Our Mission

is to create a supportive professional community that advances psychological education and training, science, practice, and organizational change to enhance the health, mental health, and well-being of Hispanic/Latinx populations.


Our Objectives are:

  1. Generate, promote, and advance Latinx Psychology in the United States and globally;
  2. Cultivate relevant and effective psychological science, practice, education, and training in order to build knowledge, foster research, and/or promote culturally competent delivery of services;
  3. Promote and encourage the efforts of professionals that have demonstrated a sustained commitment and dedication to Latinx Psychology through exceptional research, practice, and/or education and training efforts that have contributed to the discipline/field and/or to the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latinx communities/populations;
  4. Encourage the educational and professional advancement of Latinx psychologists and students by identifying and reporting on research, education, and training programs that effectively prepare Latinx psychologists and facilitate cooperation among them;
  5. Cultivate and promote open communication with members and leaders of Latinx communities, organizations, institutions, and society at large for our mutual education and understanding;
  6. Promote awareness and understanding of issues and concerns that Latinx psychologists, students, and/or mental health professionals might have related to their personal, educational and/or professional experiences;
  7. Encourage and assist in the advancement of psychological science, knowledge, research, practice, education, service, and training that educates, informs, and influences public knowledge and awareness of Latinx Psychology, as well as public/institutional policy-makers that may be relevant to and/or affects Latinas/os at the national, regional, state, and local levels.


      NLPA 2022 Annual Report