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!
A Consistent Approach
To develop an approach to psychology that is consistent with the experience of Black people.
Concepts & Standards
To define mental health in consonance with newly established psychological concepts and standards.
Internal Support Systems
To develop internal support systems for Black psychologists and students of psychology.
To promote constructive understanding of Black people through positive approaches to research.
To enhance the psychological well being of Black people in America.
Values & Lifestyles
To promote values and life styles that support our survival and well-being as a people.
To support established Black organizations and aid in the development of new independent Black institutions.
To enhance our psychological, educational, cultural, and economic situation.
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:
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
Graduate school timeline
Letters of recommendation
Paying for the degree/financial aid
Interaction with professionals and members of HABPsi
Making the right graduate school choice for you- Online or Brick and Mortar
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.
Are You Ready for Membership?
We offer several membership options based on professional level and affiliation.