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ABOUT US
The Association

   
Based in Amman, Jordan, the Jordanian Psychological Association (JPA)  is a professional organization that represents psychology in Jordan.   The mission of the JPA is to advance the making, communication and  application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve  community’s lives.  The JPA excels as a valuable, efficient and prominent organization advancing psychology as a science.

Who We Are

The Jordanian Psychological Association is a scientific association for  specialists in all divisions of psychology in Jordan. It was founded in  1995 and has about 350 voting members, most of whom are working in  educational settings as school counselors, and some are working as  faculty members at different universities, in addition to some members  working as specialists in the private sector.  
The Jordanian Psychological Association is committed to the promotion  and advancement of psychology as a science and profession and as a  means of promoting health, education and human welfare.
 
The  Mission of the Jordanian Psychological Association is to support its  members in their efforts to advance the profession, preserve its  integrity, and promote the health and well-being of all citizens through  different means such as:

  • Educate the public about when and how to access psychological services as well as provide referrals when requested.
  • Provide leadership to the profession through legislative advocacy and regulatory oversight, marketing, and media outreach.
  • Create opportunities for continuing education, networking and mutual support among psychologists of all areas of specialty.
  • Offer professional practice consultation by providing information  on clinical, legal, and ethical issues to help psychologists better  serve the public.
  • Promote research, education, and training in psychology.

The association has made several accomplishments and contributions such as:

 
  • Holding a national conference in psychology.
 
  • Regulating the practice of psychology in collaboration with the ministry of health in Jordan.
 
  • Issuing and maintaining the code of ethics for practicing psychological services.
 
  • Conducting several training workshops for psychologists and school counselor.
 
  • Participating in several community awareness programs through media, Lectures and symposiums.

 
The objectives of the Jordanian Psychological Association are:

  • Promoting scientific knowledge in the field of psychology and to  advance psychology as a science and profession among professionals and  non-professionals.
 
  • Applications of psychological knowledge to better serve the society in all aspects of life.
 
  • Organization and development the professional practices related to  psychology profession and overcoming obstacles facing the professionals.
 
  • Maintaining the code of ethics for psychology profession and practice.
 
  • Presenting consultation for the licensing authority to organize the  practice of psychology based on the highest well known standards.
 
  • Achieving communication and cooperation among psychologists and professionals in related fields.
 
  • Establishing bilateral relationship and promoting cooperation with  related associations, societies, and unions at local, regional or  international levels.
Current officers (Board of Directors) for the Jordanian Psychological Association are:

Samir A. Abu-Mughli, Ph.D.
Educational Psychologist
Al-Qadesiah College
President of the Jordanian Psychological Association.

Suhail M. Shawagfeh, M.A.
Counseling Psychologist
Head of Counseling Department in Ministry of Education/First Amman Directorate of Education.

Vice President
Amer Al Masri, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist

General Secretary
Waleed Al- Shatarat, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist

Treasurer
Abeer W. Elfar, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist

Bahya AboAlhayga , Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist

Najwa Aref , Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist

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Jordanian Psychological Association
P.O.Box 556
Jubiha 11941
Mobile: +962 77 781 7339
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