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Welcome Graduate Students, Interns and Fellows!

 
If you are a graduate student attending a program in New Mexico or have recently relocated for an internship or fellowship, Welcome! The New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) is the professional association of psychologists licensed in the state of New Mexico.  Our mission is to advance psychology as a science and a profession and to promote human well-being.  

Students and NMPA 
 
NMPA is invested in enhancing services and support to graduate students and promoting student leadership opportunities. We are early in the process of building a graduate student presence. We are excited that graduate students joining the organization now are shaping their roles in NMPA as well as the services and activities NMPA offers.
 

We have many ways to become involved. Just this year, we have offered a panel discussion on early career challenges and opportunities, the Fall conference will include a poster session open to graduate students and early career psychologists, and we are planning campus events at UNM and NMSU. Even if you are not a member, the majority of our graduate student and early career events are open to non-members. Please check this website periodically for event updates.

New Mexico Graduate Student Representatives
 
NMPA has appointed graduate student Member-In-Training Representatives who disseminate information on campus, represent students, and share student interests and feedback with NMPA leadership. They help plan, coordinate and attend events. In addition, they assist students to identify and access resources across the state and country.

The State Advocacy Coordinator was nominated by NMPA and appointed by the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS) to keep graduate students informed of federal-level legislative issues.  She also serves on the NMPA Legislative Committee.  She recruits campus representatives for APAGS and encourages students to participate in grassroots efforts to influence policy decisions that impact the practice of psychology.
 

Click here to meet our Graduate Student Leadership Team.
 

Why Join NMPA?  For only $29 a year you receive:

* Mentoring/matching program for graduate students and early career psychologists
* Exposure to career paths in addition to academia
* Participate in the Fall Conference Poster Session - Demonstrate your research capabilities, build your CV 
* Network with New Mexico's leading psychologists - which can facilitate training and job opportunities
* Meet students from other universities
* Be informed about federal and state legislative issues that impact training and practice
* Be the first to hear about upcoming events for graduate students and Early Career Psychologists
* Active Early Career Psychology group that regularly invites graduate students to attend events
* Become a part of the listserv - Feeling challenged by a clinical issue? Need a referral or resource?
* Connect with the practicing psychologists in the state for advice, support, resources and recommendations   as you emerge as a professional. 

* Join your peers, who are advocating on behalf of students, psychologists and those we serve.
* Need something? We might be able to help. We are building our graduate programming, roles within the organization, and the structure of what is offered based on your needs.  

Join us and help define and shape the future of what is offered by NMPA for New Mexico!

We invite you to join our team to help advance the practice of psychology in New Mexico.
Click the 'Join NMPA" link at the top of the page to get started!

  

Resource Links:

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers

Licensing Questions: New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners

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