NJPA - About Us

"The mission of the New Jersey Psychological Association is the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health and human welfare in an atmosphere that supports the diversity of its members and the society at large."

Read the  New Jersey Psychological Association Bylaws to find out more about our association.

NJPA Diversity Policy
The New Jersey Psychological Association declares its intention to raise the consciousness of its members about issues of diversity.  These issues include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, country of origin, and marital status.  The Association is committed to addressing these issues and concerns in its programs and publications.  

Diversity Committee


Welcome to the Diversity section of the NJPA website developed and maintained by the Diversity Committee. The Diversity Committee is committed to addressing, maintaining, and codifying issues related to Diversity in NJPA.    We have developed the Diversity section of the website to provide information about the Diversity Committee and its activities and provide resources for information and education on diversity and multicultural competence. One resource we would like to highlight is the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA).  NMPA has developed a website rich with information on diversity and it is also a resource for CE credits. We encourage you to make use of this important resource as well as the others listed. We also welcome your feedback, input, and participation. Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



NJPA is committed to advocating for psychology.  Strengthening political outreach and advocating for the interests of NJ psychologists are top priorities.  Over the years, this advocacy has taken many forms.  Through our Committee on Legislative Affairs (COLA) and our Governmental Affairs Agent (GAA), NJPA has been instrumental in maintaining standards of psychology practice in NJ, protecting patients and supporting public policy.  NJPA also monitors State Rules and Laws that regulate the profession, and maintains a liaison with the NJ Board of Psychological Examiners so we are always informed about any changes that may affect our members.  As an affiliate of APA, NJPA is also involved in federal advocacy initiatives and regularly lobbies for federal issues that affect psychology.


New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation

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Mission Statement: 

As the philanthropic arm of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), the NJPA Foundation (NJPAF) is committed to promoting psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey.


NJPA Executive Board

The NJPA Executive Board serves as the policy setting body of the association.  Board members are leaders within NJPA who are recognized as having experience, insight, and thoughtful perspective on issues that are important to NJPA.  It is the role of NJPA board members to actively participate in setting NJPA policy, developing goals and priorities, creating future initiatives, conducting strategic planning, and making proactive efforts to meet all the objectives set forth in NJPA's Mission Statement.  The board adheres strictly to the NJPA bylaws and the conduct of meetings are governed by Keesey's Modern Parliamentary Procedure.


Meet the NJPA Central Office Staff

Keira Boertzel-Smith, JD
Executive Director
NJPA Foundation

Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Phone: 973-243-9800
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