Biannual Congress of Psychology

Santiago branch of the Cuban

Psychological Society

November 10th to 14th, 2003

Santiago de Cuba Cuba

General Theme:

" Intercultural and Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development "

VthInternational Workshop of Latinamerican and Caribbean Psychology.

Symposium on ’Psychology and the Quality of Life’.

International Meeting of Psychotherapists

Scientific Committee:


Marcos Cortina Vega. Rector. Universidad de Oriente.
María Julia Jiménez. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
María del Pilar Soteras del Toro. Director, Psychology Program
President, provincial branch, Cuban Psychological Society.
Joaquín Gómez del Castillo. Psychology Progrramme. Universidad de Oriente.


Josefina Racedo. Director Higher Institute of Psychology. Tucumán.
Clyde Marini. Nacional University of Rio Cuarto. Cordova.


Deise Nanci de Castro. Facultad de Letras. Universidad Católica de Goias


Barry Schneider. School of Psychology. University of Ottawa.


Henry Granada. Escuela de Psicología. Universidad del Valle. Cali.


Margit Babel. Mental Health Centre, Shangai.

El Salvador:

Deysy Cheyne. Instituto de la Mujer.


Tobie Nathan. Psychological Services Centre. University of París 8.


Rainer Kurschildgen. Center of Diagnosis and Psychological Treatment Kehl
Almuth Kinkel. University of Applied Sciences.


Joelle C. Handey. President of the Psychologists’ Association of Guyana.


Patricio Tressoldi. Facoltà di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Padova.


Tony Ward. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of the West Indies.


Victor Lina. President of the Psychologists’ Association of Martinique.


Jesús Vargas. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Autónoma de México.


Theo Ijzermans. Schouten en Nelissen. International coordinator for training in REBT.


Marion Kloep. Department of Psychology, NTNU Trondheim.


Jorge Yamamoto. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Pontificia Católica de Perú.


Lurdes Fidalgo. Facultad de Letras. Universidad de Porto.

Puerto Rico:

Tomás Reyes. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Puerto Rico.


Kristina Hillgren. Department of Toxicology. Karolinska Institute
Anna Gromberg. Supervisor of training in psychotherapy


Angel González. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad del Pais Vasco.
Amalio Blanco. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Consuelo Cerviño. Facultad de Psicologla. Universidad de Valencia.
Antonio Nuñez.. Servicio de Atención Psicológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid.
Marla Isabel Quintana. Centro de Servicios SocialesColmenar Viejo.Madrid.
Ramón Alzate. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad del País Vasco.
José Manuel Andreus. Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Trinidad and Tobago:

Judith Hinkson. President of the Psychologists’ Society of Trinidad-Tobago.

United Kingdom:

Leo Hendry. Psychology Department, University of Glamorgan. Wales


Janet Wolfe. Albert Ellis Institute. New.York.


Provincial Branch, Cuban Psychological Society

Co - Sponsor:

Universidad de Oriente.


To facilitate scientific interchange between psychologists and other specialists in relation to the challenges faced in Human Development at the dawn of the new millenium in the Caribbean, Latin America and the World.

General Theme:

"Intercultural and Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development"


- Intercultural Psychology at the Dawn of the New Millenium

- Human Development across the Lifespan

- Gender and human development

- Community, Groups and Human Development

- Health, Lifestyles and Quality of Life

- Culture and Organisations

- Personality and Subjectivity

- Information Technologies and their Effects on Individual and Group Psychology

- Psychotherapy: Classical and Modern Techniques, Training and Supervision

- Current state of Psychoanalysis

Supplementary Programme:

Nov. 10: Pre-Congress Courses, Conferences and Workshops offered by members of the Scientific Committee and other experts.

Submission of abstracts for symposia, posters, workshops, individual papers, round tables:

Abstracts (in English and/or Spanish and/or French) should be submitted via electronic mail. Abstracts should not contain more than 200 words, be written in Arial, double-spaced in a 8,5’’x 11’’ format. The standard format is: Title, Author(s), Address of Department, Aims of the Study, Methods, Results. Deadline for submission of abstracts and for registration: 15th July 2003.

Participation forms:

Symposia, posters, workshops, individual papers and round tables.

Official language:

Spanish with the possibility of translation into English and French.

Registration fee:

Delegates: $USD 160.00
Students and accompanying persons: $USD 100.00

We ask foreigners to confirm their participation before the 25th of September 2003. Payment can be made upon registration at the Conference site.


(Send preferably via electronic mail before 15th July, 2003)
Last names: First Name:

I will present a:
Poster ( ) Paper ( ) Symposium ( ) Workshop ( ) Participate as an observer ( )

I will need the following equipment:
VHS ( ) Overheadprojector ( ) Poster ( ) Computer ( )

We invite psychologists, sociologists, psychoanalysts, social workers, educationalists, sexologists, physicians and members of other related disciplines.

All correspondence concerning scientific activities, program information, and registration should be sent to:

María del Pilar Soteras del Toro. Carrera de Psicología.
Universidad de Oriente. Avenida Patricio Lumumba S/N.
Stgo de Cuba. Cuba. CP 90500
Fax: 53 22 632689; 53 22 641701
E. Mail:;;

We look forward to welcoming you. With a history of four International Workshops that brought together professionals from different latitudes, we aspire now to a broader scope that facilitates more comprehensive scientific dialogue and human contact without compromising an unforgettable stay in Santiago de Cuba, heroic city of the Republic of Cuba.

We would like to inform conference participants who wish to have their papers published that we need to receive them by June 10, at the conference e-mail addresses.

Revista Santiago / Santiago Review:

The papers must conform to the following specifications:

-5 pages double spaced, in font Arial 12
-must report new scientific findings
-must include references cited in text; references are included in the 5-page limit.
-brief abstract - 5 lines
-brief biographical information in 5 lines: first name and family or surname(s), professional position, university and country, e-mail, other pertinent data

The papers will be published in a special issue of Santiago Review devoted to the conference.

Revista Santiago:

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Indizada/Resumida en: (Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y
Humanidades), Cubaciencia