- mhGAP, World Health Organization (online updates and newsletter twice/year)
- Movement for Global Mental Health (online updates and monthly newsletter)
- Psychology International (newsletter 3-6 times/year)
- Lancet journal, special series on GMH (October 2011)
- Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers (2011), World Health Organisation, War Trauma Foundation, World Vision International
- Twelve Critical Issues for Mental Health Professionals Working with Ethno-Culturally Diverse Populations (October 2011), Anthony Marsella, Psychology International, 22(3), pp. 7-10.
- Cape Town Declaration (16 October 2011), Pan African Network of People with Psychosocial Disabilities
"International cross-pollination among scientists and practitioners is important if we are to develop better models, methodologies, and perspectives. [The American Psychological Association, APA] may be the largest association of psychologists in the world but because of the psychological, geographical, and political boundaries in the United States and more generally in the west, we may become isolated in our thinking without exposure to perspectives from elsewhere. We as psychologists and members of APA must try to avoid tunnel vision and bias by bringing psychologists with other nationalities, cultures and practices to our table….
If we cannot invite and support bringing our fellow psychologists from other places to meet with the large numbers of psychologists who attend our Annual Convention, then we fail to educate, inform, and grow the many specialty areas in our discipline in the broadest and deepest ways. And we fail as U.S. psychologists because we do not have the international perspectives that allow us to be relevant in the largest sense. We must come out of our ivory towers by bringing our international psychologists to the Convention and to other meetings. Otherwise, we remain provincial and woefully out of step with the rest of the world." (Julie Meranze Levitt, pp. 2-3)
"Attendance at psychology world-congresses has been rising, the number of regional conferences that draw across multiple countries is growing, and associations are becoming more active in pursuing international interaction….
Now that doors are open, how do we move psychology from a tradition of individual exchange and international outreach to being an international discipline? Some suggestions from regional developments are to create structures for cross-country consensus and to ask, as a discipline, what it would take to realize a world in which psychologists can easily gather information about the work, ideas, and plans of colleagues around the world; can easily know how to find colleagues with mutual interests around the world; can be sufficiently mobile to be a psychologist around the world?....
Reflection and Discussion