ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS
ST. LOUIS CHAPTER

Promoting

Mental Health

and

Well-being

Across St. Louis Communities

 

ABPsi History

The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long-neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Their objectives were:

  • To organize their skills and abilities to influence necessary change, and
  • To address themselves to significant social problems affecting the Black community and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled.