MPA Leadership Development Academy - Apply today!

MPA Leadership Development Academy application 

Request for mentors for the Leadership Development Academy - Mentorship Application

The Maryland Psychological Association is offering a unique leadership development opportunity for psychologists at all stages of their career. The Leadership Development Academy will enable emerging leaders to discover their unique leadership styles, develop individualized goals, learn how to build and manage teams and become more effective at operating within larger organizational structures. Our goal is to nurture future professional leaders reflecting the broad diversity of Maryland psychologists. Leadership scholars will get firsthand experience working with MPA committees and the board of directors, learn public advocacy skills, and learn how to promote the profession as well as themselves and their practices.

MPA is now accepting applications for our inaugural class. Applications must be submitted by October 6, 2021. Scholars will be informed of acceptance by December 2021. Training will begin in January 2022 with 10 monthly sessions. Scholars will attend virtual seminars by leading experts in their fields with small group hands-on exercises for practical experience. Each scholar will be paired with a mentor to identify unique leadership styles and work towards leadership goals. The class will work together on an action project to be designed by the group. Throughout the academy, scholars will explore personal leadership values, attain new leadership competencies, and become part of a growing network of psychologist leaders. Scholars can earn continuing education credits.

MPA is also looking for mentors to help our scholars on their leadership journey.  Click here for more information. 

MPA would like to thank the Anxiety & Behavioral Health Center in Ijamsville, MD for serving as a sponsor of the MPA Leadership Development Academy. We appreciate your support! If you would like to be an academy sponsor, please contact MPA at [email protected] 



MPA Leadership Development Academy application - Apply now!

Request for mentors for the Leadership Development Academy - Mentorship Application


For additional information, please contact Executive Director Stefanie Reeves at [email protected] 



The Maryland Psychological Association

Founded in 1956, the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the statewide professional membership association for psychologists, psych associates and other mental health professionals in the state. Our mission is to support the advancement of the science and practice of psychology for the health and welfare of the public. MPA is governed by its members through the Board of Directors, which consists of elected officers and committee chairs appointed by MPA Executive Committee. The Board of Directors meets monthly from September – June to set policy for the Association. Members of the Board of Directors can be reached through the Association office. MPA is not a chapter of the American Psychological Association (APA). However, MPA maintains a collaborative relationship with APA. 

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