The Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional association for licensed psychologists and others affiliated with the delivery of psychological services.
Since the 1950s, psychologists in Idaho have joined together to pursue common interests. Their association was formalized in 1960 and officers were elected to act on behalf of IPA. In 1963, IPA was successful in motivating Idaho's Legislature to enact a psychologist licensure law. Shortly thereafter, IPA held its first two-day annual meeting, which was the first convention at which papers were read and symposia held.
Backed by a rich 50+ year history, IPA continues to represent Idaho's psychologists on matters of interest to the profession and to host a two-day annual convention.
IPA's many activities are based upon the association's mission to:
Advance psychology as a profession, practice, and a scientific endeavor;
Promote health and human welfare by encouraging the application of psychology in individual and family life, business, law, health care, and education;
Represent psychologists in Idaho on matters of interest to the profession;
Increase public appreciation of psychology;
Foster the development of potential and early career psychologists; and
Provide continuing education to psychologists and promote high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the field.