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"Black/African Centered psychology is a dynamic manifestation of unifying African principles, values and traditions. It is the selfconscious "centering" of psychological analyses and applications in African realities, cultures, and epistemologies. Black/African centered psychology, as a system of thought and action, examines the processes that allow for the illumination and liberation of the Spirit. Relying on the principles of harmony within the universe as a natural order of existence, Black/African centered psychology recognizes: the Spirit that permeates everything that is; the notion that everything in the universe is interconnected; the value that the collective is the most salient element of existence; and the idea that communal self knowledge is the key to mental health. Black/African Centered psychology is ultimately concerned with understanding the systems of meaning of human beingness, the features of human functioning, and the restoration of normal/natural order to human development. As such, it is used to resolve personal and social problems and to promote optimal functioning."



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From: SM Public Interest - MFP <>
Date: February 7, 2020 at 4:42:42 PM CST
Subject: Psychology Summer Institute Call for Applications

APA MFP Psychology Summer Institute Accepting Applications for July 12-18, 2020


APA’s Minority Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2020 Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) from any advanced psychology doctoral students who has or will have successfully proposed a dissertation before the application deadline and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers.  This year’s summer program will take place July 12 - 18 at APA’s headquarter in Washington, DC. The online application deadline is May 1.


About the program

PSI provides educational, professional development and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided toward developing a grant proposal, postdoctoral fellowship, dissertation, treatment program, publication or program evaluation project. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities. 


Participants will receive one-on-one mentoring on their projects. Expert faculty will present seminars on selected topics such as grant writing, publishing and specific areas of research or service delivery. There will also be opportunities to network with representatives from federal agencies and foundations.


This year, there will be Continuing Education credits offered for a limited number of sessions.


Please see the attached document for our flyer and feel free to distribute to parties that you think may be of interest. Additional details are listed below.


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Please direct any inquires to, and follow us on Twitter at @APAMFP and on Facebook at APA Minority Fellowship Program for updates.




Minority Fellowship Program Staff
American Psychological Association


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