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.
Currently, the LPA is governed by an elected executive board of directors, presided by Dr. Aimee Karam.
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.
To lead in the advancement of the practice of psychology, furthering the profession across the Middle East.