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Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABP) was founded in 1968 in San Francisco, California, by 28 psychologists of African descent. This was the first national organization to be established by and for psychologists of African descent. Its establishment was based on the unique history of African descent, especially enslavement and its social, economic, and psychological effects on people of African descent worldwide. These founding members called for specialized training and expertise in addressing the psychological well-being of the African community locally, nationally, and internationally.

The founding members also desired to develop an approach to psychology consistent with the experience of people of African descent. They envisioned that the newly formed organization would promote and advance the profession of African psychology, influence and affect social change, ...

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