Psychology

National Psychological Society of SVG launches September 21

National Psychological Society of SVG launches September 21
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“If we think globally and locally about the myriad of situations – including the pandemic, the impact of the war in Ukraine, and the La Soufriere eruption – that give rise to mental illness, there could someday be a time for a kind of society like this. . it is now!

Sharlene Morris, president of the SVG Association of Counselors, made this emotional statement when she announced the upcoming launch of the SVG National Psychological Society.

“Love for our country drives us to respond in a way that can benefit those affected. This association will act as both a guide and a regulatory body of trained psychologists who will join forces to help our local people,” she added.

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Morris said the soon-to-be-launched SVG National Psychological Society is a member of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA).

The association was formed by a committee of psychological professionals from the SVG Association of Counselors, consisting of Sharlene Morris-Chair, Kimberley Cambridge-Jozelle Miller, Kimmette Robertson, Odelia Thomas, Andrea Gaymes-Mohess and Ellicia Matthews.

The association will promote the promotion and dissemination of psychology knowledge and act as the premier professional association representing trained psychological professionals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It aims to improve and enhance the mental health profile of the residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through education and psychotherapeutic interventions.

The official launch of the SVG National Psychological Society will take place on Wednesday, September 21st 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon in the NIS Conference room in Kingstown. The featured speaker is Dr. Alisa Alvis. dr. Alvis is a visiting professor at St. George’s University of Grenada and CEO and clinical director of Alvis and Associates.

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