As an affiliate of the American Psychological Association, NDPA, a private, non-profit organization, endorses the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. NDPA serves as a focal point for the identification of issues affecting the profession within North Dakota.
Established in 1954 by a group of forward-thinking psychologists, NDPA has become a dynamic force for change through direct lobbying, grassroots mobilization, and coalition strategies.
NDPA has been the leadership behind self-certification, state licensure, third party payments, freedom of choice, and direct access to services for Medicaid recipients. NDPA psychologists have been among the first to receive training from the American Psychological Association and American Red Cross to provide pro bono services to on-site disaster victims and relief workers.
With you as a member, NDPA will continue to be at the forefront of psychology in science, education, healthcare, practice, and public policy. Joining NDPA will be one of the most important things you can do for the future of your profession.