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 2022 Conference 
20-Year Celebration!

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Endorsement of California Task Force
to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals
for African Americans

The National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) endorses the mission and overall
efforts of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for
African Americans (California Task Force).

The California Task Force was commissioned by the California legislature to examine the
negative impact of slavery and discrimination on African Americans and society, and to
provide recommendations for wrongdoing and injuries caused by the state. California
Task Force published their interim report ( on June 1,

The interim report provided a thorough review of the historical and ongoing harms
experienced by African Americans as a result of slavery. For example, the report
documents how policies have failed to protect African Americans and caused long-lasting
physical and psychological injury.

The recommendations outlined by the report are comprehensive, feasible,
and have the potential to begin addressing the harm created by 
slavery and upheld 
by institutionalized racism. Preliminary recommendations include but are not
limited to: ending legal slavery in California, eliminating anti-Black housing
discrimination policies, eliminating racial bias in employment, and eliminating anti-Black
healthcare laws and policies.

NLPA commends the California Task Force for their thorough investigation and fully stand
in solidarity with the important work of the California Task Force to Study and Develop
Reparation Proposals for African Americans.