2011 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology

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  • The conference theme, "Psychological Science & Well-Being: Building Bridges for Tomorrow,"reflects an appreciation for psychological science as a critical instrument for building bridges across time, disciplines, regions, research areas, and communities; through policy, advocacy, education, publication, and teaching; and for change, development and empowerment of individuals and communities.

    The Conference will include workshops, a keynote, plenaries, and paper, poster and roundtable discussion sessions in a conference setting at the edge of the sea. In open, common space, the conference will sponsor a “global village” with informational displays, local crafts, and ample space for discussion and connecting.

    Conference fees will include registration, coffee breaks, lunches, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

    Objectives of the Conference

    • To strengthen the connections between the research, practice, training components of ethical psychological science in the region;
    • To provide an opportunity for Caribbean psychologists to contribute to the development of a culturally-appropriate, diverse and global psychological science by sharing their research, teaching and practice with regional colleagues (including the Caribbean diaspora) and from other parts of the world;
    • To increase the knowledge of academic and applied psychologists in the region about psychology in other parts of the world and to specifically involve scientists and practitioners from outside the region whose work is pertinent to psychologists in the region and who are able to transfer knowledge;
    • To organize a number of workshops, that allow psychologists of the region to engage in continued education on contemporary techniques, methodologies, and theories that are appropriate to their own work;
    • To increase professional and public awareness of the role of psychological science in promoting individual, community, national and regional well-being and development;
    • To promote the sustained collaboration of academic and applied psychologists (including trained but non-practicing psychologists) within the Caribbean region and the diaspora;
    • To develop a regional network of psychologists to enhance capacity building and the development of psychology in the region, at individual, institutional and national levels; and students of the region,

    Theme and Subtopics

    Psychological Science and Well-Being: Building Bridges for Tomorrow

    The theme for the 2011 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology reflects the priorities of psychologists in the region to promote the overall health and well-being of Caribbean peoples across various aspects of well-being (e.g., mental health and physical development/overall health), age periods, historical and contextual realities, geographical differences (within Caribbean, the Diaspora and the global community), disciplines, sectors of society etc.

    Caribbean Culture and Psychology

    • Identity
    • Family: evolving structures, adaptation, challenges,
    • Child rearing ethnotheories and practices
    • Caribbean worldviews: attitudes, beliefs & values
    • Historical and contextual factors
    • Spirituality & well-being
    • Rhythm and resilience

    Capacity Building in the Caribbean Region

    • Building graduate programmes in psychology
    • Building organizations of psychology
    • Building a regional network
    • Building bridges for tomorrow

    Education & Training

    • Culturally-responsive instruction
    • Diversity & multiculturalism in psychology education
    • Internationalizing the psychology curriculum
    • Student learning outcomes
    • Evaluating teaching effectiveness
    • Programme/curricular evaluations
    • Graduate and undergraduate training: Best models

    Mental Health and Development

    • Culturally-relevant mental health assessment
    • Disasters and mental health
    • Nontraditional community-based intervention
    • Clinical intervention: Integrating culture
    • Mental health promotion and wellness models
    • Mental health disorders across the lifespan
    • Ethics in professional practice

    Research Methodologies

    • Evidence-based practices
    • Community-based participatory research
    • Ethnography
    • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods
    • Ethnocultural diversity in research
    • Ethics in research
    • Research in the Caribbean: Issues, progress & challenges

    Psychology in the Public Interest

    • Youth development: Challenges and progress
    • Psychology in the educational system
    • Psychological health and organizations: The work environment
    • Health care issues: HIV/AIDS, stress, hypertension, disability etc
    • Mobility of Caribbean peoples
    • Promoting mental health awareness and reducing stigma
    • Social Issues: Crime, sexuality, violence, substance abuse, institution-based persons
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