2016 Fall Global Psychology Symposium

Psychology 5


October 7 – 8, 2016 Los Angeles (Metro)

11840 Pierce Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92505
Tel: 1-951-637-0100

April 6-7, 2017  Los Angeles (Metro)
October 12-13, 2017  Los Angeles (Metro)


We would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to participate in the Global Psychology Symposium. The theme of the symposium is Psychology and Global Health, Changing Times, Changing Practice.

Psychology professionals play a pivotal role in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of mental health on a global scale. There is a global trend of shifting the focus of mental healthcare services from traditional settings to community based and family focused practice. Psychology professionals are increasingly called upon to respond to the needs of society and individuals in crisis, war, famine, economic turmoil, crime, murder, abuse, loneliness, and despair.

The symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for psychology professionals from different cultural backgrounds and diverse fields to explore the global impact of psychology as a field of practice on community and individual mental health care. An international perspective will be used to promote the generation and implementation of evidence based practice. Through sharing and exchange of information on the latest developments in the disciplines among experts from across the globe, the Conference will contribute to formulating global and regional strategies in advancing psychology.

We look forward to welcoming you


  • Submission of an abstract, topic of interest or proposal will be accepted for the purpose of registration. Time schedule to be determined later after all the papers have been received.
  • Based on the approval for submission of paper, deadline for submission of final paper is no later than, September 30, 2016.
  • Each presentation is to be approximately 30 minutes in length.
  • Submission of paper and presentation is to be emailed to: psychconference@uofriverside.com


Abstracts of research papers in 150-200 words are invited from Psychology Professionals, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Counselors, academics, Administrators and Ph.D. scholars/Post Graduate students on contemporary issues in Psychology befitting any of the conference tracks mentioned as under. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

Innovations in care
Symptom and medication management
Community practice
Evidence-based practice
Technology used in practice and education
Cultural Concerns
Use of alternative models of treatment
Family Therapy Focus in crisis management
Crisis Management
Evidence-based teaching and learning
Students critical thinking and caring competency training
Students clinical reasoning and decision making competency training
Faculty development
Use of group therapy as a therapeutic technique
Clinical work with high risk populations
Professional career development
New policy strategies
Building a working practice
Impact of religion on care and recovery
Addiction recovery beyond a 12 step model
Health challenges in the new century
Community Preparedness
Disaster Response
Impact of war on community, individuals, and families
Impact of economy on practice
Therapy in alternative settings
Trauma focused care
Value of relationships in care


Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.

Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panel lists that bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

The proposal must include:
Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)
Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email
Objective and motivation

The Global Psychology Conference will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before September 30, 2016. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 90 minutes).

If you are interested in organizing Panel Discussion for the Global Psychology Symposium, please email your proposal to psychconference@uofriverside.com

Submissions should be in MS Word format.


We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to United Stated to present their research paper mainly due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. Therefore, with the use of Skype, authors of accepted papers have the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. A research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings. Conference fees are the same for both virtual and face-to-face presentation.

You can submit a research paper, case study, work in progress and report for virtual presentation under the open call for papers via email to

Please reference Global Psychology Symposium in your submission.


The Global Psychology Symposium invites presenters to become a Session Chair.

The duties of the Session Chair include, but are not limited to:

  1. Introduction of every presenter including their biography.
  2. Management of presentation time.
  3. Run question and answer session upon completion of presentation

Individuals that are interested in participating as a Session Chair, please email your Resume or CV to psychconference@uofriverside.com. The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees.


In order to ensure that monies are applied towards the correct participant, please note your full name on all payments, documents and correspondence.

  • Presenter Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Registration Fee: $500 USD
  • Attendee Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Registration Fee: $350 USD
  • $100 USD discount for paid registration fee received on or before September 7, 2016*.
  • Checks, Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders can be made payable to: La Sierra Group. Wire Transfers** are accepted. You may email us at psychconference@uofriverside.com for further details.


 Issuance of official invitation by the university will be sent upon receipt of payment. This will apply towards both an invitation for attendance as well as issuance of the letter of acceptance for submitted and approved abstracts for presentation. Abstract is subject to approval.

Only bank deposit, check, money order or wire transfers payments are accepted for anyone requesting an official invitation.  We do not accept credit card as a form of payment for those requesting an invitation.

*Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable fee must be received by the early bird deadline of September 7, 2015 to receive the $100 discount, this includes completion of wires and bank transfers by this date.

**Please note that payments may take up to 2-3 weeks to clear. Participant will be notified immediately once monies have been applied. An additional $25.00 processing fee will be assessed for all wire transfers.

Re-issue of an invitation letter is subject to a $50.00 fee as well as the $25.00 wire transfer fee.

All attendees, including paper presenters, speakers, panel conference participants, and session chairs must register and pay the registration fees. The registration fee is per presenter/attendee and will cover:


All conference participants are responsible for meeting the costs of their registration, travel and accommodation.

Please complete the online registration form

To pay for registration fees, please may email us at psychconference@uofriverside.com

9.45 CEUs for attendance/participation of symposium.


To be announced. Please note the conference details are subject to change without notice. You may email us at psychconference@uofriverside.com if you have any questions.


Conference attendees and presenters are given a certificate of attendance at the end of the event. Please note that conference delegates must stay for the duration of the 2-day conference. Additional fees will apply for any request to mail the certificate.


We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for losses or damages of any type, to conference delegates or their companions, either during, or as a direct or indirect result, of the conference. All delegates and companions are advised to review their own insurance policies and obtain any additional coverage charges as may be needed or desired.


Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside/Corona East
4250 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, California  92505
Tel: 1-951-352-5020 Fax: 1-951-354-2830
Room Reservation
Corporate #0002734701

Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. For additional assistance, you may email us at psychconference@uofriverside.com.


School of Health and Human Services
University of Riverside
Riverside, California 92505
Phone: (951) 637-0100 Fax: (951) 637-0400


Conference photos are available for viewing via the photo gallery

If you are interested in a particular presentation, you may purchase a single DVD with your desired presentation only. Total cost for a single DVD is $79 USD. Tax and shipping is not included. If you would like to purchase DVDs you may email us at conference@uofriverside.com for further details.

Please click below to view media for Global Conferences.

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For additional information, you may email us at psychconference@uofriverside.com for further details.