Laura Hernandez GuzmánMexico City

    Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Laura Hernández-Guzmán received her Ph. D. in Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. She is currently tenure Full Time Professor at National University of Mexico (UNAM), where she has taught for 50 years. Appointed member of the National System of Researchers of Mexico Level 3 (highest possible level), she has authored more than 80 research articles and book chapters. She also was conferred with the Academic Performance Recognition (PRIDE) Level D, (highest possible level), the ”Premio Universidad Nacional” granted by UNAM to outstanding professors and the “Premio Nacional” by the National Council of Psychological Training and Research of Mexico (CNEIP). She has served as President of the Mexican Psychological Society, President of the Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis and President of the Mexican Guild of Professional Psychologists. She has participated on several committees dedicated to training and credentialing of psychologists, such as the Trilateral Forum of Professional Psychology of North America, Psychology Executives Roundtable, Council of Credentialing Organizations in Professional Psychology, Competencies Conference of Scottsdale: Education & Credentialing in Professional Psychology, and Consensus Conference on Combined and Integrated Training in Psychology. She served as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychology, currently published by Wiley & Sons, and the Mexican Journal of Psychology, as well as Member of the Editorial Board of the World Social Science Report, published by the International Social Science Council, UNESCO, Paris, France. She was elected in Berlin, Germany, and reelected 4 years later in Cape Town, South Africa, by the General Assembly of the International Union of Psychological Science as member of its Executive Committee. She also chaired the 1998 World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Acapulco, Mexico, and versions 9th to 12th of the Mexican Congress of Psychology.