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Welcome Graduate Students, Interns and Fellows!

Welcome, Graduate Students, Interns, Fellows and all New Mexican trainees! Whether you are new to the Land of Enchantment or have relocated for the excellent training opportunities, we are excited that you are interested in the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA). NMPA is the professional association of psychologists licensed in the state of New Mexico.  
NMPA's mission is to advance psychology as a science and a profession and to promote human well-being.


Students, Trainees, and NMPA 

NMPA is invested in promoting leadership opportunities and enhancing services and support to graduate students, interns and fellows. Trainees joining the organization are shaping their roles in NMPA as well as the services and activities NMPA offers for students.
 There are many ways to become involved in NMPA. The early career listserv, a membership benefit, offers a place where students and early career members can share information and find answers. NMPA sponsors several annual events for students, such as a poster session at the fall conference, to showcase student and early career research and to encourage networking with New Mexican psychologists. The Early Career Psychology Committee and the Graduate Student Committee host a yearly panel forum, during which seasoned and early career psychologists answer questions about internship, fellowship, licensure, starting a practice or finding a position, balancing work-life obligations, and anything else participants might need to know about the stage they are in or the next step. NMPA also sponsors campus events at UNM and NMSU. In addition, the Early Career Psychology Committee often has events that are open to trainees.  Please check this website as well as the early career website periodically for event updates.

New Mexico Member In Training Representatives

NMPA has appointed Member-In-Training Representatives who disseminate information on campus, represent and advocate for trainees, disseminate legislative information, and share trainee interests and feedback with NMPA leadership. They help plan, coordinate and attend events. In addition, they assist trainees to identify and access resources across the state and country.

If you are an NMPA member and interested in joining the Graduate Student Committee,
please contact Committee Chair, Tara Noecker at:


Click here to meet our Graduate Student Leadership Team.

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

* Network with New Mexican psychologists to facilitate training and job opportunities
* Meet students, interns and fellows from around the state                                                                                                         
* Be informed about federal and state legislative issues that impact training and practice
* Be the first to hear about upcoming events for students, interns, fellows, and Early Career Psychologists
* Active Early Career Psychology group that regularly invites trainees to attend events
* Exposure to career paths in addition to academia
* Demonstrate your research capabilities and build your CV at the Fall Conference Poster Session
* Advance your leadership skills by taking on a role within NMPA
* Become a part of the Early Career listserv and connect with other trainees and Early Career 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 trainees, psychologists and those we serve
* Need something? We might be able to help. We are growing 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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