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Commentary on ‘Quality control in PET’: a Caribbean perspective

ByAVA D. THOMPSON

While quality control frameworks around the globe have been developed to fi t specifi c cultural contexts and are continuing to evolve, collectively they represent an invaluable resource for Caribbean psychologists. It is critical for regional psychologists to investigate the full range of intra-regional realities and possible mechanisms and conceptualize quality control as a complex, interrelated system with multiple mechanisms and stakeholders that must be harmonized to ensure sustainability (Hall, Chapter 12). The processes and length of time required to develop such systems are also instructive for the region. Caribbean psychologists must systematically build capacity, engage intra-and interdisciplinary stakeholders, anticipate challenges (including competing values and interests), and cautiously develop a strategic plan with a temporal sequencing of mechanisms that meets the current and future needs of the discipline (AmuleruMarshall, 2011), rather than work expeditiously to meet the standards established for other contexts.