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About PPA

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is the professional association for psychologists in Pennsylvania, serving the needs of psychologists in independent practice, schools, business organizations, hospitals, private and government agencies, and academia.

Policy for the association is determined by a Board of Directors and carried out by a professional staff of six, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA.
Founded in 1933, PPA is the third largest state association affiliated with the American Psychological Association. (

The purpose of PPA is to advance psychology in Pennsylvania as a means of promoting human welfare. We carry out this charge through activities that advocate vigorously for public access to psychological services, that educate and support the professional development of our members, that educate the public through disseminating and applying psychological knowledge, and that maintain and build organizational strength.

To learn more about this history of PPA, please read the article below.

History of PPA

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
A Brief History of PPA PDF (18.75 KB) Administration 2/20/2014