Andrew Simon, USA
Chris Mulchay, USA
Elaine Congress USA
Naomi Koerner, Canada
Amina Muazzam, Pakistan

ICP congratulates newly elected President-Elect, Treasurer, Directors at Large


Andrew Simon, USA

2021-22 President Elect: Andrew Simon, PhD

Seton Hall University, USA
I am a social-organizational psychologist and a faculty member at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, USA. I have also worked as a senior staff member in executive development and nonprofit leadership programs at the University of Pennsylvania. My teaching and research address leadership and social systems and focus on issues of global human rights and social justice. Examples of the type of work I do include collaborating with the leaders of Uganda’s longest-standing, child-oriented NGO in strategic planning and advising the world’s largest network of human rights funders in improving the collective efforts of their network. I will bring this type of applied, real-world focus to leading ICP.

My collaboration today with ICP’s current President, Dr. Josephine Tan, has been immeasurably rewarding. As ICP’s next president, I will continue Dr. Tan’s strong leadership and build upon her success. Specifically, I envision a broad, diverse, and collaborative membership engaged in projects that address the mission of “human rights, dignity and justice.” In sum, my goal as president will be to lead ICP in making an immediate impact in the world while also strengthening the association’s foundation so it can thrive in the years to come.

Chris Mulchay, USA

2021-2024 ICP Treasurer: Chris Mulchay, PhD

Clinical Practice, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
I am a clinical psychologist in  a practice that primarily focuses on psychological assessment. I moved to Asheville from Hawai’i, where I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in psychological evaluation. I was fortunate to be one of a small team of three professionals to establish clinics in rural areas of Hawai’i and work with one of the world’s most diverse populations. I am active in the Western North Carolina Psychological Association, serving as its President and representative to the state psychological association. I previously worked in residential treatment centers and hospitals in California, specializing in helping individuals recover from trauma and emotional distress. I have a strong interest in helping to support community change by increasing safety, stability, creativity, and empowerment. I am licensed in 16 states in the US. I have been a member of ICP for 5 years and am currently serving on the Board of Directors and the Conference Committee. I am passionate about helping the International Council of Psychologists in any way I can.  I have enjoyed recent meetings with the Finance Committee. I am interested in the Treasurer position because I think I could effectively work closely with the Secretariat, oversee the financial operations, and provide updates at the quarterly board meetings.

2021-2024 Directors at Large

Elaine Congress USA

Dr. Elaine Congress, Fordham University, USA

In the fields of psychology and social work, I have worked as a practitioner, supervisor, administrator, educator, and author. My work at the United Nations has helped me promote the goals and programs of the International Council of Psychologists.

Naomi Koerner, Canada

Dr. Naomi Koerner, Ryerson University, Canada

I run a research lab, train undergraduate and graduate researchers, and teach. I am also a clinical psychologist. Over the last 12 years I have held fulfilling service and leadership positions that have called for collaboration, excellent communication, creative problem-solving, and good citizenship.

Amina Muazzam, Pakistan

Dr. Amina Muazzam, Lahore College for Women University, Pakistan

I am an expert psychometric, educationist, and social scientist with a broad focus on cutting-edge research in the areas related to children, adolescents, and women’s physical and mental health.

Dr. Nancy Sidun, PsyD, will complete the Director-at-Large position vacated by Chris Mulchay (who was himself completing the term of Jean Lau Chin).

Nancy Sidun USA

The International Council of Psychologists is seeking nominations for election to the ICP Executive Board

Open positions: 

  • President-Elect (serves 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, 1 year as Past-President)
  • Treasurer (3-year term)
  • Director-at-Large (three openings for 3 year terms)

Nomination Deadline February 19, 2021

Ballots for the elections will be sent to all members on 15 March 2021 with a voting period of 15 days. The terms of elected persons will begin at the annual meeting in the fall of 2021.

Please consider serving on the Executive Board of ICP or nominating a colleague.!
ICP, one of the oldest international associations in psychology, was founded in 1941. Our mission is committed to furthering world peace, promoting human rights and promoting collaboration among mental health professionals and social scientists, globally. ICP is in a vibrant period of growth with new members, conference modalities and educational activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominees must be current members of ICP.
  • Geographical diversity is highly valued
  • Desired Leadership Qualities for Nominees
    • Ability to listen and analyze, as well as think strategically and creatively.
    • Ability to consider multiple viewpoints, an international perspective, and work well with people individually and in a group.
    • Ability to make decisions based on knowledge rather than opinion.
    • Willingness to learn more about the Council, prepare for and attend quarterly virtual Board of Directors meetings, and take responsibility for assignments.

How to Nominate

Please complete the form below.

Nominations should include the following information: Contact Information for nominee and nominator; nominee CV, brief (300 words maximum) biographical statement by nominee of why they would like to serve.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Nominations and Elections Committee chair Natalie Porter

ICP Board Elections - 2021 Nominations

Nomination Information

Please add up to two names of endorsers for this nomination

To promote the launch of the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights, we are going to produce a celebratory video! It will begin with a short statement about the importance of human rights & psychology, followed by a collage of voices labeling human rights issues. Then the video will continue with short (1 minute) statements by Advisory Committee and Steering Committee members about the connection between psychology and human rights / human rights and psychology. These statements can be general or can be about a single topic.

Please read below for how you can contribute with your short videos (taken with your phone):

All videos can be uploaded on this site here

  • Video take #1: this purpose is to develop a film of many voices saying the areas in which psychology and human rights overlap. To do this we ask each of you to say these terms. Video: pause 5 seconds, say a content area (e.g. “children’s right to an education”; “women”; “refugees”) then pause 5 seconds more. You can make a continuous tape with several terms (we will edit out sections).
  • Video take #2: the purpose is to gather short statements endorsing the goals of the GNPHR and/or the connection between psychology and human rights, and why the GNPHR will help. We are aiming for short statements – at most 2-3 minutes, but shorter is fine too.

To submit your video(s):


Dear ICP Members – ICP will be participating in the International Congress of Psychology as an “academic partner”. We will prepare a small “program within a program” of all the presentations given by ICP members. Please help prepare that by letting us know your presentations for ICP – by abstract number.

ICP Member

Submission 1

Submission 2

Submission 3

Submission 4

Submission 5 and higher



Want to explore a topic with ICP colleagues?

A longstanding tradition at ICP is the development of Interest Groups.
Interest Groups are informal groupings of members who are interested in pursuing a common topic.  Interest groups meet to plan activities such as a research project, a panel for the ICP Conference, a webinar, a bibliography, or an article for the ICP newsletter.


Those interested in leading / joining an interest group should send a possible interest group title, a short description of the issue or topic, and their contact information to the Interest Group Coordinator, Machiko Fukuhara

Welcome note from Interest Group Coordinator


Current Interest Groups include:

  • Cross-Cultural/Interdisciplinary Study on Wellness of Human Beings (Co-Chairs: Naoki Asazuma, Machiko Fukuhara, Ann O’Roark)

The purpose of this Interest Group is to carry out a cross-cultural/interdisciplinary study on human beings for their Wellness. The emphasis is on scientific, evidence based study to explore knowledge about human beings with which transfer to use for them in their real life situation (knowledge in to action). The first topic (presented in a symposium at ICP2019) is Individual and Group Factors Impacting Human Wellbeing

  • Endangered people and children in human rights (Chair Sandra E. S.Neil)

This interest group has participated in annual “Human Rights” summits (series of papers or symposia at ICP conferences). See List of ICP Human Rights Summits

  • Leadership Network (Chair Jean Lau Chin)

This interest group has been meeting for three years and is engaging in collaborative research and publications on international and diverse leadership. Members meet in person at the ICP conferences and via ZOOM.

  • United Nations (Co-Chairs Florence Denmark and Janet Sigal)

This group is led by ICP representatives at the United Nations and will explore the structure and functioning of the UN and how psychologists can bring psychological perspectives to UN activities and initiatives, especially the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Human Rights Network (pending)

The Network (Psychologists for Human Rights) will develop resources and information about human rights for use in psychology teaching, research and advocacy.