The growth of psychology involves the inclusion of different contexts and various cultures. Mainstream psychological theories emerged from the experiences of individuals in the prevailing historical and cultural contexts mainly in the western world. Most theoretical approaches and professional counseling ethical codes are either Eurocentric or American, and counselors worldwide try to adapt them to different cultural contexts. Africa is the second most populated continent in the world and the diverse cultural heritage of the continent calls for consideration in theory and practice of counseling psychology. It is evident that the rich cultures of Africa have much to contribute towards the practice of counseling psychology. It is time for Psychologists in Africa to put forth a code of ethics that is inclusive of African values and practices.
The Department of Psychology at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is pleased to announce the call for Abstracts for The 1st International Conference on African Psychology. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and research findings with the International Academic Community from different psychological orientations in relation to Ethics and Practice. The conference will bring together various scholars and practitioners across the world to discuss the formulation of an African Code of Ethics, and Practice in Counseling Psychology.
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