Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP) is the professional organisation representing Psychologists in Trinidad and Tobago. The genesis of the TTAP dates back to March 15th, 1962. Our goal then and now has always been to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of psychology and to establish ourselves as the main professional association representing psychologists in Trinidad and Tobago. TTAP was incorporated by an Act of Parliament no. 84 of 2000.
TTAP AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To increase knowledge of psychology in the interest of general human welfare and development.
To promote and protect the general and professional welfare of psychologists.
To promote the enactment of legislation relating to the professional practice of psychology and to speak on behalf of psychologists with regard to legislative action.
To maintain and improve the standards of ethical conduct and proficiency in the practice of psychology through a Code of Ethics.
To support continuing education and research in the field of psychology through publications, seminars, workshops and other related activities.
To represent and speak on behalf of psychologists with allied professional, governmental and non-governmental groups and the public.
To represent Trinidad and Tobago psychologists in local and international bodies.
To maintain a database of practicing psychologists with any additional information appropriate to public interest.
The executive is voted into office on an annual basis at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held in November.
Executive Positions include:
Immediate Past President
Public Relations Officer
TTAP Members are invited to serve on the following subcommittees:
Public Relations Committee
Special Events Committee
April 26th 1996 – Passing of a constitution
May 1996 – Election of first Executive
October 2000 – Legal incorporation of TTAP
2008 – Trauma Treatment Program launched; 3 month ITTP training in Olympia, Washington
2010 – 10th Anniversary Celebrations:- Socials, TTAP commemorative magazine, and workshops
2011-20112 – Trauma Team deals with disaster areas, Troumacque(fire) and Diego Martin/Maraval landslides
2014 – TTAP hosts ‘Conscious Discipline’ workshop and posts their stance on corporal punishment.
2014 – TTAP becomes a member of CANPA and TTGPA and signs MOU with ACTT.
2015 – TTAP gains segment on GISL/TV4 – Psychology Live! Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
OTHER PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
Individual members are feature columnists with local newspapers, and appear regularly on local television, discussing relevant psycho-social issues impacting the country.
Media consults with individual members on national and psychosocial concerns.
For an updated list of TTAP activities see the TTAP blog