Founded in 1956, the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the statewide Professional Association for Maryland Psychologists. We are affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Our purpose is to advance psychology as a science, a practice, and a means of promoting human welfare.
MPA is governed by its members through the Board of Directors, which consists of officers and representatives elected by the members and board chairs appointed by the elected members. The Board of Directors meets monthly to set policy for the Association. Members of the Board of Directors can be reached through the Association office.
MPA values the many faces of diversity, including age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, disability, and religious/spiritual affiliation. We are committed to increasing our knowledge, professional competence, and appreciation of differences and similarities of diverse peoples in our roles as educators, practitioners, researchers, administrators, and policy makers. We actively encourage participation of psychologists of diverse backgrounds in our organizations membership and leadership. Our value and knowledge of diversity guide our service to our membership, fellow professionals and the community at large.