September 21, 2020

Suriname to host Caribbean regional psychology conference


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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) will hold its upcoming Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology (CRCP 2014) in Paramaribo, Suriname, from November 11-14, 2014, hosted by the Surinaamse Vereniging van Psychologen en Orthopedagogen (SVPO).

The theme of CRCP 2014 is “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming our Future”.

The following sub-themes: Caribbean identity; health and wellness; youth, children and education; Caribbean psychology education and training; and facing new challenges in psychology will be addressed in plenary sessions by the following Caribbean and International psychologists and thinkers:

  • Marcia Sutherland, State University of NY, Keynote speaker
  • David Comissiong, Barbados, Keynote speaker
  • Gloria Wekker, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Serge Madhere, Howard University, USA
  • Omowale Amuleru-Marshall, St. Georges University, Grenada
  • Josefina Zaiter, Dominican Republic
  • Jaipal Roopmarine, Syracuse University, USA
  • Tobi Graafsma, Anton de Kom University, Suriname
  • Guillermo Bernal, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
  • Ishtar Govia, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Saths Cooper, President, Int’l Union Psychological Sciences, South Africa
  • Peter Weller, President, Caribbean Male Action Network, UWI, Trinidad

The presentations (papers, posters, symposia and roundtable discussions) from regional and international psychologists will address issues that impact on our psycho-social development in the wider Caribbean. These issues include inter alia; healthy coping strategies, non-communicable diseases, stress, mental health challenges, suicide, youth development, health care, education, capacity building and organizational wellness. CRCP 2014 will explore the antecedents and legacy which shape us as Caribbean peoples, as a prerequisite for developing positive wellness behaviours and strategies for the future.

In addition, CRCP 2014 plans to promote the growth of psychology and its services, through regional and international collaboration and professional networking. This conference is anticipated to enhance the welfare of our peoples across the region through improved wellness policies, clinical and healthcare services, consultation, teaching and research.

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