The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) monthly meeting is held at the Woodlands office, Suite 201 on Orchard Lake and 11 Mile. You don’t have to be a member to attend. The group meets monthly EVERY SECOND FRIDAY (except through summer). It is an opportunity for participants to network, dialogue, organize, fellowship, and take part in social justice activism. Official membership is not required.
The Metro Detroit Chapter of ABPsi is made up of Black psychologists and psychology students who are available to the community and ready to provide information about how to obtain optimal mental health. At present, the chapter is providing Emotional Emancipation Circles throughout Detroit in order to address the healing that is needed in light of the firsthand and secondary trauma suffered in many Black and Brown communities. The chapter has participated in the MiSPP’s Diversity Perspectives community gatherings since its inception and recently conducted a workshop for Black mental health professionals at MiSPP.
The mission of the national ABPsi is to aid in the liberation of people of African ancestry throughout the world. The Association serves students, professionals, and community members in applying innovative research to heal, empower, and optimize personal and social functioning. Through its chapters nationwide, it serves as a resource for addressing the psychological needs of Black people worldwide. The Association provides research, assessment techniques, publications, and training programs established to ensure practical solutions to the day-to-day circumstances of people of African descent.
For more information on the national organization go to www.abpsi.org. For more details on the Detroit Chapter check out their Facebook page or give Dr. Amorie Robinson a call directly at (313) 833-2435.