The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. The organization unites to actively address problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Their objectives were:
- To organize their skills and abilities to influence necessary change, and
- To address themselves to significant social problems affecting the Black community
and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled.
The Association of Black Psychologists has grown from a handful of concerned professionals into an independent, autonomous organization of over 1400 members. Visit abpsi.org for more information.