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa. Social Justice and Psychology: Case of South Africa
  • Brigitte Khoury, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Republic of Lebanon. Psychology and Human Rights in Action: Lessons from Lebanon

Session Description: Three international psychologists discuss their involvement in human rights and social justice issues with a focus on the role psychology can be used in impacting communities and societies suffering from discrimination and marginalization.

11:00AM-11:50AM

POSTER PRESENTATION II

2:00PM-2:50PM

Division 52 Business Meeting

2:00PM-2:50PM

Critical Conversations: Promoting Healing for Immigrant Children Through Interdisciplinary Advocacy

CE Credits: 1

Cosponsors: 56, 9, 18, 37, 45, 52, 53

Cochairs: Martha Hernández, PhD, Temple University, Stephanie Miodus, MA, MEd

Participants:

  • Stephanie Miodus, MA, MEd, Temple University. Collaborative Advocacy Strategies with Immigration Activists and Community Organizations
  • Mary B. Quaranta Mororissey, PhD, JD, Yeshiva University. Fostering Healing and Resilience among Children in Detention Through Relational Practices
  • Falu Rami, PhD, Dr. Falu Global Psychology, Chula Vista, CA. Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Sensitivity When Working with Unaccompanied Afghan Minors

3:00PM-3:50PM

Diversified and Progressive Practice in the Field of Psychology

Chair: Viviane De Castro Pecanha, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Participants:

  • Karen Brown, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Consulting Practice: Teaching International Psychology in MBA Global Program
  • Jennifer Fisher, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Republic of Lebanon. Lecturer (at AUB) Co-founder of Cohort 22, LLC (International Consulting Organization)
  • Jenifer White, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Representing Civil Society at the United Nations

Session Description: International psychologists should receive adequate training to address global issues. Three international psychologists will share their stories and experiences discussing essential competence and skills to succeed in the field.

Division Convention Chairs – Convention 2022

Joyce Yip Green

Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Co-Chair, APA Programs
Loyola Marymount University

Scarlett (Seong-In) Choi,
PhD, LP
Co-Chair, APA Programs
Springfield
College