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Our Chapter History

The Houston Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists (HABPSI) was founded in 1976 by a committed group of pioneers.

They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community.

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HABPsi Chapter Goals

If you are looking for a network of professionals with a commitment to education, career development and promoting the mental and economic wealth of the African American community… then the Houston Association of Black Psychologists is for you!


The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivement and illumination of the African Spirit.

Purpose of the Association (International)

The Association is organized to operate exclusively for
charitable and educational purposes, including but not  limited to:

The Association is organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including but not limited to:
  • 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.

To accomplish these purposes, the National Board of Directors shall exercise the following specific functions:
  • Establish a central organization of Black Psychologists;

  • Develop funding sources for working capital, staff support, and educational programs;

  • Seek funding for projects involving Black Psychologists, such projects to include, but not be limited to: Scholarly Journals, Training Programs, Recruitment of Students and Faculty and community Mental Health Care Programs; and

  • Work with such organizations of behavioral scientists as are able to implement the purposes of The Association.

The fair provides students who are interested in attending graduate school in the field of psychology. Students will have an opportunity to obtain information on how to successfully navigate through the graduate school application process.  University recruitment representatives and professors will be present to provide information along with graduate students who will be available to share their experiences.

The benefits of participating are learning more about the following:

  • The admission/application process

  • Personal Statements

  • Graduate school timeline

  • Interviewing process

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Paying for the degree/financial aid

  • Mentoring availability

  • Interaction with professionals and members of HABPsi

  • Making the right graduate school choice for you- Online or Brick and Mortar

  • to organize student input into The Association;

  • to develop programs which benefit Students;

  • to aid students in the process of entering and succeeding in graduate school;

  • to promote psychology as a major and as a profession among both graduate and undergraduate students.

Strength of HABPsi

The strength of HABPsi as an organization lies in its extensive network of local professionals. Through it’s communities around the city and close ties with the National Headquarters, HABPsi keeps abreast of psychological issues affecting African Americans across the city, the country and around the world.

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We offer several membership options based on professional level and affiliation.

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