The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Latina/o population.
NLPA roots go back as far as the 1970s, but the organization formally reorganized in 2002 and incorporated in Arizona, where its first national conference was held in 2004. Many of its professional, early career, graduate and undergraduate student members work in cities, rural areas, communities, hospitals, clinics, and universities across the USA.
NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnic and cultural origin and political ideology. NLPA does not presume to speak for all Latina/o psychologists or psychologists interested in Latina/o psychology. However, its members’ goal is to see a physical, psychological, and social environment for Latinas/os in the USA that reflect the ideals of respect for mental health, dignity, and human and civil rights.
Collectively we are interested in: