SVG to get a National Psychological Society

By Admin. Updated 11:03 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The featured speaker for the upcoming event – Dr Alisa Alvis. Photo: Consult KSquared.

The SVG National Psychological Society will officially be launched on Wednesday September 21st 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon at the NIS Conference room in Kingstown.

According to a press release, the society will promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of psychology and act as the main professional association representing trained psychological professionals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

It aims to improve and enhance the mental health profile of the citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through education and psychotherapeutic interventions, the release stated.

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

The featured speaker at the September 21st launch will be Dr Alisa Alvis.

Dr Alvis is a visiting Assistant Professor at the St.George’s University of Grenada and CEO and Clinical Director of Alvis and Associates.

Meanwhile, Sharlene Morris, President of the SVG Association of Counsellors made a declaration
as she announced the upcoming launch of the SVG National Psychological Society.

She said: “As we reflect globally and locally on the myriad situations – including the pandemic, the impact of the war in the Ukraine and the eruption of La Soufriere – that give rise to mental health afflictions, if ever there were a time for a type of society like this is now!”

“Love for our country drives us to respond in a way that can be helpful to affected persons. This association will act as both a directory and regulatory body of trained psychologists who will join forces to assist our local population” she added.

According to the press release, Morris advised that the soon to be launched SVG National Psychological Society is a member of in Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA).

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