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International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) call for applications to workshop on building capacity for psychological intervention after disasters in the Asia and Pacific region

The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) will be organizing a workshop entitled "Psychological Intervention After Disasters" that will be held in Beijing, China from 18 to 22 February 2012. The aim of the workshop is to build capacity for psychological intervention after disasters in Asia and the Pacific. It is organised in partnership with the Chinese Psychological Society and the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). ICSU ROAP encourages all developieng countries in Asia and the Pacific to apply to send participants to the workshop.

 

The workshop aims to:

  • Present participants with the most recent scientific and applied scientific evidence and knowledge on Psychological Intervention after Disasters;
  • Show the constraints and opportunities of working with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents;
  • Develop relevant knowledge provision, education and training in academic programs of psychology;
  • Help in developing a regional network to support continuance in scientific research and training in mental health support following disaster.

 

The Asia-Pacific Workshop 2012 is intended for:

  • Researchers, educators, and practitioners from across the entire Asia-Pacific region, who have an academic background, primarily in psychology, and who are interested and experienced in work on disasters
  • Psychologists who work with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents
  • Young and early career scientists from Asian-Pacific countries

 

Successful applicants will receive the following support from IUPsyS:

  • Accommodation: Costs will be covered and accommodation will be provided in a good quality hotel .
  • Transport: Costs will be covered by the workshop (most economic available, for example, economy airfare).
  • Letter of Invitation: A formal letter of invitation to participants to help raise funds and obtain visas to attend the workshop will be sent by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Closing date for applications: 30 December 2011

 

Interested candidates must fill in the application form and send the completed form to IUPsyS via email: IUPsySCB@psych.ac.cn or via fax: +8610-64872070.

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