What is International Psychology?

Monday, April 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tim Sullivan Lounge, AUC New Cairo
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Mervat Botros
Department of Psychology

Overview of the field of International Psychology: Rationale and Application

Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD

Associate Professor in the International Psychology (IP) PhD program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) 

Perez lived in different parts of the United States and Europe during her childhood and has traveled extensively. Perez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, Master of Education degree in Child Development and Infant Studies from the Erikson Institute and her Doctorate degree (minor in Multicultural Counseling) in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and psychology on-ground and online across five higher education institutions for the past 17 years.  Dr. Perez has over 25 years of experience working with young children and families in community-based settings, early intervention, hospitals, family support programs, and in private practice. Her areas of research and practice expertise include children and families, children with special needs, diversity, lifespan development, infant mental health, child abuse and neglect, global trauma, acculturation, and identity. Perez is a diversity psychotherapist, mixed methods researcher, developmental specialist, and international psychology consultant. She provides consultation nationally and internationally (Ghana, Kuwait, Philippines, Indonesia) and serves on boards in the United States.  

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