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National Latina/o Psychological Association & Orgullo SIG Joint Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting (New)

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) and Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Special Interest Group)[1] express our deep sorrow about the tragic loss of lives at Pulse Orlando Night Club & Ultra Lounge. We stand in solidarity with the family, friends, and community members of the injured and killed that night. There are no words that will erase their pain.[1] In a spirit of transparency, not ownership, we provide the names of the persons who collaboratively crafted this document (in alphabetical order by first surname): Roberto Abreu, Cristalís Capielo, Alison Cerezo, Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, Dagoberto Heredia, Laura Minero-Meza, Richard Renfro, and Zully Rivera-Ramos. Read more...

 Orgullo Special Interest Group of

NLPA Statement on the Orlando Mass Shooting (New)

Today, we, members of the Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA), express our deep sorrow for the tragic and unnecessary loss of lives at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We also wish to state that we stand in solidarity with the family, friends, and community members of the injured and killed that night, and know there are no words we can express that will erase the pain they are experiencing. Read more...

 Statement of Support for University of Missouri

December 1, 2015
The Leadership Council of the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) wishes to express our solidarity with the students, faculty and staff at the University of Missouri (MU) who are engaged in the struggle for equity and social justice. In conducting peaceful and effective protests you have created the possibility for meaningful change for your community. Read more...


The NLPA Biennial Conference is coming to Orlando, FL in 2016!!!


  We look forward to seeing you and your family at the
Orlando World Center Marriott!

Mark your calendar:
Thursday, September, 29th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016


NLPA Response to the APA Hoffman Report

August 3, 2015

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) emphasizes the well-being of Latina/o communities throughout the world. As such, the impact of torture has a particular resonance for many Latinas/os, whose family members and communities have been directly and negatively impacted by such practices. As we note in our NLPA Position Statement on the Use of Abusive Interrogation Practices. Read more...


NLPA Statement on Candidate Public Remarks

July 16, 2015

The mission of the National Latina/o Psychological Association includes a focus on the well-being of Latina/o populations. As such, we affirm the value and dignity of Latin@os of all national heritage backgrounds and their continuing contributions to the prosperity of the United States. Derogatory statements about persons of Mexican heritage in public and national settings are divisive and run against the spirit of inclusive diversity being advanced in this country. Additionally, hate crimes against persons perceived to be Latin@o as well as of foreign national origin have increased in the U.S. over the last several years. Thus, racist statements against persons of Mexican heritage in a public, national forum contribute to hateful sentiments and behaviors against Latin@o and immigrant communities. To this end, NLPA continues to denounce racist and otherwise derogatory messages and instead works to promote social justice for all persons, particularly those who cannot readily speak for themselves. 


First online CE program sponsored by NLPA in conjunction with Alliant International University by Dr. Esteban Cardemil.

 The National Latina/o Psychological Association cordially invites you to our first-ever Continuing Education training by Dr. Esteban Cardemil:

Clinical Work with Latinas/os: Integrating Research into Best Practices

 This online training provides 2.5 credit hours and will focus on the following learning outcomes:

    • The landscape of epidemiological and healthcare disparity research that is related to how and when Latinas/os seek psychotherapy
    • The evidence supporting particular forms of psychotherapy for Latinas/os The process by which interventions have been adapted for use with Latinas/os
    • How to best implement culturally competent psychotherapy with Latinas/os
Cost of Attendance:
$40 NLPA members
$62 Non--‐NLPA members

Please register here.

For technical assistance, please contact Eric Melendez, Alliant International University: Email:; Phone: 415--‐955--‐2029, Toll Free: 800--‐457--‐1273

NLPA members, please use the discount code: NLPA. Enter the code into the discount code box after selecting the course, click recalculate and the fee for the course will go to $40.          


AAPA Statement on Michael Brown and Eric Garner

January 5, 2015 

As we begin our work in 2015, the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) wishes to reflect on the recent series of events that have sparked much pain and anguish across the country. The AAPA shares the deep sadness and anger across the country and world in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who were involved in killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. We express our deepest condolences to the families and communities of Brown and Garner, and stand in solidarity with our African American brothers and sisters. We believe #BlackLivesMatter and we will continue to stand with the Black community and advocate for justice. Read more...



Latin@ psychologists featured by APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs this past September during National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month.


Congratulations to:

      • Patricia Arredondo, EdD
      • Martha E. Bernal, PhD
      • Glorisa J. Canino, PhD
      • Edward Delgado-Romero, PhD
      • Milton Fuentes, PsyD
      • Carlos Albizu Miranda, PhD
      • Marie Lucia Miville, PhD
      • Esteban L. Olmedo, PhD
      • Inoa Vazquez, PhD, ABPP
      • Ena Vazquez-Nuttall, EdD



VIDEO: No Way But Through  by Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez


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