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2019 ICP Candidates

 

 


CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

Duties: Serves one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as immediate Past President. The duties of the President-Elect are to work as part of the Conference organization team for 2020, to begin to plan the 2021 conference, to participate actively in the Board of Directors deliberations, and to prepare regular articles for the newsletter


 

 

Candidate for President Elect:

Josephine Tan, PhD, Canada

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Statement 

My interest in the ICP is greatly tied to my own background where I grew up in a multicultural and multilingual country (Malaysia), went to Canada for university studies, and eventually became a citizen. Living in vastly different societies gave me a high appreciation of how culture shapes one’s sense of the world, and the need for flexibility and understanding when interacting with others. The appeal of ICP for me is its respect and celebration of international diversity. It reaches out to individuals from different countries, especially early career professionals, and is focused on initiatives that connect and benefit its members across the world. Its rich history and contributions from eminent psychologists in its creation and development speaks to the importance of continuing to build on the foundation they have established, while evolving to support the work of psychologists and their contribution to today’s changing and turbulent world. Should I be elected, my objectives are to support the wonderful work being done by the dedicated ICP individuals at the frontline, encourage active involvement of members especially early career professionals across the world, and creating new opportunities that links psychologists worldwide.

 

 

 
   

 

Candidate for Director at Large:

Naoki Asazuma, MD, Japan

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Statement

It is my great pleasure that I accept your invitation to be considered as a candidate for Director-at-Large, ICP, 2019 election.
If I am elected I would like to serve for the ICP, Inc. for further development in terms of carrying Interdisciplinary work for Human Health Care, with other professionals, like psychologists, as a medical professional. Especially I am interested in global human care in order to help people for their wellness.
I am trying to develop this idea in the JAMC (Japanese Association of Microcounseling in Japan): Out of this experience, I have found I am learning much more about human beings, and, also, how to approach them. After attending three annual Conferences, ICP consecutively, my interest in being with ICP and serving to ICP cooperatively with friends here is coming to be stronger. I am especially interested in carrying Cross-Cultural study (research and practicum) on wellness of human beings hoping that it will contribute to ICP, Inc whose philosophy is to put the value on Humanity.

 

 

 
   
 

Candidate for Director at Large:

Swati Bajpai, PhD, India

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Statement

I have been associated with ICP for the last two years and am closely observing the activities of the association. I am overwhelmed by their mission in promoting human rights and collaboration among mental health professionals and social scientists, globally. Since last two years I feel so much part of the ICP, I would like to self nominate for the Director of Large position and extend my help in spreading the mission of ICP with best of my abilities. Should I be elected, my future vision for ICP would definitely remain centered on psychology students and their integration on global psychology. One of the agenda would be to work on short exchange programs on ICP themes for the students and the professionals (offline & online programs) where learning diverse indigenous psychology issues can be discussed. Additionally, I would be working on older adults’ disability rights, which needs global attention.

 

 

 
   

 

Candidate for Director-at-Large:

Jean Lau Chin, EdD, United States

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Statement

Now completing my term as past president of ICP, I am running for Director of Large position to continue my contribution to ICP and international psychology. I resonate with ICP’s re-visioning to develop its niche in human rights and social justice in psychology. I feel I can provide continuity and help to advance this growth. My work for many years as an administrator, educator, researcher and clinician has been to provide services, research, train and advocate for culturally competent mental health services especially for underserved and minority populations. This evolved to my research on Global and Diverse Leadership over the past decade to address gaps I saw in the leadership literature and growing internationalization. My recent books and training video on Global and Diverse Leadership reflect how I see leadership as the opportunity and responsibility to promote change, provided that it is inclusive and addresses diversity and difference within an international perspective. This also led to my developing an International Leadership Network of researchers to examine global and diverse leadership. We convened this network at ICP conferences to grow it as an activity and benefit of ICP to promote research collaboration and to advance international issues in psychology.

 

 

 
   

 

Candidate for Director-at-Large:

Polli Hagenaars, PhD, Netherlands

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Statement

My commitment to Human Rights and Psychology motivates me to become active in ICP. Although I was introduced to ICP only last year, I felt at home with the themes of the conferences and the involvement of colleagues in the subject.
In 2016, I was one of the organizers of the expert meeting ‘Human Rights Education for Psychologists, held under the auspices of the EFPA, the EIUC (European Inter University Centre in Venice) and the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). (See: http://humanrightsforpsychologists.eu/). A monthly Newsletter and a Special Issue of the ‘European Psychologist’ came out from this meeting; also, an edited book is being prepared and will be published next year by Routledge. I believe in a profession of psychology that promotes human rights and inclusion.
There are still many challenges to take for an inclusive, decolonial, multi-indigenous and scientific psychology. I will be honoured and very pleased to get the opportunity to work together with colleagues to form a more global network of ‘Human Rights for Psychologists’.

 

 

 
   

 

Candidate for Director-at-Large: 

Élison Santos, Brazil

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Statement

In 2017, I presented a paper about the Psychology of Brotherly Love at the ICP Conference in New York. There I got to know a little more about the association, some of the members, their kindness and their mission. ICP represents exactly what I always thought my mission in Psychology should be.

In a world where we’re still very divided, as clinical psychologists we witness firsthand the consequences of lifestyles based on misunderstood concepts, broadly propagated false ideologies, and misinterpreted theories about human nature. Knowing that the ICP was born in a time that the world was facing one of its most dramatic times, we recognize that the challenge to promote world peace and human rights is as big as it has ever been. We have improved in many areas, but it’s a fact that we’re still struggling in many others.

If I’m elected as director-at-large, I intend to dedicate myself to broadening the scope of ICP's work around the world, not just representing the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries that represent more than 700 million people, but also working to promote this interaction among psychologists and students from different countries and continents.

 

 

 
   

 

Candidate for Director-at-Large:

Ada Sinacore, PhD, Canada

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Statement

Consistent with the mission of ICP, I have devoted my career to research, teaching and service in the areas of social justice and human rights. In particular, I have been interested in topics related to gender equity, sexuality, and sexual diversity. I have worked in a number of countries around the work specifically addressing these topics in order to create global collaborations and networks such that we are working together as a collective to develop safer and inclusive schools, workplaces, and societies. As a Director-at-Large, I would be very interested in working with the Board to continue ICPs work in the areas of social health and justice. I would look forward to leading initiatives addressing the human rights violations experienced globally by LGBTQ+ populations, as well as challenges related to gender and sexually based violence. I would also be interested in developing educational programming related to these challenges in order to better equip psychologists and institutions locally and globally to meet the psychological and human rights needs of these populations. I believe these ideas are in line with ICPs goals of” fostering international professional development, mentoring, and networking” among psychologists and allied professions.

 

 


 

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