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History
The Lebanese Psychological Association was established in 2004 as an umbrella organization representing psychologists from all educational backgrounds and approaches. Its founders were a small group of Lebanese psychologists, namely (in alphabetical order) Dr. Ahmad Oueini (LAU), Dr. Christine Sabieh (NDU), Dr. Daoud Tawil (HU), Dr. Ghassan Yacoub (LU), Dr. Ketty Seraphim (LAU), Dr. Leila Dirani (USJ), and Dr. Shahe Kazarian (AUB), who were brought together by Dr. Brigitte Khoury (AUB); the LPA’s first elected president.

The successful LPA inauguration ceremony, hosted Dr. Cynthia Belar, the executive director of the education directorate at the American Psychological Association, attracted more than 100 psychologists, many of whom became active proponents for the LPA’s goals.

Currently, the LPA is governed by an elected executive board of directors, presided by Dr. Christine Sabieh.

LPA goals

The LPA goals are (a) to promote the practice, research and teaching of psychology in Lebanon (b), to highlight the importance of the role of psychology in serving the Lebanese society, and the Arab region, (b) to establish a network of professionals in psychology for the purpose of exchanging expertise and promoting psychological research, and (d) to work with local, regional, and international psychological associations and organizations

The LPA does not represent any particular school of thought in psychology, and it welcomes all scientists and practitioners holding a M.A. /M.S. degree or above in any specialty of psychology, regardless of their affiliations with other associations, orders or syndicates. Graduate students in psychology can also join as non-voting members. Click here (to find out more about membership

LPA Executive Board 2011-2014


LPA Leadership


President

Leyla Akoury - Dirani

 

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Vice President

Aimee Karam

 

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Secretary

Ahmad Oueini

 

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Accountant

Nicole Eid 

 

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Treasurer

Brigitte Khoury

 

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Public Relations Officer

Michel Nawfal

 

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Membership Officer

Rita Merhej

 

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