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The Urgency of Internationalizing Our Curricula (Nolan) Oct 22, 2021 3-4pm
International Council of Psychology Annual Conference 2021 Promoting Equity and Justice in an Age of Uncertainty Continuing Education Evaluation
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Dear ICP2021 Attendees!!

You are invited (and encouraged!) to upload a special “hello” greeting for ICP2021.

We are hoping that all attendees will add their 10-20 second greeting (name, where you are and a hello in your language!) that we will compile into a welcome video for the opening ceremony.

You can record your greeting on your phone or computer and upload it, or you can add your greeting directly online.
Please click here  “” for the platform for recording or uploading.

Tips – please record in HORIZONTAL mode!! If possible record yourself to show there you live or work! And enjoy the process!!

Please note – this system works best on Chrome or Firefox as your browser (you can upload your own video from any browser; but to record directly you should use Chrome or Firefox)

Message from the ICP President

Josephine Tan, ICP President

Welcome to ICP’s second virtual annual meeting on October 22-24, 2021.  While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to get together from a distance, we know from our 2020 virtual conference that this venue can be enriching, productive, energizing, and even inspirational.

The virtual format allows colleagues and students from all global regions to participate with challenges of travel time and costs or high conference rates. We aspire to inclusiveness and accessibility!

The theme of ICP2021 is Psychology in Action: Promoting Equity and Justice in an Age of Uncertainty with a focus on four subthemes:  Health Equity, Climate Justice, Disabilities Justice, and Decolonizing Psychology.  Researchers, educators, practitioners, advocates, and activists around the world will come together to share and exchange knowledge, network and collaborate for the betterment of humankind and the future.

In addition to exceptional and engaging speakers for our plenary, symposium, and award lecture presentations, there will be opportunities to present your work in lightning talks or posters. There will also be opportunities to meet, interact and discuss in Networking Cafés and to socialize in Meet and Greets. We celebrate the work of students with prizes recognizing outstanding presentations, and celebrate together in a Human Rights event. And we will see updates and have discussion on ICP and its activities in the area of human rights, justice, and dignity.

We hope that you will join us.  Our dedicated and hard-working Planning & Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you

Instructions for Registration

All registration is done through the conference management link to Conftool:

If you do not already have a Conftool account, you will be asked to create an account and then to register. Registration and payment can both be completed at the same time. All registered participants will receive regular updates about the conference and conference program. Registered participants will also be able to use the conference APP to chat with conference attendees and speakers and to discuss programs, More details to follow.

Registration Fees 

*Country Dues Level A includes participants from the following countries: (World Bank High Income Countries)
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands

Continuing Education Credit Certificates will be mailed to participants after the Conference.

APA Accredited CE requirements: session attendance and successful completion of a post-session questionnaire. CE is provided by Alliant International University.

Attendance Certificate requirements: session attendance

Comments requested on the Draft ICP Strategic Plan 2021

Over the last several meetings, the ICP Executive Board has been developing a new, draft ICP strategic plan. This plan is now complete in draft form and the Board would like to receive comments from ICP members.

Please view the strategic plan here (below) and then either:

  1. Add a comment to this post (comments are submitted for review and then released to be posted on the web at the end of this post) OR send comments directly to the secretariat at
  2. Comments are due by September 15, 2021 so that the Board can review them at its October meeting (just prior to ICP2022 – October 22-24, 2021.

ICP Draft Strategic Plan


The International Council of Psychologists, Inc., is entering its 80th year as a world-wide association of psychologists, including scholars, practitioners, and students, as well as those studying and working in related fields.

The International Council of Psychologists (ICP) as an organization is, in practice, a community of psychologists from all parts of the world who are focused on using psychological science and expertise to promote human rights, dignity, justice, and peace.  The ICP is a nexus where psychologists who often work alone or in small groups can meet and interact with others from other locations. Their activities include information exchange and sharing, supporting and working with one another, rejuvenating their interest and passion for their work, and learning with and from each other. The goal of this community is to make meaningful positive differences in the world and to help envision a more equitable and sustainable future.


The mission of the International Council of Psychologists is to promote human rights, dignity, and justice and further international understanding and world peace by facilitating collaborative relationships around the world.


The International Council of Psychologists values diversity in knowledge and methodological approaches, cultural humility, peer relations, mutual understanding, scientific approaches, critical thinking, and inclusion.


(where will ICP be in 5 years)

On matters of psychology and human rights, dignity justice, and peace, ICP is the leading association that provides international networking opportunities, global information exchange, and global resources.

Goals for 2022-2025

Description: ICP supports 3-5 goals toward achieving its vision. Each goal is fulfilled by one or more projects. Projects are anticipated to utilize ICP’s ongoing infrastructure activities (newsletter, webinars, conferences).

Proposed Goals are:

GOAL 1: ICP creates opportunities for International Networking and global information exchange

  • Objective 1: Host Interest Groups
    ICP curates theme-based initiatives on specific topics. ICP Interest groups may be generated by ICP members or developed from ongoing or planned or existing projects or initiatives. Each initiative is reviewed yearly and either extended or sun-set. ICP develops guidelines and criteria for interest group formation and membership.
  • Objective 2: ICP uses its webinar resources to facilitate information exchange and discussion
    • ICP at the United Nations – ICP works with its UN representation to develop webinars on how psychology contributes at the UN (including UN headquarters, UN Geneva, UN Vienna) and on ways ICP members can be involved (UN content experts, speakers, etc).
  • Objective 3: ICP hosts meetings/conferences to facilitate networking and exchange
    • ICP annual meetings, regional meetings and special meet-ups

GOAL 2: ICP develops and maintains Global Resources for human rights, dignity, justice, equity and peace

  • Objective 1: ICP develops a curated global database of entities involved with psychology and human rights, dignity, justice, peace. Entities (entries in the database) are organizations (NGOs, institutes, governmental and quasi-governmental, associations)
  • Objective 2: ICP continues to host the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights (in collaboration with the EFPA Human Rights Board).

GOAL 3: ICP engages in Sustainability and Succession Planning

The purpose of this goal is to review and potentially modify ICP’s structure so that is it poised to actively fulfill its mission and function as a networking hub

  • Objective 1: Change the time of Board position transitions to the calendar year.
  • Objective 2: Consider expanding the Presidential term to 2 years to foster consistency and succession planning.
  • Objective 3: Develop specific role descriptions and mechanisms for engagement of president-elect and past president in leadership trio
  • Objective 5: Develop leadership succession mechanism for ICP board and officer roles
  • Objective 4: Develop Handbook including roles, responsibilities and expectations.
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