Caribbean Psychology Association

I had the pleasure of attending the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologist retreat this weekend. Many points stood out to me and started my own thought process as to the future and development of psychology in the Caribbean.
 
The perennial problem continues to be that we as a Caribbean people cannot unite. We fail to see that united we will be more of a force in the world.  United we would just be better.

 
 The unfortunate result of this disunity for the discipline of Psychology in the Caribbean is quite sad since we have to rely on the instruments for testing, literature and research from the U.S., U. K. and every other first world country. The literature etc. from these places have little cultural relevance to our unique and dynamic society yet we still rely on all their material. 


We have many bright, intellectual and hard working Psychologist all over the Caribbean so doesn’t it make sense for us to have a Caribbean Psychological Association where we can work on literature, research and testing instruments that are our own and relevant to our culture? What are my colleagues in the Caribbean thoughts on this matter?