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:

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

Membership Benefits

NLPA does not restrict membership to anyone and you do not need to be of Latinx heritage to join.

Membership gives you access to:

  • NLPA Newsletter
  • 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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Journal of Latinx Psychology Receives Impact Factor!

Dr. Estaban Cardemil, the editor of Journal of Latinx Psychology (JLP), announces new JLP impact factor, 1.375. "This is a testament to the hard work of the authors who have submitted excellent work to the journal, the editorial team (including the associate editors, editorial board, and many additional reviewers), and the NLPA leadership and membership, who have supported the work of this journal from its inception" said Dr. Cardemil. We also extend our gratitude to Dr. Azara Santiago Rivera, the journal's inaugural editor.  


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