APA International Learning Partner Program
Initiated in 2012, the APA International Learning Partner Program is designed to promote an understanding of psychology and psychological issues in countries outside the United States. The goal is to develop opportunities for international exchange and mutual learning.
The details of each program's schedule are developed in part around the expertise and interest focus of the program participants.
2014 and beyond:
APA is planning a third professional trip to Cuba for November 2014. The purpose of this trip, part of the APA International Learning Partner Program is to lay the groundwork for sustained research and professional collaborations with Cuban colleagues in the area of health psychology. Participants will arrive in Cuba for 1-2 days of orientation to the Cuban health care system, and will then attend PsicoSalud — the 7th International Conference on Health Psychology in Havana, Nov. 11-14. Visits to universities in Havana and in Santa Clara from Nov. 15-18 are also planned. The formal announcement will be available in April 2014. The trip will be especially relevant for those interested in health psychology research, teaching and curriculum development. In Cuba, which has developed an integrated, primary health care system, psychology is fully integrated with other health service areas in training, research and practice. Please send an expression of interest in this trip with the subject line Cuba 2014.