Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists(TTAP) is the professional organization representing Psychologists in Trinidad and Tobago. TTAP was incorporated by an Act of Parliament no. 84 of 2000
Our mission is 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.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF TTAP
- 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.
HISTORY OF TTAP
The genesis of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists dates back to March 15th, 1962. It’s goal then and now is that of establishing itself as the main professional association representing psychologists.
EXECUTIVE AND SUBCOMMITTEES
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
- President Elect
- Assistant Secretary
- Peer Relations Officer
TTAP Members are invited to serve on the following subcommittees:
- Editorial & Media Committee
- Trauma Team
- Conference Committee
MAJOR TTAP MILESTONES
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 member on national and psychosocial concerns.
CONDITIONS FOR TTAP
1. An applicant shall be eligible for membership if he/she has obtained:
- Proof of a completed undergraduate degree in Psychology from an institution recognized by ACTT or any equivalent accrediting body in Trinidad and Tobago and/or
- Proof of postgraduate qualification in Psychology from an institution recognized by ACTT or an equivalent accrediting body in Trinidad and/or Tobago
- Proof of current enrolment as a student in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with an institution recognized by ACTT or any equivalent accrediting body in Trinidad and Tobago.
2. Applicants shall submit an application form to the Secretary and shall also submit payment of the non-refundable application fee and such other membership fee as the Executive may from time to time determine.
TTAP PROVIDES FOR ITS MEMBERS:-
- Opportunities to impact the community
- Discounts to workshops/seminars to improve skills/techniques
- Networking opportunities
- Opportunities to be a change agent in our country
- Recognition as a qualified psychologist on our Referral list and TTGPA Handbook of professionals.
Membership application forms are available on:
($100 non-refundable application fee)
TTAP is more than a registry of professional psychologists, therapists and related professionals.
- Equipping members
- Outreaching, serving and impacting T&T
Incorporated by an Act of Parliament No. 84 of 2000
P.O. Box 887,
92 Wrightson Road, P.O.S
Phone: (868) 702-0232
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