Carlos Albizu Site – Conference 2022

First Annual Excellence in Psychology Conference

Albizu University, in collaboration with the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP, or Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología) and the American Psychological Association (APA), presents the First Annual Excellence in Psychology Conference.

With a focus on Neuropsychology and Addiction Training, this event convenes professionals from Latin America and the U.S.A.

The conference, which offers two ways to attend (in person and via live webcast), will be held on Thursday, May 26, at Albizu University in our Multipurpose Room.

The conference will feature Dr. Antonio E. Puente, who will present on The Latinization of Clinical Neuropsychology, and Dr. Scott Hyman, who will present on Addiction Training in Clinical Psychology.

Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albizu University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This conference provides 2.0 hours of continuing education, free for psychologists.





Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Albizu University, Miami Campus with live streaming via Zoom

Cost: FREE of charge






(In Person Registration Only)


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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antonio E. Puente - The Latinization of Clinical Neuropsychology


  • Present the interface of the neuropsychology of the east influenced by Russia with recent western North American perspectives.
  • Discuss how the integration of the Russian quantitative perspective with the Western qualitative perspectives will bring a new clinical practice of neuropsychology to Latin American.
  • The potential impact of using this anticipated future for neuropsychology on a more global psychology.


Dr. Antonio E. Puente is an American neuropsychologist and academic. He was the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2017. Dr. Puente has a private practice, is the founding director of a bilingual mental health clinic, and is a psychology faculty member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). He founded the journal Neuropsychology Review.




Speaker: Dr. Scott Hyman – Addiction Training in Clinical Psychology


  • To describe the importance of addiction training in clinical psychology graduate programs.
  • To present a graduate psychology education program funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration that helped Albizu University provide specialized training in opioid/substance use disorders prevention and treatment.


Dr. Hyman is a licensed clinical psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 2003 after completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology/Boston VA Healthcare System. He has been a professor in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program at Albizu University since 2009 and has also served as the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chairperson.




Registration for the event is now open until May 23, 2022. Live Audience participation is limited to 150 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration to attend the live or zoom event is now open.


Presenter: Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Chancellor of the Miami Campus
Albizu: Dr. Berta Rios, Interim President
SIP: Dr. Alfonso Urzúa – SIP President (virtual or video) & Dr. Fabricio Balcázar – VP for North América
APA: Dr. Amanda Clinton
Presenter: Dr. Tilokie Depoo, Chancellor of the Miami Campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antonio Puente – The Latinization of Clinical Neuropsychology
Speaker: Dr. Scott Hyman – Addiction Training in Clinical Psychology
Presenter Questions & Answers section– Dr. Julio Santana Mariño , Chancellor of the San Juan Campus and Mayagüez University Center
Closing activity: Dr. Berta Rios – Interim President Albizu University

Event Planning Committee

  • Dr. Irene Bravo, co-chair, MC
  • Luaida Oyola, co-chair, SJC
  • Juan Rivera, SJC
  • Dra. Blanca Ortiz-Torres SIP
  • Carmen Garcia, MC
  • Maryvelisse Carpintero, MC
  • Rochely Escalante, SJC
  • Karla López, Presidency

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