The Association of Black Psychologist, ABPsi and our Local Chapter SCABPsi
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
For over Sixty 60 years the Association of Black Psychologist-ABPsi has been advocating for fair and equitable treatment in mental health and wellness for African American-Black people within the United States and Globally.
The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit.
Purpose of the Association The Association is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to: promoting and advancing the profession of African 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. To accomplish these purposes, the Board of Directors (hereafter known as "the board") shall exercise the following specific functions: establish a central organization of Black Psychologists; develop funding sources for working capital, staff support, and educational programs; seek funding for projects involving Black Psychologists, such projects to include, but not be limited to: Scholarly Journals, Training Programs, Recruitment of Students and Faculty and community Mental Health Care Programs; and work with such organizations of behavioral scientists as are able to implement the purposes of The Association.