About LPA

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 promote the practice, research and teaching of psychology in Lebanon
  • To highlight the importance of the role of psychology in serving the Lebanese society, and the Arab region
  • To establish a network of professionals in psychology for the purpose of exchanging expertise and promoting psychological research,
  • To work with local, regional, and international psychological associations and organizations
To lead in the advancement of the practice of psychology, furthering the profession across the Middle East.

LPA Executive Board 2020 - 2023

LPA Executive Board 2017-2020

LPA Executive Board 2014-2017

LPA Executive Board 2011-2014

LPA Committees

Public Relations and Fundraising Committee

Scientific Committee

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Committee

Licensing Committee

LPA Affiliations

Since its establishment, the LPA has made stringent efforts to affiliate and develop relationships with renowned international associations. These efforts provide the LPA with opportunities for information exchange and discussions, and the recognition of LPA internationally as representing psychology in Lebanon. Through these affiliations, LPA can better work towards developing joint activities with international bodies and expertise in the field of psychology and allow the hosting of other associations in Beirut during our meetings. LPA members are also asked to be hosted at national, regional and international meetings.


In 2016, the LPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American Psychological Association.

“APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members” ( www.apa.org )


In 2015 the LPA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). “PsySSA is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa. It works towards advancing South African psychology as a science and profession of global stature and promotes psychological praxis as relevant, proactive and responsive to societal needs and well-being”. To know more about the PsySSA ( http://www.psyssa.com ).

The LPA also became a founding member of the Pan Arab Council for psychology.
(الاتحاد العربي للعلوم النفسية).


  • The LPA became part of the International Union of Psychological Science which currently includes 97 countries.
  • LPA became an associated society of the International Review of Psychosis and Bipolarity.
  • LPA became part of the International Test Commission (25 national organizations)
  • LPA was part of the International Project on Competences in Psychology (ICPC)

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The Global Reach of so-called Conversion Therapy – Report by: OutRight Action International

The latest report by OutRight Action International “provides a global snapshot of what is known about “conversion therapy” around the world, including who is most vulnerable, what factors lead LGBTIQ people to choose or to be subjected to these harmful practices, what are the main forms of “conversion therapy,” and who are the main perpetrators.”

To read the full report, click here.

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Vacancies in the Field

  • MIND Clinics (Beirut, Lebanon) are looking for child and adult psychologists for their Lebanon offices. For further information, please contact us at info@mindclinics.org . To see complete job listing/details, click here


Interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in psychology in Lebanon?

Lebanon’s universities offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate specializations in the field of psychology.

Lebanese universities offering psychology programs are listed below.

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