Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology

pp 131-131


Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)

  • Jacqueline A ConleyAffiliated withSchool of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Chicago State University

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) is an organization that serves Black psychologists and the larger Black community. It was established in 1968 by a small group of Black psychologists from across the United States (U.S.). Its mission is to seek liberation of the African mind, to empower the African character, and to illuminate the African spirit. To achieve its goals, ABPsi hopes to promote and advance the profession of African psychology, influence and affect social change, and develop programs to assist with problem solving in Black communities and other ethnic groups.

The ABPsi's continued growth demonstrates the importance of providing mentorship and a medium for communication among students in the field of psychology. As a result, the Student Circle was launched in 1993. The Student Circle provides opportunities for psychology students in the association to serve in leadership roles and obtain mentorship.

The ABPsi has three media to communicate and disseminate informat ...

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