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About National Psychological Association of Ukraine

National Psychological Association of Ukraine (NPA) is an umbrella organization, founded in 2017. It unites various Ukrainian psychological associations working in different approaches and independent professionals from the field of psychology. Only experts possessing a degree in psychology (Bachelor, Masters, or PhD in Psychological Sciences or PsyD) may become a member of NPA. Currently, the NPA has over 2,200 members (January, 2024).

The NPA includes 20 professional associations that represent different approaches or methods in psychology and groups of scholars from different fields (political and social psychology, general  and clinical psychology etc.). Additionally, membership in NPA has not only a collective format but is also possible through an individual format. Individual members may join divisions. A division is an association of psychologists working on a specific topic. Such associations enable colleagues to handle relevant issues fundamentally. Within divisions, NPA members organize scientific and practical experience events, conduct research, and provide trainings. Currently, NPA encompasses the following 16 divisions: mental health, addictology, family psychology, stress and psychological trauma, cyberpsychology and psychological practice in digital world, psychology of childhood and adolescence, educational psychology, division of students, psychoanalytic psychology and psychotherapy, psychology of eating behaviors, division of humans sexuality, international division, organizational psychology, military psychology, division of gestalt therapy.

Our Goals

Since the beginning of the NPA our goals are development of the mental health legislation, improving of ethical standards in the field of psychology, providing different trainings for psychologists in order to support the professional community, implementing the best practices in psychology such as EuroPsy certification, occupational standards, promotion of evidence-based psychology.


The NPA actively participates in state projects and updates legislation on mental health. We were the first organization that started to maintain a register of psychologists in Ukraine and updated the code of ethics. We have an operating ethics committee.  

Leadership and Democracy

As a professional organization, we are guided by the principles of democracy and equality for all our members. The leadership of the association is changed every 2 years by open voting during the General Meeting of the organization. We aim to create an environment propelling development, exchange of experience, and realization of the interests and talents of our members. Each NPA member may participate in the work of different divisions, join activities of workshops, and take part in projects’ discussions, as well as be recruited as an expert for different projects. 

International Partnership

An important course of NPA activity is partnership and cooperation with foreign colleagues. We strive to promote Ukrainian psychology in the world, share experience and spread the best foreign practise in Ukraine.

Starting from 2017, National Psychological Association is a National Ukrainian Representative in the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations. NPA members are also members of different EFPA committees and pursue implementation of an international system of certification for psychologists EuroPsy in Ukraine.


In 2018, the American Psychological Association signed a memorandum of cooperation with NPA. NPA members are included in the extended workshops launched by APA. American colleagues actively support the Ukrainian association providing guidance, resources, and information.

Since 2019, the National Psychological Association has been a part of the Global Psychology Alliance created with the help of the American Psychological Association. As an informal alliance, the GPA prides itself on its truly collaborative and inclusive approach to strengthening psychology’s role in addressing the issues that impact us all. The GPA, comprised of high-level leaders from the world’s psychological associations, identifies and makes progress on emerging challenges that require attention and action from the global psychology community.

In 2021, the NPA Division of Students received the associate membership status in the European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations.

Executive Board

Valeriia Palii


Vitalii Klymchuk

Vice President

Oleg Burlachuk


Mariana Velykodna


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