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About

The Association is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Promoting and advancing the profession of Black Psychology 

  • Influencing and affecting social change; and

  • Developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent (hereafter known as Black Psychologists) can assist in solving problems of Black communities and other ethnic groups. 

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."  ----Audre Lorde

Our Mission

The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African-American Mind, empowerment of the African-American Character, and enlivenment and the illumination of the African-American Spirit. 

 

Organizational Goals

  • To enhance the psychological well-being of Black people in America.

  • To promote constructive understanding of Black people through positive approaches to research. 

  • To develop an approach to psychology that is consistent with the experience of Black people. 

  • To define mental health in consonance with newly established psychological concepts and standards regarding Black people.

  • To develop international support systems for Black psychologists and students of psychology. 

  • To develop policies for local, state and national decision making which impacts on the mental health of the Black community.

  • To promote values and a lifestyle that supports our survival and well-being as a race.

  • To support established Black organizations and aid in the development of new independent Black institutions to enhance our psychological, educational, cultural, and economic situation.

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