Ava D. Thompson, PhD., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at The University of The Bahamas. Her professional activities reflect a macro-disciplinary focus with national, regional and international engagement. Current scholarship and clinical projects include historical perspectives on Bahamian and Caribbean psychology, culturally-relevant pedagogy, indigenous models of child and adolescent mental health care, and integration of a human rights framework into Psychology Education and Training (PET). Additional areas of focus include regional and global collaboration and capacity building. She is Past-President of the Bahamas Psychological Association and the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) and serves as an Executive Committee Member of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).