Kai A. D. Morgan, PsyD

President

 

Dr. Kai A. D. Morgan is a registered clinical psychologist in Jamaica, with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology obtained from Carlos Albizu University in September 2001. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of the West Indies as a lecturer and the University Hospital of the West Indies for 15 years as a consultant in the Department of Community Health & Psychiatry.  In 2016, she took a giant leap into the entrepreneurial world to include a private practice, research and consultancy work, family manufacturing business, an outdoor cinema and mobile outdoor advertising business endeavours. Dr. Morgan's private practice includes a team of 8 other associate clinical psychologists (Masters level persons) and services include both therapy (e.g. for trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders) and assessment (e.g. psychoeducational, personality, behavioural, neuropsychological) as well as research, organizational consultancies and training services for various purposes. She is currently the President of the Jamaican Psychological Society and her research interests include  sexual behaviour, motivation, relationship dynamics, and anything regarding Caribbean culture/psychology.

Contact: jampsychpresident@gmail.com

 

Djavila Ho, MSc. (Clin. Psych)

Vice President

 

Djavila Ho is a licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist who has
been in clinical practice for over 10 years. She is presently the
University Counsellor at the Caribbean Maritime University and
works in private practice. She has worked at the Victoria Jubilee
Hospital (VJH) and Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and as a
research and practicum supervisor for local university students.
She was the Director of Membership for the Jamaican
Psychological Society (JamPsych) for 3 years and co-chair of the
Scientific Committee for the Conference Organizing Committee
(COC) for Caribbean Regional Conference of the Caribbean
(CRCP) in Kingston, Jamaica in 2018.
Her interests include adolescent and adult mental health care,
the equity of access to affordable, quality and accessible mental health care, trauma & stress
related disorders and mood disorders.
Djavila is an International Affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
amongst other international professional societies and is the current Vice President of the
Jamaican Psychological Society.

 

Contact: jampsychvicepresident@gmail.com

 

Heather Whyte, Msc

Secretary

 

Mrs. Heather Whyte Murray is a licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish in Massachusetts, U.S.A. and later attended the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She has over eight years of experience with helping individuals and families cope with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems and adjustment difficulties. She has conducted clinical work through different local private practices, done telephone counselling with the University of the West Indies Health Centre and acted as a research supervisor with the International University of the Caribbean. Mrs. Whyte Murray currently works at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital serving women and the mental health needs associated with their gynaecological health as well as the pregnancy and postpartum period. Her professional interests include public education on mental health, positive psychology, parenting, as well as couples’ well-being and success. 
 

Contact: jampsychsecretary@gmail.com

 

 

Margarett Barnett, PhD

Director of Advocacy

 

Dr. Margarett Barnett is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University College of the Caribbean and a Consultant at the Jamaica Theological Seminary. Dr. Barnett has spent over twenty years working in private, nonprofit organizations that focus on providing services to young people and their families. During this time she has worked as a Counsellor, Program Director, Trainer, Project Manager and Church/School Administrator.

Her professional interests are in the areas of integral psychology (particularly the intersection of psychology, spirituality & business), reflective processes such as dialogue and contemplative practices for building a high trust culture in organizations,  leadership studies (particularly servant leadership and transformational leadership), emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, renewal, passion, and life balance at work, family dynamics in the workplace, and long-term sustainability and fostering a triple bottom line in organizations.

Dr. Barnett enjoys a blend of work as an educator, researcher, and consultant. 

Contact: jampsychadvocacy@gmail.com

 

 

Janet Cain-Walters, PhD

Treasurer 

Dr. Janet Cain-Walters is the Director of the Counselling & Psychological
Services Centre at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and a Licensed
Counselling Psychologist. She earned a PhD. In Counselling Psychology
(emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy) from Northern Caribbean
University. Dr. Cain-Walters provides clinical services to individuals, couples,
families and children who are experiencing diverse mental health, relational
and social issues. Dr. Cain-Walters is a Certified Clinical Supervisor who
facilitates on-site practicum supervision for Undergrads, Master’s and Doctoral
students (Northern Caribbean University) and at other sites. She continues to
conduct seminars, workshops, conferences, outreach programmes in the
communities, and serves as one of the hosts for the radio programme “Mind,
Body and Soul” on NCU FM.

She is member of Jamaican Psychological Society (Jampsych), an
International Affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association
(CPA) and Professional Member of the American Counseling Association
(ACA). Dr. Cain-Walters is a former Banker.

 Contact: jampsychtreasurer1@gmail.com

 

Rosemarie Chung-Voordouw, M.A.

Director of Public Relations

 

Rosemarie Voordouw is a licensed associate Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience counselling families, individuals and in the corporate environment. Rosemarie is also a John Maxwell trainer, speaker and coach. 

 

 

Contact: jampsychpublicrelations@gmail.com

Christina Silvera, MSc, Clinical Psychology

Director of Membership 

Ms. Christina Silvera is an Associate Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Master’s degree in
clinical psychology from the University of the West Indies. She has also continued her
education to become proficient in ADHD management and Parent Coaching. She is currently conducting psychological assessments and individual therapy at the offices of Clinical Psychologists in Jamaica. Her clinical interests include Executive Function Skills, Suicide and Self Harm, Emotion Dysregulation, Play Therapy, Parent Training Depression and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health.
Christina has presented her academic research at local and international conferences. Her
research projects have examined Women’s Perspectives, Risky Sexual Practices. While these are still her interest, she hopes to partake in research that align with her clinical interests.
Christina serves as the Director of Membership for the Jamaican Psychological Society. She
has also been a member of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force since 2007.

 

Contact: jampsychmembership@gmail.com

 
 

 

 

Kerri-Anne Freckleton, Msc

Co-chair, Education Committee 

 

By profession, Kerri – Anne Freckleton is an Organizational Consultant, Certified Project
Manager, a Licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Employee Performance
Coach, who has had experience working on Projects and in Programmes in Behaviour Change, Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behaviour, Project Management, Programme Management, Education, Human Rights, Health and Human Behaviour and Social Policy.
She has been practicing for over 13 years in the field of Psychology. Her professional
experience ranges from Psychological Assessment and Therapy; Organizational Project
Management. Face-to-Face and Web Therapy; Life Coaching and Lifestyle Management;
Conducting Live Seminars and Workshops in organizations throughout the island of Jamaica
and Motivational Speaking.
She is a Lecturer at the Undergraduate & Graduate levels, and enjoys imparting knowledge and knowing that her students will have an impactful, enjoyable learning experience for them to take throughout life.
She holds certificates in Employee Performance Coaching, Trauma Management, Training and Development, Organizational Development, Leadership, Project Management, Human
Resources, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Communication, Emotional Intelligence,
Programme Evaluation, Core Skill Training, Monitoring and Evaluation, Succession Planning,
Team Building and Lifestyle Management, to name a few. 
Currently a PhD candidate she hopes to effect change by creating and implementing policies, which will be to the benefit of the mentally ill, help organizations to appreciate the importance of mental wellness, as well as encourage positive behaviour change in society.

Contact: jampsycheducation@gmail.com

Chaday Nelson, Msc

Co-chair, Education Committee 

 

Mrs. Chaday Nelson is a Licensed Masters Level Clinical Psychologist, who graduated with distinction and also completed a B.Sc., with first class honours, in Psychology (major), Human Resource Development (minor) at the UWI. She previously served as the Director of Membership on the executive body of the Jamaica Psychological Society, where she now co-chairs the Education Committee. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Currently, Mrs. Nelson works full-time as a psychologist with the Child Diversion Program within the Ministry of Justice and on a sessional basis at the Child Guidance Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Essential Medical Services. She previously worked with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme III, under the Ministry of National Security, engaging in psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and capacity building with the beneficiaries and staff. She represented the CSJP III locally and internationally at various conferences and functions and co-authored a publication titled: Preventing Youth Violence: Evidence from the Citizen Security and Justice Programme III Case Management Approach.

She also facilitates training in risk assessment and case management for youth offenders.

Contact: jampsycheducation@gmail.com

Venese Madden, Ph.D, J.P

Southern Region Representative 

Venese Madden is a licensed counselling psychologist, an assistant professor and coordinator for the Department of Graduate Psychology at Northern Caribbean University.
She provides clinical services for individuals, couples, family and groups. She is a certified
telemental health provider, certified Parent-child interaction (PCIT) therapist who works with
parents and their children with serious acting out behaviours and conducts pre-marital and
marital seminars with PREP (Prevention Enhancement Relationship Programme) a couple’s
enrichment programme that teaches couples skills to enhance or rebuild their relationships.
Her research interests are in, couples’ communication and marital quality, adverse Childhood
experiences (ACEs), parent-child interaction, stress management and grief and loss.
She is actively involved in community services as a volunteer first responder for the chaplaincy  arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, a restorative justice facilitator, a Justice of the Peace and a Child Diversion mentor.
Venese earned her PhD from Northern Caribbean University. She is a member of Jamaican
Psychological Society (JamPsych) and an affiliate member of the American Psychological
Association (APA).
She is driven by the motto: “you can only be true to yourself and others when you are true to
God.”

Contact: jampsychsouthernrep@gmail.com

Jennifer Stuart-Dixon, BSc. MHS, DPsych

Western Region Representative 
 

 

Dr Stuart-Dixon is the psychotherapist at the Western Jamaica campus of the University of the West
Indies. A graduate of Middlesex University in England, she holds a Doctorate Degree in
Psychotherapy. In addition to being a psychotherapist, she is also an independent consultant
working in the field of public health for the past 15 years with an emphasis on HIV prevention,
behaviour change and adolescent sexual health.

 

Dr Stuart-Dixon has worked for several international donor agencies providing technical assistance
in Jamaica as well as countries in the wider Caribbean and South and Central America. She is
currently a board member of Children of Faith - a NGO that serves the needs of children and families
made vulnerable due to HIV; she also maintains a private practice. Dr Stuart-Dixon is a professional
member of the Jamaican Psychological Society and the American Counselling Association.

Pearnel Bell, PhD

Northeast Region Representative 
 

 

Dr. Pearnel Bell is the Regional Clinical Psychologist at the Northeast Regional
Health Authority (NERHA), and Adjunct Faculty at Adler Graduate School in
Minnesota, USA. She is also Faculty in the Behavioural Sciences Department at
Yorkville University, Canada.

 

Dr. Bell is the chairperson for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill
(CUMI) and Development Manager of Childline Jamaica.
Dr. Bell holds a PhD in Psychology from the Capella University and Post-
Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. She has
presented at international conferences across the USA and Canada. Dr. Bell has made
significant contributions to the field of psychology, she is sought after to provide
psychological perspective on many issues affecting the Jamaican psyche, frequently
quoted in the news media, and is highly respected for her contribution to the field of
psychology.

 

Dr. Bell has been providing psychological services since 2003. She is also in private
practice as a clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescence, and adult
intervention. She is a Consultant to Corporate Jamaica where she provides
Organization Development Interventions. She is the author of eight books. Her
research interests are in the Neurobiological Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD). She also has research interest in Conversion Disorder (formerly Mass
Hysteria). She has a very busy schedule but finds time to relax with friends and family
for her monthly poetry evenings.

Christopher Nesbeth, MSc (pending)
Student Representative

 

Mr. Christopher Nesbeth is currently a final-year student in the Master of
Science Clinical Psychology programme at the University of the West Indies
(UWI), Mona. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with First
Class Honours) at the same institution.
His research interests lie in the general areas of behavioural neuroscience
and clinical science. Specifically, he is interested in extending our
understanding of working memory and how it is we assess severe
psychopathology.

Contact: jampsychstudent@gmail.com 

 

 

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