Psychotherapy Bulletin

Psychotherapy Bulletin

International Domain Report for Psychotherapy Bulletin

The International Domain established two new awards in 2018: (a) Distinguished Award for International Advancement of Psychotherapy, and (b) International Research Grant for Students and Early Career Professionals. The inaugural recipients of these awards are announced elsewhere in this Bulletin with other Society award winners.

The second main activity of the domain was our continuation of participating actively in international conferences in Psychology. Following upon our participation in the World Congress of Psychotherapy in Paris (July 2017), we participated in the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Montreal (June 26-July 1, 2018). With Lauren Behrman and Jeff Prince serving as program co-chairs, we partnered with the organizers of the ICAP and we offered slots for two keynote addresses and three invited symposia (see below). Members of our international affairs committee served as chairs and organizers for the invited symposia.

Congress Invited Keynote Addresses

Guillermo Bernal, Albizu University, presented “Toward a Science for Cultural Adaptation of Psychotherapy” and Frederick Leong, Michigan State University, presented on “Diversifying Psychotherapy: Challenges and Benefits.”

Congress Invited Symposia

(1) International Collaborations in Training to Advance Psychotherapy. Participants:  Lauren Behrman (Chair), The Practice Institute, New York City; Jeffrey P. Prince, University of California, Berkeley; Wensheng Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Beth Haverkamp, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and Frank Hagen Hofmann, Heidelberg University, Germany.

(2) The Design of Psychological Treatment: its Mechanisms, its Research Basis and its Efficacy/Effectiveness. Participants: Patrick Leung (Chair) The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Suzanne Ho-wai So, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Raymond Chan—Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Pragya Sharma—Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.

(3) Through the Cultural Landscape of Psychotherapy: An International Horizon That Moves Towards a More Effective Cultural Psychotherapy. Participants: Maria del Pilar Grazioso (Chair) Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guillermo Bernal, Albizu University, Puerto Rico; Maria Helena de Souza Jourdain, Private Practice, Guatemala; Martin La Roche, Boston Children’s Hospital; Lorna Osgood, Aigle Foundation, Argentina; Pragya Sharma, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.

The International Domain also hosted a reception at ICAP which was ably organized by Lauren Behrman and Jeff Prince and well attended by SAP members. In addition to the reception, we also organized a dinner for International Affairs Committee members at the same venue; the event was a great success.

Finally, after a successful relationship with Oriental Insight, the International Domain is working on renewing our agreement and partnership with OI. Several members of our Society continue to provide valuable training at OI within this partnership. Changming Duan, Chair of our International Affairs Committee, continues to be the key contact person for this partnership.

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Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. (2018). International domain report for Psychotherapy Bulletin. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 53(3), 49-50.

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