LPA Mission Statement
The mission of LPA is the advancement of
psychology as a science, as a profession, 
and as a means of promoting health, 
education, and human welfare.

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Welcome to the Louisiana Psychological Association
Membership in the Louisiana Psychological Association is a necessity in order to ensure that each psychologist has the ability to practice their profession in the best environment possible. With your LPA membership, the Association can continue to guarantee that you will be connected to local, state, and federal officials, without ever having to leave your office. What makes associations so powerful, and what we are striving for, is for every Licensed Psychologist in the state of Louisiana to be an LPA member. When standing in unison, the LPA speaks in a collective voice.  

Please join or renew your LPA dues using the attached form or here online as soon as possible. There is no better investment as a psychologist in Louisiana! With all of the significant changes going on, it is critically important to stay informed and know that your voice is being heard. We have a fantastic year lined up for the Louisiana Psychological Association and want you to be a part of it!


*Advocacy – LPA retains a full-time lobbyist who monitors legislative and regulatory threats Dates for the 2017 Regular Legislative Session ~ Monday, April 10, 2017 - Thursday, June 8, 2017

*Educational Opportunities - The LPA Annual Convention is slated for March 17 & 18, 2017 at the DoubleTree Kenner. This year LPA will be hosting a series of Resiliency Workshops for those impacted by the Louisiana Flood of 2016. Adult sessions to be held on November 5th, November 12th, and November 19th . Sessions for children and teens will be held on December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th. Please check the website for workshop locations.  

*Weekly e-Newsletters to keep you informed with what LPA is doing for you and your profession 

*Opportunities to get involved in your profession by joining one of the many LPA committees including: Legislative Affairs, Professional Affairs, Public Affairs, Continuing Education, Federal Advocacy, Diversity, Ethics, Membership, Elections and Convention.

 We are fortunate to have both a full time association management firm, Checkmate Strategies, and a contract lobbyist, Kevin Hayes. With their guidance and active leadership from the LPA membership, relationships will be built, policies will go where we dictate, and we will have profound transparency.

For more information, please contact Cindy Bishop, Executive Director, at (225) 933-5435 or at cindy.bishop@checkmate-strategies.com. If there is anything the LPA can do to better serve your needs, please do not hesitate to let our new Executive Director know. We look forward to working together in the year to come. 


Lucinda DeGrange, Ph.D., LPA President

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