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 MessageKevinNadal2015

I am thrilled to serve as the 20th president of AAPA along with Helen Hsu, the vice president.

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AAPA 2017 Annual Convention: Call for Proposals

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS INTERACTIVE SESSIONS * DIFFICULT DIALOGUES * SYMPOSIA * POSTERS Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. PST Submit proposals at http://forms.apa.org/aapa/ ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 2017…

AAJP Vol. 7, No. 4 featuring “Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2015” by Kiang et al.

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Asian American Journal of Psychology | December 2016 Issue Feature Article & Table of Contents FEATURE ARTICLE: Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2015 by Lisa Kiang, Charissa Cheah, Virginia Huynh,…

AAPA Receives the APA Public Interest Leadership Conference (PILC) Health Equity Dissemination Award

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AAPA Receives the APA Public Interest Leadership Conference (PILC) Health Equity Dissemination Award    AAPA members Dr. Sumie Okazaki, Ulash Thakore-Dunlap LMFT, Dr. Cixin Wang, and Dr. Munyi Shea received…

(updated) Open Letter & Call to Action from AAPA EC

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AAPA OPEN LETTER & CALL TO ACTION Initial Release Date for Membership Commentary: July 14, 2016 Final Release Date to the Public: October 4, 2016   Dear Colleagues and Friends,…