Convocatoria: 70 años de la SIP – Libro de imágenes


Title: Photo collection: Psychology in the Americas
Editors: Miguel Gallegos, Viviane de Castro Pecanha, Rubén Ardila & Naomi Koerner
Publishing Company: Interamerican Society of Psychology

According to the ancient Chinese adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Images, such as portraits or photos, offer us different ways of representing events or special moments. Over time, these images tend to get forgotten, lost in a bookcase or memory box. Often when the photos are found the events and people portrayed are unknown.
The idea of the photo collection book is to identify the different historical moments of psychology in the Americas through the exhibition of various visual representations (photographs, portraits, images, photos, etc.), along with brief contextualization of the events portrayed and the historical meaning given to them.

The photo collection book project is motivated by the celebration of the 70 years of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (ISP; 1951-2021). This book will give information on images of events and people playing significant role in the history of ISP; although, it will also portray moments and events not directly related to ISP or the Interamerican / Iberian-America region. Graphic representations of events, conferences, awards, letters, institutions, social meetings, emblematic book covers, and many other images will also be included in the photo book. The photographs can be from personal archives, published in books, magazines, minutes, and memoirs. It is also possible to combine different materials (letters and photos) encouraging critical reflections to understand the historical moment(s).

Collect the visual images (photographs) representing the different historical events of psychology in the Americas, linked, although not exclusively, to the development of the Interamerican Society of Psychology.

Format of the photos:
1. Scanned digital images / photographs (high resolution or best quality possible).
2. Provide title(s) and the date(s) of the events (i.e. photograph, letters, etc.).
3. Include description(s) to contextualize the image(s), and the people portrayed and/or the activities of the event(s) informing the historical significance of the illustrative material.
4. Maximum of 500 words to describe the material.
5. APA format references and citations.
6. Font: Time New Roman, 12, single space, justified.
7. Include: Name and Surname; Institution: Contact.
8. References (APA format): maximum of 5 images.
9. All images (past and current times) are welcomed, as long as they have historical significance.
10. Language: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
11. Accepting 5 contributions (photos, letters, etc.) per author.

Deadline to submit the material: December 15, 2021

Please submit the material to:
Dr. Miguel Gallegos:
Vice president South America (2021-2023)
Interamerican Society of Psychology


Happy Holidays 2020

Happy Holidays

Wishing that next year will be full of

Health, Success and Prosperity

Hoping that we will have a better year

Call for SIP Bulletin 106

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Dear colleagues.


Participate in the SIP Bulletin. Our next issue (106) awaits your collaboration in one of the following sections:


I Section Briefs. Disclose your latest scientific work(s).
II SIP World Section. It is the section to give voice to the Task Forces (TF) and National Representatives (NR)
III Section Shared Pride: Distinctions of relevance of the members of the SIP.


All you have to do is have your current membership.
Deadline: July 3rd, 2020


Below are the details of each section. Visit our site for the latest issues of the Bulletin:


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.



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.


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.


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.


Each volume of the Bulletin has a cover article. The next issue will focus on Psychology and Immigration. If you have a broader collaboration with these topics, we welcome that collaboration to accompany the cover article. Indispensable strict adherence to the APA style, latest edition.

Reconocimiento en ocasión al 1ro de mayo

Reconocimiento en ocasión al 1ro de mayo
Día Internacional del Trabajador/a

Con motivo de conmemorarse el 1ro de mayo el Día del Trabajador/a en las Américas y el mundo, la Mesa Directiva de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología, reconoce y destaca la importante labor que vienen desarrollando los y las psicólogas para afrontar las demandas de psicosociales y de salud mental que se están presentado en las múltiples realidades de los países afectados por el Covid-19.

Desde que se declaró la pandemia el 11 de marzo del corriente año, profesionales de la psicología, así como organizaciones que los/as agrupan en las Américas, han realizado diversas actividades dirigidas a dar respuesta a los problemas emocionales y psicosociales que se han ido presentando, muchas veces sin la visibilidad y el reconocimiento como trabajadores de la salud pública.

Igualmente reconocemos la actividad de los innumerables agentes de salud y empleados/as esenciales (médicos, asistentes, auxiliares, enfermeros, camilleros, barrenderos, distribuidores, transportistas, repartidores, entre otros), que realizan diversas labores de riesgo.

Por último, insistimos en la importancia de que los gobiernos del mundo y de las Américas en particular, recurran y se nutran de los conocimientos de la psicología, como disciplina y profesión, para llevar a cabo la elaboración de las políticas públicas y la implementación de las estrategias de salud pública que se requieran en el escenario próximo.

1 de mayo de  2020
Mesa Directiva
Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología

Acta Asamblea de Socios/as

Estimado/a colega:
Le incluimos el Acta de la Asamblea de Socios/as celebrada en el Congreso Interamericano de Psicología que se llevó a cabo el pasado mes de julio en la Habana, Cuba. El Acta incluye varias enmiendas aprobadas a la Constitución de la SIP y varios anejos con informes.
Blanca Ortiz-Torres, Ph.D.; J.D.
Secretaria General