About The Organization 

The Colorado Psychological Association (CPA) advances the profession of psychology through advocacy and education for the promotion of psychological health and well-being.

Founded on October 23, 1946, CPA aims to represent all sectors and specialty areas within the field of psychology. Membership and participation in CPA is one way Colorado psychologists demonstrate their commitment to psychology as a vital profession of the highest standards. 

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Mission, Vision & Values

The Colorado Psychological Association's mission is to advance the profession of psychology through advocacy and education for the promotion of psychological health and well-being.

Our vision is to be the voice of psychology in the State of Colorado.

Our values include: protecting the public through the ethical practice of psychology; creating strong professional and social networks among psychologists; building and maintaining alliances with other professional organizations; diversity in the field of psychology; fostering professional development; promoting innovative healthcare and scientifically-supported practices; educating the public on the benefits of psychological services; service to the community; advocating for the profession of psychology and mental health in legislation and regulatory action

2022 Administration & Advocacy Accomplishments

The 2022 legislative session was incredibly active for CPA. We focused on efforts on legislation to clean up HB19-1120, Colorado’s age of consent law. CPA was specifically concerned that youth were being asked to consent to treatment even when seeking services with their parents. There was also confusion surrounding the unique duty warn provisions within the age of consent statute. After discussions with the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Governor’s Office, we were able to amend our changes into HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration during the House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee hearing.  The bill passed on the second to last day of session and was signed by the Governor so our changes are now law.   

Read more about administrative efforts and the bills CPA has worked to amend here

Strategic Planning 

2021 - 2022 Goals

CPA leadership participated in a Strategic Planning workshop to assess what CPA does well and what opportunities to improve exist. While the Mission and Vision of CPA remain unchanged, the new Strategic Plan allows us to hone our efforts and clearly communicate what is being done on behalf of our members and the communities we serve.

Our intention is that you, as a CPA member, more clearly see the difference your membership makes and better understand where you can participate in organizational efforts. 

See our 2021-2022 Organizational Goals Here.