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Pre-Congress Workshops Announced

Pre-congress workshops will be held on Saturday, July 30 (13:00-17:30) at the Nagoya University Campus.

  • The pre-congress workshops are not included in the congress registration fees.
  • The number of participants per workshop will be limited.
  • The registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The workshop registration fee does NOT include lunch
  • The Congress reserves the right to cancel a workshop if there are less than 15 participants.

Workshop registration fees: 4,000 Yen per workshop.

Two workshops are available:

WS1: Teaching cultural psychology: Course design and learning activities
Organizers: Beth Morling (University of Delaware, USA), Benjamin Cheung (University of British Columbia, Canada).

WS2: Cultural neuroscience: Accomplishment so far and future directions
Organizers: Shinobu Kitayama (University of Michigan, USA), Shihui Han (Peking University, China), Michele Gelfand & Yan Mu (University of Maryland, USA)

Full details are available here.

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Special Hotel Prices for Congress Delegates

The IACCP2016 Official Travel Agency, The Nippon Travel Agency, have a number of hotel rooms available at discounted prices for congress delegates.

Hotels offering special pricing include (as of December 26, 2015):

Terms and conditions apply.
Full details –

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Call for Papers Deadline Extended

Due to requests, we have recently extended the submission deadline to February 21, 2016.

The Extended Submission Deadline is Sunday, February 21, 2015.
Four presentation categories are available – Symposium, Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation, and Rapid Paper Presentation.

Visit our Call for Papers page for further information.

We look forward to your submissions.









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Professor Laurence J. Kirmayer announced as the Walter J. Lonner Distinguished Invited Lecturer

We are delighted to announce that Laurence J. Kirmayer from McGill University, Canada will be the Walter J. Lonner Distinguished Invited Lecturer at IACCP2016.


Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC is James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. He is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry, and Director of the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he conducts research on culturally responsive mental health services, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of psychiatry. He founded and directs the annual Summer Program and Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry at McGill. His past research includes studies on cultural consultation, pathways and barriers to mental health care for immigrants and refugees, somatization in primary care, and indigenous concepts of mental health and resilience. Current projects include: culturally-based, family-centered mental health promotion for Aboriginal youth; the use of cultural formulation in cultural consultation; and the place of culture in global mental health. He edited the volumes, Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge University Press), Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (University of British Columbia Press), Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care (Springer), DSM-5 Handbook for the Cultural Formulation Interview (APPI), and Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience and Global Mental Health (Cambridge). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. He has received a CIHR senior investigator award, a presidential commendation for dedication in advancing cultural psychiatry from the Canadian Psychiatric Association, as well as both the Creative Scholarship and Lifetime Achievement awards from the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.

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Professor Junko Tanaka-Matsumi announced as a Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that Junko Tanaka-Matsumi from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan will be giving a Keynote presentation at IACCP2016.


Junko Tanaka-Matsumi is a professor in the Department of Integrated Psychological Science at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya-City, Japan. She is also professor emeritus of psychology at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, where she taught clinical psychology for 20 years until 2000.

Tanaka-Matsumi received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was an East-West Center (Honolulu) scholarship student. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and an associate editor of Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and consulting editor for International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, as well as other Japanese journals. She has published on culture and psychopathology, functional analytic approaches to cross-cultural therapy, and school-based cognitive behavioral research and consultation to promote children’s classroom adjustment and learning in Japan.