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The Monterey Bay Psychological Association (MBPA) is a non-profit association of licensed psychologists in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of MBPA is to advance the field of psychology and the benefits the public may derive from its work. The purposes of MBPA shall be to support our Members’ professional interests, promote and protect the science and practice of psychology through high standards of educational achievement, professional ethics and conduct, and the application of research findings, and to advocate for the psychological health and welfare of residents in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. It shall also provide a local forum and organizational structure to advance psychology as a science and as a profession through continuing education programs, forums for professional interaction, dissemination of educational materials, and other relevant activities.

Donate to CPA-PAC 

The California Psychological Association - Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC) was formed to encourage psychologists and others to take an active and effective role in government affairs in California.  It is your support that allows the CPA to be an effective advocate for California psychologists and the clients we serve. The CPA-PAC supports candidates for election to political offices, ballot measures, and petition circulation drives which are consistent with the philosophies and interests of psychology as a profession and the psychological well-being of the citizens of the state.


An important benefit of being an MBPA member is the opportunity to network with colleagues. Clinical practices can often be isolating, particularly in the past several years during the COVID pandemic. We created this questionnaire/interview in hopes that it provides a vehicle for members to learn about and connect with each other.

We know that your time is limited. If you are inclined to participate, there are two ways to do so: 1) Be interviewed by a Board member; or 2) complete the questionnaire yourself, answering as many or as few of the questions as you’d like. We would then, with your permission, like to share your responses with other MBPA members.

To complete the questionnaire yourself, download the file below and return it to You don’t have to complete it all at once; your work can be saved. If you’d instead like to arrange an interview with one of our Board members, please contact one of the following:

Diane Bridgeman, Social Justice & Diversity Committee Chair
(831) 420-1109

Cheryl Bowers, Co-President  (831) 252-1234

David Blasband, Co-President (831) 233-8219

Thank you!

Diane Bridgeman, Ph.D.

Download Fillable PDF is designed for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological care. If you require medical or psychological services, please consult a qualified professional in your area.

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