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.

The New Issue of LPT is Here!

We are excited to share the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Latinx Psychology Today (LPT). The theme for this issue is Grassroots Organizing: Collective Liberation. Read here.

NLPA members receive instant access to our newsletter. Other membership benefits include:

  • NLPA Electronic Communication List
  • Special member prices for conferences and job postings
  • Voting privileges
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunity for advocacy and mentorship in Latinx psychology
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From Latina/o to Latinx

The Leadership Council (CL) is pleased to announce that our membership has voted to change the name of our organization to the National Latinx Psychological Association, effective January 1, 2019.

The new name represents our organization's support for the diversity in sexual orientation and gender expression within our association and larger Latinx community. 

Click below to read the full announcement.


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