Temporary Office Closure Notice
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA staff is working remotely. The best way to reach them is via email at [email protected]. Phone calls will be answered Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Trisha Stark, Ph.D., LP, M.P.A., M.J. Stepping Down from MPA FAC and Legislative Committee Chair
April 26: It is with a great sadness that we announce that our beloved Trisha Stark has decided to resign her positions as MPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC) and Legislative Committee Chair. Dr. Stark will be stepping down from these roles at the end of 2021. Trisha has graciously given her time and expertise in serving MPA and the people of Minnesota over the years in a variety of additional roles including MPA President, Director of Professional Affairs, and Executive Director. Click here to continue reading.

MPA Affirms APA’s Statement on the Chauvin Verdict
April 21, 2021: Almost one year ago, the murder of George Floyd shone a light on some of the racial and social inequities that continue to plague our society. Yesterday, with the conclusion of the trial of Derek Chauvin, we are hopeful that the decision marks a step forward in a difficult journey to a more just and equitable society for all of MPA’s members and those we serve. MPA remains committed to addressing systemic racism in our community and affirms the following statement of the American Psychological Association.

APA reaction to Chauvin verdict:

Statement Regarding Daunte Wright
April 13, 2021: It is with continued grief, sadness, and anger that we learn of the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, who was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. The Minnesota Psychological Association stands with his family, and all those in our community impacted by this tragedy, particularly our Black colleagues, patients, friends, and family who have already been experiencing stress and re-traumatization during the Chauvin trial. Click here to continue reading.



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MPA Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation. Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds. We aspire to become alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.