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Underrepresentation of Latinx Students in Conference Presentations

The Journal of Latinx Psychology recently published an article focused on the underrepresentation of Latinx students in conference presentations.

Latinxs were less likely to be presenting at conferences, even when they were studying at Hispanic Serving Institutions [also note that HSI is a designation about how many Latinx students are enrolled in a college or university and does NOT mean that the college or university is serving their Latinx students in any meaningful way]. 

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NLPA Congratulates Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD on Recent APA Presidential Citation

NLPA warmly congratulates Dr. Lillian Comas-Díaz on her recent APA Presidential Citation from Dr. Thema S. Bryant. The citation was awarded to Dr. Comas-Díaz on the basis of her contributions and dedication to the field of psychology and society-at-large. 

Dr. Comas-Díaz is a clinical psychologist in private practice, and a clinical professor at the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences. The former director of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the American Psychological Association, she was a faculty member of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, where she also directed its Hispanic Clinic. As a clinician-scholar-activist, Dr. Comas-Días has participated in fact-finding delegations investigating human right abuses in Chile, the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and South Africa. The author of over 170 professional publications, Dr. Comas-Días has written extensively on the interaction of culture, gender, race, ethnicity,  social class, and spirituality in mental health. Some of her books include: Liberation Psychology: Theory, Method, Practice and Social Justice (co-edited with Edil Torres Rivera), Multicultural Care: A Clinician’s Guide to Cultural Competence; Womanist and Mujerista Psychologies: Voices of Fire, Acts of Courage (co-edited with T. Bryant Davis); and, Latina Psychologists: Thriving in the Cultural Borderlands (co-edited with C. I. Vazquez).  Her recent co-edited book with Hector Adames and Nayeli Chavez-Dueñas on Decolonial Psychology will be published in late 2023.  Dr. Comas-Díaz is a recipient of the American Foundation Association /American Psychological Association Gold Medal Lifetime Award in the Practice of Psychology.

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2023 Conference Registration Opens Soon

We are excited to announce that registration will be opening in approximately one week! Monitor your emails from NLPA and follow us on social media for conference updates, including registration launch announcements.


NLPA 2022 Conference 20-Year Celebration!

The 2022 NLPA Conference was a refreshing and productive time of networking, learning, and growing. Whether you were able to attend or had to skip this year, we invite you to review the moments captured by camera.

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