Call for Bulletin #107

Dear colleagues.
The next issue (No. 107: Teaching and learning processes in psychology during the pandemic) awaits your collaboration in one of the following sections with the central topic of the issue or with any other topic:
I Section Briefs. Disclose your latest scientific work(s).
II SIP World Section. It is the section for the Task Forces (TF), National Representatives (NR) and Voices of Membership.
III Section Shared Pride: Distinctions of relevance of the members of the SIP.
All you have to do is have your current membership.
Deadline: November 20, 2020
Below are the details of each section. Visit our site for the latest issues of the Bulletin: https://sipsych.org/publications/sip-bulletin/
I SECTION “BRIEFS”
Objective in the Bulletin: to give diffusion to some work of some SIP member, as well as to contribute with the so necessary work of scientific diffusion. 
 
It consists of small notes in the form of news (not the copy of the scientific summary), about the findings, or advances, or conclusions, etc., derived from a work of yours, published in the last 12 months. Add an eye-catching title, so that your note appeals to the reader.
 
1) Approximate length of 150 words, in any official language of the SIP.
2) Incorporates, at the end of the note, the reference in strict APA format of the published work on which the note is based. 
3) Additional translation into another official language of the SIP (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese) is essential. This will allow your work to be more widely disseminated.
 
II SIP WORLD SECTION
A) Task Forces
Disseminate relevant knowledge in relation to the topics and approaches that your work group carries out. You can communicate and / or disseminate activities, actions, proposals, research, current issues, etc., of the TF.
B) National Representatives
Highlight what you consider relevant to Psychology in your country or some actions you have taken as a national representative. The possibilities can be as diverse as Psychology and who we do it. 
 
In either case (TF or NR) it is a brief note, inviting reading, approximately between 200 and 400 words. It can be smaller or even larger if desired.
 
C) Voices of Membership
Original academic articles from our membership. These can be reports of professional or intervention experiences, empirical studies, essays, reviews, or any academic format. The length of your contribution can be variable: between 600 and 3000 words. Indispensable adherence to the APA style. Do not include footnotes.
Our number 107 will have as its central theme “Teaching-learning processes of Psychology during the pandemic”. All contributions on other topics will be welcome, however we are encouraging you to share your experience, ideas, data, evidence, suggestions, critical view, contributions, etc. on the above mentioned topic. 
 
Language: Any official language of the SIP. Please translate, if possible, into any additional language (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese) to help with the promotion of what you disseminate.
III SHARED PRIDE SECTION
Do you know anyone who is a member of SIP and recently received a distinction or recognition of relevance? This is a new section of the Bulletin dedicated to sharing the most recent distinctions received in the professional practice of Psychology as well as the meritorious achievements of SIP member colleagues.
Send the name of the person who received the award (it could be you), the title of the recognition and a photo, preferably of the moment of the award reception.

SIP Statement on the Death of African Americans in the United States of America

The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) is worried and concerned about the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was immobilized and died under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIP calls on the authorities to abolish the use of excessive force and police brutality and urges that this tragic incident be investigated, justice be done, and respect for the dignity and rights of African-American people in the United States of America be advanced. What happened in Minneapolis is an unacceptable incident, highlighting the frequent cost paid in loss of life, especially by those of African-American origin.

In the face of what happened in Minneapolis, and many other cities where violence against racial and ethnic minorities has clearly been observed, SIP cannot remain silent. We live under the restrictions and stress produced by the pandemic created by COVID-19; an epidemic, which has given rise to many of the best humanitarian actions seen in our recent history, which are also obscured by senseless acts, as seen in the case of George Floyd.

SIP believes that the lives of human beings must be honored and protected. Incidents like the one that occurred are catastrophic on psychological, social and moral levels. The repeated occurrence of these events perpetuates the trauma that affects Black people and damages the possibilities of achieving a more just and equitable society for all. Moreover, such situations continue the psychological damage created by racial discrimination and prejudice, which results in increased trauma, depression and distress, and has effects on bodily conditions such as blood pressure and vascular accidents as attested to by extensive research.

We share the view of the President of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, who recognizes the existence of a pandemic of racism, as evidenced by the countless deaths of African-American people in the United States. We believe that this racism must be confronted as a public health crisis that demands the implementation of actions to eradicate aggressive behavior and injustices against minority citizens.

SIP emphatically rejects situations such as those that have occurred, advocates for the expeditious and humane resolution of such situations and offers its collaboration and resources to reduce racism, stigmatization, hatred and aggression against African-Americans in the United States.

Board of Directors of the Inter-American Society of Psychology (SIP), May 30, 2020.

The experience of a psychologist coping with the COVID-19

Conversation of our President, Dr. Carlos Zalaquett, with Dr. Viviane de Castro Picanha, Director of the Department of International Psychology of The Chicago School, Online Campus, who tells us about her experience after being affected with COVID-19.

SIP ENDORSEMENT: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

SIP ENDORSEMENT:

THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

 

The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and encourages its members to promote its implementation and monitoring. This implementation should be guided by the core principles of the CRC: non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.

The Convention presents the rights of the children in 54 articles and two optional protocols. These are basic human rights that children everywhere have.

 

Children have the right:

  • to survival
  • to develop to the fullest
  • to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation
  • to participate fully in family, cultural and social life

 

Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services.

SIP recognizes the importance of early childhood experiences, and the presence of a nourishing and protective environment to promote children’s development and realization of potential.  The Society also recognizes the importance of preventing children abuse, exploitation, and neglect in all parts of the world. The CRC promotes these essential conditions.

SIP fully endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Links to the CRC in English [https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx]