Welcome

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!

Harambee

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.

Black History Month

Pioneers of Black & African Psychology

We collaborated with the New Jersey (NJABPsi), DC (DCABPsi) and Delaware Valley (DVABPsi) chapters, to celebrate Black History Month 2022 by highlighting and honoring the pioneers of Black and African Psychology.

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Our Commitments

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

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.

SOCIAL JUSTICE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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

EDUCATION & MENTORSHIP

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

  • Seven days ago, Kyle Rittenhouse, a white teenager, was acquitted in the August 25, 2020 fatal shootings of racial justice protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He had crossed state lines with a loaded rapid fire rifle displaying intent to do harm. And he did indeed do harm. He killed two unarmed
  • 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
  • NYABPsi current and prospective members: Join us as we kick off the spring season! All current and interested members are invited to our Spring Meet and Greet! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together to: Engage in community building, conversation, and professional networking.Gain and share insight on how