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Professional Organizations

Most professional organizations have reduced membership rates for students, access to scholarly journals and newsletters, student scholarships, and opportunities to be involved in professional activity, such as committee work or student groups.  Visit the websites below for more information and resources.

Asian American Psychology Association - The mission of the AAPA is to "advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy."

The Association of Black Psychologists - The ABP has the following goals:  "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."

National Latinx Psychology Association - "The National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Latinx population."

Society of Indian Psychologists - The main goal of SIP is "to come together as Native psychologists who work in support of professionals, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. As a community, we share ideas, disseminate knowledge and new information relevant to Native People. United by a common core of values, we seek to be a resource for our respective communities by increasing the knowledge and awareness of issues impacting Native mental health."

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race - "Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race encourages research on ethnic minority issues and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minority issues. The division promotes public welfare through research and encourages professional relationships among psychologists who share these concerns and interests."

Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity - "The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD) welcomes all those interested in psychological research, practice, education and training and advocacy on issues related to sexual orientation and gender diversity, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer individuals and allies."

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