We are Psychology in Arkansas!

Founded in 1949, ArPA is a non-for-profit, professional, statewide organization whose purpose is to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare in a challenging and changing world. Our members represent the most well trained, highly credentialed, and clinically experienced mental health care professionals in Arkansas.  Across our state, our members are actively involved in providing psychological services in private practices, hospitals, and community mental health centers. Others teach in undergraduate and graduate academic programs, conduct cutting-edge research, serve in administrative positions for human service programs, and dedicate countless hours as committee members and chairs of various boards on the state, national, and international level.

The Arkansas Psychological Association is committed to expanding the parameters of psychology in our state and increasing the quality of services within communities. In an effort to promote the mental and emotional well-being of individuals, families, and society at large, we strive to serve both the public and our membership through education opportunities, workplace training, networking, and professional development. As part of the mental health advocacy community, both state and federal legislation are monitored so representation can be provided on issues of importance to psychology and healthcare consumers.

The greatest resource of the Arkansas Psychological Association is the growing number of dedicated volunteers. Please consider joining us as a committee member, a workshop presenter, or in some other capacity.

Together we can make a difference!

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee members include the President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer, with the President serving as Chair.

Reference: ArPA Bylaws, Article V

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Lisa Shelby

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Psychologist

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Psychologist

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Directors at Large

The Board of Directors is comprised of eleven (11), including the President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Student Board Member, Diversity Representative, and four (4) Directors-at-Large.

Reference: ArPA Bylaws, Article IV, 2,A-B

Lisa Shelby

Psychologist

Lisa Shelby

Psychologist

Lisa Shelby

Psychologist

Lisa Shelby

Psychologist