Our Mission

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At SDPA, our mission is to empower psychologists and promote psychological well-being for the individuals and communities of South Dakota. We strive to achieve this by:

  • Advancing Ethical Practices: Upholding the highest ethical standards within the profession, fostering trust and integrity in the relationships between psychologists and the public.

  • Enhancing Education and Training: Promoting continuous education and professional development to ensure psychologists stay at the forefront of scientific advancements and evidence-based practices.

  • Fostering Research and Innovation: Encouraging cutting-edge research, innovation, and the application of psychological knowledge to address the diverse needs of our society.

  • Advocating for the Profession: Representing psychologists at local, state, and national levels, advocating for policies and practices that support the growth and recognition of the psychology profession.

Our Values

Our core values serve as the foundation of our organization:

  • Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency, and accountability, upholding the highest ethical standards in all our endeavors.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do, aiming for the highest quality in our services, advocacy, education, and research.
  • Collaboration: We foster collaboration and partnerships with diverse stakeholders to achieve shared goals and promote a united front for the advancement of psychology.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace diversity and inclusion, recognizing the richness and strength that different perspectives bring to our organization and the community.
  • Community Engagement: We actively engage with and serve our community, working to understand their needs and delivering solutions that improve mental health and overall well-being.

South Dakota Psychological Association

What Our Community Says About SDPA

SDPA's ethical guidance elevated my practice, ensuring trust and quality care."

Alicia Regnier

"Advocacy through SDPA has strengthened our voice, leading to positive changes for psychology."

Marie Hibbler

"Education supported by SDPA expanded my knowledge and skills, shaping my successful career."

Evan Hoffman

"Research opportunities provided by SDPA have advanced our understanding of mental health in SD."

Richard Jeremy