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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Call for Papers on Asian Americans & Positive Psychology

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Dear Colleagues, We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in a special issue of the Asian American Journal of Psychology with the theme being “Asian Americans and Positive Psychology.”…

AAJP’s March Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory”

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Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol 6 No 1 , (March 2015) Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory” by Jenss Chang (Azusa Pacific University)…

CFP: AAPA Dissertation Research Grant, due April 1, 2015

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We welcome proposals for the 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Grant. The grant is awarded to a doctoral student who is conducting research that contributes to the advancement of Asian American…

Deadline extended to Sunday, 2/15, 11pm PST for AAPA Convention proposals

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Worried you may not finish your AAPA proposal in time? Now you have 2 extra days! The Convention Committee has decided to offer one final extension to Sunday, February 15,…