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.

SUSPENDED: Regional Congress of Psychology

Regional Congress of Psychology

SUSPENDED
The Regional Congress of Psychology schedule for September 1 to 4, 2020 is suspended until 2022. The Congress will be held in the same location of Concepción, Chile. The submitted works will be discarded. Other details will be provided later.

Call of SIP facing Coronavirus Pandemic

20 de marzo de 2020

La Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología hace un llamado a actuar con Responsabilidad, Empatía, Solidaridad y Tranquilidad frente a la pandemia del Coronavirus (COVID-19), declarada días atrás por la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

Para dar curso a este llamado, la Mesa Directiva ha elaborado un Protocolo de Acción y Recomendaciones sobre Salud Mental para afrontar la Pandemia del Coronavirus (en tres idiomas) para afrontar esta situación de crisis sanitaria global.

Nos enfrentamos a un desafío en materia de salud mental sin precedentes inmediatos, por la magnitud y la duración que se estima, y por ello resulta necesario que nuestra disciplina y profesión contribuya con todos sus recursos, capacidades y potencialidades. Les exhortamos a que difundan el documento y a que se mantengan saludables y seguros/as.

Sinceramente,

Carlos Zalaquett, Ph.D.
Presidente de la SIP

Click the image to read the protocol in ENGLISH.

ENGLISH

ESPAÑOL

PORTUGUES

IMPORTANT: To all residents in the United States or its territories

To all residents in the United States or its territories (including Puerto Rico):

We clarify that the recent changes in regulations announced yesterday by the US government regarding traveling to Cuba are limited to one of the categories that were approved by President Obama: people to people. Educational trips to attend conferences, engage in academic research or conduct research are still allowed and legal; this is ARE NOT PROHIBITED by recent changes in regulations. Below you will find an official communications of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (US Treasury Department) that clarifies this situation. Therefore, we are looking forward to welcome you in our Interamerican Congress to be held in Havana next July.

 

  1. What constitutes generally authorized travel-related transactions for “professional research” and “professional meetings” in Cuba?

OFAC has issued an expanded general license that incorporates prior specific licensing policy and authorizes, subject to conditions, travel-related transactions and other transactions that are directly incident to professional research in Cuba. Among other things, this general license authorizes, subject to conditions, professional research in Cuba relating to a traveler’s profession, professional background, or area of expertise. In accordance with the NSPM, OFAC is amending this general license to exclude from the authorization direct financial transactions with entities and subentities identified on the State Department’s Cuba Restricted List. The traveler’s schedule of activities must not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule. An entire group does not qualify for the general license merely because some members of the group qualify individually. For a complete description of what this general license authorizes and the restrictions that apply, see 31 CFR § 515.564.  OFAC has issued an expanded general license that incorporates prior specific licensing policy and authorizes, subject to conditions, travel-related transactions and other transactions that are directly incident to attendance at, or organization of, professional meetings in Cuba. Among other things, this general license authorizes, subject to conditions, attendance at professional meetings or conferences in Cuba relating to a traveler’s profession, professional background, or area of expertise, as well as organization of such meetings by a traveler whose profession is related to the organization of professional meetings or conferences or who is an employee or contractor of an entity that is organizing the professional meeting or conference. In accordance with the NSPM, OFAC is amending this general license to exclude from its authorization direct financial transactions with entities and subentities identified on the State Department’s Cuba Restricted List. Travel in this category is generally licensed provided that the traveler’s schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule. An entire group does not qualify for the general license merely because some members of the group qualify individually. For a complete description of what this general license authorizes and the restrictions that apply, see 31 CFR § 515.564. [11-08-2017]

SIP Survey

Dear colleagues.

We would like to remind you that our survey to find out the opinion of the SIP members is still open. We were delighted to receive your responses. But in case you haven’t already done so, please don’t hesitate to do so. It will take less than two minutes.

Survey in English: https://bit.ly/2YaDrfk