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37th Interamerican Congress of Psychology 


We are pleased to invite you to the 37th Interamerican Congress of Psychology to be held from July 15 to 19, 2019 at the Havana Convention Center. This congress will be celebrated in the year of the 500th Anniversary of the founding of Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, reason for happiness and pride of its inhabitants.

This event will be organized jointly by the Cuban Society of Psychology and the Cuban Society of Health Psychology. For us it is a great challenge to return to be the seat of the great event, which already had its XXI edition in 1987 in our country. There are many pleasant memories that are stored in our hearts.

They are more than one hundred years of existence of Psychology as a science and profession in our region. We often participate in different events and meetings to discuss what was done, what wasn´t done and what we should do, but that we are not yet able to achieve all our goals. However, the ties that have been woven are still not enough. In order to overcome and deepen what has been achieved so far, the central theme of our Congress will be "Inter and transdisciplinary psychology: Strengthening collaboration in the Americas."

The Americas need a Psychology with a more effective dialogue. For this is this Congress. It will serve to deepen the Knowledge and Doing of Psychology in each of our countries of Psychology. Together we will design actions and future projections.

We wait for you in Havana, Cuba

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all prices are in US dolars

President of CIPCUBA2019: Dr. Alexis Lorenzo Ruiz. Professor of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Havana and President of the Cuban Society of Psychology.

Vice President of CIPCUBA2019: Dr. Alberto Cobián Mena Professor at the University of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba and President of the Cuban Society of Health Psychology.


General Coordinator of CIPCUBA2019: MsC. Jorge Enrique Torralbas Oslé. Professor of the Faculty of Psychology and Treasurer of the Cuban Society of Psychology. Email:


Lic. Alicia García González

Organizadora Profesional de Congresos

Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana, Cuba

Teléfonos: 53-7-208 51 99 / 53-7-202 6011 al 19, extensión 1510

Correo electrónico: 

On line registration through our web site is a simple process of only 5 steps, before you receive final confirmation:

  1. Registration per category: You should be to carry out up to 6 person registration per category and at the same time (Attendant or Companion person).

  2. Registration Review: You should be able to obtain at that moment a summary for the final charge per person, as well as the total to be paid.

  3. Personal Information: You should fill out personal information (Name, Last name, e-mail address, etc)

  4. Payment: Will be carry out by credit card. We use SSL system.

  5. Confirmation: You will receive by electronic e-mail confirmation with all the details of the participants and services included.


Delegates & Undergraduate Students ( * )

Registration fee for delegates and students includes: accreditation module (credential, pen, academic program and information about the congress and participant's diploma), attendance to the academic activities of the congress, activities opening and closing officers.

Accompanying Person ( ** )

The companion registration fee includes participation in the official opening and closing activities. Attendees who are accredited with this condition will not have access to the delegate accreditation module or the participant's diploma and are not qualified to attend the academic program activities of the event.



  • Welcome cocktail

  • Tour of Cuban artistic manifestations

  • Dinner and farewell party (additional registration)

  • The final activity of the event will be a dinner and a farewell party.

  • The activity will have: Luxury dinner at the El Bucán Restaurant at the Havana Convention Center. Blazon of the gastronomy of the institution, is located on the ground floor and at the entrance of the headquarters of the Convention Center. It is air-conditioned and its cabaret design allows the presentation of musical groups, supported by sound equipment, lights and video projections. It offers a silver service for 800 seated people.

  • Concert of the group Toques del Río. This youth court group cultivates alternative music and fusion genre. In the harmonic approach of these compositions, the basic structures of Cuban music are a determining factor in the approach of the rhythm section, well seconded by the bass, of stable rhythm, and the piano, the guitar, the congas and the minor percussion , print the necessary sound identification, for passages and phrases of rhythms such as: conga, reggae, danzón, funky, as well as other Cuban, Latin and Anglo rhythms that intertwine to weave a very own musical corpus, which identifies and justifies the request of the metal string that enriches the composition, increases the interest because it improves the timbre, the harmonic and sonorous volume of the group. (



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accommodation cost


casa particular cost

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per night per person with breakfast included

per night per room with breakfast not included   


airport | hotel | airport

to and from the congress hall

all transfers for all the official activities of the congress


Hotel Accommodations                        

or Casa Particular Accommodations      

Airport Transfer                                   

Daily Transfer                                      




per room per night ( MAX Double Occupancy )      $45.00* - $65.00* -  $75.00*      


* breakfast can be purchase at each Casa Particular 

  per day | per person at a low cost of $5CUC - $8CUC


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To satisfy regulations in both Cuba and the United States, you will need to carry the following documentation. These documents will be given to you by INVICTA GROUP SERVICES:



  • LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION from INVICTA GROUP SERVICES stating that you are traveling under one of the approved categories


all travelers




I am a full-time professional whose travel transactions are directly related to attending a professional meeting or conference in Cuba, which directly relates to my profession, professional background or area of expertise, including are of graduate level full-time study; for which the purpose of the meeting or conference is not to promote tourism in Cuba and whose schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full time schedule of attendance at professional meetings or conferences.


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All the fees here are presented in the Cuban Peso Convertible (CUC), the official currency in Cuba, which exchange rate correspond to approximately to 1.00 CUC for US $ 1.00 if payment is made in the US, via  INVICTA Group Services. All hotel fees must be paid in advance before congress. 


Those people interested in paying all registration fees in Cuba, must make it at the right moment of the registration at the Havana International Conference Center, by using the official circulating currency in Cuba 1.00 CUC for US$ 0, 8685.




  • To provide a means of communication among psychologists with similar interests in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean, and to promote the development of psychology in the western hemisphere.

  • To contribute to international understanding by means of an enlarged understanding of cultural differences and communicating across national boundaries.

  • To aid and promote research and academic and professional exchanges among the nations of the American continents.




  • The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) was founded in Mexico City by a group of behavioral scientists on December 17, 1951.

  • SIP is a member of the International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS), a division of the International Council of Scientific Unions.Through these groups, SIP is connected to international organizations such as UNESCO.

  • The leadership of SIP includes members from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.

  • The official languages of SIP are Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.




The Interamerican Journal of Psychology is published three times a year under the auspices of SIP. It accepts manuscripts from all areas of psychology and in all of the official languages of SIP. Active members receive this publication and have electronic access to our bulletin, Interamerican Psychology: Bulletin of SIP. Every two years an Interamerican Congress of Psychology is held with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and ideas about psychology and related disciplines. This activity takes place in different countries of the American continents on odd- numbered years.

Every two years, alternating with the years of the Interamerican Congress, SIP celebrates a Regional Congress. The regional congresses have the objective of providing congresses in certain areas in order to facilitate access and participation for some people who are unable to attend the Interamerican Congress. Every two years, CIP awards a student prize for the best research in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The purpose of this prize is to stimulate students in the Americas to perform scientific research of social importance.

SIP maintained a Central Office, which serves as the main source for the exchange of information related to research, publications and for opportunities for the advancement of psychology in the Americas. SIP has a network of National Representatives and Delegates by country in the different regions of the Americas, which have connections to the Central Office. The membership of SIP is formed into different Task Forces in specific areas of psychology with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and the generation of common projects.


  1. Epistemology, theory, methodology and history of Psychology

    • History of Psychology

    • Current status and challenges of Psychology as a science and profession

    • Ethics in the exercise of Psychology

    • Inter and Transdisciplinarity in the Exercise of Psychology

    • Test construction: adaptation and validation of instruments

    • Innovative methods of research design and data analysis

    • Psychologist training: relevance, quality, commitment and social responsibility

    • Scientific publications: Dissemination and social impact of Psychology

    • Psychology 2.0: application and impactHistoria de la Psicología

  2. Experimental and Comparative Psychology

    • Animal and computer models

    • Behavior analysis

    • Associative learning

    • Motivation

    • Memory

    • Attention

    • Sensory and perceptual processes

    • Temporary estimate

    • Behavioral economy

    • Animal sexual behavior

    • Comparative Cognition

    • Problem resolution

    • Language and animal communication

    • Affection and emotions

  3. Education, subjectivity and human development

    • Human learning: difficulties and challenges

    • Role and care of teachers

    • Educational and professional guidance

    • Coexistence, bullying and violence in classrooms

    • Inclusion - educational exclusion in the different subsystems

    • Educative technology

    • Creativity, creative thinking

    • Diagnostic models and psychoeducational intervention

    • Innovations in education

    • Neurosciences applied to education

  4. Gender studies

    • Gender, theory and methodology

    • Gender and subjectivity

    • Gender Violence (in the couple, employment, school, public space, obstetric violence)

    • Gender and trafficking in women and girls

    • Gender and Health

    • Gender and Economy

    • Gender and Media

    • Gender and Employment; Gender and Work

    • Gender and Education

    • Gender and power relations

    • Studies of Masculinities

  5. Health and human well-being

    • Psychosocial determinants of human health

    • Quality of life and psychological well-being

    • Care and self-care

    • Addictions: Prevention, care and treatments

    • Mental health care.

    • Depression, suicide and self-destructive behaviors.

    • Alternatives to classification systems.

    • Neurodevelopment

    • Psychotherapeutic work with children and adolescents

    • Therapeutic models

    • Psychological care of patients with chronic diseases

    • Insertion of the psychologist in health scenarios
      Prevention in health

    • Psycho-oncology

    • Critical patient care and transplantology

  6. Psychology in organizations

    • Role of the psychologist in organizations

    • Resolution and conflict mediation

    • Selection and evaluation of personnel

    • Burnout, care and self-care skills

    • Psychosocial factors, health and work welfare

    • Corporate social responsibility

    • Labor inclusion

    • Leadership and organizational development

    • Time management and personal organization

    • Community organizations

    • Transformation of the organizational culture

  7. Social and political psychology

    • Peace building, historical memory and reparation of victims

    • Globalization, migrations and their effects

    • Social processes and human rights

    • Decoloniality and psychology

    • Interculturality and native peoples.

    • Public policies, social movements and sustainable development.

    • Poverty, inequality and social exclusion.

    • Work in communities.

    • Cultural consumption and its impact.

    • Youth and its leading role in society

    • Governance and fourth generation war

  8. Sports Psychology

    • History of Sports Psychology

    • Theoretical principles as applied science and coherent with the active components of current professional practice.

    • Completion of psychometric, laboratory and field assessments for the conformation of psychodiagnostics of theoretical and instrumental value.

    • Synergy between sport psychologists and medical triads for the work of psychological preparation.

    • Ethical aspects of the work of the sports psychologist.

    • Psychological coaching in sport.

    • Strengthening the work of the coach

  9. Psychogerontology

    • The aging process

    • Social imaginary in relation to aging and old age

    • Changes and transformations at the corporal, psychic and social levels

    • Current protagonism of the Elderly

    • Education movements in and for the elderly

    • Guidance and psychological support for seniors

    1. Active aging

  10. Neuropsychology

    • Psychology and neurophysiology

    • Neuropsychological evaluation.

    • Clinical neuropsychology

    • Child neuropsychology

    • Neuropsychological rehabilitation

    • Learning and neuropsychology

  11. Family

    • Family health

    • Current models of family and its impact

    • Family therapy

    • Family as a peacebuilder.

    • Peaceful coexistence within the family.

    • Resolution of marital and family conflicts

  12. Couples and sexuality

    • Public Policies, Integral education and promotion of sexual health

    • Social integration of LGBTI people

    • Sexual health and Sexual rights

    • Counseling and Sex Therapy

    • Transidentities, gender and culture

    • Sex work and trafficking in persons

    • Homophobic and transphobic violence in school and in work and community settings.

    • Current models of partners and their impact

    • Couple therapy

  13. Environmental psychology and before emergencies and disasters

    • Psychology in the prevention and coping with environmental deterioration.

    • Environmental education and psychology.

    • Health, welfare and environment.

    • The training of psychologists and psychologists for intervention in disaster situations

    • Role of Psychology in situations of emergencies and disasters



Dr. Alexis Lorenzo Ruiz


Dr. Alberto Cobián Mena

General Coordinator

MSc. Jorge Enrique Torralbas Oslé


National Scientific Committee

Dr. Dionisio Zaldívar (Coordinador);  Dra. María del Carmen Llantá (Secretaria)


Finances Committee

Dr. Roberto Corral Ruso (coordinador); MSc. Isabel Márquez García; MsC. Maria Elena Rodriguez Lafuente; Dra. Alina Ofelia Ortega Bravo


Pre-conference activities Committee

MSc. María del Carmen Rodríguez Reyes (coordinadora); MSc. Claudia Caballero Reyes; MSc. Wilfredo Pérez Rodríguez; MsC. Yanelys Martinez Ochoa


Social activities Committee

MsC. Teresa Isabel Lozano Pérez (coordinadora); MSc. Leidy León Veloz; MsC. Anabel Hernandez Hernandez; MsC. Ileana Aguilar Garcia; Dra. Miriam Musle Lavalle


Release Committee

Dr. Manuel Ángel Calviño Valdés-Fauly (Coordinador); Dr. Francisco Morales Calatayud; Dra. Patricia Arés Muzio; MSc. Bárbara Zas Ros; MsC. Claudia Cancio-Bello; MsC. Ignacio Oliva


Logistic Committee

Lic. José Martínez Ortega (Coordinador); MSc. Gladys Ivette Maynard Bermúdez; Dr. Adalberto Ávila Vidal


I.T Committee

MSc. Cristobal Mesa Simpsom (coordinador); MSc. Humberto García Penedo; Carla León Mirabent; Lic. Jany Bárcenas Alfonso; MSc. Sandra Soca Lozano



Sandra Elizabeth Luna Sánchez PhD, President

Julio Cesar Penagos Corzo PhD, Vice-president for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Blanca Ortiz-Torres PhD, General Secretary

Ivelisse Torres Fernandez PhD, Treasurer



Dr. Dionisio Zaldívar (Coordinador)

Dra. María del Carmen Llantá (Secretaria)

Dra. Annia Vizcaino Escobar

Dra. Aymara Reyes Saborit

Dra. Beatriz Torres Rodríguez

Dra. Daybel Pañellas Álvarez

Dra. Elaine Morales Chuco

Dr. Jorge Luis del Pino

Dr. Justo Reinaldo Fabelo Roche

Dr. Luis Gustavo González Carballido

Dra. Libertad Martín Alfonso

Dra. Maiky Pérez Díaz

Dra. Maricela Fonseca Guerra

Dra. Marisela Perera Pérez

Dr. Mario Rodríguez-Mena García

Dra. Matilde de la Caridad Cintra

Dra. Norma Vasallo Barrueta

Dra. Patricia Herrera Santí

Dra. Rosa María Reyes Bravo

Dra. Tamara Tellez Veranes

Dra. Teresa Rodríguez Rodríguez

Dra. Vanessa Esperanza Montiel


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