APA offers professional learning visits to Cuba and China for psychologists

Members have the opportunity to travel to China or Cuba to learn about psychology, mental health and health care systems in both countries.

The APA International Learning Partner Program is sponsoring professional visits for psychologists to China and/or Cuba later this year. The trips are designed for learning about the psychology, mental health and health care systems in the country and will have customized schedules based on the interests and expertise of the program participants.

The China program, co-led by Barry Anton, PhD, and Carol Goodheart, EdD, from June 15-22, will include activities in Beijing and Xi’an. Participants will explore Chinese perspectives on mental and behavioral health care through meetings with Chinese colleagues and visits to local universities and health care settings.

The Cuba program, led by Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD, from Nov. 3-8, will travel to Havana and include an optional extension to Nov. 10 to rural locations in the country. Participants will explore major health issues and psychology’s role in health care and health education in Cuba. The trip will also include a “mini-conference” day for exchange with Cuban psychologists on research and application topics. APA members traveled to Cuba (PDF, 687KB) in March 2012 to explore Cuban models of psychology education, training and mental health systems.

APA’s International Learning Partner Program promotes an understanding of psychology and psychological issues in countries outside the United States and develops opportunities for international exchange and mutual learning. Logistics for these APA-sponsored trips are organized by Professionals Abroad.