The New York Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. was founded in 1967, one year prior to the establishment of the National Association of Black Psychologists, Inc., which is based in Washington, D.C. Our Mission is to:
- Unite Black Psychologists in the New York Metropolitan area and New York state, in order to promote psychology as a profession, in affiliation with regional, national and international Black Psychological Associations.
- Promote the responsible application of psychological constructs and intervention strategies in the Black Community.
- Encourage freedom of Black scientific inquiry, teaching, and professional practice.
- Develop theories, principles, and programs, which will enhance mental health in the Black Community.
- Inform and educate the public concerning professional, social action and other service roles of Black Psychology itself.
- Form cooperative networks with other Black professional and civic organizations, in order to plan & execute the effective delivery of psychological and related services.
The New York Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. holds annual events, which reflect our goals and objectives. They are varied, and are often free to the community, students and professionals. Each year we participate in The National Association of Black Psychologists' Annual Convention where we meet with psychologists from other chapters throughout the United States to present papers, plan programs and contribute to the profession in accordance with our goals and mission.
Various seminars and presentations are held throughout the year at different colleges. Past topics include:
- "History of Black Psychology"
- "How to Get into Graduate School"
- "You Don't Have To Be Crazy To See A Psychologist...But You Could Have A Few Questions!"
- "Strategies for Grant Writing"
- "How to Get Published in Academia"
- "How to Start a Private Practice in Psychology"
We also offer assistance to the community in terms of:
- Crisis intervention in times of community strife
- Student Scholarship awards to Association of Black Psychologists' National Convention
- Exhibit & film discussions and reviews