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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AAJP 2016 Best Paper Award

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Asian American Journal of Psychology | 2016 Best Paper Award AAJP 2016 Best Paper Award Winner: “You’re Asian; You’re supposed to be smart”: Adolescents’ experiences with the Model Minority Stereotype…

2017 AAPA Inaugural Class of Graduate Student Leadership Institute participants

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AAPA Leadership Program Chairs, Drs. Richelle Concepcion and Nellie Tran are pleased and excited to introduce the Inaugural AAPA Graduate Leadership Institute participants! The leadership institute is an intentional effort…

AAPA Press Release: DACA Repeal Is Harmful for Immigrant Mental Health

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DACA Repeal Is Harmful for Immigrant Mental Health   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2017 Contact: Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., President, Asian American Psychological Association kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org | aapaonline.org NEW YORK: The…

AAJP Vol. 8, No. 3, featuring “Perspectives on Work and Work-related Challenges among Asian Americans with Psychiatric Disabilities” by Milner and Kim

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Asian American Journal of Psychology | September 2017 Issue Feature Article & Table of Contents FEATURE ARTICLE: Perspectives on Work and Work-related Challenges among Asian Americans with Psychiatric Disabilities by Uma…