The American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the development of Arab/MENA psychologists and psychological research and interventions in North America. The organization welcomes anyone interested in American Arab/MENA psychological issues. The word “amena” comes from the Arabic root a-ma-na which relates to honesty, fairness, faithfulness, safety, and peace. We strive to carry those values in our organization’s work.
Building a supportive network to enhance the professional development of the American Arab/MENA psychological workforce, as well as to promote the wellbeing of Arab/MENA communities in North America through research, education, advocacy, and the advancement of ethical practice.
A thriving American Arab/MENA psychology.
Social justice and responsibility
Respect and compassion
Inclusiveness and diversity
Family and community
Culture and tradition
Innovation and advancement