Virtual GPA conference on psychology and climate change

Virtual GPA conference on psychology and climate change

Hi everyone,

Please see attached for a flyer, including registration links, for an upcoming Global Psychology Alliance (GPA) virtual conference: Psychology in Action: Leading for the Climate. The conference will take place on November 18 and 19, featuring many members of the GPA as speakers as well as other content experts. If you are interested in this topic, please join us and feel free to disseminate among your colleagues.

REGISTER FOR SESSION 1
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REGISTER FOR SESSION 2
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Mental Health Now: Share your story!

PAHO is inviting health workers in the region of the Americas to share their experiences caring for patients on the frontlines of the pandemic and lessons of how they have coped during this time.

If you are a health worker living in the Americas, please submit a short video in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MentalHealthNow with your story.

The deadline to present stories has been extended until November, 15th, 2021

Participants will have the chance to be featured in an official PAHO video, following the campaign

GUIDELINES

Declaración de la SIP sobre la situación socio política de Colombia

Agradeceremos pueda apoyar con su firma la Declaración de la Situación Socio-Política de Colombia (La forma cierra el 15 de junio)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPLkm4ixBLoHU2XDP4sKNFGMCc7uCa8hPRhJDjIuXaRHLZmQ/viewform

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La Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP) mira con preocupación la situación sociopolítica por la que atraviesa Colombia, y llama a las instancias implicadas en el conflicto, a desarrollar estrategias que propendan por la búsqueda inmediata de salidas pacíficas y negociadas, con acuerdos que satisfagan las necesidades de la población y favorezcan la conservación de la institucionalidad.

Frente a los hechos ocurridos en los últimos días, donde se han observado expresiones de violencia provenientes desde diversas esferas sociales e institucionales, hacemos un llamado a la cordura, al respeto a los derechos humanos y a la búsqueda de acuerdos negociados, con una participación multiestamentaria, que posibilite la articulación de diversos puntos de vista, y la definición de planes de acción que se reviertan en estrategias para atender las necesidades apremiantes del país.

Desde la SIP consideramos que la vida, la seguridad y la integridad de los seres humanos deben ser veneradas y protegidas. Hechos como los que están sucediendo crean condiciones catastróficas en lo psicológico, social y moral para la población en general. La ocurrencia de estos hechos, puede tener incidencias traumáticas en las personas y daña las posibilidades de alcanzar una sociedad más justa y equitativa para todos los ciudadanos. Más aún, este tipo de situaciones perpetúa el daño psicológico creado por la desigualdad social, que se traduce en incremento del trauma, depresión y angustia, al tiempo que agrava condiciones corporales como la tensión, la presión arterial y los accidentes vasculares tal como lo atesta la nutrida investigación al respecto.

La SIP rechaza enfáticamente situaciones como las ocurridas, aboga por la resolución expedita y humanitaria de esta situación y ofrece toda su colaboración y recursos para aportar a la reducción de la inequidad, la estigmatización, el odio y la polarización ideológica, asociados a los hechos que acontecen en la nación.

Mesa Directiva de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología (SIP)

10 de mayo de 2021.

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.