Nigerian Psychological Association

The Nigerian Psychological Association is the apex professional regulatory body in Nigeria responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology in the public interest.

The Association coordinates training, research and delivery of psychosocial services in order to ensure quality control and preservation of human dignity and safety. It provides avenues for Nigerian psychologists to interact and share experiences related to their academic activities and professional practice with respect to challenges and best practices.

Our Vision

To develop psychological science through standardized -quality training,research and regulated sustainable service delivery in the national and global contexts

Our Mission

To improve humanity through the effective application of psychological knowledge and skills .

Latest News


  • TRAINING MODULES FOR TELEPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES PROVIDERS NPA TRAINING HANDBOOK ON TELEPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR COVID-19 AND OTHER CRISES SITUATIONS Contents Introduction: Understanding Covid-19 Course One: Npa Psychological Response Protocol To Covid-19 Course Two: The Basics of Telepsychological Services Course Three: Roles of Psychologists in Psychosocial Counselling Course Four: Ethical Issues in Tele-Psychology Contributors: Prof. Helen Osinowo, […]


  • The Nigerian Psychological Association provides a protocol for psychological response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This document is aimed at giving a general framework and providing guidelines towards halting the transmission of the virus, effective management and evidence-based behavioural response. The document should be used to guide professional practice on the psychological and mental health management […]


  • Prof. Mbanefo was born to the family of Late Sir Christopher & Lady Theresa Mbanefo in Jos, Plateau State on 6th August 1952.  He attended St. Theresa’s Boys, School, Jos and in 1965 proceeded to St. Joseph’s College, Vom, Plateau State for his secondary school education. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a […]

  • NPA Loses a Fellow

  • The Nigerian Psychological Association announces the demise of one of her prominent fellows Prof. Ambrose Chendo Mbanefo , Ph.D.  Prof. Ambrose Mbanefo, a Professor of industrial/organizational psychology at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State Nigeria and fellow of Nigerian Psychological Association will be missed by his family, students, colleagues, league of fellows of NPA and […]

  • [Photo-News] NPA-CAPIO Collaborative capacity building workshop held in Enugu in December, 2017

  • NPA Opens a New Website

  • The Nigerian Psychological Association has opened a new website This replaces the former website

What We Do

  1. • Compile a register of psychologists accredited to practice in Nigeria
  3. • Advocate for a legal framework to favor the practice of psychology in Nigeria
  5. • Encourage the practice of psychology in applied settings
  7. • Public enlightenment and behavior change communication for national development
  9. • Advocate on subjects that are relevant for positive orientation for positive change and human development
  • • Collaboration with appropriate regulatory organizations to develop curricula in psychology that meet national development needs
  • • Promotion of a mentorship scheme to build capacity of junior colleagues in research and practice
  • • Ensure strict adherence to the code of ethics of the discipline of psychology
  • • Develop partnership(s) with other disciplines and organizations to improve humanity and career status of members
  • • Assist leaders and public service holders with relevant evidence based information on human behavior to guide policy formulation and implementation
  • • Encourage the development of the technology for psychological assessment and testing
  • • Promote an Africa-wide network for the promotion of the science and practice of psychology
  • • Prescribe quality control standards for psychology education and practice in Nigeria