APA International Learning Partner Program
Travel to Bangladesh with the APA International Learning Partner Program.
Applications are due Jan. 1, 2018.
Initiated in 2012 with a trip to Havana, Cuba, the APA International Learning Partner Program promotes understanding of the field of psychology and the work of psychologists in countries outside of the United States. The APA International Learning Partner Program advances this goal through international experiences in psychology with an emphasis on practice, education/training, research and policy. The 2018 program to Bangladesh is open to psychologists and graduate students of psychology who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in South Asia.
APA will host a trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh to attend the Asian Regional Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Conference (ARCBT) and, optionally, the International Conference of Psychology Educators (ICOPE) from Feb, 16-18, to visit organizations and institutions where psychologists work in the city, to engage in seminars with professionals in the field. Program dates are Feb. 8-18, 2018. An optional extension to Sundarbans Reserve Forest is scheduled for Feb. 18-21, 2018.
Contact Taylor Wardle for any questions about this program.
There is an estimated 20 CEU's as part of this program.
*There may be additional costs pending minimum group size confirmation.
World Mental Health Day in Bangladesh
APA travelers will meet as a group on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. During the first week in Bangladesh, APA travelers will attend the Asian Regional Conference of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ARCBT). The ARCBT is a clinically-oriented meeting of scientist-practitioners in the field. After the ARCBT, APA participants will travel for two days to Coxesbazar in western Bangladesh to work as volunteer support with refugees. Upon return to Dhaka, the professional visit begins including exposure to information and practice about psychology education and training in Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi mental health care system, and the history and current status of psychology in Bangladesh, as well as visits to Bangladeshi institutions, clinics and offices and interactions with Bangladeshi psychologists. Additional tourist activities are also included. Attendance at International Conference of Psychology Educators (ICOPE) is optional during Feb. 16-18, 2018 at an extra charge.
Travelers who confirm participation by Dec. 15, 2017 can submit proposals to ARCBT and present in Bangladesh. As part of the program, APA travelers will be awarded membership in the Bangladesh Psychological Association.
|Thursday, Feb. 8||Group orientation|
|Friday, Feb. 9||
Saturday, Feb. 10
|Sunday, Feb. 11||ARCBT Conference|
|Monday, Feb. 12||
|Tuesday, Feb. 13||
*Spend the night in Coxesbazar*
|Wednesday, Feb. 14||
*Return to Dhaka*
|Thursday, Feb. 15||
|Friday, Feb. 16||
|Saturday, Feb. 17||Visit Center for Traumatized Women and Children|
|Sunday, Feb. 18||
*Extended Tour Travelers: Leave for Khulna
*Standard Tour Travelers: Afternoon free
|Monday, Feb. 19||
*Extended tour: Arrive Khulna
|Tuesday, Feb. 20||
|Wednesday, Feb. 21||
|Thursday, Feb. 22||Return to the USA|
Early bird registration — must apply and submit deposit by Jan. 1, 2018
- $3275 Student (double occupancy - per person)
- $3635 Non-student (double occupancy - per person)
- $4395 Non-student (single occupancy)
After Jan. 1, 2018
- $3475 Student (double occupancy - per person)
- $3835 Non-student (double occupancy - per person)
- $4595 Non-student (single occupancy)
*Extended trip: Those who decide to take part in the Sundarbans Wildlife Reserve extended trip will spend an additional $650-$750.
After submitting the form using the link above, please email the following documents with your signature to to Taylor Wardle:
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