Our Mission

Advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.


Explore advances in research and science of Asian American psychology and mental health with new theories and frameworks for understanding the Asian American experience and cutting-edge research using qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Be part of this cutting edge work by connecting with other researchers in this field and exchanging ideas. Visit this section to read the latest empirical studies in our peer-reviewed journal, Asian American Journal of Psychology.


Learn prevention and treatment strategies and engage in conversations on how to best work with Asian American communities. Our goal is to promote culturally competent, evidence-based and practionners experience in mental health services that meet the needs our diverse Asian American populations. This section is designed for AAPA members to exchange current and new practices in mental health in working with Asian American communities that can be used in community mental health agencies, hospitals, college centers, schools, government agencies, private practice and more.


Provide training and education for the next generation of Asian American psychologists and mental health providers and researchers. Take advantage of all the opportunities available to AAPA members, including our scholarships, awards, online forums, mentorship programs, leadership development program, and annual conventions.


Advocate for the welfare and well being of Asian Americans at all levels of government through community-engaged scholarship and practice and and partnerships with other organizations to ensure the visibility and rights of Asian Americans. Visit this section to learn what issues AAPA and members are currently advocating on, and new policies and legislations that effect Asian American psychology as well as general psychology and mental health advocacy.

AAPA Factsheets

President’s MessageKevinNadal2015

I am thrilled to serve as the 20th president of AAPA along with Helen Hsu, the vice president.

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AAPA Convention Interdisciplinary Call for Proposals Now Open

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The 2016 AAPA Convention is now calling for proposals for posters, symposia, and interactive sessions. Interdisciplinary proposals are highly encouraged for the theme: “Beyond ‘Yellow’ Borders: Revealing Our Diverse Community,…

AAPA statement on anti-Muslim hate and violence

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December 16th, 2015 AAPA Stands  with our Brothers & Sisters Against Anti-Muslim Hate, Xenophobia, and Bigotry As an organization dedicated to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian Americans,…

AAJP Vol 6, No 4 featuring Su Yeong Kim et al.’s Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2014

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Asian American Journal of Psychology | December 2015 Issue Feature Article & Table of Contents FEATURE ARTICLE: “Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2014” Su Yeong Kim, Yishan Shen, Yang Hou,…

AAPA DoFA Conference Jan. 30th, proposals due Dec. 15th

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The Asian American Psychological Association’s Division on Filipino Americans (DoFA) is excited to announce the first ever DoFA conference: Filipino American Psychology: Past, Present, and Future Date: Sat, Jan 30,…