CRCP2014

Danny Wedding - Abstract and Biography

Biography

Dr. Wedding is Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He joined AUA in August, 2014.

Danny formerly served as Associate Dean for Management and International Programs at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University). He was based in San Francisco, but was responsible for psychology training programs in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mexico City.

Danny trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii, and spent a postdoctoral year studying clinical neuropsychology and behavioral medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later completed two years of postdoctoral training working as a Health Policy Fellow and Science Policy Fellow for the US Congress.

Danny has published a dozen books; his most recent books include the 10th edition of Current Psychotherapies and the 4th edition of Movies and Mental Illness. He is the editor of PsycCRITIQUES (APA's journal of book and film reviews) and the editor for the Society of Clinical Psychology book series titled Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Practice.

Abstract

Movies and Mental Illness: The Portrayal of Psychopathology in Contemporary Cinema

This presentation will overview the cinematic representation of health care professionals and institutions with a particular emphasis on the ways in which mental health systems and professionals are portrayed. Film examples will be used to illustrate the points being made. The presentation highlights the ways in which films perpetuate the stigma associated with mental illness and addictions. Films and other media shape the general public's impressions of heath care, health care providers, and appropriate health behaviors. Films also sometimes carry strong messages about quality of care and health care systems. The influence of films is particularly salient in shaping public perceptions of mental illness, people with mental illness, and those professionals who treat these disorders. In addition, public attitudes about alcoholism, drug addiction and developmental disabilities are all profoundly influenced by the portrayal of these conditions on television and in contemporary cinema. Many people who have never interacted with a mental health professional will know little about the training or practice of these individuals, and their beliefs about mental health treatment are likely to be influenced by films. There are several recurring and especially salient motifs in the portrayal of mental health professionals in films: for example, psychologists and psychiatrists are portrayed as learned and authoritative; arrogant and ineffectual; seductive and unethical; dangerous and omniscient; or kindly and well meaning.

 

 

Saths Cooper - Abstract and Biography

Abstract

Critical issues psychology must confront

From the late nineteenth century psychology has grown exponentially as an academic discipline and professional practice. Tremendous advances have been made since Wilhelm Wundt established his Institut für Experimentelle Psychologie in 1879, especially in economically developed and western contexts. However, in the majority world which comprises well over 85% of the planet's population, psychology remains largely underdeveloped, if it exists at all. This address will traverse the key factors that psychology must contend with to retain its puissance as a basic and applied science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human well-being. Since the financial crisis of 2008 many economists have begun to position themselves as behavioural economists, without the necessary depth of understanding and underpinnings of the science of behaviour. In many parts of the world where psychology has little impact, such opportunistic and specious mouthing is likely to undermine attempts to introduce - let alone ensconce - psychology as a worthy discipline that goes beyond tendentious and short-term utility. Other vexing issues that psychology has tended to eschew will also be presented and ways of engaging with these will be proffered. Psychology truly speaks to the human condition and it behooves us to enable all of humanity to benefit from psychology's vast and reflexive teachings

Biography

Sathasivan Cooper is President of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and Vice President - Information and Communications - of the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

A graduate of the Universities of South Africa and Witwatersrand, and Boston University (BU) where he obtained his PhD in Clinical/Community Psychology as a Fulbright scholar in 1989, he has taught at the latter two universities and the University of the Western Cape, where he supervised doctoral graduates who are now internationally recognised leaders in their fields. He has acted as external doctoral examiner for certain universities and continues to present papers, workshops and talks extensively in South Africa (SA) and abroad, having been published in SA and overseas.

A close colleague of the late Steve Biko and one of the founders of Black Consciousness, Cooper has played a key role in the anti-Apartheid struggle in SA and internationally, the advent of democracy in SA, the unification and ascendancy of psychology and youth and community reconstruction and development during and after apartheid. He was banned and house-arrested when he was 22 years of age, and jailed for nine years. His longest period of incarceration was from 25 September 1974 to 20 December 1982, being the first accused in the seminal SASO/BPC trial in Pretoria, January 1975-December 1976. He spent over five years in Robben Island in the same cell-block as former President Mandela, Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu, and in 1988 was declared a 'victim of gross human rights violations' by SA's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (chaired by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu). He was a leader of the struggle against apartheid oppression and exploitation from the late sixties. After release from Robben Island in December 1982, he continued in various leadership roles when state violence was at its height. His house was petrol-bombed in 1984 and his last imprisonment was during the state of emergency in 1986, eventually being released in September. The granting of his first passport in October 1986 - valid only for the USA - meant that he had missed out on much of the first term at BU, but he nevertheless completed his PhD in a record three years.

Cooper has been the recipient of many citations and awards, has been relied on by foreign and South African agencies, institutions and leaders to advise and inform them on socio-economic-political developments in South Africa, and has facilitated foreign and local investment and development in Southern Africa. He replaced Czech President Vaclav Havel as keynote speaker at the 15th Fulbright Association Conference held in Baltimore, USA in October 1992, and has developed strong relationships with sectors of society that he has either been a part of or has interacted with.

The first National Director of the Institute for Multi-Party Democracy, which engaged with political parties across the spectrum in 1991 leading up to the CODESA negotiated settlement, he was the Executive Director of The Family Institute (1992-1995) that established the first national toll-free 24/7 multilingual (violence) helpline and ran numerous violence intervention, skills training, public awareness and policy advocacy programmes in the run-up to SA's first democratic elections in 1994. Cooper serves on the Boards of a variety of community, corporate, professional and scientific entities in South Africa and abroad.

Elected by his peers in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2006 as President of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), he was elected by PsySSA as its first Fellow in September 2002. He chaired the statutory Professional Board for Psychology at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 1999 and was Vice-President of the HPCSA (the firstnon-medical/dental professional to assume such office), serving on its Executive Committee and chairing its first Finance and Investment Committee. He was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Psychology - India in December 2008, Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society in June 2013 and the Psychological Society of Ireland in April 2014. The recipient of the IUPsyS Inaugural Achievement Against the Odds Award early in 2012, Cooper received the International Association of Applied Psychology Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to the Advancement of Applied Psychology in July 2014, and in August 2014 he received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

He was the first psychologist from Africa to be elected as an officer - Vice President - of IUPsyS in 2004 and was elected President in July 2012, the only psychologist from outside Europe and the USA to lead this prestigious international scientific and professional body. He chairs the South African International Council for Science (ICSU) Board at the National Research Foundation. He was President of the successful 30th International Congress of Psychology, which attracted over 6000 delegates from 103 countries - the first time for this flagship event in international psychology to be held on African soil, 22-27 July 2012 in Cape Town, since the 1st was held in August 1889 in Paris, France. He was elected Vice President of the ISSC in October 2013, and is Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and Honorary Professor at the University of Limpopo.

Cooper chaired the Government Task Team to Curb Child Pornography on the Internet and was appointed to the National Task Team on Correctional Services and the Ministerial Committee on Health Research Ethics. He served on the Councils of the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Durban-Westville, headed an inter-disciplinary national study into pre-pubescent rape on behalf of the National Prosecuting Authority, which reported to Cabinet, and was a member of the Press Ombudsman's Appeal Panel. He has represented the country in a variety of international forums.

A Clinical Psychologist for over 25 years, Cooper was the last Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Durban-Westville (merged in the University of KwaZulu/Natal) and works, inter alia, in the health, education and training sectors.

 

Tobi Graafsma - Abstract and Biography

Biography

Tobi Graafsma Ph.D. is professor in clinical (child- and youth) psychology at the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (Bascule Chair). He is the Head of the Medical Psychology department of the drs. L. Mungra District Hospital Nickerie, in the west of Suriname. He is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist and publishes in the areas of suicidality, child abuse and trauma.

Abstract

Dark clouds over their future: Remarks on the prevalence and prevention of violence against children in Suriname

Gradually it is recognized that violence against children world wide is pervasive and detrimental to the well-being and dignity of children. The Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1989), following up on this recognition, states that every child should be protected from all forms of violence, including neglect.

In this presentation recent data will be shared on the prevalence of violence against children in Suriname. From what we know by now, the consequences in terms of future psychosocial development will be discussed and compared with the measures taken to prevent children to become victims of adult violence, both in Suriname and the Caribbean region. The analysis must lead to the conclusion that child maltreatment should be taken much more seriously yet - the current situation in fact violates the rights of the child. Some recommendations will be made to improve the future of children.

 

Peter Weller - Abstract and Biography

Biography

Peter Douglas Weller is a Jamaican and a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta Ga. completing a combined Masters/Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Community Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy. His previous professional posts have included being the first Clinical Psychologist with the National HIV/STD Control Programme in Jamaica, lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona's Psychology programme, the Coordinator of the Personal and Professional Theme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Mona and Psychologist with the Health Center also at UWI, Mona, Jamaica.

An advocate, educator and problem solver by nature, Dr Peter Weller has integrated his professional training as a Clinical Psychologist and his concerns about wellness and social justice, to build a career as a community change agent. He was appointed by the Government of Jamaica to serve as a Commissioner on the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and also appointed by Cabinet to serve on the National Values and Attitudes Committee. He has also served as an advisor and on the Boards/ Executives of a number of agencies and companies, and has been contracted on a number of occasions to provide consultancy services to a variety of international organizations.

Dr. Weller is a Past President of the Jamaica Psychological Society, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists and was an invited Consulting Editor of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology. A "doer" more than a writer, he has however published a number of articles and book chapters.

Dr. Weller is a member of the Caribbean Network for the Study of Masculinity and is co-founder and current President and Chairperson of the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN), an NGO registered in Trinidad and Tobago (www.cariman.org), with representation in 12 Caribbean nations. CariMAN has been involved in various projects across the region to achieve its mission "to engage Caribbean men in the examination of existing beliefs and norms, the promotion of respect for diversity and the development of new paradigms and competencies, thus creating opportunities to negotiate new relationships in order to achieve gender justice, social harmony and peaceful partnerships".

Dr Weller now resides in Trinidad and Tobago where he lectures in Clinical Psychology and coordinates the Clinical Training for the Post graduate Clinical Psychology students at the Psychiatry Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, Trinidad and Tobago.

Abstract

Whither Caribbean Clinical Psychology?

What some would call a Majority World perspective describes a lineage for Clinical Psychology that starts with Lightner's alleged coining of the term, and charts a course from the days of the World Wars. Then the Psychologist's remit was primarily assessment and Psychiatrists did therapy and prescribed medications, whereas presently Psychologists are best known as therapists and even prescribing medication! Various models have come and gone with new theoretical orientations and degrees of varying focus complementing the traditional Masters and Ph. D and relatively new Psy. D. programmes. Internationally, the field is definitely still evolving and dynamic.

The trajectory in the Caribbean has been somewhat different with Psychology itself as a field being a relative newcomer to the academy. Born, some would say, into the family of Social Sciences it is now one of the big income generators, at least at the undergraduate academic level! Clinical Psychology, as a specialist graduate programme is even more junior and has an even more colourful history, at least in the English speaking Caribbean, being frequently the offspring of an often times tumultuous liaison between Psychiatry and Psychology/Social Science departments. With Clinical Psychology seen as the dominant, read highest profile, specialty in the field and in most cases certainly the highest earning specialization, the market forces now support an increase in the number of Clinical and similar psychology programmes and an increasingly dynamic community of professionals.

What is the current landscape regarding training in this field? And what is the forecast? Perhaps the more important questions are whether (not whither) these existing programmes and those currently being proposed are "fit for purpose" and, putting the horse where it belongs before the cart , whether the purpose being served is evidence based and clearly articulated. Is the purpose masked by traditional, majority world perspectives and structures or is it reflective of the culturally contextualized needs of the Caribbean diaspora now and in the future?

This paper will review the development of Caribbean Clinical Psychology and related programmes and consider the transformational process required to develop our own programmes designed to meet our own Caribbean needs.

Josefina Zaiter - Abstract and Biography

Resumen / Abstract

Construcción de la identidad dominicana y aportes de la psicología dominicana

En el trabajo se analizan las condiciones socio-históricas en las cuales se realizan los procesos psicosociales de construcción de la identidad dominicana. Se plantea la significación de la República Dominicana pertenecer a la región del Caribe ; así como, las vinculaciones y las relaciones entre los pueblos del Caribe. Realiza un recorrido analítico de textos ,escritos por intelectuales dominicanos, acerca del comportamiento social dominicano. El análisis se aproxima a una consideración del pensamiento social dominicano y las ideas acerca de :

  • Sentimiento nacional, historia dominicana, pueblo dominicano , que se promueven y reproducen en la realidad social dominicana . Se abordan señalamientos en torno a actitudes, estereotipos y prejuicios presentes en la población dominicana.

Palabras claves : Identidad Dominicana. Procesos Psicosociales. Psicología en dominicana . Región del Caribe.

Construction of Dominican identity and contributions of Dominican psychology.

In this presentation, we analyze the socio-historical conditions underlying psychosocial processes in the construction of a Dominican identity. We address the significance of the Dominican Republic as  psrt of  the Carribean region; as well as the relationships among the peoples of the Carribean. In the talk, we consider analytical texts, written by Dominican intellectuals, on Dominican social behavior.

The talk re-analyzes the Dominican way of thinking based on the ideas of National sentiment, Dominican history, and Dominican citizens; these create the Dominican reality. It addresses aspects of the attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudice presented in the Dominican Republic

Key words: Dominican Identity. Psychosocial processes. Dominican Psychology. Carribean Region.
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Biography

Dra. Josefina Zaiter
Nacionalidad Dominicana

Dirección :Pedro Henríquez Ureña.No.155
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
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Formación académica:

  • Doctora en Psicología, Apto. Cum Laude, sobresaliente. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, España.
  • Maestría en Psicología Social Comunitaria, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, (UASD).
  • Licenciada en Psicología, Cum Laude,  Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, (UASD).
  • 2007: Consultora Nacional Equipo Dominicano del internacional civil and citizenship education study.
  • 1994: Consultora en el Área de Construcción de Conocimiento para la Transformación Curricular.  Plan Decenal de Educación, SEEBAC-PNUD.  Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.
  • 2013: Asesora de la Direccion General de Curriculum.Area de Ciencias Sociales.Ministerio de Educación de la Republica Dominicana.MINERD.
  • 1990-1993: Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, INTEC, Sto. Dgo., Rep. Dom.
  • 1998: Profesora Maestría Formación de Formadores.  Universidad de Barcelona- Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo-Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1997: Profesora invitada. Curso de doctorado:Psicologia Social latinoamericana:Perspectivas y Contextos.  Departamento de Psicología Social.Facultad de Ciencias politicas y Sociologia.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1993: Profesora  Modulo de Educación y Desarrollo de la Maestría en Genero y Desarrollo.  Centro de Estudios del Genero-Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).
  • 1989: Profesora y asesora de tesis de la Maestría en Psicología Social Comunitaria.  Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
  • 1987-1990 Directora de la Carrera de Psicología.  Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, INTEC, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.
  • 1981-1982: Directora del Departamento de Psicología de la Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD, Rep. Dominicana.
  • 2005: Miembro del Consejo Nacional de Bioética. CONABIOS.
  • 2003: Coordinadora Área de Post Grado Psicología. Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
  • 1993: Miembro del Equipo Técnico Profesional de Intervención Psico-pedagógica del Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1990: Miembro del Comité directivo de la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Programa República Dominicana.
  • 1978-1981: Jefa del Departamento de Salud Mental Comunitaria.  Secretaría de Estado de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social.
  • 1977-1980: Coproductora Programa Radial del Departamento de Educación.  Asociación Dominicana Pro-Bienestar de la Familia.
  • 2007 -2008 .Discriminación y Escuela. Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1999-2000. Prácticas educativas en la escuela dominicana. FLACSO.
  • 1989: La identidad social y nacional en la República Dominicana.  Un análisis Psico-social.  Disertación para optar por el titulo de Doctora en Psicología.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1993: Imagen de los dominicanos hacia los latinoamericanos: investigación de campo.  XXVIII Congreso Interamericano de Psicología.  Santiago de Chile, Julio 1993.
  • 1995-1996: Coordinación  del Equipo Dominicano de la Encuesta Mundial de Valores.  Investigación Transcultural Coordinada por el Dr. Ronald Ingelhjart.  Instituto Of Social Research, Universidad de Michigan. USA.
  • 1992: La mujer dominicana en 500 años de historia: Análisis socio-histórico de los aspectos culturales y religiosos.  Instituto Venezolano de Estudios Sociales y Políticos (IMVESP) Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1981: Desarrollo de Programas de Salud Mental  Comunitaria en República Dominicana. XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Psiquiatría de la Asociación de Psiquiatría Latinoamericana.  Quito, Ecuador.
  • 1996: Miembro del Jurado de la Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana.  Reconocimiento al Mérito Civil.
  • 1993-1995: Representante Nacional de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología.
  • 1992: Integrante del Comité Ejecutivo Mujeres en Desarrollo
  • 1991-1992: Presidenta de la Asociación Dominicana de Psicología.

 

  • La Psicología Comunitaria en la República Dominicana: Antecedentes sociohistóricos y perspectivas. En Montero, Maritza; Serrano-García, Irma; (Comps).  Historia de la Psicología Comunitaria en América Latina. Participación y Transformación. Editora PAIDOS, Buenos Aires. (2011).
  • Género  y  Derechos Humanos en la Narrativa Escolar. Cuadernos de Sociedad y Educación No.20 .Centro Cultural Poveda. (2008 ).
  • Repensando el enfoque de género en educación. Cuadernos de Sociedad y Educación  No. 21 .Centro Cultural Poveda. (2008)
  • La Violencia como fenómeno psicosocial en la Sociedad dominicana. IX Congreso español de sociología. Barcelona. 2007.
  • Pobreza y Desarrollo en República dominicana. En Hidalgo, Alberto y Raúl, Medina (Coor.) Cooperación al desarrollo y bienestar social. Eikasia. Editores. Oviedo.España.2004.
  • Formación del psicólogo en la República Dominicana. En Villegas, Julio y otros (coord.) Problemas centrales de la formación académica y entrenamiento del psicólogo en las Américas. Vol. II. Santiago de Chile. 2003.
  • Desigualdad y oportunidades educativas. Cuadernos de educación Básica para todos. UNESCO/FLACSO.2003.
  • Psicología Social del Autoritarismo. Perspectivas psicológicas. Año 3.Vol. 2.2002
  • Identidad nacional en la sociedad dominicana. En Salazar, J.M. (coord) Identidades nacionales en América latina. Fondo Editorial de Humanidades y Educación. Universidad Central de Venezuela. 2001
  • Identidad Social y Nacional Dominicana.  Un Análisis Psico-Social.  Santo Domingo, Editora Taller. 1996.Segunda edición 2005.
  • Intervención Psico-Social. En Álvaro, José Luís y otros.  Psicología Social Aplicada.  Madrid. Mac Graw Hill., 1997
  • La Búsqueda de un Consenso Nacional para la Reforma de la Educación Dominicana.  En Senderos del Cambio.  Política Educativa en América Latina y el Caribe.  Academy for Educational Develpment.  Washington, 1997
  • Educar para el Uso del Tiempo Libre.  La Revista de Educación. 2,4, junio 1994.
  • La Mujer y Construcción de la Identidad Social.  Género y Sociedad. 1, 1, mayo-agosto 1993.

Experiencia Académica:c

Experiencia Académica:

  • 2007. Profesora invitada para impartir el curso de doctorado: Identidad Social y Nacional Latinoamericana. Convenio Universidad de Oviedo, Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Autónoma de santo Domingo.
  • 1998: Profesora Maestría Formación de Formadores. Universidad de Barcelona- Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo-Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1997: Profesora invitada. Curso de doctorado:Psicologia Social latinoamericana:Perspectivas y Contextos. Departamento de Psicología Social.Facultad de Ciencias politicas y Sociologia. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1993: Profesora Modulo de Educación y Desarrollo de la Maestría en Genero y Desarrollo. Centro de Estudios del Genero-Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).
  • 1989: Profesora y asesora de tesis de la Maestría en Psicología Social Comunitaria. Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
  • 1987-1990 Directora de la Carrera de Psicología. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, INTEC, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.
  • 1981-1982: Directora del Departamento de Psicología de la Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD, Rep. Dominicana
  • 1979 hasta la fecha: Profesora titular. Departamento de Psicología de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

Otros Cargos Técnicos:

  • 2005: Miembro del Consejo Nacional de Bioética. CONABIOS.
  • 2003: Coordinadora Área de Post Grado Psicología. Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
  • 1993: Miembro del Equipo Técnico Profesional de Intervención Psico-pedagógica del Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1990: Miembro del Comité directivo de la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Programa República Dominicana.
  • 1978-1981: Jefa del Departamento de Salud Mental Comunitaria. Secretaría de Estado de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social.
  • 1977-1980: Coproductora Programa Radial del Departamento de Educación. Asociación Dominicana Pro-Bienestar de la Familia.

Investigaciones:

  • 2007 -2008 .Discriminación y Escuela. Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1999-2000. Prácticas educativas en la escuela dominicana. FLACSO
  • 1995. Tendencias de valores sociales en la sociedad dominicana. Centro Cultural Poveda.
  • 1989: La identidad social y nacional en la República Dominicana. Un análisis Psico-social. Disertación para optar por el titulo de Doctora en Psicología. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1993: Imagen de los dominicanos hacia los latinoamericanos: investigación de campo. XXVIII Congreso Interamericano de Psicología. Santiago de Chile, Julio 1993.
  • 1995-1996: Coordinación del Equipo Dominicano de la Encuesta Mundial de Valores. Investigación Transcultural Coordinada por el Dr. Ronald Ingelhjart. Instituto Of Social Research, Universidad de Michigan. USA.
  • 1992: La mujer dominicana en 500 años de historia: Análisis socio-histórico de los aspectos culturales y religiosos. Instituto Venezolano de Estudios Sociales y Políticos (IMVESP) Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1981: Desarrollo de Programas de Salud Mental Comunitaria en República Dominicana. XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Psiquiatría de la Asociación de Psiquiatría Latinoamericana. Quito, Ecuador.

Honores:

  • 1996: Miembro del Jurado de la Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana. Reconocimiento al Mérito Civil.
  • 1993-1995: Representante Nacional de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología.
  • 1992: Integrante del Comité Ejecutivo Mujeres en Desarrollo
  • 1991-1992: Presidenta de la Asociación Dominicana de Psicología.
  • 2005. Medalla de oro al mérito de la mujer dominicana. Otorgado por la presidencia de la República Dominicana.

Publicaciones:

La Psicología Comunitaria en la República Dominicana: Antecedentes sociohistóricos y perspectivas. En Montero, Maritza; Serrano-García, Irma; (Comps). Historia de la Psicología Comunitaria en América Latina. Participación y Transformación. Editora PAIDOS, Buenos Aires. (2011).

Género y Derechos Humanos en la Narrativa Escolar. Cuadernos de Sociedad y Educación No.20 .Centro Cultural Poveda. (2008 ).

Repensando el enfoque de género en educación. Cuadernos de Sociedad y Educación No. 21 .Centro Cultural Poveda. (2008)

La Violencia como fenómeno psicosocial en la Sociedad dominicana. IX Congreso español de sociología. Barcelona. 2007.

Pobreza y Desarrollo en República dominicana. En Hidalgo, Alberto y Raúl, Medina (Coor.) Cooperación al desarrollo y bienestar social. Eikasia. Editores. Oviedo.España.2004.

Formación del psicólogo en la República Dominicana. En Villegas, Julio y otros (coord.) Problemas centrales de la formación académica y entrenamiento del psicólogo en las Américas. Vol. II. Santiago de Chile. 2003.

Desigualdad y oportunidades educativas. Cuadernos de educación Básica para todos. UNESCO/FLACSO.2003.

Psicología Social del Autoritarismo. Perspectivas psicológicas. Año 3.Vol. 2.2002

Identidad nacional en la sociedad dominicana. En Salazar, J.M. (coord) Identidades nacionales en América latina. Fondo Editorial de Humanidades y Educación. Universidad Central de Venezuela. 2001

Identidad Social y Nacional Dominicana. Un Análisis Psico-Social. Santo Domingo, Editora Taller. 1996.Segunda edición 2005.

Intervención Psico-Social. En Álvaro, José Luís y otros. Psicología Social Aplicada. Madrid. Mac Graw Hill., 1997

La Búsqueda de un Consenso Nacional para la Reforma de la Educación Dominicana. En Senderos del Cambio. Política Educativa en América Latina y el Caribe. Academy for Educational Develpment. Washington, 1997

Educar para el Uso del Tiempo Libre. La Revista de Educación. 2,4, junio 1994.

La Mujer y Construcción de la Identidad Social. Género y Sociedad. 1, 1, mayo-agosto 1993.

 

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