IACCP Culture & Psychology Summer School In-person Streams

Jul 04, 2022—Jul 08, 2022


Gdansk, Poland

Event Contact Saba Safdar | Email



The Culture & Psychology (C&P) School, sponsored by the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), is open to students at PhD and MSc level who are interested in culture and psychology. The C&P School provides a research-intensive and interactive experience for participants from various universities to learn from one another and to receive specialized training from experts in
different fields that incorporate culture in their study of psychology. The C&P School precedes 26th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (Online)
July 12th – 16th, 2022.
The C&P School focuses on community engaged scholarship and supports the development of broad research skills, international collaborations, effective grant proposal writing, and preparation of scholarly manuscripts. Our goal is to stimulate networking and interactions with peers and instructors in a safe and productive environment. We also aim to emphasize the importance of the applied character of research and necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration.

The program

STREAM 1 (Hybrid Stream)- Cultural-Clinical Psychology
Yulia Chentsova-Dutton, Georgetown University, USA
Andrew Ryder, Concordia University, Canada
The instructors will use lecture, hand-on activities and discussion. We will capitalize on having two instructors and will model debates in the field for our students, questioning each other and helping students do the same. We will also have virtual visits with leading figures in the field. This workshop will cover cultural similarities and differences in prevalence and presentation of mental illness: Present evidence from cultural psychology with relevance to the study of mental illness: Models of the self, emotions, cognition, social relationships, interoception. Discuss research methods in cultural-clinical psychology like culturally-sensitive methods in assessment and treatment, approaches to capturing cultural scripts of mental illness.

STREAM 3 (In-person): Acculturation through the lens of gender: Theoretical &
Empirical Models
Saba Safdar, University of Guelph, Canada
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka , University of Gdansk, Poland
This workshop is divided into three parts. In the first part, a brief historical overview of how acculturation has been conceptualized and operationalized is provided. Several contemporary acculturation models and frameworks that have been used to examine key factors in understanding the process of adjustment of newcomers in their settling society is reviewed. In the second part, we will situate gender, gender roles & gender (in)equality) in a cross-cultural context with a particular focus on how gender and gender roles have been addressed empirically in cross-cultural studies. We will outline theoretical perspectives on the origins of gender stereotypes and define the concept of stereotyping and its broader implications using cross-cultural lenses. In the third and last part, the focus is on the migrant women’s multiple social identities and their intersectionality, which uniquely shape their experiences in the settlement society. The aim is to demonstrate a wide range of factors that are central in examining the experience of migrant women and how they negotiate their allegiances with relevant and potentially empowering cultures surrounding.

To apply, you will need to submit (a) a (maximum 250-word) cover letter of intent that explains why you wish to join the C&P School, and (b) your current curriculum vitae. These documents will need to be submitted with a completed online application no later than May 15th, 2022. A decision letter will be emailed by May 30th, 2022. Accepted applicants must pay a registration fee and agree to join the IACCP conference. Online registration and payment must be made by June 20th, 2022.

Click here to submit your application: https://redcap.latrobe.edu.au/redcap/surveys/?s=TKAA44H3A3Y3C9M7

There are two categories of registration. The first category is for those students who only attend online streams. The second category is for those students who attend in-person streams. Note that students who are interested in taking both in-person streams and online streams should pay for the in-person streams category. Students are able to choose two or three content streams.

In-person Streams (available for Streams 1 and 3 only):
A) USD $250 for student members from high- income countries
B) USD $190 for student members from low- to mid- income countries.

Attendees who are not members of IACCP will add $50.

The Calendar
May 15, 2022: Deadline for application submission (11:59pm GMT)
May 30th, 2022: Decisions on applications
June 20th, 2022: Deadline for registration and payment
June 20, 2022: Pre-materials available for participants
July 4-July 8th, 2022: C&P School (Online and In-person options)

Accommodation & Logistics
The in-person sessions for Streams 1 and 3 will take place at the University of Gdansk in Poland. Accommodations, breakfast, and lunch are covered by the registration fee.

Further Info

If you have any questions about the program, the stream leaders, or the general procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at: cultureandpsychologyschool@gmail.com.
We hope to see you this Summer!

C&P School Organizers
Alex English, Zhejiang University, China
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, University of Gdansk, Poland
Rebekah Pollock, Student Member, Georgia State University, U.S.
Ariane Virgona, Student Member, La Trobe University, Australia
Saba Safdar (Chair), University of Guelph, Canada