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The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by Black psychologists and psychology students from across the country looking for a way to use their skills to benefit the Black community. The association was formed to address the significant social problems affecting the Black community and to have a positive impact on the mental health of the national Black community through planning, programs, service, training, and advocacy.

It was as clear then as it is now that, to a degree, the success of mental health services for the Black community depends on the ability of Black psychologists to (a) act as free and independent agents in the interest of Black people; (b) resist and/or inoculate themselves against the degradation ...

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