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 honored to serve as the 18th president of AAPA. During my presidency, I have worked closely with Vice-President Anna Lau, Ph.D. to implement our presidential theme of Culture and Prevention.

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Dr. Hsieh, Selected for the APA Div 17 Leadership Academy

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Congratulations Dr. Catherine Hsieh, an AAPA member and past award recipient, has been selected for the 2014 APA Div 17 leadership academy. Here is a link to the page with…

Call for Nominations 2014

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Dear AAPA Friends and Colleagues: We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for leadership positions within AAPA and several Divisions. We have many important positions available. The nominations…

Renew Your AAPA Membership!

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If you joined AAPA before the new website was launched on May 15, 2013, you will need to renew your membership now. Once you renew, your membership will be automatically…

New Google Group for AAPA Members

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We would like to inform you that the AAPA Listserv has been shut down and a new Google Group has been set up to replace it. The Google Group is…