PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals Sint Maarten (APAP SXM) is reaching out through a Facebook page to improve communication and awareness in our community.
APAP SXM is an association that has been established over a year ago. It strives to promote the practice and professional development of psychology and related fields. It also focuses on serving the social and professional interests of psychologists and related professionals. To achieve these objectives, the association provides intervision meetings for professionals. It also maintains relationships with related professionals and stakeholders. Furthermore, it looks forward to keeping the community involved and aware about developments in the field of psychology here on Sint Maarten.
The foundation’s board consists of President Jolien Louwerse (psychologist at Mental Health Foundation),vice-president Stephanie Haseth (psychologist at Mental Health Foundation), secretary Zuleima Violenus (psychologist at SVOBE) and treasurer Miranda Veltman (independent psychologist). Further members are Alexandra van Luijken (independent psychologist), Carmencita Chemont (independent psychologist), Caroline van Oost (psychologist at White & Yellow Cross), and Henriette Schreurs (educational psychologist at SVOBE). Extra-ordinary members are Cheryl Ferero (child & adolescent psychiatrist) and Stephen Ebecilio (visiting neuropsychologist from Curacao).
Through social media, the association is now looking forward to establishing positive relationships with the community, press, and professionals in the field. The Facebook page will provide information regarding which professionals and services are available on the island. Additionally, the foundation will disseminate information of common interest to the general public, such as new developments in the field of psychology, announcements of local initiatives or conferences, and updates regarding the association.
APAP SXM welcomes everyone to follow their Facebook page via facebook.com/apapsxm.