MISSION STATEMENT

OF THE CALIFORNIA LATINO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

The California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA) is dedicated to advocating and serving the mental health needs of the Latino community. CLPA is invested in the clinical, research and academic issues related to Latino Psychology. The CLPA advocates for social justice on issues affecting the mental health of Latino communities; and the quality of education, training and work environments of Latino Psychologists. The CLPA has the following goals:

A. To advance the development, understanding and dissemination of Latino Psychology by fostering its application for the benefit of Latino communities throughout California;
B. To advocate for the enhancement and integration of research, practice and scholarship on Latino mental health issues.
C. To improve the quality of training that prepares all mental health service providers to work with Latino communities and to endorse the study of Latino issues in psychology.
D. To facilitate interdisciplinary communication by creating a network among Latino service providers and educators of all disciplines who address the quality of life and mental health issues within the Latino community.
E. To promote and support mentoring programs that specifically prepare Latino psychologists and other mental health workers to become leaders in the field and to advocate Latino Psychology as an area of study.

The California Latino Psychological Association is open to all those who are interested in Latino mental health issues, endorse the principles of the CLPA, meet the membership requirements, and participate in the development of the association.

Click here to see the California Latino Psychological Association Bylaws.



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