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Spring, 2017

 

Dear Members of the International Section,

The International Section of APA Div. 17 is seeking nominations for the following positions on our Executive Board:

  • Co-Chairs Elect, 2017-2018 (one Co-Chair must be U.S.-based and another from outside of U.S.; serve for a two-year term from 2018-2020)
  • Secretary, 2017-2019
  • Membership Co-Officer (U.S.-based), 2017-2019

Our Section is dedicated to advancing counseling psychology in international contexts and facilitating interactions between U.S. and international counseling psychologists. The Board consists of a group of professionals who are passionate about promoting counseling psychology practice, training, and research in international contexts and who are willing to devote time to accomplishing the Section’s missions. Please see our website for more information regarding our Section and the responsibilities of these officers:http: //www.div17.org/sections/international/

We are a very active Section, and it is very rewarding to serve on the Board. Please help us nominate qualified candidates for these positions. Self-nominations are welcome. Those who are nominated will need to electronically submit a copy of their CVs and a 200-word paragraph describing their interests and qualifications for the positions. Please send the nomination materials to the U.S.-based Co-Chair, Dr. Jinhee Kang, at jkang79@umd.edu by May 25, 2015. We really welcome your involvement in our Section!!

Sincerely,

Jinhee Kang, Ph.D., and Zhi-Jin Hou Ph.D.

Co-Chairs of the APA Div. 17 International Section

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REMINDER for the International Section Award Nomination & the Graduate Student Outreach Research Award.

Please send application materials electronically to Dr. Chun-Chung Choi, Co-Chair of the International Section Awards & Recognition Committee,at ccchoi@ufl.edu. byMay 21, 2017.

Find information below for these awards.

INTERNATIONAL SECTION AWARD NOMINATION

Excellent Contribution Award &Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society of Counseling Psychology’s International Section is offering its annual Excellent Contribution Award to recognize a professional demonstrating significant contribution in international counseling psychology in recent years in one or all of the following areas: (a) international counseling psychology research; (b) cross-cultural collaboration; and (c) service or training with an international focus. Candidates who demonstrate a long history of excellence in international counseling psychology in any of the aforementioned areas will be considered for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Applicant submissions must fit with the mission of the Section to encourage, promote, and facilitate the scientist-professional model of counseling psychology in international contexts in the USA and around the globe. The award winner(s) will receive a plaque and will be invited to give a speech at the Section’s Annual Business Meeting during the APA convention. The award winner(s) will also be acknowledged in our Section Newsletter and the APA Monitor. To be eligible for this award, applicants must be a counselor or counseling psychologist anywhere around the world, and they must be members of the Section. Members of the Executive Board are not eligible for the award. Application/support materials should include the following items:

  1. If based on research, a descriptive summary of the candidate’s international research, including references (maximum three pages, 12 point font). The work may be published, in press, and/or ongoing projects. If based on collaboration or service/training, a two-page summary addressing the areas of requirement will be sufficient.
  2. One letter of support (if more than one person would like to provide a letter of support, please synthesize the letters and submit only one letter of support).
  3. A copy of the applicant’s vitae

Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award

The Society of Counseling Psychology’s International Section is offering its annual award to recognize a graduate student demonstrating excellence in international counseling psychology research. Projects can be empirical or non-empirical but must fit with the mission of the Section to encourage, promote, and facilitate the scientist-professional model of counseling psychology in international contexts in the USA and around the globe. Published articles cannot be submitted for this award. The award winner will receive a plaque at the Section’s Annual Business Meeting during the APA convention and will be acknowledged in our Section Newsletter and the APA Monitor. To be eligible for this award, applicants must be (at the time of their application) enrolled in a graduate program in counseling or counseling psychology anywhere around the world, and they must be members of the Section.

Application/support materials should include the following items:

  1. A 500-1000 word summary of the project
  2. A letter of support from either the training director or the student’s project advisor.
  3. The candidate’s vitae

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The International Section of Division 17 is offering an online student forum for international students in response to the recent executive order. The forum will be hosted on Saturday, February 4th at 5:00pm EST. The facilitators will be Ingrid Hogge and Young Hwa Kim, the ICP student representatives. We plan for this to be a community space for students to process thoughts, feelings, and join together for action. Please email Ingrid at ingridhogge@siu.edu if you have questions or are interested in joining and we will follow up with you.


Fall, 2016

ICP website launched under Division 17  http://www.div17.org/international/  

Summer, 2016

Please find below the International Section Programming for the 2016 APA Convention in Denver, Colorado.

August 4, 2016

8-10am, Brown Palace Hotel Central City Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): We will host our annual International Scholars Welcome & Orientation Breakfast Meeting  to greet international scholars and attendees. During this meeting, we will announce the election results for the positions of International Mentoring& Orientation Committee Chair, Treasurer, and Non-U.S.-based Membership Co-Officer.

The winners of our 2016 awards will give a talk about their awards:

·  Excellent Contribution Award: Y. Barry Chung, Ph.D.

·  Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award: Hui Xu, M.A.

Drs. Merry Bullock—Senior Director, APA’s Office of International Affairs—and Melissa Morgan-Consoli—Co-Chair, Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP)—will deliver a talk about APA and CIRP’s international efforts. Attendees will learn how members/affiliates who are interested in international psychology may get involved in these international efforts.

Drs. Lydia Buki—The Counseling Psychologist (TCP) Editor—and Ruth Chao—International Forum Editor—will discuss the aims and scope of the TCP International Forum and address questions regarding submitting articles on international counseling psychology issues to TCP.

10am-noon, Brown Palace Hotel Central City Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): Our International Mentoring & Orientation Committee will hold the annual Roundtable discussions for international students in Counseling Psychology on the following topics:

1.       Tips for applying for pre-doctoral internship (Drs. Bong Joo Hwang & Elena Yakunina)

2.       Exploring academic career paths and research publications in U.S. (Drs. Hang-Shim Lee&  Chiachih Wang)

3.       Clinical path, career options, and visa considerations in the U.S. (Drs. Chun-Chung Choi & Jiyoon Lee)

4.       Exploring jobs outside U.S. and processing emotions (Drs. Hung Chiao & Makiko Kasai)

Noon-1pm, Convention Center Mile High Ballrooms 2A and 3A: We will sponsor and co-sponsor the following Roundtables with the Supervision & Training Section (Co-chaired by Drs. Yu-Wei Wang, Rodney Goodyear, & Jinhee Kang) and Section for the Independent Practice (Co-chaired by Drs. Bong Joo Hwang and Mary O’Leary Wiley):

1.       Clinical supervision of international students: Best practice and challenges (Changming Duan, Ph.D., Gangrong Jiang, Ph.D., & Yujia Lei,, MA)

2.       Addressing harmful and inadequate clinical supervision: International considerations (Michael Ellis, Ph.D., Heidi Hutman, M.A., Kelsey Kangos, M.S., & Englann Taylor, B.S.)

3.       Best practice in working with international trainees from multiple perspectives (Drs. Bong Joo Hwang, Heweon Seo, & Yu-Wei Wang)

4.       Bicultural identity of international psychologists in supervising U.S. and international students (Drs. Heweon Seo, PhD, Shaznin Daruwalla, Jeeseon Park-Saltzman, Jiyoon Lee, Elena Yakunina, Bong Joo Hwang, & Jinhee Kang)

5.       Training international trainees to supervise (Dr. Na-Yeun Choi)

6.       International psychologists and independent practice: A primer (Drs. Bong Joo Hwang&  Mary O’Leary Wiley)

Noon-1pm, Convention Center Room 708: We will deliver a symposium on “Global collaboration and leadership: Tales from the trenches” with leaders of Taiwan Psychology Network, Korean Psychology Network, and Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists – International (Co-Chairs: Drs. Yu-Wei Wang& Jinhee Kang).

1.       How should we lead: Answering the call to decolonize psychology (Drs. Changming Duan & Gangrong Jiang)

2.       Toward a unifying global leadership from Korean Psychology Network’s past, current and future steps (Drs. Hang-Shim Lee & Jinhee Kang)

3.       Leading the Taiwan Psychology Network with low budget but big goals (Drs. Chun-I Li& Yu-Wei Wang)

2-3pm, Convention Center Room 106: We will sponsor a symposium on “Addressing xenophobia in working with immigrants and international students” with the Section on Ethnic & Racial Diversity and Section on College & University Counseling Centers (Co-Chairs: Drs. Yu-Wei Wang & Delishia Pittman).

1.       Issues impacting Muslims and Syrian refugees and the role of college/university counseling centers (Nadia Aggour, B.A.)

2.       Latino/a immigrants and resilience (Drs. Melissa Morgan-Consoli & Hsiu-Lan Cheng)

3.       Addressing xenophobia in working with international students at university counseling centers (Dr. Bong Joo Hwang)

2-5pm, Brown Palace Hotel Highlands Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): Taiwan Psychology Network will hold its executive committee meeting, social connections meeting, and roundtable discussions.

5-6pm, Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel Centennial Ballroom A: We will co-sponsor the Division 17/CCPTP Student Poster session. Three posters were accepted by our Section.

August 5, 2016

9-10am, Convention Center Room 112: We will sponsor a symposium on “From an international trainee to an independent practitioner” with the Section for the Independent Practice (Chair: Dr. Keum-Hyeong Choi; Discussant: Dr. Mary O’Leary Wiley).

1.       International trainees upon graduation: Staying or not staying? Returning or not returning? (Drs., Keum-Hyeong Choi, Na-Yeun Choi, Hang-Shim Lee, & Ae-Kyung Jung)

2.       Issues of career development for early career international psychologists in university counseling centers (Drs. Jiyoon Lee & Jungeun Kim)

3.       International early career psychologist in the community (Drs. Jinhee Kang, Bong Joo Hwang,& Myeong Jin Kim)

10-11am, Brown Palace Hotel Onyx Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): Our International Psychology Practitioner Committee will hold a meeting on “Immigration challenges for international practitioners” (Dr. Bong Joo Hwang).

11am-1pm, Brown Palace Hotel LoDo Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): The Korean Psychology Network will hold its annual business meetings.

2-4pm, Brown Palace Hotel Highlands Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): International psychology networks (e.g., Korean, Japanese, and Taiwan Psychology Networks) will hold a Joint Networks Meeting.

August 6, 2016

8-9am, Brown Palace Hotel Highlands Room (Div. 17 Hospitality Suite): We will hold our Section Business Meeting for our members/affiliates and anyone who is interested in joining and being involved in our Section.

 

Spring, 2016

Approved amendment to ICP Bylaws. Please review new ICP Bylaws here (.pdf).


Fall, 2015

New officers of the International Section who begin their term this Fall:

Co-Chairs Elect:
Jinhee Kang, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
Zhi-Jin Hou, Ph.D., Beijing Normal University

U.S. based Membership Co-Officer: Yi-Jiun Lin, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
Secretary: Ingrid Weigold (re-elected), Ph.D., University of Akron

Student Representatives:
Ingrid Hogge, M.A., Southern Illinois University
Young Hwa Kim, M.S./M.A., University of Maryland College Park

Newsletter Editor:
Shengying Zhang, Ph.D., DePauw University

Facebook Manager:
Ashley Hutchison, Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Listserv Manager:
Xu Li, M.Ed., University of Maryland College Park


Summer 2015

Please review the following programming related to International Section of Counseling Psychology at the APA Convention held in Toronto from August 5 to August 9, 2015. Hope to meet you all there!

International Section Meetings and Presentations
2015 APA Convention
Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, August 5
7-10pm: International Section Executive Board Retreat, Raptor Room, Division 17 Hospitality Suite (Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel)
The International Section will hold our annual retreat for the Executive Board members and Committee Chairs to discuss Section business and planning for next year on Wednesday, August 5, from 7-10pm.

Thursday, August 6
8-10am: International Scholars Welcome & Orientation Breakfast, Arriba Restaurant ( Renaissance Downtown Toronto Hotel)
The International Section will host the annual Welcome & Orientation Breakfast meeting for international scholars, hold our annual awards ceremony, and celebrate our Section’s 10th Year Anniversary on Thursday, August 6, from 8-10am. Our Section’s Co-Founders, Drs. Puncky Heppner and Larry Gerstein will give a talk at our Breakfast meeting. Please note that this event will be held in the Arriba Restaurant within the Renaissance Downtown Toronto Hotel. For more information, please contact Yu-Wei Wang at <yuweiwang2@gmail.com>.

10-11:50am: International Students Mentoring & Orientation Roundtables, Northern Lights Ballroom, Division 17 Hospitality Suite (Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel)
The International Mentoring and Orientation Committee (IMOC) will be hosting a set of 3 roundtables designed to provide professional mentoring to international counseling psychology students as well as U.S. students interested in careers with an international focus. Below are the three roundtable topics and presenters:
· Tips for Applying to Pre-Doctoral Internship
o Bong Joo Hwang, Ph.D., Training Director, Arizona State University Counseling Services
o Elena Yakunina, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, University at Buffalo Counseling Services
· Advice on Pursuing an Academic Career in the U.S. or Abroad
o Yu-Wei Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Director/Research Director/Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland Counseling Center
o Hanako Suzuki, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan
· Advice on Pursuing a Practice-Oriented Career in the U.S. or Abroad
o Jinhee Kang, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, University at Maryland Counseling Center
o MinJung (MJ) Doh, Ph.D, Director, International Family Counseling Center, Korea

For more information, please contact Elena Yakunina at <elenyak@buffalo.edu>.

12-12:50pm: Practitioners in the U.S. with International Backgrounds, Northern Lights Ballroom, Division 17 Hospitality Suite (Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel)
International Psychology Practitioners Committee (IPPC) will be hosting an annual APA convention meeting for those who identify themselves as psychology practitioners with international background on Thursday, August 6, from 12 – 12:50 PM. The focus of the meeting will be networking with other international practitioners and also discussion on “How to Become a Leader as an International Practitioner.” For more information, please contact Bong Joo Hwang at <bongjoo.hwang@asu.edu>.

3-3:50pm: Div. 17 Inter-Sectional Roundtables, Convention Centre Constitution Hall 105
Blustein, D., Buzukashvili, T., Cinamon, R.G., Flum, H., Hwang, B.J., Ngoubene-Atioky, A., Suzuki, H., & Wang, Y.-W. (2015, August). Understanding work issues for world citizens in the 21st century. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Sahai, N., Cavalhieri, & Wang, Y.-W. (2015, August). A multicultural feminist approach to international students’ challenges in supervision and training. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Seo, H., & Yakunina, E. (2015, August). Expanding counseling trainees’ multicultural competence in working with international students. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Suzuki, H., Choi, K.-H., & Wang, Y.-W. (2015, August). Professional and personal transition of international students/scholars returning home. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Yaaqeib, S., Alhmoudi, S., & Al-Darmaki, F.R.R. (2015, August). Reentry experiences and transition process for international students/scholars. Roundtable discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

4-4:50pm: International Section Business Meeting, Raptor Room, Division 17 Hospitality Suite (Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel)
The International Section will hold its annual business meeting for our members and affiliates, as well as for those who are interested in joining our Section on Thursday, August 6, from 4 – 4:50 PM. For more information, please contact Yu-Wei Wang at <yuweiwang2@gmail.com>.

Friday, August 7, 2015
9-9:50pm: Inter-Sectional Symposium, Convention Centre Room 205C
Wang, Y.-W. (2015, August). (Discussant). In S.R. Ali, & D. Mollen (Chairs), Women’s work issues in international health, and economic contexts. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

11-11:50am, Joint International Network Meeting, Northern Lights Ballroom, Division 17 Hospitality Suite (Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel)
Several international psychology networks (e.g., Korean Psychology Network, Japanese Psychology Network, and Taiwan Psychology Network) will be holding a joint network meeting on Friday, August 7, from 11 – 11:50 AM. For more information, please contact Yu-Wei Wang at <yuweiwang2@gmail.com>.

2-2:50pm: International Psychology Practitioners Committee
Hwang, B.J., & Li, Y. (August, 2015). How to start private practice on the side as a counseling psychologist. Workshop to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Saturday, August 8, 2015
8-8:50am: International Psychology Practitioners Committee
Park-Saltzman, J., Yakunina, E., Lee, J., Seo, H., Daruwalla, S., & Hwang, B. J. (August, 2015). Pursuing a career as an international practitioner at a university counseling center. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

9-9:50pm: Inter-Sectional Symposium, Convention Centre 202D
Yakunina, E., Seo, H., Hwang, B.J., Weigold, I., & Wang, Y.-W. (2015, August). Outreach programs for international students across universities: Celebrating inclusion & diversity. In T.S. Sam (Chair), Culturally responsive interventions within university counseling centers. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Sunday, August 9, 2015
12-12:50pm: Inter-Divisional Symposium with Div. 17 and Div. 36, Convention Centre 206A
Wang., Y.-W. (2015, August). How to increase supervisees’ competence in working with survivors of sexual violence and religious/spiritual trauma. In C. Agaibi (Chair), Increasing supervisor competence in religious and spiritual issues. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
Please also consult the list of presentations of International Section members, found here (excel document) .

Spring 2015

International Section Award Nomination. Please review application process here.

Summer 2014

Dear Section Members,

If you are planning to attend the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference in Atlanta, we hope you are as excited as we are. As the conference dates are quickly approaching, we would like to offer the following information which hopefully will assist you with your planning. Please feel free to contact us or any of our board members if further information is needed. we look forward to seeing many of you in Atlanta.

  • The Section Board has been working very hard in the past 2 months developing our pre-conference programs which will be offered on March 13th Thursday from 2-5 pm. If you arrive in Atlanta on or prior to Thursday, March 13th, I’d strongly encourage you to attend our pre-conference programs (all in Downtown Atlanta Hilton Hotel Room 305). Attending the pre-conference programs is free.

12:30pm-1:00 pm: IMOC business meeting

1:00pm-1:55 pm: Nuts and Bolts of Being an International Practitioner in Counseling Psychology 

2:00pm-3:55 pm: Welcome Event for All International Conference Attendees & Award Ceremony: Connecting, Networking, & Expanding

4:00pm-5:00pm: Supervising and Assisting International Trainees/Students: Strategies and Models Utilize in Different Countries (panel presentation co-sponsored by ACCTA and  Supervision &  Training Section)

  • The Welcome Event from 2-4 pm is a highlight. The Division’s President, Dr. Sharon Bowman will give her greeting remarks and we anticipate to have more than 50 international conference attendees from more than 10 countries and domestic colleagues there. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. This will be a great event to meet and network with some US and international colleagues; please come and join us. Please RVSP via the link below by March 5th, 2014 to let us know if you would attend this event.

https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6mSmCFng7bWUlal

  • Collaborating with ACCTA and Supervision & Training Section, we will offer a panel presentation on Thursday, March 13 4-5 PN in Room 305, featuring four panel members from 3 countries to discuss issues and strategies related to supervising and assisting international trainees/students. If you are interested in joining our panel members to exchange thoughts in this topic, please attend this program.

Dr. Zhijin Hou, Beijing Normal University, China

Dr. Vsevolod Konstantinov, Penza State University, Russia

Dr. David Miller, Tennessee State University, USA

Dr. Karen Taylor, Ohio State University, USA

  • The conference online registration is still open (see the link below), and the on-site registration will be open until 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 13 in the conference hotel. If you plan to attend the conference, I’d recommend to complete the online registration prior to coming to the US (the online registration deadline is Monday, March 3).

https://atlanta2014.nonprofitcms.org/conference/Conferences/1/Pages/registration

  • Once you arrive in Atlanta airport, the best way to get to the conference hotel is actually to take the subway (which is called MARTA in Atlanta). I have included the instructions below and hope you find it helpful.

 

MARTA

Once you enter the airport, follow signs for “Delta baggage claim.” Right by Delta Baggage Claim is the entrance for the train. It would cost each person $3.50 total to get from the airport to the Hilton. MARTA red and gold lines run straight from the airport to right next to the Hilton. Once boarding the train, it will go past several stops. Get off at Peachtree Center Station. Once on the platform, look for signs reading “Harris St” escalator. Take the escalator up and follow signs for the Marriot Marquis. (all of this will be indoors). Once entering the Marriot Marquis, go down one level and exit onto a bridge that connects to the Hilton. Take another elevator down to front desk for check in. Many travelers from the airport use MARTA so it is completely fine to bring all your luggage onto the train.

 

Cab

Once you arrive at the airport, please call 404-351-1111.

It would cost $30 for a cab for the first passenger plus $2 each additional person from the airport to the Hilton.

Please feel free to contact us or any Board members if further information is needed. We look forward to seeing many of you soon in Atlanta.

 

Co-Chairs

Chiachih DC Wang, Ph.D. & Makiko Kasai, Ph.D.

Summer 2014

 

Dear Section Members,

As the time is getting close to the APA convention week, we are excited about the opportunity to catch up with you in person and share what we have experienced in the past year. If you are planning to attend this year’s convention, please join us in the following programs hosted by our Section. We look forward to seeing many of you in Washington DC soon.

08/07, 8-10 AM, International Scholars Welcome Breakfast, City Tap House, 801 I St., N.W.

08/07, 10 AM – 12 PM, International Students Mentoring Programs, VP Suite, The Renaissance Hotel

08/07, 12-2 PM, Multicultural and International Supervision Roundtable, Convention Center, East Salon C

08/07, 2-3 PM, International Practitioner Roundtable, Mount Vernon UMC, B102-II

08/09, 12-2 PM, International Section Business Meeting, VP Suite, The Renaissance Hotel

The International Scholars Welcome Breakfast (Thursday, 08/07 8-10 AM) is one of the highlight traditions for the Int’l Section during APA conventions. All Section’s Members are invited (you should have received an invitation email with a RSVP link). We anticipate a good number of international and US counseling psychologists, scholars, and practitioners from around the world attending this event to share their experiences and thoughts related to internationalization of counseling psychology. This year, we will be hosting this event in a local restaurant close to the convention center. It is called City Tap House (801 I St., NW, Washington DC 20536) which is located just two small blocks South of the convention center and in the same building connected with the Renaissance Hotel. If you use google map, you need to pick the one with zip code of 20536 for there are two locations with the same address. During the breakfast, we will also recognize the recipients of our section’s annual awards.  Complimentary breakfast, coffee, and juice will be served.

The annual international students mentoring programs will be offered on Thursday, 08/07 10-11:50 am. This year, we have invited a group of international and US professionals to offer four roundtable presentations/discussions focusing on different topics closely related to international students’ professional development. All international students (not limited to Section’s student members) are welcome.

Topic 1: Applying for Internship, Dr. Bong Joo Hwang

Topic 2: Academic Career in the US, Drs. Stef Aegisdottir & Ayse Ciftci

Topic 3: Practice-Related Careers in the US, Drs. Chun-Chung Choi & Shonali Raney

Topic 4: Career Paths Back Home, Drs. Makiko Kasai & Hung Chiao

Collaborating with the Supervision & Training Section, we will offer a Roundtable program on Thursday, 08/07 12-2 pm. The 2nd half of this program features eight presentation/discussion groups led by our Section’s members to address various topics and issues related to international trainees and professionals. Below is a list of the topics. Please come and join us.

  1. Supervising International Students: A Conjunction of Multicultural and Interpersonal Dimensions in Supervisions
  2. Vitalize the International Student Forum in the Newsletter
  3. Cross-Cultural Counseling and Supervision Dynamics: Worldview an Value Orientation Analysis
  4. International Counseling Psychology Students’ Language and Cultural Competence: Implications in Training and Supervision
  5. Emerging as International Early Career Professional: Challenges and Growth
  6. International Students in Counseling Psychology: Transitioning from Supervisees to Supervisors-in-Training
  7. Bicultural Competence, Positive Self-Growth, and Peer Supervision: Professional and Personal Growth of International ECP
  8. Multicultural Feminist Supervision: How to Empower International Trainees and Their Supervisors

Please feel free to contact us if further information regarding our Section’s program is needed. We look forward to seeing many of you soon at the convetion.

 

Co-Chairs

Chiachih DC Wang, Ph.D. & Makiko Kasai, Ph.D.

 

 

Fall 2013 

We had another successful convention program this year in Hawaii.  The International Scholars Welcoming and Orientation Breakfast was well attended with more than 40 international and domestic scholars, practitioners, and students.  During the breakfast meeting, we also hosted the award ceremony to recognize three exceptional individuals who received the Section’s annual awards this year.  Drs. Linda M. Forrest and Sharon G. Horne are awarded with the 2013 Excellent Contribution Award.  They both shared their experiences in research, practice, and training related to international counseling psychology and expressed strong desires for continued involvement and/or providing mentorship to professional or student members of our section.  Miss Yi Du is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award who gave a brief report of the cross-cultural research project she completed.  Please help me congratulate our awardees.

The section’s Board members had a Skype meeting in September 2013 to discuss our programs for the 2014 SCP conference in Atlanta.  Several board members are involved in various planning committees and we are all very excited about the opportunities to reach out and engage more domestic and international professionals or students who are interested in international counseling psychology issues.  We plan to post our pre-conference programs and conference presentations given by our members on this website in late January and via our email listserv.  If you plan to attend the 2014 SCP conference in Atlanta, please consider joining us in these events.  We look forward to seeing many of you in Atlanta on March 13-16.

Summer 2013

Dear Section’s Members,

It has been a very busy time in the past few months for our Section. With the collective efforts put in by all of our board members and appointed officers as well as the contributions made by many of our members, we have been able to accomplish a lot of work in the past 6 months. Please allow us to share some exciting news with you via this newsletter greeting.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Drs. Yi-Jiun Lin (co-secretaries & co-newsletter editors), Lillian Chiang (co-secretaries & co-newsletter editors), and Stefania Ægisdóttir (US-based membership officer) for the excellent leadership and great contributions they have provided to our Section in the past two years. They will complete their services on our Board after this convention but we know they will continue to be a strong support of our Section. The 2013 election was announced and taken place electronically in April-May 2013 with great success. Please join us to welcome Dr. Fatima Rashed Al-Darmaki as the Non-US-based Co-Chair Elect, Dr. Yu-Wei Wang as the US-based Co-Chair Elect, Dr. Ingrid (Bayer) Weigold as the new Secretary, and Dr. Sayaka Machizawa as the new US-based Membership Officer. In addition to these elected new board members, Dr. Keum-Hyeong Choi has accepted the invitation to serve as our next newsletter editor. Many thanks to these devoting professionals for their willingness to volunteer their time and energy to our Section; we look forward to their guidance and strong leadership.

The 2013 Award committee was formed in February 2013 which was chaired by Dr. Makiko Kasai with Drs. Yi-Jiun Lin and Julie Koch as committee members. We received many nominations for various awards after the announcement was made. After careful deliberation, three exceptional candidates were selected as the award winners for this year. They are Drs. Linda Mae Forrest and Sharon G. Horne for the 2013 Excellent Contribution Award and Yi Du for the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award. Please help me congratulate our awardees. We will have the award ceremony during the International Scholars Welcome Breakfast scheduled on July 31st 8-10 AM.

A special task group was formed in January 2013 with a goal of connecting with more international counseling psychology organizations around the world. The special task group included 4 professional members (Drs. Lynette Bikos, Ingrid Weigold, Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao, & Chiachih DC Wang) and 2 student members (Jennifer Chain & Ashley Hutchison) and met three times via skype during spring 2013. We located 45+ international counseling psychology or professional counseling associations in 38 countries and contacted the presidents/officers of these associations in May 2013 to invite them to the 2013 APA convention. We plan to continue our effort in finalizing a useful database and to establish more training/research collaborations at the association level.

We are completing the last step of transferring our Section’s website to a new host with a new domain name. On behalf of our Section, we would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Ladany for providing the funding in the past few years in support of hosting our website via the Santa Clara University IT services. In addition, we are grateful for Dr. Larry Gerstein’s assistance in helping us to purchase the domain name of our current website. For considerations of the long-term stability and allowing better access to manage our web contents, the Board has decided in this May to transfer our website to a free host (sites.google.com). Our webmaster, Dr. Arlette Ngoubene-Atioky has worked tirelessly in the past two months to make the transfer possible. Below is the link to our new website; please let us know if you have any suggestions.

https://sites.google.com/site/intlcounselingpsychology/

As the time is approaching the 2013 APA convention in Hawaii, the Board members have been very busy planning and preparing for different events. We have an exciting program during this convention; please see the information of our convention program detailed in the newsletter. If you plan to attend the 2013 APA convention, please consider joining us in these events. We look forward to seeing many of you in Hawaii.

Co-Chairs of the APA Div. 17 International Section

Chiachih DC Wang, Ph.D. & Makiko Kasai, Ph.D.

Summer 2013 – APA Convention, International Section of Counseling Psychology Programming

*  07/31, Wednesday, 8-10 am, International Scholars Welcome Breakfast & Award Ceremony  (co-sponsored with Div. 52), Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Salon C

o   Please RSVP on https://unt.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6mSmCFng7bWUlal by July 20th.

*   07/31, Wednesday, 10 am-12 pm, International Students Mentoring Roundtable (4 topics), Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Salon C

o   Clinical Career in the U.S.—Facilitated by Drs. Jinhee Kang and Bong Joo Hwang

o   Academic Career in the U.S.—Facilitated by Drs. Puncky and Mary Heppner

o   Career outside of the U.S.—Facilitated by Dr. Makiko Kasai

o   Journeys on CPT vs. OPT, Working Visa & Immigration—Facilitated by Dr. Chun-Chung Choi

*    08/01, Thursday, 11 am-12 pm, Program for Practitioners in the US with International Backgrounds, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Salon 3

*    08/01, Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Early Career Counseling Psychologists & Advance Students Social Hour (co-sponsored with ECP), Duke’s Waikiki

*    08/02, Friday, 8-8:50 am, section sponsored symposium “Embrace Cultural Issues in Counseling   Training and Supervision,” Convention Center Room 316C

o   The Patchwork of Diversity in the UK—Dr. Peter Martin

o    Counseling training & Supervision in Japan: A Common Model & Limitations—Drs. Mari Yoshikawa & Makiko Kasai

o    Facilitate US International Trainners’ Bicultural Competency via Clinical Supervision—Drs. Jinhee Kang & Yi-Jiun Lin

*    08/03, Saturday, 10-11 am, Division 17 International Section Business Meeting, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Salon 1

Fall 2012 – Message from International Section Co-Chairs We are delighted to have this opportunity to share some of the highlight events of the International Section with our colleagues.  This year’s annual convention in Orlando was a great success for the International Section.  First, we organized the International Scholars Welcoming and Orientation Breakfast and hosted more than 80 international attendees including more than 20 presidents or CEOs of psychological associations from around the world. During the breakfast meeting, one of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awardees, Dr. Larry Gerstein shared his experiences in research, training, and providing counseling services that promoted international counseling psychology.  Dr. Anthony Joseph Marsella was another Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of this year who was not able to attend the convention.  This year’s Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award went to Dr. Chiao Hung of the University of Missouri, Columbia recognizing the high level of quality and complexity of her dissertation research that explored Filipina immigrants’ utilization of coping strategies within a cross-cultural transition.  Fifteen international leaders of counseling psychology associations or relevant organizations attended the International Leader’s Luncheon.  The smaller group format provided a more intimate atmosphere for US and international counseling psychologists to get to know each other and to exchange the shared and unique challenges faced by counseling psychologists and professional mental health providers in different countries.  We agreed to continue our international collaboration in the future.    This past year, all of our section’s board members were actively involved in the Globalization Special Task Group, one of the three presidential initiative projects proposed by the Division’s then President, Dr. Barry Chan.  Twelve small tasks groups, each with 4-5 members residing in various countries working on a selected project over the past year, presented findings in the symposium of Globalization Counseling Psychology: Special Task Group Report from 23 Countries, which is another highlight moment for our section during the 2012 APA convention.  The International Students Mentoring and Orientation Roundtable hosted by our section during the convention had a great turnout.  It attracted about 30 international counseling psychology students from different programs across the country.  The Section will continue to host mentoring program between and during APA to provide support and address international students’ learning and adjustment needs.We would like to express our deepest appreciation to our past co-Chairs, Drs. Johanna Nilsson and Lifei Wang for the outstanding leadership and exceptional work they had provided to our section in the past two years.  We are also grateful for our out-going board members, Drs. Majeda Humeidan and Kenneth Wang for their wonderful contributions.      We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jinhee Kang is the section’s new treasurer, Dr. Chi-Ping Deng is the new international membership officer, and Ashley Hutchison is the new student representative for our section.  In a short period of six years, the International Section has grown to have more than 275 members.  All of the current board members are excited about the opportunity to serve on the board.  Upon the strong foundation established by previous co-chairs and board members, we are committed to further enhancing our Section’s functions and activity level.  If you would like to join the International Section or would like to take a more active role as a section member, please contact our co-chairs or any current Board members.

Co-Chairs: Makiko Kasai, Ph.D. & Chiachih DC Wang, Ph.D.

Spring& Summer 2012 

  • Summer 2012 International Counseling Psychology Newsletter, now available here (.pdf)
  • Winter 2012 International Counseling Psychology Newsletter, now available here (.pdf)

Spring 2011

  • Master list of Japan Support Resources and links  click here
  • Winter 2010 International Counseling Psychology Newsletter, now available here (.pdf)

May 2010

  • Spring 2010 International Counseling Psychology Newsletter, now available here (.pdf)
  • Join us at the 2010 APA Convention in San Diego, California: click here to register!

January 2010

  • Fall 2009 International Counseling Psychology Newsletter, now available here (.pdf)

December 07

  • Professor P. Paul Heppner is the recipient of the American Psychological Association 2008 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. Professor Heppner is a Past President of Division 17, Past Editor of The Counseling Psychologist, and current Co-Chair of Division 17’s International Section. All the members and leaders of the International Section want to deeply congratulate Professor Heppner for this well deserved award! This is a terrific honor!
  • International Counseling Psychology Conference: Click here for a list of programs sponsored by ICP

September 07

July 07

May 07

  • ICP Awards The Society of Counseling Psychology’s International Section is offering its inaugural award to recognize a graduate student and a professional demonstrating excellence in international counseling psychology. For more information, click here (.pdf)
  • International Counseling Psychology Newsletter: 1st Edition (click on the image)
  • Please join us! 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference March 5-9, 2008 Chicago, Illinois USA 
  • Members’ Research Interests and contact information here

March, 2007

Articles needed for ICP Spring Newsletter: read the announcement here (.pdf)

A call to All International students in Counseling Psychology: visit Special Task Group: Mentoring International Students website

February 20th, 2007
Opportunities for students: submit posters on international topics for potential presentation at the 2007 APA Annual Convention in San Francisco. For details, visit www.div17.org/sectionposter/default.htm

November 25th, 2006

The deadline for proposals for the APA 2007 convention is December 1st. Click here to submit your proposal if you would like a chance to present at the next APA convention.

November 4th, 2006

  1. Launch of ICP message board. 2. Launch of the French version of ICP!!            

October 5th, 2006

  1. Launch of ICP listserv. Please click here to join!            

September 23rd, 2006

  1. Launch of ICP website 2. Site still under construction but feel free to browse in
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