THE EXECUTIVE


Below are the names of the current governing force behind TTAP - The Executive. 

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For the Psychological Advancement of Trinidad & Tobago

The President


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Wendy Jeremie
MS.c. Clinical Psychology  |  Certified Mediator
Position held from: 2019 - 2021
Email: [email protected]

Wendy Jeremie, M.Sc. is a Clinical Psychologist. A former lecturer at the Catholic Religious Education Development Institute (CREDI), at present she lectures in various courses at the Open Campus, UWI. In May 2014 – August 2015 she was tasked with delivering the Anger Management Intervention at the Golden Grove Women’s Prison, Maximum Security. She offers psychological services to the Mt. Lambert and San Juan parishes and is passionate about reaching ‘the man in the street’. She hopes that one day through the power of psychology, she is able to impact and modify the lives of those who need psychological interventions, the outcome of which should mend our social fabric.

Wendy is the Vice-Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival Association and Committee Member of the Marionettes Chorale. She is also a certified Mediator (2012) and attained a Diploma in Mental Health Counselling and Therapy from the College of Mental Health Counselling (Canada) of which she is a member. Her affiliations include the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Employee Assistance Professionals International Association.


Immediate Past President


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Dr. Margaret Y. Nakhid-Chatoor
Ed.D. Education-Psychology | M.A. Adolescent Psychology
Position held from: 2019 - 2021
Email: [email protected]

Margaret Y. Nakhid-Chatoor, EdD. RQTU. MBPsS. is a Clinical and Educational Psychologist/Dyslexia Screener & Consultant (Chicago), in the areas of individual and family therapy and group intervention therapy. She is the Immediate Past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (2019 – 2021) and the Director at the MNC Psychological Testing and Counselling Centre (mncptcc.com). Dr. Nakhid-Chatoor is also a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Education Programmes, University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in Educational Psychology, Psychology of Human Development and Adolescent Psychology.

Qualifications: Doctorate (University of Sheffield, U.K.) Masters (Columbia University, U.S.A.) PGDHRM (Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business) and Professional Certificates in Child and Adolescent Trauma; Play Therapy and Bereavement Counselling (Calvary Hospital, Bronx). Her affiliations include the British Psychological Society (BPS), American Psychological Association (APA), Dyslexia Association of TT, and the Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA. Dr. Nakhid-Chatoor has presented at many conferences globally and continues to do extensive research in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements for exams, Parental bereavement of children and adolescents and Indigenous Caribbean Research methodologies (liming and ole talk). Her many articles are in the three dailies – Guardian, Newsday and Express - where she is a Guest columnist.


Treasurer


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Marilyn Trumpet
B.Sc. Psychology | M.A. Educational Psychology
Position held from: 2019 - 2021
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Ms Trumpet is a graduate of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), where she attained a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Assessment, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Andrews University. She has a keen interest in developing her professional competence in the fields of Psychological Assessment and Counselling.
Her goal is to contribute positively to the lives of persons, by focusing on their psychosocial development so that they can become fully functioning individuals and productive citizens. It is her desire to fully equip persons with the basic skills to effectively solve or cope with their everyday challenges.


Secretary


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Deborah Lee Riviears
BSc in Psychology |  MSc in Clinical Psychology
Position held from: 2019 - 2021
Email: [email protected]

Deborah Lee Riviears is a Clinical psychologist who has worked professionally in the field from 2011. Ms Lee Riviears works in Victim Services with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service where as a solutions oriented professional, she is dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults. She previously worked as an adjunct lecturer in the Guidance and Counselling programme with the Catholic Religious Education Development Institute.
In 2004, Ms Lee Riviears graduated with a BSc in Psychology with a minor in Human Resource Management and in 2010 the MSc in Clinical Psychology from The University of the West Indies. Her Certifications include Non Verbal Communication and Deception Detection, Pre and Post Test HIV/AIDS Counselling, Mediation Skills, Narrative Therapy, Victim/Witness Assistance, Critical Incidence Stress Management and Gender Based Violence. She is also affiliated with the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists, American Psychological Association, Rape Crisis Society and Soroptomist International. Currently, she is pursuing the MPhil in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies researching Male Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse.


Assistant Secretary


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Victoria Siewnarine-Geelalsingh 
BSc Psychology |  MSc Clinical Psychology
Position held from: 2018 - 2020
Email: [email protected] 

Victoria Siewnarine-Geelalsingh is a practicing Clinical Psychologist since 2015. In addition to her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees which she attained from the University of the West Indies, she has earned certificates by Accredited Universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in the areas of Child Psychology, Resilience, Psychological First Aide (which focused on treating clients who face trauma) and Child Nutrition.

She works with ParentingTT where she practices Psychotherapy as well as Psychoeduational Assessment. Mrs. Siewnarine-Geelalsingh specializes in mood and behavioural disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship challenges, suicidality, treating victims of domestic and sexual abuse, parenting skills training, parenting workshops, leadership workshops, psychoeducational seminars, stress management skills, facilitation and coaching. She also avidly partners professionally with other Organizations, NGOs, and media houses to further the work of Mental Health Awareness and Treatment throughout Trinidad and Tobago.


Public Relations Officer


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J'elle Valdez
B.A. Psychology  |  M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology
Position held from: 2019 - 2021
Email: [email protected]psychologytt.org

J'elle Valdez is a Psychotherapist who has been counseling professionally since 2012. She graduated in 2009 with a B.Sc. in Psychology with double minors in International Relations and Human Resource Management and a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology with a specialization in Community Counselling/Clinical Mental Health Counselling (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University. Ms. Valdez is a former Additional National Scholarship winner in the area of Modern Studies (2006), a recipient of the Howard University Trustee Scholarship, and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (TTAP), and the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society.
Currently, she is a Counsellor at PEAPSL Consultancy Limited, where she aims to further help individuals with their emotional and interpersonal development issues, through the provision of individual therapy and facilitation services.

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