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.


NLPA congratulates fellow member
Melinda Garcia, Ph.D., on her recent award -
"2022 Christine Blasey Ford Woman of Courage"

The Association for Women in Psychology announces that Melinda Garcia, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2022 Christine Blasey Ford Woman of Courage. This award celebrates “feminist leaders who have demonstrated courage by standing up and speaking truth to power, in order to take action against injustice, discrimination, or harm.”

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Eduardo Morales given title of Professor Emeritus by Alliant International University
Congratulations! ¡Felicitaciones!

Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., receives the title of Professor Emeritus from Alliant International University. Dr. Morales has served Alliant for the past 32 years as a faculty member, has contributed in the areas of Latinx psychology, multicultural psychology and interventions with ethnic minority populations, and multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives on AIDS.

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