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Date: Friday, 19/Nov/2021
7:30am - 8:00amBUSH TEA IN DE MAHNIN 2
8:00am - 9:30amCaribbean Health & Wellbeing: Enhancing Caribbean Health and Wellbeing - Presenters: Katija Khan Eliseo Perez-Stable
Location: PLENARY 4

'You Alright?': Threats And Safeguards For Caribbean Wellbeing during COVID-19

Katija Khan

University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

9:30am - 9:45amCONFERENCE BREAK 7
9:45am - 10:45amChild & Family Traumatic Stress: The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention: An Overview - Presenter: Kimberley Ho Misiaszek
9:45am - 10:45amHousehold Needs in St. Croix after Maria
Location: ROUNDTABLE 14

Chair(s): Michael Harry Campbell (University of the West Indies--Cave Hill, United States of America), Noemi White (Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre, Barbados)

Presenter(s): Haley Cutler (St. Croix Foundation for Community Development), Rita Dudley-Grant (Private Practice/CANPA), Natalie Greaves (University of the West Indies--Cave Hill)

9:45am - 10:45amModels of Disaster Response: Models of Disaster Response

“Be Prepared”: Disasters and Implications for Caribbean Psychology Education

Alisa Viola Alvis

St. George's University, Grenada

Utilizing the Five Elements of Crisis Intervention Following Natural Disasters

Philip J. Lazarus

Florida International University, United States of America

Infusing Cultural Competency in Emergency Responses for Multicultural Communities

Yuleinys Castillo1, Suzanne Maniss2

1California State University, Fresno, United States of America; 2University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

#WeGatchu - A Community Response to Hurricane Dorian

Niambi Francese Hall-Campbell Dean

University of The Bahamas, Bahamas, The

9:45am - 10:45amPOSTERS 2: POSTER SESSION 2

Measurement of Ego Resiliency in Barbados

Michael Harry Campbell1, Jill Gromer2, Donna-Maria Maynard1, Maisha K. Emmanuel1

1University of the West Indies--Cave Hill, Barbados; 2Florida State University, USA

Senior Psychologists in Puerto Rico: contributions to academia, science, practice


University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Natural Disasters and Predictors of the Transition to College

Joy Grant, Elizabeth Jaeger

University of The Virgin Islands

Childhood Maltreatment and Teen Dating Violence in St. Croix, USVI

Berlina Wallace-Berube, Aletha Baumann

University of the Virgin Islands

The implementation of Psychosocial Capacity Building strengthens communities after disasters.

Miriam Desgazon

Smith College School of Social Work, United States of America

Lived Experiences of Ghanaian Adults Supporting Youth in Marginalized Communities

Lynn Holmes Miles

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Music In The Lives Of Adults With Dementia

Amber Martinez Smith (PhD)1, Sharon Kim Dyall (MA)2

1Trauma & Resiliency International Child Welfare, USA; 2Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, Guyana

9:45am - 10:45amTrauma Treatment & Interventions: Trauma Treatments and Interventions

Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Adult PTSD

Nnamdi Pole

Smith College, United States of America

Wellness Wednesdays : VI Program Post Irmaria via Radio and Podcasts

Marilyn Andrea Braithwaite-Hall

CRCP2020, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Interpersonal Trauma And Macro Interventions

Dara Hamilton

The University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S.

10:45am - 11:00amCONFERENCE BREAK 8
11:00am - 11:55amFemale Perpetrators of IPV & Impact of COVID 19
Location: ROUNDTABLE 15

Chair(s): Dominique Eugene (HBNU Fogarty and ISI Fielding Graduate University, United States of America)

Presenter(s): Dominique Eugene (HBNU Fogarty and ISI Fielding Graduate University)

11:00am - 11:55amHuman Rights Psychology: Human Rights & Psychology in Local & Global Context

Poverty and Human Rights

Rosie Phillips Davis

University Of Memphis, United States of America

USVI Children and Youth Task Force: Model for Community Resilience

Carla Sharon Perkins, Dr. Celia Victor, Dr. Micah Frett

USVI Children and Youth Task Force, United States of America

Psychology And Fundamental Human Rights: Reflections On A Covid-19 Year

Polli Hagenaars

Private Practice C5, Netherlands, The

11:00am - 11:55amResearch on Health Wellbeing

Intimate Partner Homicide-Suicide: At-risk Factors and Implications for Mental Healthcare

Audrey Marie Pottinger1, Nickiesha Passard2, Althea Bailey3

1The University of the West Indies, Jamaica; 2University of Technology, Jamaica; 3The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Cyberbullying and University Students

Leann Marissa Kendall

University of Guyana, Guyana

Moving Toward Trauma-informed Addiction Treatment in Barbados: An Exploratory Study

Jerine Griffith

The Substance Abuse Foundation Inc., Barbados

Project 'Calypso': Enabling the Barbadian Deaf Community to be 'Heard'

Penelope {Penny} Louise Moore

University College London, United Kingdom

11:00am - 11:55amTraditional Healing/Spirituality: Traditional Healing and Spirituality

African Traditional Practices for Restoring the Psychological Well-Being

Marcia Sutherland

University at Albany, United States of America

Shame, Culture and Wellbeing: An African Perspective

Erhabor Sunday IDEMUDIA

North-West University, South Africa

11:00am - 11:55amUrban Trauma in the Caribbean
Location: ROUNDTABLE 16

Chair(s): Maysa Akbar (Urban Trauma)

Presenter(s): Maysa Akbar (Urban Trauma)

12:30pm - 1:25pmMentoring Session #7: Mentoring Session #7 - Surviving and Thriving as a Psychologist of Colour - Mentors: Dr. Charissa D. Pizarro Terese Millet Joseph
Location: Virtual Mentoring Session #7
Session Chair: Esprene Liddell-Quintyn, University of Miami, United States of America
12:30pm - 1:25pmMentoring Session #8: Mentoring Session #8 - Starting and Running a Consultation Business: Experiences of Regional and Extra Regional Practitioners - Mentors: Alethia Cadore MA RP Dr. Alisa Alvis
Location: Virtual Mentoring Session #8
Session Chair: Mia Amour Jules, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
12:30pm - 1:25pmMentoring Session #9: Mentoring Session #9 - Navigating an Early Career Profession within the Context of the Caribbean and the Diaspora - Mentors: Richard B. Adderley Deshane Gutierrez
Location: Virtual Mentoring Session #9
Session Chair: Donna-Maria Bradshaw Maynard, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
1:30pm - 2:45pmPsychology Education & Training: Caribbean Psychology Education and Training - Presenters: Hector Adames - Problematizing and Disrupting a Raceless Latinidad in Psychology Mari-Luz Franco-Ortiz
Location: PLENARY 5

Beyond Colorism: Race and Racism in Education in Puerto Rico

Mariluz Franco-Ortiz

University of Puerto Rico Cayey, Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Problematizing and Disrupting a Raceless Latinidad in Psychology

Hector Adames

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

2:45pm - 3:00pmCONFERENCE BREAK 9
3:00pm - 3:55pmCaribbean Innovations: Innovations in Caribbean Perspectives

Promoting Tourism Through The Cultural Heritage As A Psychology Response

Abner Fils Septembre

Rebâti Santé Mentale, Haiti

The Psychology of Caribbean Migration: Situated Contexts, Commonalities and Challenges

Christine Haytha Descartes1, Priya Elizabeth Maharaj2

1The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; 2Gulf View Medical Centre, Trinidad and Tobago

Teacher’s Computer Self-efficacy and Technology Use: The Impact of COVID-19

Shani Shillingford

Dominica State College, Dominica

3:00pm - 3:55pmLessons Learned: Engaging with Community Stakeholders to Address Health Disparities
Location: ROUNDTABLE 17

Chair(s): Caravella McCuistian (University of California, San Francisco), Kathy Burlew (University of Cincinnati)

Presenter(s): Kathy Burlew (University of Cincinnati), Caravella McCuistian (University of California, San Francisco), Danni Lanaway (University of Cincinnati)

3:00pm - 3:55pmNurturing and Educating for Resilience: Building the Community Connectome
Location: SYMPOSIUM 6
Session Chair: Jane Holmes Bernstein, Boston Children's Hospital, United States of America

Chair(s): Jane Holmes Bernstein (Boston Children's Hospital, United States of America)

Discussant(s): Jane Holmes Bernstein (Boston Children's Hospital, United States of America & Tobago)


Presentations of the Symposium


The Role of the Community Center

Allyson Hamel-Smith
Cotton Tree Foundation, Trinidad & Tobago


Building Resilience to Trauma

Karen Moore, Julie Peters
Franciscan Institute Trauma Team, Trinidad & Tobago


The Educator as Change Leader

Elizabeth Crouch
School Leadership Center, Trinidad & Tobago Tobago


Developing a Service Learning Program

Ferne Pinard, Jane Holmes Bernstein
Boston Children's Hospital

3:00pm - 3:55pmSustainability For Clinicians: A Mind/Body Approach
Location: ROUNDTABLE 18

Chair(s): Francine Kelley (Chicago BodyMind Wellness Studio, United States of America)

Presenter(s): Francine Kelley (Chicago BodyMind Wellness Studio)

4:00pm - 4:55pmCLOSING CEREMONY

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