TCSPP Host International Council of Psychologists 68th Annual Conference


August 4-7 Conference to Focus on "Psychological Values Around the World"

CHICAGO (August 3, 2010) - Renowned psychologists from around the world will converge in Chicago this week for compelling workshops and discourse at the 68th Annual International Council of Psychologists (ICP) Conference. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), the nation's largest nonprofit graduate school focused exclusively on psychology and related behavioral sciences, will host the conference in its role as ICP Secretariat.

"We couldn't be more pleased to be working with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology as our secretariat and host of this year's annual conference," said Dr. Ann O'Roark, president of ICP. "The school's commitment to teaching skills that prepare students to work effectively with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives aligns well with our mission to advance psychology by strengthening international bonds between psychologists."

Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez, the first Latina to be elected to the Illinois Senate and a tireless advocate for underserved women and children, will welcome conference participants to Illinois during the opening reception on August 4. Dr. Armand Cerbone will provide the keynote address. Cerbone is a respected and well-known psychologist who co-wrote the Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Clients, which the American Psychological Association adopted as official policy in 2000. A member of the board of directors of APA, Cerbone is former president of the Illinois Psychological Association.

This year's conference, entitled "Psychological Values Around the World," will focus on shared values across the globe, and will include workshops such as "The Family Chessboard: A multicultural therapy for exploring family values and systems," with Australian psychologist Dr. Sandra E.S. Neill and physician/psychologist Dr. Robert Silverberg; and the invited address, "Psychologists as Humanitarian Interventionists," presented by Dr. Chris Stout from the Center for Global Initiatives in Chicago. International psychologists from as far away as Japan, Australia, and the Philippines, along with experts from the Chicago area, will present on a wide range of topics, including protecting children from violence, trauma therapy, and feminist psychology.

"It is an honor and a privilege to host such a distinguished international panel of psychologists here at The Chicago School," said Dr. Carroll Cradock, president of the Chicago Campus of TCSPP. "We encourage students and practitioners to take full advantage of the opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the world."

The conference will take place from August 4-7 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Merchandise Mart, 4th Floor East Chicago, Illinois. The opening reception on August 4 will be at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago. Onsite registration is available. Students pay a significantly discounted rate. For more information, contact TCSPP's Center for International Studies or 312.410.8950, or visit

About the International Council of Psychologists
ICP is a nonprofit international organization comprised of individual psychologists from over 80 countries. Its mission is to advance psychology and the application of its scientific findings throughout the world. To this end, ICP seeks to strengthen international bonds between psychologists and to promote and to facilitate channels of communication between individual psychologists.

Now in its 68th year, this year's annual conference is a true international collaboration. Dr. Ludwig Lowenstein served as scientific program chair, and Dr. Donna Goetz from Elmhurst College in Illinois served as local arrangement coordinator.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school's community service initiatives have resulted in three consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to disadvantaged youth. In 2009, the school was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and the newest campus in Washington, D.C. Programs are offered on-ground and in an Online format.

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