THE EXECUTIVE


Below are the names of the current governing force behind TTAP - The Executive. 
Positions official as of: November, 2017

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For the Psychological Advancement of Trinidad & Tobago

The President


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Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor
Ed.D. Education-Psychology  |  M.A. Adolescent Psychology
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Nakhid-Chatoor, Ed.D. RQTU. MBPsS. is a Clinical and Educational Psychologist. She is the Director of MNC Psychological Testing and Counselling Centre and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). Her professional affiliations are with the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP), the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Dyslexia Association of TT (DATT) and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP). She conducts Psychometric Assessments and Access Arrangements for Exams for students with learning disabilities. Her research interest areas include Adolescent parental bereavement and Indigenous qualitative methodologies for Caribbean peoples.


Immediate Past President


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Dr. Katija Khan
BSc Psychology  |  PhD Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Dr Katija Khan is the Immediate Past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists. She is a Neuropsychologist and Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI, St Augustine where she also coordinates the MSc Clinical Psychology Programme. She is a member of the North West Regional Health Authority Mental Health Committee, the National Suicide Prevention Working Committee and the CANPA (Caribbean Association of National Psychology Associations) Professional Education and Training committee.

An alumna and past faculty member of the UWI (St. Augustine and Mona campuses), Dr Khan completed her PhD at Hull University and was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, England, where she was a member of the Translational Neuropsychology Group in the Department of Neuroscience. She lived and worked in Jamaica and England for 10 years before repatriating home to Trinidad. She has a diverse range of clinical and research interests including the delivery of psychological interventions in public health service, dementia, suicide, exercise and mental health, mental toughness in athletes and cross-cultural validity of psychological assessment. She is keenly interested in improving standards for professional psychology across the Caribbean, public education for mental health, improving public access to psychological interventions and improving wellness in Caribbean societies.


Treasurer


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Camille Campbell
B.Sc. Psychology (Hons)
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Campbell graduated from the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) with a Bsc Psychology (Hons) In May 2015. She is currently on a Government Scholarship, pursing a Masters in Counselling Psychology at USC and is due to graduate in May 2018. Ms. Campbell has completed 40hrs of Mediation training with the hope of becoming a licensed Mediator. She enjoys conducting psychoeducational sessions as she believes that with more knowledge comes more power. Ms. Campbell hopes to specialise in Family Therapy with focus being placed on parenting and the family. “It is a great honour to serve members of my fraternity in the capacity of Treasurer. I pledge to do my best in bringing transparency and accountability and to lift the name and image of TTAP”.


Secretary


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Mrs. Kanika Mc Leod-Joseph
M.A. Educational Psychology  |  B.B.A. Business Administration
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Mc Leod-Joseph has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick (Canada), and has recently graduated from the University of the Southern Caribbean with a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology. She has undergone two years of intense training, which provided her with the knowledge needed to assist individuals to cope and manage their social, academic and career issues. She intends to expand her knowledge in the effects of trauma in children and adolescents. Mrs. Mc Leod-Joseph’s other interests are in learning disabilities in children and adolescents, testing, psycho-education, literacy of children and parents, and tutoring. Having worked as an Administrative Assistant for over five (5) years, Mrs. Mc Leod-Joseph intends to use her experience and skills to fulfil her duties as the Secretary of TTAP.


Assistant Secretary


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Ms. Patricia Schulere-Yorke
Dip Nursing  |  AD HRM  |  BSc Social Work  |  MSc Counseling Psychology
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Schulere-Yorke is a Psychiatric Social Worker with a background in nursing and some knowledge of the field of human resource management. She has always been intrigued about the background of mental illness, recognising that this field has always been a challenge in society due to the complexity of the human mind. It is this fact that has pushed her passion in the study of mental illness while using the experience that she continues to gain in order to help the mentally afflicted. For this reason Ms. Schulere-Yorke has married her skills as a Psychiatric Social Worker with Counselling Psychology so that she can continue to promote the wellness of patients and clients. Her passion is to begin a private practice which should be in effect in the near future.


Public Relations Officer


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Ms. Kelly Mc Farlane
B.A. Psychology
MS.c. Clinical Psychology  |  MS.c. Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology
Position held from: 2017 - 2019
Email: [email protected]

Kelly McFarlane is a Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist and Performance Coach. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with honours, from York College (City University of New York), a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of the West Indies, and a Master of Science degree in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). She is also an EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) certified coach, and a UK certified Occupational Test Administrator. Ms. Mc Farlane’s areas of practice include individual, group and web psychotherapy, corporate training and consultancy, leadership development, conflict resolution and performance.