Who We Are

The African Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists and the mental health industry in every African country.

The APA seeks to educate Africans and the diaspora about psychology, behavioral health and mental wellness. We seek to promote psychology as a science and support appropriate practice. We hope to foster the education and training of future psychological researchers, practitioners and educators. We act as advocates for the use of psychological knowledge and practice to inform public policy and champion the application of psychology to promote human rights, overall health, wellness, dignity and esteem.