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The Past and Future of International Psychology Graduate Research: When the Global Pandemic Hits

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Presented in partnership with TCS Global Engagement

Presented by Dr. Emma Grace

Program Offers 1.0 APA CE for Psychologists and 1.0 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers

*Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*

Workshop Description

Dr. Emma Grace’s peer-reviewed paper on internationalization of psychology has been published in the NAFSA Research Symposium Series. In this research, Dr. Grace did a meta-analysis of 132 International Psychology PhD dissertations published in the ProQuest Dissertations database. These dissertations were completed and defended by the International Psychology PhD students from all TCSPP campuses, including DC Campus, between January 2012 and October 2019. Dr. Grace is proud to share that 132 graduates have included 7,481 participants from 64 countries in their research on the psychological topics of global importance!
This Globe Talk will present some of these findings and discuss the future of international psychology in the light of current challenges with COVID-19. The researcher’s international immersion, the data collection modality, the researcher’s linguistic competency, the data collection language, and other aspects of international psychological research will be discussed.

Professional Bio of presenter Emma Grace, PhD, Associate Professor, Core Faculty, International Psychology Program 

Dr. Emma Grace is an Associate Professor of International Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus. She teaches doctoral-level courses in international psychology and chairs numerous dissertation committees. Within the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS), an international network of trauma experts, Dr. Grace is the Project Leader of the Global Psychotrauma Screen (GPS) Child and Adolescent Versions, a member of the GPS – Cross-Cultural Responses to COVID-19 and the GPS Project Group international research projects. She specializes in the areas of global mental health and trauma, humanitarian mental healthcare, mass psychogenic illness, mass violence, forced displacement, revenge ideation, radicalism, and suicide terrorism.  

Learning Objectives

After attending this introductory-level program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of internationalization of psychology to make psychology more inclusive of underrepresented populations worldwide and applicable to the current global health needs.  

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science. 


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Van de Vijver, F.J. R. (2013). Contributions of internationalization to psychology: Toward a  global and inclusive discipline, American Psychologist, 68(8). 761-770.