The National Latinx 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 Latinx 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 Latinx psychologists or psychologists interested in Latinx psychology. However, its members’ goal is to see a physical, psychological, and social environment for Latinxs in the USA that reflect the ideals of respect for mental health, dignity, and human and civil rights.

Collectively we are interested in:

  • The mental health needs of individuals who have a Latinx background and live in the USA.
  • Addressing the clinical work, research, teaching, training, and policy making of our members to better serve those individuals.


Thanks to everyone who attended our 2018 Conferencia, Navigating the mosaic of Latinx culture: Advocating for growth, intersectionality and resilience at the Hyatt Regency in San Diego (#NLPA2018). We hope that you felt welcomed, nourished, challenged and nurtured. NLPA is known for the warmth and collegiality of its members and the welcoming inclusive nature of its meetings.

#NLPA2018 continued that tradition, from our “Wise Latinas” and past-presidents sharing their lived experiences as models for resilience, to filling the dance floor into the night, the hugs and kisses in the halls and the thought-provoking presentations, posters, and discussions.  

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NLPA Joins Coalition of Advocates to Denounce the Violence Against Refugees at the US Border

The National Latinx Psychological Association (new name effective 1/1/19) denounces the unnecessary, despicable, and health-threatening use of tear gas on several hundred innocent people, including primarily women and children at the San Ysidro crossing as a new low for the Trump Administration.

The National Latinx Psychological Association urges the newly elected Congress to act quickly to cease the brutality at the U.S.-Mexico border.


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