When STL ABPsi
entered the Canfield Apartment Complex, now referred to (by residents) as "ground zero," we were unsure of what to expect.
It is no accident, then, that some of the same individuals involved with the formation of ABPsi were influential in establishing the Association of Non-White Concerns (ANWC) in the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA; now known as the American Counseling Association [ACA]) in the early 1970s.
These academic initiatives were anchored by some of the same individuals whose professional affiliations with APGA and APA led them to develop the more culturally relevant organizations such as ANWC and ABPsi. Of particular note are the professional training programs in Urban Counseling at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; Minority Mental Health at Washington University in St.
Former Presidents of The Association of Black Psychologists (Abpsi
) Reflect on the Life and Work of Amos Wilson
I of course invited him to Tallahassee to speak at FAMU and also to the ABPsi
when I was the Convention Program Co-Chair for several years.
African-centered psychology as put forward by ABPsi
recognizes the Spirit that permeates everything that is and the notion that everything in the universe is interconnected.