2019 NLPA Conferencia

Miami, FL

October 17 - October 20

Memories and Events from #NLPA2018

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideology. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings. 

Bienvenida Welcoming & Networking Reception

It is a great opportunity to reunite and make new long lasting professional connections and friendships.

Cultural Event

This event offers attendees another opportunity to network and recognize the presence and contributions of Latina/o communities in the United States and celebrate our rich heritage and culture. 

This year we were honored and excited to feature a conversation between artist Joey Terrill and poet Yosimar Reyes!

Noche de Gala: Awards, Dinner, & Dance Reception

Our largest and most anticipated event is our Noche de Gala. During this party attendees dined, celebrated accomplishments and danced until 1 a.m. in morning.

Community Engagement & Service

During this activity, conference attendees put into action NLPA mission to serve the Latinx community. NOTE: Unfortunately NLPA2018 was not able to offer this activity.


"Por medio de su apoyo imenso NLPA a cambiado la vida de miles y nos empoderá a seguir unidos."

"NLPA has been the highlight of my year thus far - I got to meet my idol who said she will help me become even greater than her."

"I haven't even had time to process all the awesomeness from the three different panels that I participated in yesterday- I was blown away by Latinx faculty personal career stories...The cherry on top was presenting my own participatory action research with top notch colleagues. #NLPA16 #SoMuchGoodness." 




Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL 33156


Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2019



Brian McNeill
2019 NLPA President

Roberto L. Abreu 
2019 Conference Chair

Cynthia Guzmán                  Dave Panana                          Owl Springs Consulting, LLC

scientific committee Co-Chairs

Edil Torres-Rivera Kirsten A. Gonzalez

hospitality committeE & Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Lydia Buki Etiony Aldarondo

sponsorship committee Co-Chairs

Ana Julia Bridges Oscar Rojas Perez

ce committee Co-Chairs

Cristalís Capielo Ingrid Atiles

awards committee Co-Chairs

Ed Delgado-Romero Stephanie Carrera

social media committeE Chair

Hector Adames  

Volunteers Committee Co-Chairs 

Zully Rivera-Ramos Taymy Caso         

Hotel Registration & Transportation


Our 2019 Conferencia will take place at the Miami Marriott Dadeland. Located in the heart of South Miami, we are minutes away from Downtown Miami and South Beach. The hotel is steps away to Dadeland Mall, restaurants and activities.

*Rate available October 13 - 22, 2019 and must book by September 25, 2019


Miami International Airport - MIA - 10 Miles Away

Fort Lauderdale International Airport - FLL 35 Miles Away





Call for Abstracts & Nominations are now open!


Submission deadline is April 22, 2019 @11:59PM

All presenting authors must register for the conference and pay their applicable registration fees by June 1, 2019.


This is the call for nominations for the 2019 NLPA Awards to be given at the 2019 NLPA Conference taking place October 17 to 20, 2019 in Miami, Florida at the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

Submission deadline is May 3, 2019