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.

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President’s Message

Okazaki-258I am thrilled to serve as the 19th president of AAPA along with Kevin Nadal, the vice president.

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AAPA Board of Directors Election Results

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Dear AAPA Members, Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2015 AAPA Election. We welcome the newly elected AAPA leadership team members: Board of Directors: Glenn I. Masuda and…

AAJP June 2015 Table of Contents

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The Asian American Journal of Psychology (AAJP) Editorial Board is pleased to share the Table of Contents for AAJP’s June 2015 issue. ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Table of Contents –…

2015 AAPA Convention registration now open!

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Hello, All, We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s Asian American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, ON is now open! The AAPA Convention will take place on…

Call for Nominations: due April 15th

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Please submit your nominations for the following awards and recognition of AAPA member contributions: 1) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research, 2) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution…