Our Mission

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

Science

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.

Practice

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.

Education

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.

Policy

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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Gratitude and Greetings: AAPA EC Transitions

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On September 1st, several members of the 2013-2015 AAPA Executive Committee will be passing the torches to their successors. AAPA thanks Jocelyn Buhain and Nellie Tran for their service on…

Opportunities to discuss the APA Independent Review Report and related issues of Ethics for Psychologists

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Dear AAPA members, We (the AAPA EC) want to inform you about opportunities to participate in in ongoing dialogues about ethical issues in psychology and the independent review of APA,…

Asian American Psychological Association Response to the American Psychological Association’s Report of the Independent Review Relating to Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture

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July 31, 2015 The Executive Committee of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), on behalf of the AAPA, wishes to express our sadness and dismay upon reviewing the American Psychological…

Convention Program now available!

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Make the most out of your time at Convention by checking out this year’s program [Download pdf of AAPA_2015 Convention Program]. In addition to noting this year’s outstanding talks and research…