CONFERENCE THEME

The conference theme, “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future,” reflects an acknowledgement of psychology as a product of time and place that has a significant responsibiity to the societies in which it exists. Situated as we are in a region where collective and individual psychological functioning reflects our social cultural origins, history, geography, climate and natural resources, and given our particular socio-political circumstances on the global sphere, psychological science is in a unique position to apply scholarly expertise to "give voice." 


CRCP2014 will provide a space for regional and international psychologists to explore issues directly relevant to the psychological and socio-behavioural realities of the Caribbean peoples with the overarching goal of transforming individuals and commuities. Psychlogists will explore just and ethical policies and a wide range of solutions based on sound psychological science, grounded in the historical and cultural realities and the ontological aspirations of Caribbean peoples.

SUBTHEMES and TOPICS

UNMASKING THE PAST: CARIBBEAN IDENTITY

  • Caribbean Ethnicities
  • History of Psychology across the Caribbean
  • Indigenous Psychology
  • Gender Development and Identity
  • Unconscious Dynamics in Caribbean Identity
  • The Psychology of Caribbean Women and Men
  • Caribbean Sexuality

CLAIMING OUR FUTURE: HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • Making Mental Health Services more relevant to the Caribbean Region
  • Psychopathology and Social Vulnerability
  • Trauma - Emergencies and Disasters
  • Risk Factors and Resiliency among Victims and Survivors of Disasters
  • Biopsychosocial Interventions
  • Caribbean Ageing Population
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Addictions
  • Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  • Communicable Diseases (STDs, AIDS, etc)
  • Suicide & Para-suicide
  • Positive Psychology: Strength Based Approaches and National Happiness
  • Occupational Health and Safety

OUR FUTURE: YOUTH, CHILDREN, AND EDUCATION

  • International Rights of the Child and Child Protection
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Millenials/Generation Y – Internet Generation
  • Parenting and Parenting Styles
  • Youth Rebellion
  • Bullying
  • Barrel Children
  • Universal Education in Developing Countries (Primary and Secondary)
  • School Psychology and School Counselling
  • Vocational Guidance and Counselling
  • Psychology in Teacher Training
  • Disabilities and Special Needs Education
  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership

CARIBBEAN PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Curriculum Development and Teaching of Psychology at Universities
  • Psychological Testing, Data Analysis, and Psychometrics
  • Ethics In Caribbean Psychology Practice
  • Post Graduate Education and Perspectives on the Caribbean
  • Psychotherapy Training, Certification, and Evaluation

FACING NEW CHALLENGES IN PSYCHOLOGY

  • Psychology Regulation – Protecting the Public and serving Science and Practice of Psychology
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Psychology and the Environment
  • Migration and Cultural Differences Nuances
  • Human Trafficking
  • Disability, Marginalization, Discrimination.
  • Psychological Care to Older Adults or Caregivers of Elders with Dementia or Alzheimer
  • Family and Family Psychology

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