Promoting the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of psychology as the professional association representing psychologists in Trinidad and Tobago.
As the united voice of psychologists, TTAP can make sure that your concerns are addressed. TTAP can also ensure that the necessary checks are done so that people who are not qualified to administer therapy don't continue to do so under the guise of being a registered psychologist. This of course protects the integrity of the profession. Also, contracts and job vacancies in the field can be passed on through TTAP to ensure that therapists always know what opportunies are available.
With mental health being more and more on the forefront, many companies have concerned themselves with having Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), requiring psychometric testing or engaging the skillset of Organizational Psychologists. These companies can now easily be directed to persons who offer such services or check to ensure that individuals are verified using TTAP's list of members.
Now people can immediately check to see if an individual is a verified psychologist by simply searching for them on TTAP's website. Also, if an individual wishes to retain the services of a psychologist, this is a great starting point.
In special cases school guidance counsellors may choose to recommend external counselling. Looking to TTAP for such recommendations or to peruse current members is a great option to ensure young minds get the specialized counselling they may require.
With TTAP being the unanimous voice for psychologists in Trinidad & Tobago, we are poised to provide expert positions on matters arising within the country that have the potential to disrupt the mental health of one or more citizens. We are also in the unique position to assist in the crafting of much needed legislation to help ensure that Trinidadians have a strong mental health support system on par with international standard.
One of TTAP's functions is to help to protect citizens from the risk of employing the services of unqualified individuals posing as psychologists. We are also constantly working on breaking the stigma of mental illness so that the many people requiring treatment feel comfortable to get the help they need. Find out more about TTAP's functions and benefits in the About Us section of our website.
Violent crimes, sexual assaults, domestic violence, car accidents, natural or man-made disasters, whether small-scale or national, are all traumatic events.
Victims of such events require specialized care in order to recover mentally and emotionally from the measurable and profound changes that occur in their brains and are evident in their behaviours and attitudes as a result. Such injuries, if not attended to, can result in the emergence of undesirable behaviours and violent crimes.
TTAP has on its agenda, the development of a Trauma Centre, where quality professional trauma treatment can be administered to those in need of it.
With the glaring reality of these figures, it is the duty of every citizen to work together to dispel any negative stigma surrounding mental illness so that the people requiring treatment can feel comfortable to get the help they need. One in four means that there is almost a guarantee that every Trinidadian has at least one family member, friend or co-worker with some form of mental illness.
A little understanding can go a long way!