KPA's Mission: To promote psychology as a science and profession.
KPA Vision Statement: To be a diverse and inclusive organization at the forefront of psychological practice, science, and advocacy to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The Kentucky Psychological Association has represented the interests of psychologists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1932. Voting members include doctoral and master's level psychology professionals with a variety of training experiences and work placements. Affiliate members include students (from undergraduate through the post-doctoral year) and out-of-state psychology professionals. Allied health professionals may join as a KPA Supporter. To learn more about the benefits of membership or to join online, click here.
The Association has developed a strong voice in Frankfort on issues of practice and regulation, inclusion of mental health services in health care reform, and advocacy for services for the mentally ill. KPA has played a leadership role in developing coalitions with other professions, agencies, and advocates to provide greater coordination of services and public education on mental health issues.
Activities of Kentucky Psychologists include: university based research and teaching; provision of direct clinical services in private practice or within community care centers; work in psychiatric hospitals and medical centers; consultations to government agencies and the business sector; and, the provision of expert testimony on the legal system.
KPA's activities include a wide variety of educational offerings for psychologists and other mental health professionals, including a three-day Annual Convention. Members enjoy many opportunities for networking and information exchange through KPA activities and publications. Based on the widespread and growing participation of its members, KPA has dedicated itself to being an energetic and active voice for all of psychology in Kentucky.
KPA is affiliated with the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of Kentucky's citizens through public education and support of psychological research.
Kentucky Psychological Association Awards Through the Years
The Kentucky Psychological Association is a nationally recognized state psychological association & has received the following awards:
Division 31 – The APA Division of State, Provincial, & Territorial Psychological Association Affairs presents KPA the: 2005 Award for Outstanding Achievement by a State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students: 2005 APAGS Award for Outstanding State, Provincial, and Territorial Association of the Year
2007 MedStar Award, The “Health Educator” Award
Center for Nonprofit Excellence:November 2011 Pyramid Award of Excellence for the Art of Governance
Division 31 – The APA Division of State, Provincial, & Territorial Psychological Association Affairs presents KPA the: 2013 Award SPTA Diversity Award by a State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association
- Division 31 – The APA Division of State, Provincial, & Territorial Psychological Association Affairs presents KPA the: 2005 SPPA Diversity Program Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Diversity Programming by a State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association
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