North Dakota Psychological Association

Established in 1954 by a group of forward-thinking psychologists, NDPA has become a dynamic force for change through direct advocacy, 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.

Mission and Goals:

  • To foster awareness of mental health and psychological issues among consumers, the general public, health care providers, and government agencies.
  • To monitor and advocate state legislation affecting psychology.
  • To improve communication among professionals within the field.
  • To build relationships with other professions.
  • To stimulate research in psychology.