CBHC Member Spotlight: New Hampshire Psychological Association

The New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) is a non-profit membership organization of psychologists and other mental health professionals working in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and colleges and universities.  Our members provide neuropsychological and psychological assessments, psychotherapy services, and consultations - as well as teach classes, conduct research, and do advocacy work on behalf of clients. NHPA’s mission is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

We do this by having a working Board of Directors, dedicated Committees and two part- time staff members that focus on several key areas each year.  Our Continuing Education opportunities are offered not only to Psychologists but to all mental health practitioners to ensure the latest clinical research and practices are presented.  Our Behavioral Health Advocacy Committee work is dedicated to supporting the issues facing the practice of Psychology including but not limited to insurance and advocacy matters.  NHPA’s Legislative Committee seeks to educate NHPA members on local governmental and legislative issues that impact the practice of psychology in the state. The committee also recognizes the important role psychologists can play by participating in the legislative process. It encourages psychologists to share their expertise and views with state officials who create legislation and policies relevant to mental health care in New Hampshire.  Our Ethics Committee strives to promote, support, and encourage ethical decision-making and behavior on the part of psychologists in the state by providing information and education about matters of ethical or professional conduct to NHPA members.  The Early Career Psychologist Committee (ECP) serves psychologists in New Hampshire who have obtained a doctoral degree within the last 7 years. The committee’s two main goals are to directly support Early Career Psychologists and to provide input to NHPA about ECP interests and needs. Ultimately, the committee hopes to serve ECPs in New Hampshire by both creating networking opportunities and making relevant resources more easily accessible to psychologists in the early years of their profession.

NHPA is also very active with the national American Psychological Association in matters of Research, Women Minorities and Diverse Communities and Professional Affairs.  We are also very active with trends in Advocacy and Legislation with all of the above topics.

Most importantly, we are available to the community and to practitioners to help in the search for a Psychologist or to answer and respond to mental health issues in the field with resources and information.  It is our goal to work collaboratively whenever we can and to promote the overall mental health of all who live in New Hampshire.

For more information, visit nhpsychology.org.