We welcome you!

The New York Association of Black Psychologists invites you to join with us as we continue serving the community and making a difference in the lives of others through the field of mental health!


Let's Pull Together!

The Harambee Initiative aims to inspire, encourage and uplift Black individuals, families, and communities as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Commitments


We strive to decrease mental health stigma, link individuals to quality, culturally-appropriate mental health services, and raise awareness of issues affecting the Black community.


From disaster relief services & community events to grassroots organizing & support for incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals, we believe in strengthening community.


Along with annual scholarship awards, NYABPsi provides resources & mentorship for students & early-career professionals.

  • The NYABPsi Board of Directors announces our Interim President, who will serve as the leader for our organization! Congratulations to our newly elected NYABPsi Interim President, Marcus Daugherty LMHC!   Marcus Daugherty is an Associate Vice President for System Innovation and Quality at an addiction research and advocacy organization. In this role, Mr. Daugherty’s work focuses
  • An Interdisciplinary Panel, Community Forum, & Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration! As the holiday season and winter weather gear up, fears about the COVID spread are increasing. We are all managing the internal and external pressures to make choices related to the COVID vaccine, mask wearing, social distancing, and strategies to stay
  • The New York Association of Black Psychologists hopes to increase awareness of the suicide crisis, particularly within the Black community. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but it is vital that we continue the conversation around suicide prevention. See below for some information about the impact of suicide, as well
  • The time has come for us to elect new leadership, and we are now inviting nominations for our Board of Directors! Our Board plays a critical role in carrying out our mission, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new members! To achieve this, we invite you to nominate yourself, a colleague,
  • To support and uplift our LGBTQ family during Pride 2021 and beyond, we have developed a resource list offering information on practical tips for mental health and well-being, and a selection of New York-based and national organizations promoting Black LGBTQ mental health, well-being, and community building. The NYABPsi wishes a
  • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness Join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Lisa Whitten, focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness in people of African descent. Dr. Whitten will come out of the mental illness closet by sharing her personal experience with depression and bipolar disorder. A community forum