ABPsi in the News
November 24, 2021. The National Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) releases a statement indicating that the American Psychologist Association (APA) apology is unacceptable. ABPsi states that the apology is disingenuous, overdue, and insufficient as it lacks opportunities for atonement including restitution and restoration to Black American and other communities they have harmed. Read the full response here.
October 29, 2021. The American Psychologist Association (APA) specifically acknowledges the harm it caused the field and the Black community. APA formally acknowledged that it ignored opportunities to address poverty, racism, and social concerns affecting African Americans, including the misuse of testing and assessment practices that perpetuated racial inequality, despite the strong advocacy of our members, some of whom consequently left the organization to form the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), an independent association.
November 9, 2019. ABPsi Detroit elders, Drs. Amorie Robinson and Josephine Johnson were interviewed by the Michigan Psychological Association (MPA), to provide a brief history of the Michigan/Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists.
May 25, 2017. Then Detroit ABPsi President Dr. Amorie Robinson (aka Kofi Adoma), is featured along with co-editors Lourdes Dolores Follins and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, in PrideSource to promote their groundbreaking text book,“Black LGBT Health in the United States: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.”