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.

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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AAJP Vol. 7, No. 2, featuring “Parents and teachers’ perspectives on school bullying among elementary school-aged Asian and Latino immigrant children,” by Shea et al.

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Asian American Journal of Psychology | June 2016 Issue Feature Article & Table of Contents FEATURE ARTICLE: Parents and Teachers’ Perspectives on School Bullying Among Elementary School-Aged Asian and Latino…

AAPA Leadership Fellows Program – Apps due Mon., 6/20

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Dear AAPA Community, The AAPA Leadership Fellows Program is open to applications for the 2016-2018 cohort. Please note that the leadership fellows program has been expanded to a 2-year program….

AAPA Statement on Orlando Shooting

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AAPA Statement on Orlando Shooting June 14, 2016 AAPA offers our condolences and ongoing support in response to the horrific act of violence in Orlando, Florida this past Sunday, June…

AAPA Board Nominations by Wed., 4/27! Seeking Secretary/Historian nominations

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Dear AAPA Friends and Colleagues, The call for nominations for AAPA elected positions is extended to Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. We still have a vacancy for the Secretary/Historian position. Please…