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The San Mateo County Psychological Association (SMCPA) grew from a small collegial gathering of psychologists who wished to establish a formal voice for their profession in the community. In 1976, SMCPA became a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA), a state association of the American Psychological Association (APA). APA is the national association with over 150,000 members in the United States and Canada.  As a chapter of CPA, SMCPA follows the ethical standards and guidelines of the APA and the State of California. 

Through the years SMCPA has grown and changed with the times to better serve our community in San Mateo County.  SMCPA has over 100 licensed psychologists along with affiliated doctoral students. SMCPA members are dedicated to serving the public in a manner that is professional, compassionate, and comprehensive.  We work together to maintain high standards of clinical competence, professional ethics and conduct, continuing education and training, and public service. We hope you enjoy browsing through our website, learning about this organization, the field of psychology, and the many resources available to the public and to our members.