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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Women Issues conference

There has been an invitation since August 2007 to contribute your views on women issues. Many of our fellow colleagues responded favourably. Reminding you once again that deadline for sending an abstract is December 30th 2007.
A PROLOGUE -- Globalization in its simplest sense means the intensification of its social and economic network at global level. It also has become a popular derivative in the current intellectual discourse about contemporary society analyzing changing economic, political and cultural spheres of life at global level (that is largely beyond our reach) and its impact on local parlance (that we are destined to face). Under such climate of socio - political and economic transition, discreteness and differences, the moot issue today is the status of women, its changing pattern of productive -reproductive process and the future opportunities or ambiguities of her changing status. A series of critique comes from feminist perspectives of gender discrimination, exploitation and victimization oriented discourse and dilemmas that raise the critical issues of freedom of women in the male sphere of social and political hierarchy. The present theme of the proposed Work thus aims to explore various dimensions of real-life-situation that women are confronting today in the context of globalization. We, therefore, invite scholars, activists, academia to come forward to share their view in the form of articles, case studies and research papers to contribute to publish an edited volume of �Book� under the broader theme of
The sub-themes of the entail the following: 1. Women in the agricultural sector2. Women in the informal economy 3. Women and health 4. Women in IT and MNCs 5. Women as Entrepreneurs 6. Women in the Entertainment Industry 7. Women in Tourism Industry 8. Women and Education 9. Women and Workplace harassment 10. Women as Consumers 11. Women as Homemakers 12. Women & Domestic violence 13. Poverty and Women
The last date for sending abstracts is (250words) by 30th December 2007. The abstract may be forward by electronic mail at the following email ids.
Prof. Manjari Srivastava s_manjari2@rediffma Prof. Sumita Sarkar � sumi.sarkar36@
You are free to contact any one of us in case of any clarification.


Komalsparsh –A Psychological Consultancy, a holistic mental health center working in areas of: Psychological Assessment and Diagnostic Testing, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Workshops and Soft Skills Training Programs. The workshop and training wing of KOMALSPARSH headed by Dr. B.L.Barnes is once again glad to announce our upcoming workshop on "RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY" Speaker: Ms. Swati Khanolkar – Director, InVivo
Ms Swati Khanolkar, the director of "InVivo" is a multi-talented entrepreneur.

A qualified clinical psychologist and has acquired special training in REBT. She has conducted a number of workshops on various topics related to psychology for corporates and also practices psychotherapy.

Coverage of the workshop:

· Assumptions and applications of REBT
· Exercises to identify irrational Beliefs in different emotional situations
· Disputing the Beliefs – Live demonstration
· Simulations in REBT invivo
Date: 22nd Dec 2007

Time: 12:30P.M to 4:30P.M

Fees: 400/- (With refreshments)

CHQ or DD to be drawn in favor of Navik Manovikas Kendra, Mumbai

Venue: KOMALSPARSH, Samudraseema, (Near Hotel Executive Enclave), 329 Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050. The charges are subsidized by the foundation. Contact: Mrs Pooja Shah, Pawan Kumar at 26487460 / 26054658 or Email: komalsparshlbf@ in Between: 11:00A.M to 5:00P.M

workshop on "Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Retraining for Traumatic Brain Injury

The Dept. of Psychology, University of Calcutta is going to host the 34th National Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists from 7-9th January, 2008 at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Auditorium, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, on behalf of organizing committee wish you to thank you all for the interests many of you have shown and the way many of you have taken the pain to make the conference a success. Regarding pre conference workshop on GESTALT THERAPY and many of them have expressed their willingness to join. The organising com itte request you to send the workshop fee for the same earliest as well as the registration fee for the conference. Also about your accommodation choice, otherwiseit is becoming difficult for us to make thearrangement at the end. One more announcement about Post-Conference Workshop.NACIACP-2008 Organizing Committe has planned to conduct a full day workshop on "Neuropsychological Rehabilitation & Retraining for Traumatic Brain Injury". Though it is difficult to conduct just after the conference, but interest shown by many people has encouraged to take the trouble. Eminent Neurologists & Neuropsychologists will be conducting the WORKSHOP on 10th January, 2008. Maximum 30 participants may be included for the programme.Those who are interested to partcipate in the PostCOnference Workshop, please write at for details of the programme and workshop fee.

Coaching Psychology information

If you are interested in coaching psychology and associated fields you could consider joining the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology: http://www.sgcp.

Training & research: I'm Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at City University in London. We have PhD and DPsych students undertaking research etc into coaching psychology: /research/ CoachPsych/ CoachPsych. html
With the recent new intake we now have 6 doctorate students undertaking a wide area of research eg coach-client relations, stress and coaching, goal achievement etc.

Some of Sandy's colleagues at the Coaching Psychology Unit at Uni of Sydney, Australia run MSc courses: http://www.psych. au/psychcoach/

About publications. There are many. Look in The Coaching Psychologist and the International Coaching Psychology Review journals on the BPS SGCP website. You may be interested in the new Handbook of Coaching Psychology which has just come out. http://www.routledg ementalhealth. com/978158391707 7

About accreditation - The Association for Coaching accredits coaches: http://www.associat ionforcoaching. com/home/ index.htm

If you want further information or copies of my academic papers you may want to contact me directly: dr.palmer@btinterne


Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights, struggle against violations and ensure access to justice for all. The organization provides pro bono legal services to those with little or no access to the justice system. It participates in the struggle for rights through its various activities including public interest litigation, advocacy, legal awareness programmes and investigations into violations, publishing 'know your rights' materials, and participating in campaigns.
1. Academic. Post-graduate diploma / degree level studies in either (a) human resource management or (b) personnel management or (c) management, with specialization in HR / Personnel, or (d) Social Work, with specialization in HR / Personnel. 2. Experience. At least three years of experience in any field of application within HR, but with exposure to the whole of HRM. 3. Orientation. A social development perspective is required, with an understanding of the needs of HRM in the non-profit / development sector.
1. Work experience in a non-profit / development setting 2. Relevant project experience during post-graduate studies 3. Training, additional qualifications pertinent to the development context 4. Exposure / experience in Organization Development (OD) 5. Understanding of Human Rights perspective
HRLN has two large offices in New Delhi and Mumbai with about 60 and 30 staff respectively. In addition there are nearly 20 small offices working as Chapters in many parts of the country, with staff ranging from 2 to 12. There are two main types of staff - lawyers and social activists. They are required to work in close collaboration for the effectiveness of the Network. The total number on the staff is over 200. There are some part time / contractual staff as well. Most management services are located in New Delhi. The HR function is a new one, and will be developed afresh. In addition to the important task of setting basic HRM procedural systems in place, the person will be required to accompany an Organization Development process being initiated for the future directions of HRLN. The organization offers a stimulating environment to be part of a significant social movement. It is also an opportunity to set up a new HRM function, and grow with the organization. Those interested in being considered for the position are invited to write directly (by e-mail only) to the Executive Director at the contact address given below, enclosing a full CV. An acknowledgement will be sent immediately. The covering letter must mention (1) the current total salary (and benefits) received, (2) the total salary expected, (3) the lead time needed for an interview, and (4) the possible joining date, if selected. All enquiries will be handled with strict confidence. An acknowledgement will be sent immediately. Further communications will be sent only to those being invited for an interview. All queries must be sent to the e-mail contact given. Telephone calls cannot be taken in connection with this search process. Mail contact: deepikadsouza@ deepika.dsouza@ Human Rights Law Networke-mail: <documentation@>

A Book on Learning and Memory

After seven years of writing, editing, class-room testing, and many many rounds of revisions, a new book, Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior, was published last week. My co-authors, Catherine Myers and Eddie Mercado, and I owe an enormous debt to many of you for your generous contributions in reading and commenting on early drafts, providing copies of your data and figures, and giving unstintingly of your time to help us understand your work and share with us your expertise.
Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior presents a broad, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary overview of learning and memory, integrating brain research and behavioral studies, animal learning and human memory, and experimental and clinical perspectives. We wrote the book primarily as an undergraduate textbook with a full array of pedagogical features (interim summaries, concept checks, key words, and a glossary), teacher support (plug-'n-play Powerpoint lectures, Instructor's Manual with supplemental material and classroom activities, test banks, etc.) as well as web-based supplements for the students. The book is is printed in full color throughout, with all original anatomical and circuit drawings, functional brain imaging data, graphical representations of experiments, lots of photos, charts, and tables, as well a sprinkling of cartoons.
The book has already been adopted (in either pre-publication versions or pre-ordered for this coming spring) at M.I.T., Stanford, and Princeton, as well as over a dozen other universities and small colleges such Keene State College, Texas Christian University, and Glenville State College: an eclectic and diverse mix of early adopters. Our publisher, Worth Publishers, is currently in negotiation with foreign publishers to bring out a French translation, as well as other European and Asian language editions.
In addition to serving as a new undergraduate textbook, we hope the book will also be read by graduate students and faculty in the behavioral and brain sciences -- as well as members of the general public -- who seek an accessible introduction to the behavioral and neural bases of learning and memory. We wrote the book assuming no specific prerequisites or prior training for the reader.
Two of the book's chapters are available free online for downloading as PDFs: Chapter 3 (Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Facts and Events) and Chapter 7 (Classical Conditioning: Learning to Predict Important Events). They can be both be found at:
http://www.worthpub /gluckpreview/ chapters. html . For those who might wish to purchase the book, it can be ordered directly from at
(with a starting sales rank of #1,062,940 we clearly are not yet a threat to J. K. Rowling).
For those of you who teach a course in learning and memory, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, or are considering doing so in the coming year, I encourage you to contact our editor, Charles Linsmeier, at <clinsmeier@worthpub .com> to arrange for a complimentary instructors review copy.

SIOP in the Development of New International Test Standards

SIOP to Participate in the Development of New International Test Standards
The International Organization for Standardization has begun the process of developing international standards for the use of tests in organizations (ISO/PC 230, “Psychological Assessment”). The focus of these standards will be on test use, rather than on technical psychometric issues.
The development of the standards, which began earlier this year, includes representatives from over a dozen countries. The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which is chaired by G. Harris, includes organizations such as APA, ATP, and AERA.
Due to the importance of organizational testing issues to its members, SIOP has recently agreed to participate in the U.S. TAG. Donald Truxillo served as SIOP’s temporary delegate at a recent meeting in Vienna, and Nancy Tippins will be SIOP’s permanent TAG delegate. In 2008, to be held in Madrid and Washington, DC, there will be two meetings regarding the test standards.
More information on the standards will be provided as it becomes available. Please expect requests for your input in the coming months, and feel free to contact Tippins with any thoughts.

(The SIOP is the Society for Industrial /Organizational Psychology).
You may like to check the SIOP website for more information about this body.